FIA Karting: World Championship qualifying in Franciacorta gets off to a flying start

FIA Karting: World Championship qualifying in Franciacorta gets off to a flying start Read more

The tension was already high at Franciacorta on Friday morning during Qualifying Practice for the Mondokart.com FIA Karting World Championship - OK & Junior. There had already been a number of surprises, with new names coming to the fore and some top drivers performing relatively poorly. Apparently, it wasn't easy to get the right setup during Qualifying. While the pole position for Spaniard Christian Costoya (ESP) in OK-Junior was in line with expectations, that of Estonian Mark Dubnitski in OK was more surprising.

Kart Republic / Prema Racing double, victory for Turney and title for Powell

Kart Republic / Prema Racing double, victory for Turney and title for Powell Read more

At Franciacorta from 13th to 16th September, several drivers equipped with KR chassis were not only preparing for the forthcoming FIA Karting World Championship. Their aim was also to fight for the championship titles in the Champions of the Future Euro Series. In OK, Joe Turney concluded with a magnificent victory, while Alex Powell took the crown. KR Global Motorsport Company even claimed an unprecedented quadruple in the overall standings with Kean Nakamura Berta taking 2nd place, giving Prema Racing the double ahead of Joe Turney and Enzo Tarnvanichkul. In the OK-Junior class, Thibaut Ramaekers battled steadily in the leading group to finish 3rd in the Euro Series, while Augustus Toniolo took 3rd place on the podium.

Kart Republic: Excellent preparation at Franciacorta and three more WSK podiums!

Kart Republic: Excellent preparation at Franciacorta and three more WSK podiums! Read more

When many drivers arrived at the Franciacorta Karting Track to take part in the opening round of the 2023 WSK Euro Series, they were already looking ahead to the World Championship in the OK and OK-Junior categories, which will be contested on the same Italian circuit in October. 

Kart Republic: KR European Junior Champions after a memorable hat-trick

Kart Republic: KR European Junior Champions after a memorable hat-trick Read more

The FIA Karting European OK and OK-Junior Championships ended on a high note for the KR Global Motorsport Company group at Cremona: a hat-trick of OK-Junior titles in the Final and overall standings with Bondarev, Ramaekers and Martinese, as well as a double podium in OK with Tarnvanichkul and Nakamura-Berta, while Powell finished 3rd in the Championship! KR Motorsport has already secured the title of FIA Karting Team Champion in OK-Junior even before the World Championship.

Kart Republic: Five KR chassis in the top six in OK-Junior, Prema Racing double in OK

Kart Republic: Five KR chassis in the top six in OK-Junior, Prema Racing double in OK Read more

True to its policy of enabling as many drivers and teams as possible to compete, whatever the category, the level of the event or the country, the KR Global Motorsport Company drew an extremely positive balance from the fourth round of the Champions of the Future Euro Series held in Cremona, Italy. In addition to the four podium finishes achieved by drivers using KR chassis, including a victory for Thai driver Enzo Tarnvanichkul in OK, many other competitors performed extremely well in very hot conditions that proved very trying for everyone.

Champions of the Future - Exciting consolidation of positions in the series standings

Champions of the Future - Exciting consolidation of positions in the series standings Read more

The fourth of the five Champions of the Future Euro Series events, held at the Cremona circuit in Italy, lived up to all its promises. The final stages were full of twists and turns and the winners of the previous meetings were not necessarily able to confirm their success. Dries Van Langendonck in the OK-Junior class and Enzo Tarnvanichkul in the OK class took their first ever podium places. The competition has been completely revitalised and several drivers will be in a position to win this prestigious series at the end of September in Franciacorta.

Gomez confirms in OK, Kaczynski takes over in Junior

Gomez confirms in OK, Kaczynski takes over in Junior Read more

Thirty Qualifying heats were run in Valencia, 15 in each category, to establish the intermediate classification of the first round of the 2023 FIA Karting European Championships - OK and Junior. OK poleman Gabriel Gomez (BRA) managed a clean sweep and remains the unbeaten leader of the category. Elliot Kaczynski (SWE) took the lead in the Junior class against Taym Saleh (DEU).

Kart Republic - Success on all fronts ahead of the FIA Karting European Championships

Kart Republic - Success on all fronts ahead of the FIA Karting European Championships Read more

After numerous events in Italy, the season accelerated a little more with the launch of the 2023 Champions of the Future Euro Series, which started in Spain in Valencia. In both OK and OK-Junior, KR chassis dominated the Finals with two wins and even two double wins! Meanwhile, at the WSK Euro Series in Lonato, the first official outing of the KR Motorsport team in KZ2 resulted in a double podium. Successes in the Mini and Mini U10 classes were added to the impressive list of achievements during the second weekend of March.

IAME Euro Series: Title challenge intensifies in Castelletto!

IAME Euro Series: Title challenge intensifies in Castelletto! Read more

Great attendance numbers but also high temperatures and a bit of rain in Castelletto marked a spectacular race weekend! A maxed-out Senior category and high numbers of Mini and Junior drivers made for three talent-packed categories!

Adria competition keeps the suspense alive

Adria competition keeps the suspense alive Read more

After a hot day of intense Qualifying Heats, the outcome of the Adria event is still very much in doubt. However, it seems certain that some new names will appear on the podium in the Finals on Sunday afternoon. But before that, the final heats will complete the selection on Sunday morning. The only certainty at the moment is that the competition will be highly entertaining.

Surprises from the qualifying session in Adria

Surprises from the qualifying session in Adria Read more

As predicted, the start of the FIA Karting competition in Adria on Friday 13th August 2021 was accompanied by high temperatures. What was not expected, however, was the fact that several outsiders took control in Qualifying. Danilo Albanese (ITA) took pole position in the FIA Karting European Championship - KZ2, Federico Al Rifai (ARE) clearly dominated the FIA Karting Academy Trophy, while Andrea Kimi Antonelli (ITA) set by far the fastest time in the FIA Karting European Championship - KZ, where he was making his first appearance.