Karting season by WSK is set to restart from Adria on July 5th! New calendar after the long stop due...
Karting season by WSK is set to restart from Adria on July 5th! New calendar after the long stop due...

Karting season by WSK is set to restart...

Karting season by WSK is set to restart from Adria on July 5th! New calendar after the long stop due...

Karting season by WSK is set to restart from Adria on July 5th! New calendar after the long stop due...

Karting season by WSK is set to restart from Adria on July 5th with a new calendar after the long stop due to the Covid-19 emergency. A new racing format will be proposed in some occasions. The...
Cash van Belle IPK Racing Team and his view of the current situiation in karting in Italy
Cash van Belle IPK Racing Team and his view of the current situiation in karting in Italy

Cash van Belle IPK Racing Team and his...

Cash van Belle IPK Racing Team and his view of the current situiation in karting in Italy

Cash van Belle IPK Racing Team and his view of the current situiation in karting in Italy

Originally from Belgium, Cash van Belle has lived in Italy for fifteen years for professional karting reasons. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to look after great drivers such as Bas...
WSK ready to resume, going virtual in the meantime
WSK ready to resume, going virtual in the meantime

WSK ready to resume, going virtual in...

WSK ready to resume, going virtual in the meantime

WSK ready to resume, going virtual in the meantime

WSK Promotion is waiting to resume the on-track activity and launched a collaboration with Tatuus for virtual challenges among karting and formula drivers. The first appointment with the WSK E-Sport...
The 15th season of WSK Promotion. We now have temporary pause…
The 15th season of WSK Promotion. We now have temporary pause…

The 15th season of WSK Promotion. We now...

The 15th season of WSK Promotion. We now have temporary pause…

The 15th season of WSK Promotion. We now have temporary pause…

So after a spectacular start to this, the 15th season of WSK Promotion, we now have temporary pause… A perfect opportunity then to see why the letters WSK are synonymous with world-class...
WSK Promotion at work for the restart of the sporting season
WSK Promotion at work for the restart of the sporting season

WSK Promotion at work for the restart of...

WSK Promotion at work for the restart of the sporting season

WSK Promotion at work for the restart of the sporting season

Among the objectives, recovering the postponed races considering also the chance of two events per weekend and sanitary safety through a protocol to allow the restart of WSK Championships.
The two races of WSK Super Master Series scheduled for May have been postponed
The two races of WSK Super Master Series scheduled for May have been postponed

The two races of WSK Super Master Series...

The two races of WSK Super Master Series scheduled for May have been postponed

The two races of WSK Super Master Series scheduled for May have been postponed

The Covid-19 emergency requires a reschedule of the WSK calendar and the two events originally scheduled for May 3rd in La Conca and May 24th in Sarno have been “frozen” and postponed. The...
OMP Racing and WSK Promotion announce their partnership
OMP Racing and WSK Promotion announce their partnership

OMP Racing and WSK Promotion announce...

OMP Racing and WSK Promotion announce their partnership

OMP Racing and WSK Promotion announce their partnership

OMP Racing is pleased to announce a partnership with WSK Promotion, leader in the organization and promotion of major karting and racing events.
WSK Promotion: Far apart, but united during this dark moment in history, the video
WSK Promotion: Far apart, but united during this dark moment in history, the video

WSK Promotion: Far apart, but united...

WSK Promotion: Far apart, but united during this dark moment in history, the video

WSK Promotion: Far apart, but united during this dark moment in history, the video

Far apart, but united during this dark moment in history. To get back and do what we love. To race hard. And do reach our goals. Looking for the next challenge. Waiting...
The new 2020 WSK calendar
The new 2020 WSK calendar

The new 2020 WSK calendar

The new 2020 WSK calendar

The new 2020 WSK calendar

The races in the WSK 2020 calendar that were postponed for the Coronavirus emergency have been re-positioned, but confirmation is still pending: WSK Super Master Series will take place on May 3rd in...
Following the latest Decree-Law on the Coronavirus, WSK decided to postpone all the scheduled events
Following the latest Decree-Law on the Coronavirus, WSK decided to postpone all the scheduled events

Following the latest Decree-Law on the...

Following the latest Decree-Law on the Coronavirus, WSK decided to postpone all the scheduled events

Following the latest Decree-Law on the Coronavirus, WSK decided to postpone all the scheduled events

WSK Promotion is committed to safeguard the safety of all drivers and staff and, for sporting equity, following the latest limitations imposed by the recent Decree-Law to limit the spread of the...
Free practice of WSK Super Master Series and WSK Euro Series from the Wednesdays in Sarno
Free practice of WSK Super Master Series and WSK Euro Series from the Wednesdays in Sarno

Free practice of WSK Super Master Series...

Free practice of WSK Super Master Series and WSK Euro Series from the Wednesdays in Sarno

Free practice of WSK Super Master Series and WSK Euro Series from the Wednesdays in Sarno

Free practice of the next two rounds in Sarno – the closer of WSK Super Master Series (on March 22nd) and the opener of WSK Euro Series (March 29th) – will begin on the Wednesdays.
The third round of WSK Super Master Series in La Conca postponed to March 12-15th 2020
The third round of WSK Super Master Series in La Conca postponed to March 12-15th 2020

The third round of WSK Super Master...

The third round of WSK Super Master Series in La Conca postponed to March 12-15th 2020

The third round of WSK Super Master Series in La Conca postponed to March 12-15th 2020

Due to the Covid-19 emergency and following the ACI Sport communication on March 2nd 2020, the third round of WSK Super Master Series in La Conca has been postponed from March 5-8th 2020 to March...
All set in La Conca for the third round of WSK Super Master Series on March 8th
All set in La Conca for the third round of WSK Super Master Series on March 8th

All set in La Conca for the third round...

All set in La Conca for the third round of WSK Super Master Series on March 8th

All set in La Conca for the third round of WSK Super Master Series on March 8th

The official testing ahead of the third round of WSK Super Master Series of March 5-8th, 2020 is underway in Muro Leccese this weekend. A lot of drivers are gearing up to contest categories OK, OKJ...
New leaders in WSK Super Master Series
New leaders in WSK Super Master Series

New leaders in WSK Super Master Series

New leaders in WSK Super Master Series

New leaders in WSK Super Master Series

The second round of WSK Super Master Series named new leaders. The opener of KZ2 was won by Giuseppe Palomba, Joe Turney took the lead in OK and Arvid Lindblad in OKJ. Gerasim Skulanov confirms his...
Exprit Racing Team: Great deal of progress in Lonato
Exprit Racing Team: Great deal of progress in Lonato

Exprit Racing Team: Great deal of...

Exprit Racing Team: Great deal of progress in Lonato

Exprit Racing Team: Great deal of progress in Lonato

In the second round of the WSK Super Master Series, the drivers of the Exprit Racing Team see the results of their efforts at the start of the season and continue their growth path.
WSK Lonato: convincing results in Mini with 2nd place for Al Dhaheri
WSK Lonato: convincing results in Mini with 2nd place for Al Dhaheri

WSK Lonato: convincing results in Mini...

WSK Lonato: convincing results in Mini with 2nd place for Al Dhaheri

WSK Lonato: convincing results in Mini with 2nd place for Al Dhaheri

The Parolin Racing Kart team has again recorded very good performances at Lonato during the second round of the WSK Super Master Series, especially in the Mini category. The competition proved to be...
Tony Kart: Second victory at the WSK Super Master Series
Tony Kart: Second victory at the WSK Super Master Series

Tony Kart: Second victory at the WSK...

Tony Kart: Second victory at the WSK Super Master Series

Tony Kart: Second victory at the WSK Super Master Series

In Lonato, Joseph Turney wins ahead of Pedro Hiltbrand in OK. Their two drivers are now first and second in the general rating of the Series.
Birel ART Racing team confirmed its incredible level of performance in the WSK Super Master Series...
Birel ART Racing team confirmed its incredible level of performance in the WSK Super Master Series...

Birel ART Racing team confirmed its...

Birel ART Racing team confirmed its incredible level of performance in the WSK Super Master Series...

Birel ART Racing team confirmed its incredible level of performance in the WSK Super Master Series...

The official Birel ART Racing team confirmed its incredible level of performance in the WSK Super Master Series with a victory and a podium in KZ2 at Lonato, a week after their double victory at the...
Great spectacle and new protagonists at the WSK Super Master Series in Lonato
Great spectacle and new protagonists at the WSK Super Master Series in Lonato

Great spectacle and new protagonists at...

Great spectacle and new protagonists at the WSK Super Master Series in Lonato

Great spectacle and new protagonists at the WSK Super Master Series in Lonato

The second round of WSK Super Master Series in Lonato saw some new drivers coming to the fore. Palomba claimed the win in KZ2, Turney in OK and  Lindblad in OK-Junior. Skulanov repeated the win...
Livestream: The Second Round of the WSK Super Master Series at South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato
Livestream: The Second Round of the WSK Super Master Series at South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato

Livestream: The Second Round of the WSK...

Livestream: The Second Round of the WSK Super Master Series at South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato

Livestream: The Second Round of the WSK Super Master Series at South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato

The WSK Super Master Series is ready to face the second outing of the season from February 20th to 23rd at the South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato, that is about to score another important...

Karting season by WSK is set to restart from Adria on July 5th! New calendar after the long stop due to the Covid-19

Karting season by WSK is set to restart from Adria on July 5th! New calendar after the long stop due to the Covid-19 Read more

Karting season by WSK is set to restart from Adria on July 5th with a new calendar after the long stop due to the Covid-19 emergency. A new racing format will be proposed in some occasions. The complete calendar will include the final races of WSK Super Master Series and the WSK Euro Series, WSK Open Cup and WSK Final Cup.   

Cash van Belle IPK Racing Team and his view of the current situiation in karting in Italy

Cash van Belle IPK Racing Team and his view of the current situiation in karting in Italy Read more

Originally from Belgium, Cash van Belle has lived in Italy for fifteen years for professional karting reasons. Throughout his career, he has had the opportunity to look after great drivers such as Bas Lammers, Jérémy Iglesias, Max Verstappen and George Russell. He is currently the team manager of the official racing department of the IPK factory, which runs the Praga Kart and Formula K brands. Here is his view of the situation in Italy in mid-May 2020.

WSK ready to resume, going virtual in the meantime

WSK ready to resume, going virtual in the meantime Read more

WSK Promotion is waiting to resume the on-track activity and launched a collaboration with Tatuus for virtual challenges among karting and formula drivers. The first appointment with the WSK E-Sport Championship will be in Adria with F4 cars and Imola with F3 Regional. This new initiative is due to kick off soon.

The 15th season of WSK Promotion. We now have temporary pause…

The 15th season of WSK Promotion. We now have temporary pause… Read more

So after a spectacular start to this, the 15th season of WSK Promotion, we now have temporary pause… A perfect opportunity then to see why the letters WSK are synonymous with world-class motorsport.
We hope this keeps you inspired as we count down the days until we see you back on track!

WSK Promotion at work for the restart of the sporting season

WSK Promotion at work for the restart of the sporting season Read more

Among the objectives, recovering the postponed races considering also the chance of two events per weekend and sanitary safety through a protocol to allow the restart of WSK Championships.

The two races of WSK Super Master Series scheduled for May have been postponed

The two races of WSK Super Master Series scheduled for May have been postponed Read more

The Covid-19 emergency requires a reschedule of the WSK calendar and the two events originally scheduled for May 3rd in La Conca and May 24th in Sarno have been “frozen” and postponed. The promoter is committed to define a new calendar and to have a regular running of the 2020 WSK Championships.

OMP Racing and WSK Promotion announce their partnership

OMP Racing and WSK Promotion announce their partnership Read more

OMP Racing is pleased to announce a partnership with WSK Promotion, leader in the organization and promotion of major karting and racing events.

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WSK Promotion: Far apart, but united during this dark moment in history, the video Read more

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The new 2020 WSK calendar

The new 2020 WSK calendar Read more

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Following the latest Decree-Law on the Coronavirus, WSK decided to postpone all the scheduled events Read more

WSK Promotion is committed to safeguard the safety of all drivers and staff and, for sporting equity, following the latest limitations imposed by the recent Decree-Law to limit the spread of the Coronavirus, decided to postpone all the forthcoming rounds of WSK Super Master Series (due on March 15th and 22nd) and WSK Euro Series (March 29th).

Free practice of WSK Super Master Series and WSK Euro Series from the Wednesdays in Sarno

Free practice of WSK Super Master Series and WSK Euro Series from the Wednesdays in Sarno Read more

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The third round of WSK Super Master Series in La Conca postponed to March 12-15th 2020 Read more

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All set in La Conca for the third round of WSK Super Master Series on March 8th Read more

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WSK Lonato: convincing results in Mini with 2nd place for Al Dhaheri Read more

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Tony Kart: Second victory at the WSK Super Master Series Read more

In Lonato, Joseph Turney wins ahead of Pedro Hiltbrand in OK. Their two drivers are now first and second in the general rating of the Series.

Birel ART Racing team confirmed its incredible level of performance in the WSK Super Master Series with a victory

Birel ART Racing team confirmed its incredible level of performance in the WSK Super Master Series with a victory Read more

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Great spectacle and new protagonists at the WSK Super Master Series in Lonato Read more

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Livestream: The Second Round of the WSK Super Master Series at South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato

Livestream: The Second Round of the WSK Super Master Series at South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato Read more

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Rotax Max Euro Trophy Open at Genk: Competitive racing and Grand Finals tickets awarded
Bas Kaligis
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Rotax Max Euro Trophy Open at Genk: Competitive racing and Grand Finals tickets awarded

Genk, Belgium – Karting Genk once again lived up to its slogan of being "The Home of Champions" where the winners of the first Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy Open were crowned on the 1,360-metre long track in Belgium from April 19th to 21st, 2019. Almost summerlike conditions made for perfect racing throughout the Easter weekend, welcomed by the 127 drivers from over 20 countries around the world who joined the international competition. The positive interest from afar was not by chance, as the RMC Euro Trophy Open provided an early season way to qualify for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Sarno (ITA) in October this year. The winners of the Junior-, Senior- and DD2-classes could win one of the coveted invitational tickets. The best DD2 Masters driver was rewarded with free entry for the series in the RMC Euro Trophy 2019. So, it was no surprise that the three-day competition was thrilling until the chequered flag!

Juniors: Mike van Vugt prevails

Reigning Euro Trophy Junior Champion Mike van Vugt (JJ Racing) set the tone at the beginning of the weekend. The Dutchman drove the fastest time in qualifying by a time of 55.109 seconds and a lead of almost two-tenths of a second. The youngster repeated this pace in the following two heats, which he won convincingly to start on pole position for the first final on Sunday. Meanwhile, his compatriot Kris Haanen (Bouvin Power) obtained enough points to line up alongside the pole-sitter.

In the first final, the tide turned for Mike van Vugt. In the beginning of the race, the Dutchman dropped back a few positions, putting him in a chaser role. By the end, he made his way up to second place again, but could ultimately not prevent the victory of Kris Haanen. However, the Exprit pilot struck back in the second final. At an early stage, he made it to the front and managed a safe victory over the 13-lap race distance, despite the lasting challenge from Thom Reinaerdt (GKS Lemmens Power) in P2. Mike van Vugt secured both the day's victory and an entry at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2019. Kris Haanen came in second on the podium overall, while Thom Reinaerdt (GKS Lemmens Power) completed the Dutch triple success in Junior MAX.

Seniors: Double victory for Ilian Bruynseels

A very close competition was shown in the big grid of seniors. At the end of the qualifying session, not less than 43 of the 47 drivers were separated by just one second. First and foremost, it was local hero Ilian Bruynseels (Bouvin Power) who set the quickest lap of 53.797 seconds, thus having the best chances for the qualifying heats in the afternoon. And indeed the Belgian seized his advantage by taking both race wins, which boosted him to first place in the rankings.

Even on the final day the local hero was unbeatable. Although he had to fight hard in the finals, he claimed both victories in the end. Behind the winner it was the Swedish racing lady Mathilda Olsson (Strawberry Racing) and the Brit Bradley Barrett (Dan Holland Racing), who took the prizes for best supporting roles in second and third place in both races. This order corresponded to the results of the overall classification, so Bruynseels was awarded with the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals ticket.

DD2: Niklas Graenz dominates Finals

In the gearbox category, Xen de Ruwe (SSC - Sportstil) – one of the most experienced and successful RMC Euro pilots – underlined his skills in qualifying and set the bar for the weekend with a time of 53,530 seconds. But during the heats, his opponents caught up, preventing a walkover of the Belgian driver, who is racing under a Slovenian license. After Xen de Ruwe won the first heat, German Niklas Graenz (42 Competition) won the second race, while Polish driver Piotr Wisnicki (Wyrzykowski Motorsport) was successful in the last heat. However, in the general points ranking, it was Xen de Ruwe still leading. He secured pole position by only one point for the first final on Sunday from Niklas Graenz. Austria’s Daniel Machacek (Daems Racing Team) moved up to third place with consistent top results.

On Sunday, Niklas Gränz had his magic moment. The German was in the best shape and celebrated a controlled double victory in both finals, which he was never in great danger of losing. This gave the reigning German RMC champion the win in the overall classification and the much-sort-after ticket to the Rotax Grand Finals in Italy. Behind the KR-pilot, Daniel Machacek took second place in both races and on the podium. In third, the Finn Ville Viiliaeinen (Pentti Viiliaeinen) made it onto the podium, although he ended on equal points with Xen de Ruwe, but the best result from Final 2 determines the order. 

DD2 Masters: Roberto Pesevski takes the victory

Slawomir Muranski (46 team) lived up to his reputation as the reigning Rotax Euro Trophy champion from the very beginning of the weekend. The Pole set the fastest lap in qualifying and was unbeatable in the heats. With two wins, he defended the first place in the intermediate ranking ahead of the Austrian Roberto Pesevski (KSCA Sodi Austria Team) and the German Michael Becker (RS Competition).

In the first final on Sunday, Slawomir Muranski was in a class of his own. He clearly won the first major race, therefore heading into the decisive second final as the favourite. But, here the Pole had to leave the way to his opponents. He dropped back several positions, watching Roberto Pesevski taking both, the race win and day`s victory. Slawomir Muranski had to be satisfied with second place on the podium. Third place went to the German Sebastian Rumpelhardt (RS Competition) with two solid final results.

After the successful Open event, the European Rotax racing series now looks forward to the first round of the championship which takes place from May 31st to June 2nd, 2019. The Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy will officially kick off its season on the modern Adria Karting Raceway (IT) close to Venice. Throughout the year the year, the series visits the top karting tracks of Kristianstad in Sweden and Wackersdorf in Germany. The grids are already filling and promise a highly competitive season, at the end of which the best-placed drivers will be rewarded by a total of 7 tickets for the RMC Grand Finals.

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