Competitiveness in Zuera for Tony Kart
The results of the first appointment of the Champions Of The Future are not reflecting the potential of the Racing Team, back from a weekend affected by the events, but where the OTK material is still on the OK podium.
With the first round of the Champions of The Future, the third race weekend in a row is ending for our Racing Team, present on the Circuito Internacional de Zuera in the OK and OKJ categories. Despite the non-stop high temperatures throughout the whole event and the fierce fights characterizing the action on the track, the Tony Kart 401R – Vortex duo confirmed the usual performances and allowed our drivers to reverse the situation in the final stages of a weekend marked by a few race circumstances that not always allowed us to collect what we deserved.
The level of competitiveness of the OKJ drivers did not certainly disappoint us after the excellent performances in the last race meetings. Our Juniors immediately entered the race on the right foot starting from qualifying when Bruno Del Pino reached the second position in his group thanks to a good performance that allowed him to get two second positions in the Qualifying Heats. Great recovery then in both decisive races on Sunday. Tuukka Taponen did the same, winner of a heat and author of a best lap, but also victim of several withdrawals, including one in Prefinal, which forced him to start from the backlines in the final, where he then recovered 10 positions. Aiden Neate, after being the best of ours at the end of the heats, became the protagonist of a 9-position recovery in Prefinal while in Final Karol Pasiewicz managed to settle an unlucky weekend by crossing the finish line in tenth position after starting from the 26th box. Unfortunately, Harley Keeble was in the list of the drivers who drop out both in Prefinal and Final.
Great performance for the OK category where Joseph Turney and Lorenzo Travisanutto were keeping our colours high. The Englishman is fourth at the starting grid of the Final, after being able to make his way until the second position in Prefinal and make the most of his Tony Kart to overtake 15 opponents, reaching the sixth place overall at the end of the heats.
Travisanutto immediately centred a good qualifying on Friday and firmly stayed in the top-ten in all Qualifying Heats. The Italian gained another position in Prefinal and ended the decisive race in top-ten, brilliantly regaining ground after going off the track during the fight for top position. In the Senior category, finally, Tony Kart is on the podium also with Nikita Bedrin of Ward Racing team, closing the race ahead of Turney in third position.
After the first round of the Champions Of The Future, the Tony Kart Racing Team is now taking a week break before getting on track, always on the Circuito Internacional de Zuera, for the first appointment of the OK and OK Junior FIA Karting European Championship.