Winning two world championships and two European championships in the OK class in the first two years of its approval (2018, 2019) is a business reference that leaves no room for doubt about the quality of a chassis. It was the KR2 kart that did this, the result of the new Kart Republic project launched in 2018 by Dino Chiesa, one of the most successful karting team managers, Italian technicians and talent scouts. In the same year he won the FIA Karting World Championship at Kristianstad, the KR2 did the encore in 2019 in Alahärma, always with the Italian driver Lorenzo Travisanutto at the wheel. Without doubt, the secrets of this winning project are worth analysing.
The first aspect that can be noticed by looking at the KR2 kart is undoubtedly its look, characterised by its Eurostar Dynamica fairings (Parolin Racing Kart accessory department) developed in a wind tunnel. In particular, the front fairing has an original design which improves the impact of the air against the driver, avoiding the turbulence that is created in near the helmet, shoulders, legs and body. In regard to the front spoiler, the Parolin Racing Kart study focused on channelling the air into two main flows: one that cools the radiator and braking system, and the other that impacts against the engine. Another characteristic that has led KR to choose the Dynamica fairing kit is its low weight, a factor that repeats itself in all the accessories of Dino Chiesa’s chassis.