Nakamura Junior Champion after Slater's penalty and Taponen win the OK World Championship in Campillos

Nakamura Junior Champion after Slater's penalty and Taponen win the OK World Championship in Campillos Read more

The wet conditions on the Campillos circuit on Sunday were an important element in the running of the 2021 FIA Karting World Championship - OK & Junior. The last Qualifying Heats had already brought some surprises, but the Finals were full of twists and turns before rewarding Japan's Kean Nakamura Berta in Junior and Finland's Tuukka Taponen in OK.

Two Americans, Egozi and Ugochukwu at the forefront of the World Championship

Two Americans, Egozi and Ugochukwu at the forefront of the World Championship Read more

The Qualifying Heats of the FIA Karting World Championship - OK & Junior were of course very competitive on Saturday 30th October in Campillos. They were also very open as it is very rare to see so many different winners, seven in each category. James Egozi (USA) was the star of the OK-Junior class with a clear round of four wins. In OK, another American, Ugo Ugochukwu, is currently leading.

Walther and Gomez take World Championship pole positions in Campillos

Walther and Gomez take World Championship pole positions in Campillos Read more

The weather was very good for the time of year during the Qualifying Practice for the FIA Karting World Championship - OK & Junior which has just started in the south of Spain at the Kartcenter circuit in Campillos. The competition was already proving to be intense, as the close gaps between the fastest drivers showed. David Walther (DNK) confirmed his reputation for speed by taking the Junior pole position, while Gabriel Gomez (BRA) achieved an accomplishment by winning in OK against the most experienced drivers.

An exciting FIA Karting World Championship to be held in Spain

An exciting FIA Karting World Championship to be held in Spain Read more

Located between Granada and Seville, the Campillos circuit was chosen as the setting for the 2021 FIA Karting World Championship - OK & Junior partly because of its very southern location in Europe. Further south than La Conca (ITA), less open to oceanic influences than Portimão (PRT), it should be able to offer good weather conditions from 28th to 31st October for the big end-of-season event.

Britain's Slater and Bradshaw crowned in Portugal

Britain's Slater and Bradshaw crowned in Portugal Read more

The conclusion of the 2020 FIA Karting World Championship - OK & Junior had no lack of turnarounds before crowning two new British Champions. The omnipresent rain on Sunday 8th November on the Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve played a major role in the final outcome. Freddie Slater, winner in the last metres in the Junior category, and Callum Bradshaw, incredibly dominating in the OK Final, deserve the warmest congratulations.