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Tony Kart wins the title of “Champions of the Future” 2022
01 July 2022

On the occasion of the fourth and final round of the Euro Series at the Franciacorta Karting Track, our Tony Kart Racer 401 RR wins its second title of the season thanks to Joseph Turney's first position in the OK category. Luigi Coluccio finishes second in the championship, behind the British driver.

Another title enters the Tony Kart Racing Team's trophy album. After the victorious path in the WSK Super Master Series, also the first place in the championship in the OK category of the Champions of the Future Euro Series - arrived at the Franciacorta Karting Track for the fourth and last appointment of the season - is tinged with our colours. Once again, the absolute protagonist is the Tony Kart Racer 401 RR, at its second international trophy since its debut on the track at the beginning of 2022, paired with the Vortex DST (OK category) and DJT (OKJ) units of the OTK Kart Group engine division.

A championship which has always been run at the top of the overall standing, by Joseph Turney in the OK category. The Briton comes to Italy on the strength of his second place, behind his teammate Luigi Coluccio. The WSK Super Master Series’ champion already finds the right pace during the free practices, where he always run in the first positions, then records the best time in his qualifying group. Even better during the qualifying heats as he gains three victories and two more second places, plus two best laps, to complete his performance. With a second place in the super heats, Turney acquires the necessary scores to jump to the top of the championship and also secure his pole position for the final. Avoiding trouble and collisions, the Englishman reaches the finish line without any particular problems and can celebrate the Champions of the Future Euro Series title.

Unfortunate conclusion, instead, for Coluccio. The Italian does well gaining a series of useful results in the qualifying heats - including a win and a fastest lap - confirming him in the Top 5 for the Sunday's final. However, a collision with another competitor causes his front spoiler to completely detach and thus forcing him to go to the pits and stop. Despite everything, thanks to his run in the previous three rounds, Coluccio becomes vice-champion of the series, behind Turney.

Great jump at the start for Tuukka Taponen, leading until the middle of the race. The reigning OK world champion finishes third, but a 5-second penalty for an incorrectly positioned front spoiler relegates him to sixth place. A real pity, considering his dominance in three out of five free practice sessions on Thursday and his three wins out of five qualifying heats on Friday and Saturday.

James Egozi grows his performance throughout the weekend. The US rookie jumps not less than 17 places between qualifying and eliminatory heats and finishes the final in the Top 15. Significant comeback for Oscar Wurz in the final with 14 positions recovered, fourth best driver classified between the drivers of our Racing Team. Juho Valtanen and Keanu Al Azhari are also at the start of the final, together with Kuba Rajski and Liu Ruiqi, getting familiar with the track in view of the next FIA Karting European Championship appointment.

In OKJ, Jimmy Helias and Jan Przyrowski are at their ease during the final and perform one overtaking after another, so much so that they both gain a total of 9 positions and finish fifth and sixth respectively in the race, won - among other things - by a Tony Kart chassis powered by Vortex. Unfortunately, the Polish driver gets a 5-second penalty for a badly positioned front spoiler and loses the position gained. After much hard work throughout the year, Giacomo Pedrini gains his first access to an international final and completes the 21 laps scheduled.

The bad luck prevents Enzo Tarnvanichkul from qualifying for the final after the super heats, despite his good performance in the eliminatory heats (including a fast lap). Alp Hasan Aksoy and Maria Germano Neto miss the access for the final for a little, while Arthur Dorison already has his mind set on the next seasonal events.

The Tony Kart Racing Team remains at the Franciacorta Karting Track since in two weeks (July 7th-10th) the fourth and final round of the FIA Karting European Championship, reserved for OK and OKJ classes, is scheduled.

Press Release © OTK Kart Group

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