Making his debut in the KZ class in 2024, Miguel Costa was in good fights with world and European champion drivers in the category in Franciacorta

The third round of the World Series Karting Super Master was a valuable learning experience for the rookie Miguel Costa, a driver making his first season in the KZ class. The youngest competitor on the grid, the Modena Kart team driver put up some great battles against several experienced drivers in a round with opponents aged between 25 and 35, as well as the presence of 10 world champions and almost 30 European champions on the grid.

“The round was very good for improving our riding, from the practice sessions when we started very fast. The races were at a very high level and it was an honor to be able to race against several world and European champions on the same grid. I was able to show good speed and this was practically our second KZ round, since in Cremona the rain hindered development. I’m happy with our potential and speed,” explains Miguel, who was third in free practice in his group of 28 competitors.

Miguel’s progress was also seen in the qualifying session, where he was just half a tenth off the front row for the heats. The driver ended up being touched in the pre-final, which prevented the Parolin chassis driver from advancing to the deciding round.

“I qualified sixth, only half a tenth behind second, but because of a mistake in the changing gears we didn’t qualify on the front row. The starts in KZ are very difficult, we’re still going to develop this for the next stages, but at race pace we showed a lot of competitiveness,” said Miguel, who finished one of the races in the top-10.

Miguel will return to practice and his next challenge will be in Valencia, at the Champions of the Future, between March 6 and 9, this time making his first OK run of the season. The competition will serve as preparation for the European Karting Championship, scheduled for March 21-24 at the same Spanish circuit.