Best qualifying time in the OK category for the Tony Kart Racer 401 RR, with the French Arthur Poulain, on the occasion of the third round of the Champions of the Future Euro Series in Denmark.
Turning point for the Tony Kart Racing Team at the Champions of the Future Euro Series, leader in Rødby (Denmark) at the third out of five rounds scheduled for this 2023. An important appointment, in view of the next round of the FIA Karting European Championship, faced as usual with their top model, the Tony Kart Racer 401 RR, powered by the VTS and VTJ Vortex engines (the "engine division" of OTK Kart Group) in OK and OKJ categories, respectively..
In OK, Arthur Poulain celebrates the weekend with the best possible result, the overall pole position, thanks to a time of 49.955 seconds. The French driver continues the weekend with two victories, a second place and a fastest lap, as well as a second position in the superheats, confirming his attendance at the top of the ranking. At the start of the final, Poulain cannot avoid a series of collisions with his rivals and goes back to sixth place, while maintaining the running rhythm of the leading drivers. At the end of the 25 laps scheduled, their driver ends the race close to the Top 5: an encouraging result in view of the next round of the FIA Karting European Championship, staged in two weeks just on the same Danish circuit.
Sebastiano Pavan is also very fast right away, so much so to set the best time in his group, equivalent to third place overall in the combined ranking of the qualifying heats. The Italian driver, recently author of a podium on the occasion of the second round of the FIA Karting European Championship at Třinec, gains two podiums in the heats, however, in the Sunday morning super heat he is forced to stop. A result that forces him to start from the back of the grid in the final, which not certainly facilitate Pavan's comeback.
Luigi Coluccio gets familiar with the Rødby track during the qualifying heats and easily reaches the final, as well as Jan Przyrowski. Interesting results also from Zoe Florescu Potolea and Jakub Rajski, in close contact with their team throughout the event with the aim of finding the right feeling with the circuit in view of the next round of the European Championship.
In OKJ category, it is Scott Kin Lindblom their best representative on the track. The Swedish driver proves to be competitive in the qualifying heats, where he gains four fastest laps and two second places as his best results. Also due to the start from the outside row with respect to the direction of the first corner of the circuit, the Swedish driver is the victim of a collision, immediately after the start, but, despite this, he firmly maintains control of his vehicle. Lindblom, at the end of a hard-fought race, will be among the top ten drivers of the weekend.
Kirill Dzitiev's performance is growing, able to move up up not less than 16 places in the intermediate ranking and to record the best lap in the B Super Heat. In the final, their driver stages a further comeback of 21 positions. Maria Germano Neto collects several satisfactions: in the qualifying, once again, she is the fastest driver of the Tony Kart Racing Team in the hunt for the best lap time; in the eliminatory heats, then, she obtains two fourth places. Unfortunately, due to a stop in the Sunday morning's B Super Heat, she cannot attend the final. Hard weekend also for Davide Bottaro and Alp Hasan Aksoy, while Thomas Quince makes his official debut with the official Tony Kart colours.
The OK and OKJ category drivers take a two-week break in view of Round 3 of the FIA Karting European Championship in Rødby (June 15th–18th), while the Tony Kart Racing Team will be immediately operating in Italy, at Muro Leccese, for the WSK Super Cup by MINI, scheduled from June 7th to 10th on the International La Conca Circuit.