On the third round of the FIA Karting European Championship OK and Junior, in Sweden, the Tony Kart Racing Team gets close to the podium in OKJ after a weekend with important performances in both categories. The third round of the FIA Karting European Championship starts off on the right foot for the Tony Kart Racing Team. In Kristianstad, Sweden, both drivers and equipment are fast right from the start, by constantly occupying top positions.
In OKJ our Nikita Bedrin is among the absolute protagonists: with the sixth position in qualifying and the four victories in the Heats with best lap, he means to repeat what he did in Genk and springs forward to a Final, where, after taking the lead, he finally gains an excellent fourth place (he is fifth in the championship’s rating).
Alex Dunne proves to e one of the most constant drivers of the whole line-up: he gains 3 third places in the Heats, all of them closed in top ten. In Final, he recovers one position and ends just outside top-ten.
A contact in the Qualifying Heats, on the other hand, complicate things for Josep Maria Martì, author of a brilliant race until then. In Final, the fast Spanish driver is involved in an intense brawl in the middle of the group and is slowed down due to a few crashes involving his opponents. He still manages to do his best, recovering eight positions at the finishing line.
The Tony Kart 401 R powered by Vortex engine proves to be an excellent ally in the fight for the victory not only for the official drivers: Kajus Siksnelis (WARD Racing) brings Tony Kart on the third step of the podium at the end of an important weekend, where he always ends in the top-five in the Heats. Same constancy, but with a victory too, for his teammate Philip Victorsson, who finishes sixth in Final. Besides these results, also the great comeback of Suleiman Zanfari in final, where he recovers 10 positions and ends eight, being the 4th driver driving Tony Kart/Vortex in top-ten of the Final.
Great results also for the drivers engaged in OK. Joseph Turney proves to be at his ease on the Asum Ring always entering the top seven in the heats, with many overtaking and signing a best lap. Also, Matheus Morgatto and Noah Milell collect several top-ten placings during the heats and easily qualify for the final. Here, Turney is very good at recovering 6 positions and bringing home an excellent fifth place. Noah Milell does even better, in terms of comebacks: he recovers 18 positions and crosses the finishing line close to the top-ten immediately ahead of his teammate Morgatto, even if, later, a 5-seconds penalty will force him to the 17th place.
Even if he did not manage to enter the final, Sebastian Montoya did very well: after a complicated qualification, the young Colombian redeems himself starting from Saturday, when, always starting from the last row, he recovers a total of 47 positions and also conquers a top ten.
The Tony Kart Racing Team continues the path in the European Championship with the shifter karts, engaged from June 14th to 16th in Sarno, on the Naples International Circuit, for the second and last round of the FIA Karting European Championship KZ and KZ2.