The Rise of the KR Drivers Continues, with New Successes
361 drivers took part in the second round of the 2023 WSK Super Master Series in Franciacorta and the KR chassis was best represented in the paddock in terms of statistics. Marked by the performance of the KR Global Motorsport Company group, the meeting ended with magnificent victories for Stepan Antonov in OK-Junior and Bosco Arias Chavari in Mini 60, while young driver Enzo Tarnvanichkul celebrated his debut in OK with a podium! The partnership with the Prema Racing car team is off to an excellent start.
KR takes the lead in the OK-Junior series
Two KR chassis were first to cross the finish line. A penalty deprived the Alonso Kart colours of victory, but Stepan Antonov was there with his KR-IAME to take the top step of the podium. Already the winner of two heats, the young driver made brilliant progress since his start in 11th position. Congratulations to Iacopo Martinese, Stepan Antonov and Oleksandr Bondarev for the remarkable hat-trick in Prefinal B, as well as to Luna Fluxa-Cross for joining the leading group at the end of the Final.
A top three already for the Prema Racing colours
Unbeaten in the European OK Championship since it started, the KR brand remains an undisputed benchmark in this category and several drivers had the opportunity to shine in Franciacorta. The event allowed Prema Racing to inaugurate its new partnership with the Italian factory with a podium, thanks to the performance of Thai driver Enzo Tarnvachnikul. Prema Racing has been training drivers for F1 for many years and has a lot in common with KR Global Motorsport, especially in F2, F3 and F4. Just behind Tarnvanichkul, Joe Turney completed his comeback in 4th position with the fastest lap in the race. The Briton was back from the United States where he won the IAME Winter Series (X30 Senior) title in the DAP colours!
The KR-IAME still as fast in KZ2
Crowned FIA European Karting Champion in 2022, the KR-IAME package supported the young Kean Nakamura Berta and Alex Powell in their discovery of gearbox kart racing. The Japanese and the Jamaican finished 1st and 2nd respectively in last year’s European OK Championship. For his second race in KZ2, Nakamura-Berta showed his incredible competitiveness: 2nd in Timed Qualifying, fastest time in the Final and the absolute record of the event in all categories combined with 45″936.
The next generation has talent!
The KR brand also congratulates all the young drivers who have been at the forefront with its chassis. The Spaniard Bosco Arias Chavari and the Dutchman Dean Hoogendoorn secured a superb double in the Mini category. In the Under 10 category, Belgian Antoine Venant finished 2nd after leading the Final for a long time. The DAP colours remain at the top of the overall ranking