Vortex Closes The European Championship With a Victory
On the occasion of the last round of the FIA Karting European Championship
in Cremona for the OK-OKJ categories, the VTS engine wins the final in the
‘Senior’ class with Luigi Coluccio (Tony Kart Racing Team).
OK – After the pole position and the podium recorded on the occasion of the
last Champions of the Future Euro Series competition, our VTS engine imposes
itself in the fourth round of the European championship. Already in the
qualifying heats we see Vortex at the top of the ranking thanks to the
second best time of Luigi Coluccio (Tony Kart Racing Team), in Group 2. The
Italian driver is also protagonist in the following qualifying heats, where
he gains two victories, joined by David Walther (Koski Motorsport), with a
Also in the final, Coluccio is among the top drivers in the “Senior”
category. The Tony Kart Racing Team’s driver gains the second place in the
first lap already, after which he is able to take advantage of the “slow”
phase – imposed by the race direction due to an accident – to consolidate
his position. At the restart, Coluccio wastes no time and takes the lead of
the race, not to let go until the chequered flag. A clear victory, that of
Coluccio, who enhances the skills of the Vortex VTS engine, perfectly at
ease on the selective Cremona track.
Walther, on his part, gains six positions in the standings and crosses the
finishing line in the seventh place. Despite a 5-second penalty for an
incorrectly positioned front fairing, the Danish driver still remains in the
Top 10. Jan Przyrowski (Tony Kart Racing Team) performs a formidable
comeback of not less than 21 positions from the start, but the Polish driver
also suffers a 5-second penalty for the same reason as Walther’s. Roland
Kuklane (Ward Racing), Sebastiano Pavan (Tony Kart Racing Team) and
Aleksandar Bogunovic (Tony Kart Racing Team) also take part in the race.
The final championship balance sees a total of 5 victories, 12 podiums and a
fastest lap in the qualifying heats, 2 Top 3 results and a “best lap” in the
super heats, and finally a success and 2 podiums in the final.
OKJ – The VTJ engine shows off in Friday morning’s free practices with the
fourth best time set by Maria Germano Neto (Tony Kart Racing Team) in the
second groups, while in the qualifying heats it obtains a third place as
best result thanks to Scott Kin Lindblom (Tony Kart Racing Team).
Just the Swedish driver performs a remarkable comeback of 12 positions in
the Sunday afternoon’s final, a performance that earns him a place in the
Top 10. Oliver Kinnmark (Koski Motorsport) also climbs up the ranking by 12
positions and finishes close to the top 10. Joel Pohjola (Ward Racing),
Elliot Kaczynski (Ward Racing), Davide Bottaro (Tony Kart Racing Team) and
Neto are also at the starting grid. The excellent comebacks of several of
our drivers highlight the performance level guaranteed by the VTJ engine and
partly soften the disappointment at not having collected (due to collisions
and unfortunate race events) a top result within the reach of Vortex.
During the course of the championship, Vortex achieves 5 victories, 15
podiums and a fastest lap in the qualifying heats, plus a further Top 3
position in the super heats.