Tony Kart is WSK Super Cup Champion by Mini
Victory in the MINI Gr.3 U10 category at Muro Leccese with Sebastian
Eskandari-Marandi, Australian driver of our Racing Team, ahead of a second
Tony Kart Rookie.
The trophy wall of our Tony Kart Racing Team is further enriched in this
2023. After the WSK Super Master Series won in the OK category, the second
seasonal title has been gained on the occasion of the WSK Super Cup by MINI,
run at the La Conca International Circuit (Italy). Heart of this result is
our Rookie model, powered by the VTM engine of Vortex, the “engine division”
of OTK Kart Group.
In the MINI Gr.3 U10, a starring weekend for our Sebastian
Eskandari-Marandi, at the top of the ranking right from qualifying heats
with fifth place overall and then leader at the end of the heats, in which
he set a win, two podiums and three fastest laps out of a total of three
races. The very young driver of our Racing Team shows off his supremacy in
the A pre-final, running in the lead from the switching off of the traffic
lights up to the chequered flag, and also in the decisive final on Saturday
afternoon: thanks to a perfect start from the pole position,
Eskandari-Marandi leads the early stages of the race, always fighting for
the first place and obtaining the final victory, ahead of another Tony Kart
Rookie chassis. A result that rewards the hard work and the excellent start
of the season of the Australian driver working with our team.
Debut with our official colours for Oliver Sini, soon fast and with a third
place gained as best placing in the qualifying heats. The Indonesian driver
ends the event with a comeback of 8 positions and a solid Top 10 result in
the final. Second competition with the Racing Team, on the other hand, for
Achille Rea, able to get the fourth position in his qualifying group and to
obtain not less than three times a top 10 placement in the qualifying heats
as well as a positive sixth place in the A pre-final; however, in the final,
a penalty of 5 seconds for the front spoiler in the wrong position prevents
the Italian driver to close in the top positions.
In the MINI Gr.3, it is once again Ilian Tristan-Crisan to show off on
track. Fourth in his group during the qualifyings, the Canadian driver
distinguishes himself in the eliminatory heats for his constancy in terms of
results and runs strongly in the A Prefinal of Saturday morning with a
second place, while in the following final he is the author of a tough race
allowing him to rank among the top ten drivers of the weekend. Bruno Blanco
also performs well, the fastest in Saturday’s warm-up, seventh in the B
Prefinal and in the fight up to the last metre of the final for a place in
the Top 15.
The drivers in the two MINI categories are on stage again this weekend (June
15th – 18th) for the second round of the Italian ACI Karting Championship,
still at the International La Conca Circuit. Simultaneously, the OK and OKJ
categories are also on track again at Rødby (Denmark) for the third round of
the FIA Karting European Championship.