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Vortex makes history in 2020
30 December 2020

Vortex closes an unforgettable 2020 competitive season, studded with an incredible series of successes (not only within the sporting scene) in all categories, the result of the non-stop research and development that has always characterized the guideline of the Italian factory, right at its 25th year of activity.

It all begins at the start of the international competitive season, with the WSK Promotion series. The WSK Super Master Series is immediately marked with the Vortex colors, thanks to 6 first places, in 4 rounds, performed by Pedro Hiltbrand, Joseph Turney, Simo Puhakka (all Tony Kart Racing Team) and Nikita Bedrin (Ward Racing) besides 3 other important positions on the podium. And this is how Vortex wins the first two titles of the season, those of the WSK Super Master Series in KZ2 (Puhakka) and OK (Bedrin), as well as the second place in OKJ with Karol Pasiewicz (Tony Kart Racing Team). The championship changes, because in July after the general lockdown period all over the world the Vortex WSK Euro Series begins, but the result is the same: OKJ victory with Alfio Spina (Tony Kart Racing Team) and third place in the OK class with Joe Turney (Tony Kart Racing Team), as well as 7 podiums, including 2 first places, in three rounds. The Vortex blue is also staining the end of the season of WSK, with the Open Cup where the Italian factory climbs up onto the first steps of the podium in both rounds with 4 positions including a first place.

However, Vortex is living the most unforgettable weekend which makes history of karting thanks to the great success gained at the FIA World Karting Championship. On the Portimao circuit, where the OK and OKJ direct-drive categories race, Vortex triumphs with an excellent triple win in the senior category signed by Callum Bradshaw, Joe Turney and Pedro Hiltbrand (all Tony Kart Racing Team). Moreover, in the Junior category Vortex is the author of a double win with the Englishman Freddie Slater (Ricky Flynn Motorsport) followed by Tuukka Taponen (Tony Kart Racing Team).

The successes obtained at the FIA Karting European Championship, in all classes, complete a top competitive season: 6 podiums won in 7 rounds, with Turney, Taponen and Puhakka conquering the bronze medal in the OK, OKJ and KZ categories, respectively.

But the commitment of Vortex, as always, has not been only on a technical and competitive level. His role as promoter of the ROK Superfinal, indeed, this year has been even more important than usual. With a considerable logistical effort, and against all forecasts, Vortex managed to reorganize an international event in a record time. The sudden impracticability of South Garda Karting, on the eve of the event, represented a huge challenge for the staff of the brand by OTK Kart Group who, however, managed to successfully start the Superfinal which took place on the newly born circuit Franciacorta Karting Track with more than 280 drivers. Such result has been repeated overseas too, where the US division of Vortex was able to organize and manage the classic end-of-season race for the drivers of America, the ROK the Rio, in Las Vegas.

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