Lilly Zug wows at the WSK-kick-off in Adria
11-year-old Bavarian Lilly Zug has already proven several times that she can assert herself. Last weekend she started at the kick-off to the WSK Super Masters Series in Italian Adria and was up against 262 drivers from more than 30 nations. In the end she entered the big final phase.
Next to the European and World Kart Championship, the WSK Super Masters Series belongs to the most challenging racing series in the world. The best drivers and teams start there and fight fiercely for positions. Last weekend Lilly Zug from Mitterscheyern had her debut at the OK juniors. The 11-year-old driver won the ADAC Kart Cup and ADAC Federal Final Run last year and came in second at the ADAC Kart Masters Bambini class and is now going to start at the juniors.
With partly difficult weather conditions, she didn’t achieve a perfect start at qualifying and was only on 70th place. But she fought her way forward fiercely during the following heats and climbed to a great 46th place on the interim rankings. “I’m very happy to be a part of the pre-finale. It’s a great result to get in on midfield during my second junior race and against this strong competition”, Lilly rejoiced on Saturday evening.
During the pre-finale on Sunday, the still missing experience of the young driver of the TB Racing Team made itself known a little. Lilly fought numerous fights for positions but didn’t achieve a ticket to the final races of the best 34 drivers after the 16 laps. Lilly and her team were still in a good mood though: “I’m very content with this weekend. Just look at how strong and experienced my competition was. I’m surely one of the youngest drivers with the least experience among such an international field of participants. I’d like to thank my mechanic Marco and my team leader Thomas Braumüller for their support.”
Lilly is going to continue in two weeks: Then, the traditional Winter Cup is going to take place on the South Garda Circuit in Lonato. After the great kick-off, the ADAC Sports Foundation’s sponsored driver wants to fully attack again there and gather even more experience in the new class.