The driver of the SMP Racing Junior program Nikita Bedrin has taken his maiden victory of 2019 during the first round of WSK Euro Series in OKJ, held 28-21 March in Sarno, Italy.13-year-old Bedrin successfully completed all the races during the weekend: he became the first in qualifying practice and kept his momentum in qualifying heats, finishing in the top three and also winning one race. In the prefinal, which took place on Sunday morning, he started from P1 and finished first. In the final race of the OK-J class right after the prefinal, Nikita was leading and immediately building a gap with his pursuers and won the race.
“The trainings before the opening race of the WSK Euro Series went well for me, I was driving quite fast all the time,” shared Nikita Bedrin. “I was the first after qualifying and during my best lap I even managed to overtake my rival. On the last day of the round, we changed the engine, and I had a very good speed. After the qualifying heats, I kept the lead, thanks to which I started from the first place in the prefinal and kept the position. Therefore, in the final, I started from the first position again. At the first races it was very hard to build a gap from rivals, but then I finally my grip increased, and I started to be quicker. The car behaved well and helped me to win the race. I am very happy and want to thank SMP Racing for such a good job.”
The second round of the WSK Euro Series will be held April 25-28 in Angerville, France.