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One more pole position and a double podium for Vortex at the Swedish European Championship
12 June 2022

On the occasion of the third round of the FIA Karting European Championship at Kristianstad (Sweden), double podium for our DJT engine in OKJ class, also gaining the pole position. Positive trend also in OK category, with the DST engine in the lead of the championship.

OKJ – Third consecutive pole position for our DJT engine in the "Junior" category of the single-gear karts on the occasion of the European Championship. Guillaume Bouzar (Koski Motorsport) repeats the achievement of Zuera once more reaching the top of the ranking with the best qualifying times, first in group 3. Jimmy Helias (Tony Kart Racing Team) also excels in his group 1 and gets the third place in the combined ranking of the three sessions, less than 50 thousandths of a second behind Bouzar. The weekend continues with the qualifying heats, where Vortex scores 6 victories (more than 1/3 of the scheduled races) and 5 fastest laps, as well as the two successes in the two super heats of Sunday.
Exactly 33% of the final starting grid is powered by a Vortex DJT engine. Of these, one - Bouzar's - is in pole position, while two others occupy the second row. Jan Przyrowski (Tony Kart Racing Team), Dmitry Matveev (Koski Motorsport) and Bouzar play their cards at best and, after fighting for the victory, finish second, third and fourth respectively, with Enzo Tarnvanichkul (Tony Kart Racing Team) fifth. Unfortunately, two penalties of 4 and 5 seconds set Matveev and Tarnvanichkul back, with the two nevertheless placed in the Top 10 and Bouzar promoted to the lowest step of the podium.
Marcus Saeter (Ward Racing) is also at the starting grid of the final, ahead of Salim Hanna (Ricky Flynn Motorsport), Thomas Strauven (Ricky Flynn Motorsport) and Arthur Dorison (Tony Kart Racing Team), the latter three among the best climbers of the day. The list continues with Maciej Gladysz (Ricky Flynn Motorsport), Kirill Dzitiev (Ward Racing), Leo Nilsson (Ward Racing), Elliot Kaczynski (Ward Racing) and Helias.

OK - Immediately a relevant result for our DST engine in the opening weekend of the master class of the single-gear chassis. Maxim Rehm (Ricky Flynn Motorsport) sets the fastest time in the group 1 of qualifying. Further satisfaction also comes in the qualifying heats, with Rehm scoring a win and a fastest lap, followed in turn by Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team). Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport) also scores a first place, while Caspian Hagman (Ward Racing) signs a best lap.
The decisive final of the weekend sees a grid with exactly 1/3 of the drivers equipped with a Vortex engine. OK World Champion Taponen has a good chance of running for a place on the podium and finishes the race in fourth position, while his teammate Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team) achieves his third consecutive result which allows him to keep the first place in the championship, only one round at the end of the championship. Positive Top 10 finish also for Juho Valtanen (Tony Kart Racing Team).
David Walther (Koski Motorsport) is the fourth best Vortex engine classified in the final, ahead of Caspian, Oscar Pedersen (Ward Racing), James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team), Ean Eyckmans (EGP Racing Team), Hugo Holm (Ward Racing), Maksimilian Popov (Ward Racing), Slater, Dion Gowda (Ricky Flynn Motorsport) and Rehm.

Press Release © OTK Kart Group

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