Drivers line-up Birel ART 2023

Drivers line-up Birel ART 2023 Read more

The factory team will compete in all 4 major classes: KZ, KZ2, OK and OKJ. Riccardo Longhi, 2021 FIA Karting KZ European Champion, Pedro Hiltbrand, FIA Karting World and European Champion, and Giuseppe Palomba, multiple WSK winner, have been confirmed in KZ.

Birel ART - State of the art technology for a top level Rotax Grand Final

Birel ART - State of the art technology for a top level Rotax Grand Final Read more

Birel ART provided perfect service in Portimao during the 22nd edition of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. The drivers in the DD2 Max and Micro Max categories, a total of 108 competitors representing no less than 44 nationalities, were able to take advantage of high quality equipment, which ensured the sporting fairness so important to Rotax. The intensity of the races confirmed the technical and sporting expertise of the Italian factory.

Another podium in WSK for Palomba and Birel ART

Another podium in WSK for Palomba and Birel ART Read more

The WSK Open Cup is a competition that the Birel ART Racing Team has often won. The Birel ART karts never lack performance on the demanding circuit of Lonato and the 2022 edition was no exception to the rule. Giuseppe Palomba, the top representative of his team, achieved a brilliant 2nd place in KZ2, while Kirill Kutskov made a remarkable debut in OK with his Birel ART-TM.

Birel ART Racing Team - Brilliant comeback for Keeble and Kutskov in Sarno

Birel ART Racing Team - Brilliant comeback for Keeble and Kutskov in Sarno Read more

After two very convincing days of testing on Thursday and Friday for Birel ART, the rain arrived and overshadowed the Timed Qualifying. In the World Championship, the Italian team's drivers were unable to match their performance levels and had to fight their way back up the field during the Qualifying phase. The 42 positions gained by Harley Keeble in OK and the 66 places gained by Kirill Kutskov in OK-Junior allowed Birel ART to finish this difficult World Championship at the foot of Vesuvius in style, with excellent lap times!

Podium for Birel ART and Bertuca at the World Cup in Le Mans

Podium for Birel ART and Bertuca at the World Cup in Le Mans Read more

In all categories, the Birel ART-TM Racing teams performed extremely well on the Le Mans circuit in the major World meeting for the gearbox categories. The Italian Cristian Bertuca achieved the best result of the team by taking the second step of the podium in the KZ2 World Cup. A top three finish was also possible in KZ at this event, where the large number of spectators and the media clearly put karting on the map.

Birel ART Racing Team - KZ2 Champion and OKJ podium at the end of the WSK Euro Series

Birel ART Racing Team - KZ2 Champion and OKJ podium at the end of the WSK Euro Series Read more

Birel ART was well rewarded during the second and final round of the WSK Euro Series. Performance was definitely optimal at the meeting on the circuit of Sarno which will host the FIA Karting World Championship - OK and OK-Junior in a few weeks.

Birel ART Racing Team - KZ2 victory and outstanding performance in Lonato

Birel ART Racing Team - KZ2 victory and outstanding performance in Lonato Read more

The Birel Racing team started the first round of the WSK Euro Series with a new line-up of seven drivers. The young Swiss driver Kilian Josseron, recently transferred from Mini, made his first steps in OK-Junior with Birel ART, while OK drivers Cristian Bertuca and Karol Pasiewicz competed in their second KZ2 race.

Learning weekend in Franciacorta for Birel ART

Learning weekend in Franciacorta for Birel ART Read more

The fourth round of the Champions of the Future Euro Series which has just taken place on the Franciacorta track has perfectly fulfilled its role by allowing the official Birel ART Racing team to prepare for the conclusion of the OK and OK-Junior European Championship which will take place there in less than two weeks.

Birel ART crowned European KZ2 Champion with a hat-trick of victories

Birel ART crowned European KZ2 Champion with a hat-trick of victories Read more

The Birel ART factory continues to write karting history in golden letters. In Cremona, the Italian chassis took the top three places in the KZ2 Final thanks to Tom Leuillet, Cristian Bertuca and Alessio Piccini. Already a winner in Genk, the Frenchman, therefore, brings a deserved title to the Birel ART and TM Racing brands, as well as to the Leclerc by Lennox Racing team. In KZ, Birel ART was also delighted with another podium for Matteo Vigano, who became the 2022 European Vice-Champion.

Birel ART Racing Team - Learning weekend in changing weather conditions in Sweden

Birel ART Racing Team - Learning weekend in changing weather conditions in Sweden Read more

The changing weather conditions at the third round of the Champions of the Future Euro Series in Kristianstad enabled the Birel ART Racing team to gather a large amount of data in OK and OK-Junior. Drivers and technicians had to adapt constantly to ensure their competitiveness, which was certainly good training for the third round of the FIA European Karting Championship which will take place in Sweden in a fortnight.

Two podiums including a victory for Birel ART chassis in Genk

Two podiums including a victory for Birel ART chassis in Genk Read more

With each new CIK-FIA homologation, the Birel ART brand uses all the expertise of its factory and the immense experience of its Racing Team to develop extremely high quality chassis, capable of winning in all categories, whatever the type of tyres. This was again the case in Genk, at the first round of the European KZ and KZ2 Championships.

A weekend at the forefront for Kutskov and Birel ART in FIA Karting

A weekend at the forefront for Kutskov and Birel ART in FIA Karting Read more

The Birel ART Racing Team was looking forward to the start of the FIA Karting European Championships. They arrived in Portimao with a particularly sharp technical package, both in the OK class and in OK-Junior. Kirill Kutskov was constantly at the top of the rankings and could certainly have aimed for better than 8th place in the Junior Final, if he hadn't had a retirement in a Qualifying Heat. And in OK, Cristian Bertuca was close to the top ten when he had to retire.

Birel ART Racing Team - New deal and positive results in Franciacorta

Birel ART Racing Team - New deal and positive results in Franciacorta Read more

In a different setting to the WSK Promotion races held up to now, Birel ART showed the extent of its potential in all conditions. The Winter Series was a difficult weekend  with no lack of technical problems and numerous incidents punctuated the races. Despite this, Giuseppe Palomba managed to reach 2nd place in KZ2, Harley Keeble made an exceptional comeback in OK while Kirill Kutskov fought for a long time in the OK-Junior top three.

Successful start for Birel ART in 2022

Successful start for Birel ART in 2022 Read more

Birel ART made a great start to the 2022 season at the Lonato track in the opening round of the WSK Super Master Series. With a renewed line-up of 14 drivers, the Birel ART Racing Team showed an exciting level of performance in all three international categories. Pedro Hiltbrand reached 2nd place in the KZ2 Final, Kirill Kutskov finished 3rd on the OK-Junior podium while Cristian Bertuca came close to the top five in OK. 

Birel ART takes an active role in the success of the Rotax World Grand Final

Birel ART takes an active role in the success of the Rotax World Grand Final Read more

After the cancellation of the 2020 event, the Birel ART factory has resumed its strong partnership with Rotax on the occasion of the "Grand Finals" organised at the magical setting of the Bahrain circuit. For the supply of chassis for the Rotax DD2 and Micro Max categories, the Italian brand was once again chosen for its top-of-the-range products, its rigour, its flawless logistics and its quality of service. 108 drivers produced exciting races thanks to perfect sporting equality.

Birel ART Racing Team - Winter Cup - A wet victory in Lonato

Birel ART Racing Team - Winter Cup - A wet victory in Lonato Read more

The 26th edition of the Winter Cup was not held in February as usual, but in November on the South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato. The rain, which was getting heavier and heavier, made the Final stages more difficult. Dutchman Marijn Kremers, who comes from a seafaring background, won the KZ2 race thanks to his fighting spirit and impressive control in the downpour, a week after Alessandro Buran and the Renda Motorsport team won the 49th Trofeo delle Industrie in KZ2 at Lonato.

Podium for Leclerc by Lennox Racing at the Winter Cup

Podium for Leclerc by Lennox Racing at the Winter Cup Read more

The team did an excellent job at the South Garda Karting circuit and took bronze medal in KZ2 with Pedro Hiltbrand. The Leclerc by Lennox Racing team put the icing on the cake in Lonato to end the European season. The CL chassis produced by Birel ART and powered by TM Racing proved to be extremely competitive in KZ2 as well as in OKJ, both in dry and wet conditions.

Top ten for Leclerc by Lennox Racing at the World Championship in Spain

Top ten for Leclerc by Lennox Racing at the World Championship in Spain Read more

Building on the experience gained in last weekend's race on the occasion of the third and final round of the Champions of the Future series, the Leclerc By Lennox Racing team showed good potential at the Campillos circuit once again. The CL chassis produced by Birel ART and powered by TM Racing proved to be fast in both classes competing, OK and OKJ, in both dry and wet conditions.

A competitive weekend in Adria for Leclerc by Lennox Racing

A competitive weekend in Adria for Leclerc by Lennox Racing Read more

The team showed its speed in the second and final round of the WSK Open Cup and continued with the development of the technical package in view of the last seasonal events. The performances of the Leclerc by Lennox Racing team at the Adria Karting Raceway circuit were solid. The CL chassis produced by Birel ART and powered by TM Racing once again demonstrated good potential in KZ2 and in the single-speed classes, OK and OKJ.

Birel ART Racing Team: Palomba competes for the WSK Open Cup in Lonato

Birel ART Racing Team: Palomba competes for the WSK Open Cup in Lonato Read more

Giuseppe Palomba came very close to shining in the first round of the WSK Open Cup held in Lonato from 17th to 19th September. The competition, which opened the closing part of the season, confirmed the competitiveness of the Birel ART chassis with TM Racing engines in all categories and in all conditions, with rain interfering with the racing on Sunday morning. Despite several incidents, the official Birel ART Racing team took plenty of top 10 results.

Leclerc by Lennox Racing shows good potential in round 1 of the WSK Open Cup

Leclerc by Lennox Racing shows good potential in round 1 of the WSK Open Cup Read more

The drivers of the team proved to be competitive on the South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato and carried out important work in view of the next events.

Difficult weekend in Sweden, but good performances from the Birel ART chassis

Difficult weekend in Sweden, but good performances from the Birel ART chassis Read more

Whether in the official Birel ART Racing Team or in the Leclerc by Lennox Racing Team, the Birel ART chassis confirmed their excellent competitiveness in Kristianstad. In spite of the extraordinary circumstances that forced several top drivers out of the race, Viktor Gustafsson was able to reach 4th place in the KZ World Championship, while Alessio Piccini crossed the finish line of the KZ2 International Super Cup in 5th position.

Great speed but little luck in Sweden for Leclerc by Lennox Racing

Great speed but little luck in Sweden for Leclerc by Lennox Racing Read more

The team proved to be extremely competitive on the Kristianstad circuit at the FIA Karting World Championship KZ and the FIA Karting International Super Cup KZ2, but certain episodes affected the final results. After successfully completing the European championship of shifter classes, the Leclerc by Lennox Racing team presented itself at the most important event of the season with all the necessary requirements to be an absolute protagonist. In fact, the CL chassis produced by Birel ART and powered by TM Racing confirmed their value in both classes competing, KZ and KZ2.

The Leclerc by Lennox Racing team becomes European vice-champion in KZ and wins the bronze medal in KZ2

The Leclerc by Lennox Racing team becomes European vice-champion in KZ and wins the bronze medal in KZ2 Read more

In Adria, on the occasion of the second and final round of the FIA European Karting Championship KZ-KZ2, the team achieved two podiums in the race, with Hiltbrand and Gustavsson, and two more in the championships, with Hiltbrand and Van Hoepen.

Longhi the European KZ Champion and double for the Birel ART chassis

Longhi the European KZ Champion and double for the Birel ART chassis Read more

For the second consecutive year, the Birel ART factory has been crowned FIA Karting European Champion in the premier KZ category. After his brilliant victory in Germany, Riccardo Longhi won the title after constant effort and perfect teamwork. In Italy, the Birel ART chassis also distinguished itself with the Charles Leclerc by Lennox Racing team. 2nd in the Final ahead of his team-mate Viktor Gustavsson, Pedro Hiltbrand became European vice-champion, while the young Laurens Van Hoepen finished the European KZ2 Championship in 3rd position.

The Leclerc by Lennox Racing team confirms its competitiveness at the European Championship in Spain

The Leclerc by Lennox Racing team confirms its competitiveness at the European Championship in Spain Read more

The team demonstrated its speed during the fourth and final round of the FIA Karting European Championship OK-OKJ, even though the final results don’t give the drivers the recognition they deserved.

Birel ART Racing Team - A top five for Morgatto and Birel ART to conclude the European Championship

Birel ART Racing Team - A top five for Morgatto and Birel ART to conclude the European Championship Read more

In both OK and OK-Junior, the great competitiveness of the Birel ART-TM Racing karts on the international circuit of Zuera in Spain enabled several drivers from the red army to be in a position to fight for the podium. The progress of the races was not always favourable to the official Lissone team, but Matheus Morgatto created a sensation in the OK Final by gaining 16 places to reach 5th position! On the other hand, Tymoteusz Kucharczyk deserved better, as did William Macintyre, a serious candidate for the podium in OK-Junior.

A weekend with a bitter-sweet taste in Sarno for Leclerc by Lennox Racing

A weekend with a bitter-sweet taste in Sarno for Leclerc by Lennox Racing Read more

The team's drivers proved their competitiveness once again in the third round of the FIA ​​Karting European Championship OK-OKJ, although bad luck compromised the final results

Birel ART's competitiveness deserved better in Sarno

Birel ART's competitiveness deserved better in Sarno Read more

The third round of the FIA Karting European Championship - OK and Junior took place on the new Sarno track with temperatures exceeding 30°. The Birel ART Racing team could have hoped to do well in OK with Timoteusz Kucharczyk and in Junior with William Macintyre. But although everything did not go exactly as planned until the Finals, Birel ART confirmed its return to the top in the non-gearbox categories.