In the third and final round at the Naples International Circuit, Harley Keeble takes the Vortex DJT to the championship’s victory in the OKJ class, while Joseph Turney places the Vortex DST on the third step of the podium in the OK final.
OKJ - Vortex conquers the "Junior" class title on the track of Sarno with the DJT engine, a goal achieved thanks to the three consecutive useful championship results of Harley Keeble (Tony Kart Racing Team), who arrived in the final stage at the top of the ranking. During the final, the British driver manages at best his scoring advantage in the ranking over his direct rivals and finishes the race in fourth position, which results in a ninth place due to a 5-second penalty for the front fairing incorrect position. However, Keeble can still celebrate the first place in the championship thanks also to the work of the OTK Kart Group's "engine division". James Egozi (Tony Kart Racing Team) is the best of the Vortex-powered drivers in the standings, fourth after inheriting the position from his teammate Keeble. The American driver is also the second fastest driver in the Friday's qualifying, behind only another Vortex-powered driver, David Walther (Koski Motorsport), who gains the pole position with a timing of 55.271. Besides Egozi and Keeble, four other Vortex-powered drivers reach the Top 10: Maxens Verbrugge (Ricky Flynn Motorsport) climbs up 11 positions from the starting grid and reaches sixth place, ahead of Alexander Gubenko (Tony Kart Racing Team), seventh with +6 positions, Maksimilian Popov (Ward Racing), eighth with +12 positions, and Konstantin Krapin (Ward Racing), tenth with +11 positions. Ean Eyckmans (Kosmic Racing Department) and Oscar Wurz (Exprit Racing Team) are both among the best 15 drivers of the final, also attended by Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport), author of a fantastic recovery thwarted by a penalty for the incorrect position of the front fairing, Walther, Maxim Rehm (Ricky Flynn Motorsport) and Dion Gowda (Ricky Flynn Motorsport).
OK - Vortex's DST engine gains a podium in the master class of single-speed karts. Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team) makes his way through the 17-lap final and recovers a total of 6 positions. The British driver then signs a brilliant third place, while his teammate Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team) collects a fourth place in the qualifying, two second places, as well as a fast lap in the eliminatory heats and a Top 5 in the final. Other 7 Vortex engines reach the last and decisive race of the weekend: they are those of Artem Severiukhin (Ward Racing), seventh, and Luigi Coluccio (Kosmic Racing Department), eighth, followed by Eemeli Koivisto (Koski Motorsport); Rintaro Sato (Ricky Flynn Motorsport); Caspian Hagman (Ward Racing). Andrey Zhivnov (Ward Racing) and Victoria Blokhina (Ward Racing) retired.
KZ2 - In the gearbox class with the Vortex RTZ and RSZ engines, Simo Puhakka (Tony Kart Racing Team) is the fastest driver. The Finnish driver collects three third places in the qualifying heats and enters the Top 5 in the Sunday's final. Josef Knopp (Tony Kart Racing Team) unfortunately does not cross the finish line of the race.
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