Birel ART Racing Team - Eventful races in Lonato

Birel ART Racing Team - Eventful races in Lonato Read more

The last competition of the season, the second round of the WSK Final Cup was not lacking in excitement with a field of more than 300 drivers on the Lonato circuit. The Birel ART Racing team showed a good level of performance in all three categories, but the hazards of the race did not make it easy to obtain results in line with the competitiveness of the Birel ART / TM Racing karts.

The champions of the WSK Final Cup 2022 are Zulfikari (MINI), Olivieri (OKJ), Turney (OK) and Van Walstijn (KZ2)

The champions of the WSK Final Cup 2022 are Zulfikari (MINI), Olivieri (OKJ), Turney (OK) and Van Walstijn (KZ2) Read more

The 11th edition of the WSK Final Cup ended with a total participation of 500 drivers in the two rounds of Sarno and Lonato, the latter awarded today the titles of MINI, OKJ, OK and KZ2.

Livestream: Round 2 of the WSK Final Cup at the South Garda Karting circuit

Livestream: Round 2 of the WSK Final Cup at the South Garda Karting circuit Read more

The WSK Final Cup moves to Lonato for its second and closing round with over 300 drivers this weekend after the opener held in Sarno. These are quite important numbers for a competition that introduced this year a new format with two rounds to define the 2022 champions. In Lonato, MINI is expected to have a big participation of over 120 drivers, OKJ over 80, OK and KZ2 about 50.  

The closing round of the WSK Final Cup kicked-off in Lonato

The closing round of the WSK Final Cup kicked-off in Lonato Read more

The second round of the WSK Final Cup started with qualifying practice and with the first 17 heats on Friday. Some surprising results among all the protagonists of the event that will award the titles of MINI, OKJ, OK and KZ2 this Sunday. 

Results: Round 2 of the WSK Final Cup at the South Garda Karting circuit

Results: Round 2 of the WSK Final Cup at the South Garda Karting circuit Read more

The WSK Final Cup moves to Lonato for its second and closing round with over 300 drivers this weekend after the opener held in Sarno. These are quite important numbers for a competition that introduced this year a new format with two rounds to define the 2022 champions. In Lonato, MINI is expected to have a big participation of over 120 drivers, OKJ over 80, OK and KZ2 about 50.  

Live timing: Round 2 of the WSK Final Cup at the South Garda Karting circuit

Live timing: Round 2 of the WSK Final Cup at the South Garda Karting circuit Read more

The WSK Final Cup moves to Lonato for its second and closing round with over 300 drivers this weekend after the opener held in Sarno. These are quite important numbers for a competition that introduced this year a new format with two rounds to define the 2022 champions. In Lonato, MINI is expected to have a big participation of over 120 drivers, OKJ over 80, OK and KZ2 about 50.  

Birel ART in the right rhythm in Sarno

Birel ART in the right rhythm in Sarno Read more

The WSK Final Cup, the last series of the season, started at the beginning of November at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli. The new KZ S15 chassis developed for the 2023 season proved to be well conceived, allowing Giuseppe Palomba and Cristian Bertuca to put in top performances against worthy opponents. Kirill Kutskov finished his performance in OK with a superb comeback of almost 20 places in the Final and Jindrich Pesl scored his best result in OK-Junior after moving up from Mini during the year.

The WSK Final Cup is heading to Lonato for the second round with 300 drivers

The WSK Final Cup is heading to Lonato for the second round with 300 drivers Read more

The second round of the series that will decide the titles will take place at the South Garda Karting circuit from November 9 to 13. WSK welcomes the first win of a Chinese driver Yuanpu Cui (OK) and of a driver from Panama, Gianmatteo Rousseau (MINI). 

The grand finale of the opening round of the WSK Final Cup in Sarno

The grand finale of the opening round of the WSK Final Cup in Sarno Read more

Clear sky after the rain on Friday at the International Circuit Napoli of Sarno as the heats on Saturday named the main protagonists of the opening meeting of the WSK Final Cup. 

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!

Sunday livestream: FIA Karting World Championship - OK & OK-Junior at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno

Sunday livestream: FIA Karting World Championship - OK & OK-Junior at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno Read more

The 7th entry list for the Mondokart.com FIA Karting World Championship - OK & OK-Junior in Sarno is back to the highest levels that were recorded in 2018. More than 200 drivers from 49 nations are registered for this world event, which will take place in Italy from 15th to 18th September to close a brilliant 2022 season. The attractiveness of the Circuito Internazionale Napoli has not waned over time and the current version of the Sarno track, 1550 m long, is very challenging.

Saturday livestream: FIA Karting World Championship - OK & OK-Junior at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno

Saturday livestream: FIA Karting World Championship - OK & OK-Junior at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno Read more

The 7th entry list for the Mondokart.com FIA Karting World Championship - OK & OK-Junior in Sarno is back to the highest levels that were recorded in 2018. More than 200 drivers from 49 nations are registered for this world event, which will take place in Italy from 15th to 18th September to close a brilliant 2022 season. The attractiveness of the Circuito Internazionale Napoli has not waned over time and the current version of the Sarno track, 1550 m long, is very challenging.

Results: FIA Karting World Championship - OK & OK-Junior at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno

Results: FIA Karting World Championship - OK & OK-Junior at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno Read more

The 7th entry list for the Mondokart.com FIA Karting World Championship - OK & OK-Junior in Sarno is back to the highest levels that were recorded in 2018. More than 200 drivers from 49 nations are registered for this world event, which will take place in Italy from 15th to 18th September to close a brilliant 2022 season. The attractiveness of the Circuito Internazionale Napoli has not waned over time and the current version of the Sarno track, 1550 m long, is very challenging.

Friday livestream: FIA Karting World Championship - OK & OK-Junior at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno

Friday livestream: FIA Karting World Championship - OK & OK-Junior at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno Read more

The 7th entry list for the Mondokart.com FIA Karting World Championship - OK & OK-Junior in Sarno is back to the highest levels that were recorded in 2018. More than 200 drivers from 49 nations are registered for this world event, which will take place in Italy from 15th to 18th September to close a brilliant 2022 season. The attractiveness of the Circuito Internazionale Napoli has not waned over time and the current version of the Sarno track, 1550 m long, is very challenging.

Live-timing and results: FIA Karting World Championship - OK & OK-Junior at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno

Live-timing and results: FIA Karting World Championship - OK & OK-Junior at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno Read more

The 7th entry list for the Mondokart.com FIA Karting World Championship - OK & OK-Junior in Sarno is back to the highest levels that were recorded in 2018. More than 200 drivers from 49 nations are registered for this world event, which will take place in Italy from 15th to 18th September to close a brilliant 2022 season. The attractiveness of the Circuito Internazionale Napoli has not waned over time and the current version of the Sarno track, 1550 m long, is very challenging.

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.

World Champion crowned during memorable FIA Karting event in Le Mans

World Champion crowned during memorable FIA Karting event in Le Mans Read more

With so many participants, so much at stake in the four competing categories and so many races leading up to the Finals, the 2022 FIA Karting event in Le Mans will be remembered as a pure moment of karting, full of individual exploits and team performances, offering a flamboyant spectacle during three intense days. A Swede, Viktor Gustafsson, was crowned FIA Karting World Champion - KZ and three Frenchmen were rewarded: Arthur Carbonnel, winner of the FIA Karting World Cup - KZ2, Thomas Letailleur, winner of the first FIA Karting Masters International Super Cup - KZ2 and Arthur Dorison, winner of the FIA Karting Academy Trophy.

Sunday livestream: FIA Karting World Championship at the Le Mans International Karting Circuit

Sunday livestream: FIA Karting World Championship at the Le Mans International Karting Circuit Read more

The first of the two world championship events of the 2022 FIA Karting season offers a very attractive programme with five categories and more than 320 drivers taking part in Le Mans (FRA) from 1st to 4th September. Fifty-six nations will be represented in France. The event benefits from organisational expertise of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest on the nearby Bugatti circuit, or since 1923 on the legendary 24 Hours circuit.

Epic battles in the Le Mans qualifying heats

Epic battles in the Le Mans qualifying heats Read more

The changing skies at Le Mans contributed to several unexpected developments in the Qualifying Heats of the Mondokart.com FIA Karting event currently taking place in the Sarthe region of France. A succession of brief showers on Saturday morning did not help all of the competitors. However, the verdict is in. Simo Puhakka (FIN) took the lead in KZ. Arthur Carbonnel (FRA) took the top position in KZ2. Jeroen Bos (NLD) remained the leader of the KZ2 Masters, while Mark Dubnitski (EST) took the lead in the FIA Karting Academy Trophy at the last moment.

Saturday livestream: FIA Karting World Championship at the Le Mans International Karting Circuit

Saturday livestream: FIA Karting World Championship at the Le Mans International Karting Circuit Read more

The first of the two world championship events of the 2022 FIA Karting season offers a very attractive programme with five categories and more than 320 drivers taking part in Le Mans (FRA) from 1st to 4th September. Fifty-six nations will be represented in France. The event benefits from organisational expertise of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest on the nearby Bugatti circuit, or since 1923 on the legendary 24 Hours circuit.

Exciting qualifying kicks off the FIA Karting World event in France

Exciting qualifying kicks off the FIA Karting World event in France Read more

On Friday, 2nd September 273 of the 290 entrants took part in the Qualifying Practice for the four categories in competition on the 1384m International Karting Circuit of Le Mans (FRA). Rain made it difficult for the drivers in the early afternoon. Four drivers took pole position: Noah Milell (SWE) in KZ, David Trefilov (DEU) in KZ2, Jeroen Bos (NLD) in KZ2 Masters and Arthur Dorison in Academy.

Friday livestream: FIA Karting World Championship at the Le Mans International Karting Circuit

Friday livestream: FIA Karting World Championship at the Le Mans International Karting Circuit Read more

The first of the two world championship events of the 2022 FIA Karting season offers a very attractive programme with five categories and more than 320 drivers taking part in Le Mans (FRA) from 1st to 4th September. Fifty-six nations will be represented in France. The event benefits from organisational expertise of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest on the nearby Bugatti circuit, or since 1923 on the legendary 24 Hours circuit.

Results: FIA Karting World Championship at the Le Mans International Karting Circuit

Results: FIA Karting World Championship at the Le Mans International Karting Circuit Read more

The first of the two world championship events of the 2022 FIA Karting season offers a very attractive programme with five categories and more than 320 drivers taking part in Le Mans (FRA) from 1st to 4th September. Fifty-six nations will be represented in France. The event benefits from organisational expertise of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest on the nearby Bugatti circuit, or since 1923 on the legendary 24 Hours circuit.

Live timing: FIA Karting World Championship at the Le Mans International Karting Circuit

Live timing: FIA Karting World Championship at the Le Mans International Karting Circuit Read more

The first of the two world championship events of the 2022 FIA Karting season offers a very attractive programme with five categories and more than 320 drivers taking part in Le Mans (FRA) from 1st to 4th September. Fifty-six nations will be represented in France. The event benefits from organisational expertise of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest on the nearby Bugatti circuit, or since 1923 on the legendary 24 Hours circuit.

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.

Birel ART Racing Team - The end of the European Championship marked by high performance

Birel ART Racing Team - The end of the European Championship marked by high performance Read more

The 2022 FIA Karting European Championship in the OK and OK-Junior categories ended at the Franciacorta circuit, where the Birel ART-TM packages clearly showed great competitiveness. With three drivers in the top 11 on the starting grid of the OK Final and Kirill Kutskov leading at the beginning of the OK-Junior Final, the Birel ART Racing Team was hoping to celebrate an excellent result at this major international event. However, a series of race incidents destroyed all the efforts made by the technical team and the engine builders. The reds will definitely have a revenge to take in the World Championship in September.

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.