With seven international titles – including two world titles – in its trophy case, Vortex commemorates an outstanding racing season from all points of view.
Vortex celebrates an unforgettable 2021 for the international competitions. In the racing season that has just finished, the engines of the Italian factory, 100% Made in OTK, have achieved a double success in the FIA Karting World Championship, thus confirming their supremacy in the OK class (after the triple win in the 2020 edition) and adding a historic success in KZ, the highest expression of the shifter karts.
Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing) and Noah Milell (Tony Kart Racing) made their World triumph even more unique with the fastest laps of their respective finals. Prestigious performances in the two most important events of the year, confirming the power of the Vortex engines to perform at their best in every situation, regardless of the type of track.
Vortex R&D department, the “Engine division” of OTK Kart Group, has always been working to further refine the performance of its engine range. And many have been the successes gained, balanced between the many championships held in several stages and single-round events. In addition to the world championships already mentioned, the trophy case has been enriched by the OKJ title, first in the season, of Harley Keeble (Tony Kart Racing Team) in the WSK Euro Series, thanks to a perfect performance in the championship, added to the third place of Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport) in the final ranking, dominator of the second round in Adria. The same Slater has been one of the major protagonists of the international karting season, with the win of the FIA Karting European Championship and of the Champions of the Future.
Finally, James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team), beginner in the “Junior” class, conquered the WSK Open Cup, emulated by his teammate Taponen in OK category.
Making the year 2021 even more special were also the results of other drivers, confirming the great reliability and efficiency of the engines signed by Vortex. Lorenzo Camplese (Tony Kart Racing Team) enriches the success in the KZ world championship with a precious second place, while Simo Puhakka (Tony Kart Racing Team) completes the work with a fifth place: in total, 3 engines in the first 5 positions are branded by OTK Kart Group. However, the double win in KZ is not an isolated case, as Luigi Coluccio (Kosmic Racing Department) is vice-World Champion in OK category, second place behind the winner Taponen.
Last but not least was the Vortex engagement as promoter of the ROK Cup Superfinal, considered as the “world competition” of the various ROK Cup single-branded championships all over the world. In addition to this, there is the historic Vortex technical support activity to the FIA Academy Trophy project, expression of Vortex’s desire to contribute to the promotion of karting all over the world.
With the curtain down on the 2021 racing season, Vortex is already working for the opening of the 2022 season, at the end of January.
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