|June 14, 2012 News
|EKN.ca Rotax Driver Rankings - June 3
With the 2012 Canadian karting season now in full season, and the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship, Western Canadian Karting Championships, and Coupe du Quebec having all contested the opening two rounds, it is time to unveil the newest eKartingNews.ca Rotax Driver Rankings.
Leading the way in the inaugural DD2 class rankings for 2012 is Zacharie Richard Robichon with a points tally of 4702. The Birel driver, who was P2 in the final 2011 rankings, is making full use of a strong run last year in both the Coupe du Quebec (four wins) and ECKC (one win), as well as third place finish in the Canadian Nationals. Thus far in 2012, Robichon has had mixed results, finishing 20th (724 pts) in the ECKC opener at Goodwood Kartways, before rebounding with an eighth place result (831 pts) in race two of the season-opening doubleheader.
| Zacharie Richard Robichon is the new No. 1 man in the DD2 rankings|
Zacharie Richard Robichon – Birel
EKN.ca DD2 Driver Rankings Points Breakdown
|Coupe du Quebec #3 '11||1st||887|
|ECKC #5 '11||3rd||887|
|Coupe du Quebec #4 '11||1st||898|
|ECKC #6 '11||1st||908|
|Canadian Nationals '11||3rd||1122|
Dropping from the No. 1 spot to P2 in the newest standings is Pier-Luc Ouellette with 4676 pts. Despite falling one place, the double World Champion has enjoyed a perfect start to the 2012 campaign. The CRG racer captured the win (894 pts) in both races of the ECKC opener in Stouffville, Ont.
Christophe Boisclair is third in the rankings with 4665 points on his resume, holding the position he ended the 2011 season in. The Birel driver has shown pace good right from the get go this year, finishing sixth (787 pts) in the Race 1 of the Coup du Quebec at SRA Karting, before a podium visit (3rd - 876 pts) in Race 1 of the ECKC and a fourth place finish (867 pts) in Race 2.
Completing the top-five in the first edition of the 2012 DD2 EKN.ca Driver Rankings are Daniel Burkett (LH) and Enrico Menotti (Intrepid). Burkett was second (812 pts) and third (800 pts) in the Western Canadian Championships at Greg Moore Raceway. He added another podium finish in ECKC Race 2, with a third place finish (876 pts). Menotti was fourth (867 pts) and sixth (849 pts) in the ECKC doubleheader.
The biggest mover in the top-25 of the DD2 rankings was Hugo Ouellette with a total of 4328 pts. The CRG driver advanced 27 positions, into 10th, since the final rankings in 2011. Ouellette's two races thus far this season, in the EKC opening doubleheader, netted a fifth (858 pts) and a seventh (840 pts).
EKNca Rotax DD2 Driver Rankings Top-25
June 3, 2012
|1||1||Zacharie Richard Robichon||10||4702|
For the complete Rotax DD2 Driver Rankings, click HERE
The start of the 2012 season features a new racer at the top of Senior rankings, with Steven Szigeti out front with 4833 points. The Tony Kart driver, who has moved up one place from the last rankings, has started off his title charge this season with four consecutive podium finishes. In the Coupe Quebec, Szigeti finished third (829 pts) in Race 1 at SRA Karting, before taking the win (843 pts) in Race 2 at SH Karting. He was just as good in the ECKC opening two rounds, finishing second (913 pts and 904 pts) in both races at Goodwood Kartways.
| Steven Szigeti has moved up to P1 in the Senior rankings|
Steven Szigeti - Tony Kart
EKN.ca Senior Driver Rankings Points Breakdown
|ECKC #5 '11||1st||927|
|Coupe du Quebec #4 '11||3rd||925|
|ECKC #6 '11||4th||912|
|Canadian Nationals '11||1st||1156|
Marco Di Leo in the new number two man in the Senior rankings, thanks to revised points tally of 4751. The Intrepid driver, who was formerly No. 1, commenced his 2012 season by making the most of home field advantage at the ECKC season-opening. Di Leo was a perfect two-for-two (922 pts and 913 pts) in the doubleheader.
Now sitting in third in the standings is Luke Chudleigh, with a points total of 4741. The Maranello racer moved up one place from his final 2011 position thanks a two strong outings in the ECKC opener. Chudleigh scored a podium finish in Race 1 with a third place result (904 pts), and nearly repeated the feat in Race 2, crossing the stripe in fourth (886 pts).
Completing the top-five in the Senior class rankings are Reid Arnold (CRG) and Kevin Monteith (Birel). Arnold had an up-and down affair in the two ECKC races, finishing a disappointing 31st (645 pts) in the opening race, before gaining valuable points in the second outing via a seventh place result (858 pts). Monteith meanwhile added two top-10s his resume at Goodwood,, taking the checkered flag in eighth (858 pts) in Race 1 and sixth (868 pts) in Race 2.
The biggest mover in the top-25 of the Senior rankings was Christopher Ernst with a total of 4276 pts. The CRG driver improved 13 positions, now 18th, since the final rankings in 2011. Ernst ran both races of the ECKC opener, finishing 12th (821 pts) in the opening affair, and ninth (840 pts) in the second race.
EKNca Rotax Senior Driver Rankings Top-25
June 3, 2012
|2||-1||Marco Di Leo||7||4751|
|10||-7||Jean Francois Lafontaine||5||4389|
|18||4||Cedric Tisseur Therrien||6||4276|
For the complete Rotax Senior Driver Rankings, click HERE
Olivier Bedard is starting the 2012 season off just how he ended the 2011 season, at the top of the eKartingNews.ca Junior Driver Rankings with a new points tally of 4776. While the Birel racer hasn't enjoyed the best launch to the new campaign with only one podium - second (889 pts) in Race 1 of the ECKC - he still has four wins from last year (three in Coupe du Quebec and one in ECKC) on his rankings resume to keep him P1.
| Olivier Bedard remains at the top of the Junior rankings|
Olivier Bedard - Birel
EKN.ca Junior Driver Rankings Points Breakdown
|ECKC #4 '11||1st||941|
|Coupe du Quebec #4 '11||1st||924|
|ECKC #6 '11||2nd||912|
|Canadian Nationals '11||3rd||1110|
Samuel Fontaine has joined the top-three of the Junior rankings, taking over second place with a revised points total of 4581. The CRG driver, who was previously fourth in the standings, commenced the new campaign with a strong eighth place finish (801 pts) in Race 1 of the Coupe du Quebec, before contesting the season-opening ECKC doubleheader, finishing 28th (656 pts) and 17 (746 pts) in the two races.
Nicholas Dore makes it two new faces at the top of the latest rankings, slotting into third place with 4547 pts. The Birel racer's lone out this season netted Dore a sixth place result (818 pts) in Race 2 of the Coupe du Quebec at SH Karting. He was previously sixth in the rankings.
Completing the top-five in the Junior class rankings are Alex Guennette (Kosmic) and Zachary Claman-DeMelo (Tony Kart). Guennette is currently relying solely on 2011 points, having not yet competed in 2012. Claman-DeMelo, after slow start in the Coupe du Quebec opener (18th - 715 pts), has been on the podium in three straight races, finishing third (880 pts) in ECKC Race 1, before winning (888 pts) Race 2 and finishing as the runner-up (852 pts) in Race 2 of Coupe du Quebec.
The biggest mover in the top-25 of the Junior rankings was Tommy Lemaire-Ouellette with a total of 4091 pts. The CRG driver advanced 30 places, up to 21st, since the final rankings in 2011. Lemaire-Ouellette won (861 pts) the Coupe du Quebec opener and added a third place finish (844 pts) Race 2 after two disappointing results (19th - 737 pts and 15th - 764 pts) in the ECKC races.
EKNca Rotax Junior Driver Rankings Top-25
June 3, 2012
For the complete Rotax Junior Driver Rankings, click HERE