Recent decisions of the FIA World Motor Sport Council concerning Karting
Recent decisions of the FIA World Motor Sport Council concerning Karting

Recent decisions of the FIA World Motor...

Recent decisions of the FIA World Motor Sport Council concerning Karting

Recent decisions of the FIA World Motor Sport Council concerning Karting

At its meeting on 4th October 2019 in Cologne (DEU), the FIA World Motor Sport Council took the following decisions on the basis of the proposals of the International Karting Commission.
The FIA Karting KZ, KZ2 European Championships and Academy Trophy in Lonato in 2020
The FIA Karting KZ, KZ2 European Championships and Academy Trophy in Lonato in 2020

The FIA Karting KZ, KZ2 European...

The FIA Karting KZ, KZ2 European Championships and Academy Trophy in Lonato in 2020

The FIA Karting KZ, KZ2 European Championships and Academy Trophy in Lonato in 2020

The International Federation FIA Karting has assigned the opener of the KZ and KZ2 European Championship 2020 to the South Garda Karting Circuit. The race will take place on May 3rd in a joint event...
VIDEO Sodi Racing Team - Continued success for Sodikart at Le Mans 24 Hours Karting
VIDEO Sodi Racing Team - Continued success for Sodikart at Le Mans 24 Hours Karting

VIDEO Sodi Racing Team - Continued...

VIDEO Sodi Racing Team - Continued success for Sodikart at Le Mans 24 Hours Karting

VIDEO Sodi Racing Team - Continued success for Sodikart at Le Mans 24 Hours Karting

The exciting story of Sodikart and endurance racing has been enriched by a new and particularly brilliant chapter at the 34th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours Karting, held on the last weekend of...
Gabriele Minì crowned FIA Karting Rookie of the Year 2019
Gabriele Minì crowned FIA Karting Rookie of the Year 2019

Gabriele Minì crowned FIA Karting Rookie...

Gabriele Minì crowned FIA Karting Rookie of the Year 2019

Gabriele Minì crowned FIA Karting Rookie of the Year 2019

In order to highlight the emergence of young talents at the highest level of competition, each year the CIK-FIA organises a specific classification for Drivers up to 16 years of age participating in...
24 Hours Karting at Le Mans 2019: Sodikart wins the FIA Karting Endurance Championship for the...
24 Hours Karting at Le Mans 2019: Sodikart wins the FIA Karting Endurance Championship for the...

24 Hours Karting at Le Mans 2019:...

24 Hours Karting at Le Mans 2019: Sodikart wins the FIA Karting Endurance Championship for the...

24 Hours Karting at Le Mans 2019: Sodikart wins the FIA Karting Endurance Championship for the...

The 4th edition of the FIA Karting Endurance Championship finished with an indisputable victory for the No.1 - Sodikart team, winner of the 2019 24 Hours Karting at Le Mans. The race was marked by a...
The series of podiums continues for Alex Powell
The series of podiums continues for Alex Powell

The series of podiums continues for Alex...

The series of podiums continues for Alex Powell

The series of podiums continues for Alex Powell

The young Jamaican go-kart champion Alex Powell has distinguished himself throughout the five meetings of the famous Italian Championship of 2019. After another podium at the beginning of September at...
Wintec on pole position for the 24 Hours Karting at Le Mans
Wintec on pole position for the 24 Hours Karting at Le Mans

Wintec on pole position for the 24 Hours...

Wintec on pole position for the 24 Hours Karting at Le Mans

Wintec on pole position for the 24 Hours Karting at Le Mans

The 4th edition of the FIA ​​Karting Endurance Championship is currently taking place on the Le Mans International Karting Circuit as part of the 24 Hours Karting. It was rainy during Free Tests and...
Another world podium for Energy Corse!
Another world podium for Energy Corse!

Another world podium for Energy Corse!

Another world podium for Energy Corse!

Another world podium for Energy Corse!

Sweden's Emil Skaras and the Energy Corse team have confirmed their European KZ2 Championship win by mounting the third step of the podium of the International Super Cup, a true World Cup in this...
David Vidales gains the second step of the podium at the KZ2 International Super Cup
David Vidales gains the second step of the podium at the KZ2 International Super Cup

David Vidales gains the second step of...

David Vidales gains the second step of the podium at the KZ2 International Super Cup

David Vidales gains the second step of the podium at the KZ2 International Super Cup

David Vidales gains the second step of the podium at the KZ2 International Super Cup on the South Garda Karting in Lonato, while Tony Kart ends in top ten in the KZ final with four drivers. Also...
Positive outing but some regrets for Maranello Kart at the World Championship in Lonato
Positive outing but some regrets for Maranello Kart at the World Championship in Lonato

Positive outing but some regrets for...

Positive outing but some regrets for Maranello Kart at the World Championship in Lonato

Positive outing but some regrets for Maranello Kart at the World Championship in Lonato

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CRG also protagonists in the KZ World Championships and Super Cup KZ2 at Lonato
CRG also protagonists in the KZ World Championships and Super Cup KZ2 at Lonato

CRG also protagonists in the KZ World...

CRG also protagonists in the KZ World Championships and Super Cup KZ2 at Lonato

CRG also protagonists in the KZ World Championships and Super Cup KZ2 at Lonato

The CRG racing team proved themselves very competitive in both categories at the South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato. The best results coming from Paolo De Conto and Simone Cunati in the KZ and KZ2...
The World Championship in Lonato ended with a great success in terms of drivers and spectators...
The World Championship in Lonato ended with a great success in terms of drivers and spectators...

The World Championship in Lonato ended...

The World Championship in Lonato ended with a great success in terms of drivers and spectators...

The World Championship in Lonato ended with a great success in terms of drivers and spectators...

The Circuit South Garda Karting has staged the event that awarded the FIA Karting World Championship KZ to the Dutch driver Marijn Kremers on BirelArt-Tm-Bridgestone and the International Super Cup...
Birel ART World Champion: Objectives met for the 60th anniversary
Birel ART World Champion: Objectives met for the 60th anniversary

Birel ART World Champion: Objectives met...

Birel ART World Champion: Objectives met for the 60th anniversary

Birel ART World Champion: Objectives met for the 60th anniversary

The Birel ART Racing Team has just won the most beautiful of trophies, the FIA ​​Karting World Championship. The Italian brand was victorious in the most demanding of categories, KZ, against all the...
4th edition of the FIA Karting Endurance Championship in preparation at Le Mans
4th edition of the FIA Karting Endurance Championship in preparation at Le Mans

4th edition of the FIA Karting Endurance...

4th edition of the FIA Karting Endurance Championship in preparation at Le Mans

4th edition of the FIA Karting Endurance Championship in preparation at Le Mans

Like last year, the Autombile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) has chosen to match the date of the 24-hour Karting with another very popular event, the 24-hour Trucks on the famous Bugatti circuit next to...
Kremers World Champion in KZ in the colours of Birel ART
Kremers World Champion in KZ in the colours of Birel ART

Kremers World Champion in KZ in the...

Kremers World Champion in KZ in the colours of Birel ART

Kremers World Champion in KZ in the colours of Birel ART

The last day of the Kart Grand Prix Italy was a success on the sporting level as well as a popular achievement. The forecast rain did not arrive to complicate the Competition and the Finals were able...
Sunday Livestream: FIA Karting World Championship - KZ, FIA Karting International Super Cup (KZ2) &...
Sunday Livestream: FIA Karting World Championship - KZ, FIA Karting International Super Cup (KZ2) &...

Sunday Livestream: FIA Karting World...

Sunday Livestream: FIA Karting World Championship - KZ, FIA Karting International Super Cup (KZ2) &...

Sunday Livestream: FIA Karting World Championship - KZ, FIA Karting International Super Cup (KZ2) &...

The South Garda Karting Circuit in Lonato stage the FIA World Karting KZ Championship. This big event will include also the International Super Cup with the strongest KZ2 drivers in the world and the...
Italian Kart Grand Prix in full swing in Lonato
Italian Kart Grand Prix in full swing in Lonato

Italian Kart Grand Prix in full swing in...

Italian Kart Grand Prix in full swing in Lonato

Italian Kart Grand Prix in full swing in Lonato

In Lonato, Saturday 21st September was dedicated to the Qualifying Heats. This essential phase of the karting Competition enables the selection of the 34 finalists in each category who will compete...
Livestream: FIA Karting World Championship - KZ, FIA Karting International Super Cup (KZ2) & FIA...
Livestream: FIA Karting World Championship - KZ, FIA Karting International Super Cup (KZ2) & FIA...

Livestream: FIA Karting World...

Livestream: FIA Karting World Championship - KZ, FIA Karting International Super Cup (KZ2) & FIA...

Livestream: FIA Karting World Championship - KZ, FIA Karting International Super Cup (KZ2) & FIA...

The South Garda Karting Circuit in Lonato stage the FIA World Karting KZ Championship. This big event will include also the International Super Cup with the strongest KZ2 drivers in the world and the...
Three polemen launch the Lonato Competition: Renaudin, Denner and Siksnelis
Three polemen launch the Lonato Competition: Renaudin, Denner and Siksnelis

Three polemen launch the Lonato...

Three polemen launch the Lonato Competition: Renaudin, Denner and Siksnelis

Three polemen launch the Lonato Competition: Renaudin, Denner and Siksnelis

One of the most anticipated events of the season has just started in Lonato (ITA) on the Lombard track of South Garda Karting. The programme is tantalising with the FIA ​​Karting World Championship -...
Results: FIA Karting World Championship - KZ, FIA Karting International Super Cup (KZ2) & FIA...
Results: FIA Karting World Championship - KZ, FIA Karting International Super Cup (KZ2) & FIA...

Results: FIA Karting World Championship...

Results: FIA Karting World Championship - KZ, FIA Karting International Super Cup (KZ2) & FIA...

Results: FIA Karting World Championship - KZ, FIA Karting International Super Cup (KZ2) & FIA...

The South Garda Karting Circuit in Lonato stage the FIA World Karting KZ Championship. This big event will include also the International Super Cup with the strongest KZ2 drivers in the world and the...
Bertuca a revelation with Birel ART at the World Championship

Published on Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Bertuca a revelation with Birel ART at the World Championship

The 2019 FIA Karting World Championship in Finland proved to be a much more difficult race than expected for all competitors. On the Alahärmä circuit, where drivers lacked experience, the changeable weather added to the harshness of the situation. Despite the extremely difficult conditions, the Birel ART team never gave up and took several of their drivers to the Finals. And especially, the Italian Cristian Bertuca, who managed to earn his place in the top 10. 

"A World Championship is unlike any other event. There is always excitement, pressure and uncertainty to consider," said Luca Filini, team manager of the official Birel ART team. "Since the beginning of the season, the Birel ART team has been preparing for this important moment of the season. We were ready, the equipment was effective, as the times achieved in Free Practice proved. Unfortunately, the situation became complicated when rain began to fall and the track changed. Many of our drivers lost their bearings and it was quite unsettling for them to adapt to changing conditions."

 

Junior: The faultless Cristian Bertuca

The impressive complex of Alahärmä and its fabulous theme park adjacent to the paddock was particularly successful in Cristian Bertuca. From Timed Practice, the young Italian managed the 10th fastest time out of a total of 104 drivers. In the heats, he held his place perfectly and even increased in performance over the meeting by taking 3rd, 1st and 2nd places at the end of his Qualifying Heats. As fast in the dry as in the rain, he started the Final with determination and managed to keep his place among the best to cross the finish line in 9th position on a wet track.

A member of the Richard Mille Young Talent Academy programme, Julia Ayoub achieved her best Qualifying position of the season with 30th position. An encouraging performance for the Brazilian woman at this level. Like her two top 10 finishes in the Qualifying Heats, her progression continues undeniably with the Birel ART team. The progress of the Dutch driver Dani Van Ruiten, the Frenchman Maxime Furon-Castelain and the Thai Sitarvee Limnantharak in the Junior category was also noticeable.

 

OK: Coluccio’s unfinished ascent

A brilliant 3rd in the 2018 OK World Championship, Luigi Coluccio was keen to aim for the title this year. Unfortunately, an incident that occurred in Timed Practice took away any chance of finishing well! "It was a big disappointment to see Luigi in 77th position, when we came to fight at the front," commented Luca Filini. "He managed to qualify for the Final by gaining no less than 45 places, demonstrating his performance and consistency. Alas, he retired too early in the Final, but I think he still had the opportunity to go much higher."

Less experienced than his rivals in OK, the Thai driver Sutumno Thanapongpan has been excellent throughout this difficult weekend. Satisfied with having won his place among the finalists, Sutumno made a great start in the decisive race, before fighting in the pack throughout the Final to finally rank 22nd.

The Italian Andrea Rosso and the Japanese Turbo Asahi narrowly missed their qualification for the Final despite their fine performance. The changing conditions made it difficult for the Canadian Thomas Nepveu and Italy's Alessandro Irlando, who never gave up in Finland.

"I want to congratulate all the drivers of the team, our engine and our technical staff," added Luca Filini. "They all showed their skills and their ability to react during this World Championship, where we never stopped going from dry to wet conditions, and vice versa. We constantly needed to find the best set-up and optimum tyre pressure. Of course, we would have liked a more flattering result. Now we are going to attack another of the big events of the season: the World Championship at Lonato. Many drivers have put their faith in us for this event and we will do everything possible to further demonstrate our competitiveness."

 

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