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Vortex: pole position and third place on the occasion of the “COTF” in Kristianstad
30 May 2022

At the third round of the Champions of the Future Euro Series, Sweden, Luigi Coluccio achieves a podium and a first place in the championship, in the OK category with our DST engine. Pole position and positive results in OKJ too with the DST unit.

OK – The weekend of our DST engine in the master class of single-gear chassis opens with a very fast Luigi Coluccio (Tony Kart Racing Team) in qualifying, second in group 2, just three thousandths behind the author of the pole position, and with the second best time in all the groups. Coluccio continues his race with two victories and two fastest laps during the qualifying heats made unpredictable by the rain, results that earn him the provisional lead in the general ranking. The Italian's successes are followed by a win and a fastest lap of Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport) and a first place of Ean Eyckmans (EGP Racing Team).
The final starts with almost a third of the line-up powered by Vortex. A sudden rainstorm before the start forces the attendants into a wet and extremely complicated race. In this situation Coluccio makes no mistakes and takes home a precious third place for the championship: the Italian jumps to the top of the standings. Juho Valtanen (Tony Kart Racing Team) also performs well, at ease in the rain and fourth on the finish line, as did Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team), able to recover 18 positions from the starting grid. On track for the final we also find Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team), Eyckmans, Slater, Dion Gowda (Ricky Flynn Motorsport), Maksimilian Popov (Ward Racing), David Walther (Koski Motorsport) and Oscar Pedersen (Ward Racing).

OKJ - Another pole position for our DJT engine in the "Junior" category of the single-gear karts. Dmitry Matveev (Koski Motorsport), after his victory in the previous round of Zuera, sets the best lap of 51.782 in Friday's qualifying. The driver of Koski Motorsport continues with noteworthy results also in the qualifying heats, scoring a total of three victories, including the A-F heat, which sees a Vortex hat-trick with the second place (with fastest lap) of Leo Nilsson (Ward Racing) and the third of Enzo Tarnvanichkul (Tony Kart Racing Team). Jan Przyrowski (Tony Kart Racing Team) also signs a victory in the eliminatory heats.
The final, with 40% of the starting grid powered by Vortex, starts on a completely dry track, but a heavy rain puts all the drivers in extreme difficulty. The race management is forced to wave the red flag and puts an end to hostilities on the track in advance. In this situation Guillaume Bouzar (Koski Motorsport) hits the Top 5, with Matveev just a little behind the Luxembourgian driver.
Remarkable comeback of 18 positions for Jimmy Helias (Tony Kart Racing Team), who finishes ahead of Nilsson, Alfie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport) and Maciej Gladysz (Ricky Flynn Motorsport), the latter winner of Super Heat 1. Unlucky Enzo Tarnvanichkul (Tony Kart Racing Team), on the virtual podium for most of the race before the rain arrives. At the start of the final also Thomas Strauven (Ricky Flynn Motorsport), Kirill Dzitiev (Ward Racing), Salim Hanna (Ricky Flynn Motorsport), Marcel Kasprzycki (Ward Racing), Marcus Saeter (Ward Racing), Elliot Kaczynski (Ward Racing) and Przyrowski.

Press Release © OTK Kart Group

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