Birel ART: Morgatto, competitive and top-8 in Wackersdorf

Birel ART: Morgatto, competitive and top-8 in Wackersdorf Read more

Races follow one another and do not always look the same! Having just been crowned double European Champion the previous week in KZ and KZ2, the Birel ART brand was hoping to continue its momentum and finish its European campaign in OK and OK-Junior with a new major result. Alas, the hazards of the race decided otherwise. Several points of satisfaction remain for the official team of Lissone, such as the excellent performance of the Brazilian Matheus Morgatto, who came 8th in the final with a high level of performance.

Birel ART dominates European Karting at Adria

Birel ART dominates European Karting at Adria Read more

The KZ World Champions of 2019, the Birel ART Racing Team has just started its FIA European Karting Championship campaign with a masterful victory by Alessandro Irlando. This success was completed by the third step of the podium for Riccardo Longhi and 4th place for Marijn Kremers at the wheel of his Ricciardo Kart. The Birel ART chassis proved to be just as effective in KZ2. Viktor Gustafsson easily won the Final in the colours of Charles Leclerc with the Lennox Racing team, while Giuseppe Palomba was 3rd!

Three worthy winners in Adria

Three worthy winners in Adria Read more

The first Competition of the FIA European Karting Championship - KZ & KZ2 and the FIA Karting Academy Trophy concluded on the circuit of Adria (ITA) after an excellent day of racing. In sunny and warm weather, the last Qualifying Heats preceded the three Finals on Sunday 16th August 2020. The Swedish Driver Gustavsson dominated the KZ2 Final just as the young American Zilisch mastered the Academy Final. The outcome was more uncertain in KZ before the Italian Irlando secured victory after leading for the entire race.

Barnard and Rinicella on pole position in the furnace of Zuera

Barnard and Rinicella on pole position in the furnace of Zuera Read more

It's hard to see the smiles under the masks, but the Drivers returned to International Competition with great pleasure and excitement for the opening of the FIA Karting European Championship - OK & Junior, organised from 30th July to 2nd August in Spain, on the Zuera circuit. Undoubtedly due to the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic and the difficulty of moving from one country to another for some of them, the number of entrants announced could not be maintained at the level hoped for by the organisers, with a total of 130 drivers present out of the 183 registered. The young Driver Valerio Rinicella (ITA - Parolin/TM Racing/LeCont) was the fastest in OK-Junior and Taylor Barnard (GBR - KR/IAME/LeCont) achieved a magnificent pole position in OK.

Champions of the Future: Birel ART on the pace in OK and OK-Junior at Zuera

Champions of the Future: Birel ART on the pace in OK and OK-Junior at Zuera Read more

Two weeks before the launch of the FIA European Karting Championship - OK and Junior on the same track, the first round of the new Champions of the Future series was a test with LeCont tyres in both categories.

LeCont also joins the Champions of the Future

LeCont also joins the Champions of the Future Read more

Official tyre supplier to the FIA European Karting Championship - OK and Junior and the FIA World Karting Championship - OK, LeCont will also equip the OK and OK-Junior categories of the new Champions of the Future by RGMMC series.

COVID-19 pandemic, Sweden chose a different path to its European neighbours: Magnus Hedman takes stock of the situation

COVID-19 pandemic, Sweden chose a different path to its European neighbours: Magnus Hedman takes stock of the situation Read more

Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, Sweden chose a different path to its European neighbours. The Swedish government informs and makes recommendations without imposing them, showing great confidence in individual responsibility. For the time being, the self-discipline of the Swedes seems to be quite effective, as the disease is no more widespread than in European countries that have strictly enforced lockdown. As everywhere else, the development of the situation remains difficult to predict.

Strong sixth place for Kas Haverkort at FIA European Championship in Le Mans

Strong sixth place for Kas Haverkort at FIA European Championship in Le Mans Read more

During the final round of the FIA European Karting Championship, Kas Haverkort won a hard-fought sixth place in the OK class. On the circuit of Le Mans, the 15-year old Team NL talent drove five very strong heats, with which he was able to set himself up with P5 on the start grid for the final. Haverkort even had the prospect of a podium finish until the middle of the race, but had to surrender some positions in the closing stages. He eventually seized sixth place in the extremely competitive field, thereby once again showing his talent and fighting spirit.