In FIA Karting, Rotax, Rok or IAME, and in numerous countries around the globe, podium finishes are on the cards for Energy Corse. In OK, Tomass Stolcermanis is racking up a string of brilliant results and is currently 4th in the FIA Karting European Championship, just a few points behind 3rd place. In Mini, Niccolo Perico leads the Italian Championship after his victory at La Conca! On the other side of the world, podium finishes were also on offer in the Australian Championship, as well as in the Rotax Challenge in the USA.
Stolcermanis and Energy Corse aim for the overall podium in Cremona
The Energy Corse team showed no lack of competitiveness at the FIA Karting European Championship in Denmark. A benchmark in OK-Junior, OK and KZ-KZ2, the Italian chassis also benefited from the high potential of the engine chosen by the team led by Mick Panigada. As in previous years, the experienced technical staff led by Luigina Guerrini and Simone Sorio proved their effectiveness. Tomass Stolcermanis fought his way to the front of the timesheets in the OK Final. The young Latvian won a heat and finished 2nd in the Super Heat on the difficult Rodby circuit and his 5th place in the Final keeps him in the running for a podium place at the European Championships. All will be decided at the end of July in Cremona, Italy. Very fast Frenchman Jules Caranta was in the middle of a comeback before a race incident and a collision also eliminated the unfortunate Hungarian Martin Molnar. Energy Corse came 4th in the team rankings, ahead of several well-known factories.
Thanks to an excellent Super Heat, Brazilian Murilo Rocha managed to qualify for the OK-Junior Final, where he then climbed back up to 23rd. Although he finished the first lap of his Super Heat in the top 10 and was therefore guaranteed a place in the Final, Ukraine's Lev Krutoholov unfortunately retired.
Perico wins with panache in Mini in southern Italy
Already on the podium in Cremona, Niccolo Perico is continuing to make progress at the wheel of his Energy Corse chassis in the Italian Championship. On the La Conca circuit, he put in an impressive performance to climb from 12th to 2nd place in Race 1, before winning a hotly contested Race 2. The young Italian hopeful took the provisional lead in the Mini 60 'U10' category.
Lana Flack makes history with Energy!
In the Australian Championship, the third round confirmed the results of the previous two races. On the Ipswich Kart Club circuit, west of Brisbane, Ky Burke climbed to 2nd place on the podium in the KA2 Junior class, as did Lana Flack in the Cadet class. In total, the Energy Corse Australia team scored six top 10 finishes. Two weeks later on the Newcastle circuit, north of Sydney, Lana Flack made history by triumphing in the Cadet category. It had been 26 years since a woman had won an Australian Championship event. Well done to Flack and her team!
Double podium in the USA
In addition to the competitiveness of the Energy Corse factory's Rok and IAME equipment, as recently demonstrated by Danny Carenini in the X30 Senior class, the Italian brand is continuing its string of podium finishes in the Rotax Challenge. In the Rotax US Series Trophy in the USA in June, Edward Kennedy (Energy Corse America) finished P2 in the Mini Max class and Anthony Rivera (AKT Racing Team) finished P3 in the Rotax Senior class.