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Vortex is KZ world champion
10 September 2021

The engines of the OTK Kart Group's Engine Division conquer the first and second position in the FIA Karting World Championship for KZ class, in Kristianstad, Sweden. Tony Kart Racing Team driver’s Noah Milell wins ahead of his teammate Lorenzo Camplese. There is also space for the third and last round of the FIA Karting Academy Trophy powered by Vortex.

KZ - The World title for the RTZ and RSZ Vortex engines comes on the Kristianstad circuit, in Sweden. The final of the World Championship is basically a monopoly of Vortex: second on the starting grid, Noah Milell (Tony Kart Racing Team) is perfect since the turning off of the lights and, despite the outside line, he is already leading the race after the first bend. The Swedish driver creates a gap between himself and his pursuers, signs the fastest lap of the race and triumphs under the chequered flag, with a gap of more than five seconds over his teammate Lorenzo Camplese (Tony Kart Racing Team). The Italian driver jumps from third place, gains a position and keeps it until the finish line. The expert Simo Puhakka (Tony Kart Racing Team) makes his way a few positions further back and fights until the end for the fourth place, however he manages to enter the Top 5, which sees three engines out of five signed by Vortex.

KZ2 - Once again, the master class of shifter karts sees a high number of entrants: not less than 91, 10 more than at the last European event in Adria. Samuel Luyet (Tony Kart Racing Team), at the drive of a kart powered by our engine, is one of the favourites for the final victory: in fact, from the third position on the starting grid, the Swiss driver quickly moves up to second place and tries to recover the gap that separates him from the leader of the race; unfortunately, halfway through the race, a technical problem forces Luyet to raise the white flag. Jean Luyet (Tony Kart Racing Team), on the other hand, gains the fourth place and enters the fight for the podium, but has to be content with the final fourth position. With a fast lap in his qualifying heat haul, Markus Kajak performs an excellent climb of 13 positions finishing in the top twenty.

FIA Karting Academy Trophy - The third and last round in Kristianstad closes the journey of the young talents of the FIA one-make championship, reserved to drivers aged between 12 and 14 years old, chosen by the ASNs of their country and coming from all over the world. Once again, the Vortex engines reserved for the Junior class excel in terms of performance and efficiency, throughout the hard-fought weekend. David Walther (Denmark) comes to the top and wins the 21-lap final, but the second place goes to Maciej Gladysz (Poland) who becomes champion ahead of the Danish driver. Leo Robinson (Algeria) completes the podium with the third position.

Press Release © OTK Kart Group

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