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Vortex comes out on top in OK and OKJ at the World Championship
Giovanni Mele
13 November 2020

In Portimao, the victory goes to Callum Bradshaw in OK and to Freddie Slater in OKJ, with OTK Kart Group engine division gaining 5 positions on the podium.

OKJ: Vortex obtains the first title of the world championship weekend taking place at the Kartodromo Internacional do Algarve thanks to Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport), winner with a recovery at the last bend of a very hard-fought Final raced under the rain. Behind the English driver, who during the heats gains two second places too, Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team) recovers seven positions and brings the DJT engines onto the second step of the category podium too.
Always with VortexMaceo Capietto (Kosmic Kart Racing Department), winner of one heat, ends sixth, while his teammate Ean Eyckmans closes the top ten. The Belgian is also the best of the drivers equipped with Vortex in qualifying with the fourth position overall and scoring a victory in the Heats. Alexander Gubenko (Kosmic Kart Racing Department), author of a best lap, and Aiden Neate (Tony Kart Racing Team) also stand out in the decisive race, recovering 18 and 19 positions, respectively. The other best laps bear the signature of Rintaro Sato (Ricky Flynn Motorsport), winner of one heat as well, August Therbo (Ward Racing), Bruno Del Pino (Tony Kart Racing Team) and Kirill Kutskov (Ward Racing). Finally, for Vortex, great satisfaction for being the most present brand on the grid: 36 DJTs out of 89 registered drivers.

OK: Vortex is successful in the FIA Karting World Championship also among the Seniors, a category in which the DST engines monopolize the podium of the final. It is the Englishman Callum Bradshaw (Tony Kart Racing Team) who crosses the finish line first and wins the second world title after a wonderful race, where he leaves no chance to his opponents and where he also centres the best lap after the one recorded in the heats. With the help of Vortex, Bradshaw achieves also the third position in qualifying and ends second in the ranking drawn up at the end of the Qualifying Heats. The second final place of Joseph Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team), recovering from the eighth position and author of a best lap too, and the third position of Pedro Hiltbrand (Tony Kart Racing Team) confirm the ease of use of DST engines even in extreme wet conditions such as those met in Portimao. During the Qualifying Heats, two victories arrive also from Hiltbrand and Markus Kajak (Ward Racing), the latter unfortunately pushed off the track in the final while he was close to the podium. For Vortex there is also room for two other best laps, this time on dry track, bearing the signature of Nikita Bedrin (Ward Racing).

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