Our Racing Team closes the first appointment of the WSK Euro Series in Sarno with the podium of Tuukka Taponen in OKJ and an excellent general performance.
The Tony Kart Racing Team draws a positive balance back from the first round of the WSK Euro Series. Despite the heat characterizing the weekend on the Circuito Internazionale Napoli, the results collected bring us another podium besides a series of good performances carried out by the Tony Kart – Vortex material. Just a few unlucky occasions prevent us from gathering other results that fully reflect our competitiveness in all four categories.
The podium of Tuukka Taponen, third in the OKJ category, crowns a top weekend for the Finn. With his Tony Kart Racer 401 R powered by Vortex, Taponen is also able to cross the finish line 4 times in Prefinal and Qualifying Heats, proving that he has found a total feeling in a very short time with our package.
As for the other drivers of our team in the same category, Aiden Neate and Karol Pasiewicz are the authors of an unsteady weekend, with the Pole able to even recover 15 positions. In the decisive race, Maxim Rehm manages to overtake 11 opponents while Harley Keeble unfortunately is out of game due to a penalty in Prefinal.
In KZ2 we come back home with another excellent performance by Simo Puhakka, fourth in the final, where he is unfortunately affected by the start from the dirty side of the track. Over the weekend, the Finn takes the lead in the ranking drawn up at the end of the heats, after winning one heat and finishing second in another. Bitter final, however, for Alessio Piccini, forced to withdraw while he is recovering.
Joseph Turney proves to be once again one of the drivers to beat in OK. The Englishman is among the protagonists in the Qualifying Heats, with one victory and two second places. His performances are very good in Prefinal too, where he fights for top positions all race long but in the end, an unintentional contact forces him to give up the race. Lorenzo Travisanutto, improving during the whole weekend until getting the top-ten in Prefinal, cannot play all his cards in the decisive race due to a withdraw.
Very positive weekend for the MINI, where James Egozi manages to bring his 2020 Rookie to pole position and obtains a victory in the Qualifying Heats. Jimmy Helias gains a third place in Prefinal after recovering several positions in the heats as well as Jules Caranta, constantly in top ten. Finally, after an unlucky Prefinal, Andres Cardenas improves his starting position in the final, where the best of ours is Kai Sorensen, finishing tenth
With the next round of the Euro Series scheduled in September, the Tony Kart Racing Team is now leaving for Spain, where this weekend will be back on track in the OK and OKJ categories for the first appointment of the Champions Of The Future taking place on the Circuito Internacional de Zuera.