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Podiums and excellent performances at the Wsk Open Cup
Giovanni Mele
31 October 2019

OK. On the occasion of the first round of the WSK Open Cup in Lonato, Vortex once again are fast and reliable in the OK category, as proved by the podiums of Kirill Smal (Ward Racing) and Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team).
With 21 DST engines in a line up amounting to 50 registered drivers, the engines by OTK Kart Group make the difference starting from the Qualifying Practices in which they conquer 8 places in top ten. Besides the three fastest drivers, in this order the pole-sitter Kirill Smal, Joseph Turney and the novice Kajus Siksnelis (Ward Racing), in top-ten we also find Norton Andreasson, Noah Degnbol (Ward Racing) Pedro Hiltbrand (Tony Kart Racing Team) Luca Griggs and Mikkel Hojgaard(both Kartshop Ampfing).
The weekend goes on with a series of great results for the drivers powered by Vortex: two victories in the heats for Turney, one victory, two second places and a best lap for Smal and a first place for Noah Degnbol, constantly in top ten.
Among the best, also Pedro Hiltbrand, with a second, a third and a fourth place; same results for Luca Griggs. Still in the heats, Vortex engines are also supporting Kajus Siksnelis and Thomas Ten Brinke (Ricky Flynn Motorsport) extremely well in their debut in the category. Ten Brinke, especially, centers two best laps. Siksnelis, instead, centers the topten in prefinal.
The excellent performance of the Vortex engines continues also during the last day, when, in the decisive race, Kirill Smal confirms his second place obtained in prefinal. Joseph Turney gets a third place after winning his prefinal centering the best lapPedro Hiltbrand and Luca Griggs end third in prefinal B and prefinal A respectively, followed by Noah Degnbol. In top ten also Andreasson and Danny Carenini (Autoeruropeo Motorsport), for a total of 7 Vortex engines present in top ten.

OKJ. With the DJT engine, Vortex proves to be extremely competitive in OKJ too. At the end of the Final, the best driver supported by our engine is Diego Contecha (Lennox Racing Team), ending second and repeating the result of the prefinal after a perfect weekend, with three third places in the heats and two best laps.
Great performances also for Nikita Bedrin (Tony Kart Racing Team), unlucky in loosing the podium after the finish line due to a penalty, but the real protagonist in the heats with three victories, a second place and a best lap, followed by another victory in prefinal B. Prefinal A is won by the driver ending third in the Qualifying: Artem Severiukhin (Ward Racing), also penalized in the decisive race, but winner of a heat and author of two second places and a best lap. Still in prefinal A, William Siverholm(Ward Racing) and Karol Pasiewicz (Kosmic Kart Racing Department) recover eight positions each, with the Pole author of the best lap. Good performance in the heats, finally, for Kacper Sztuka (Speedkart) and Alexander Gubenko (Kosmic Kart Racing Department) three times in top ten and sixth in prefinal.

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