- The final competition of the European Championship in KF3 category is taking place at the English PF International Circuit.
- Our official drivers wish to recover after the unlucky competition in Wackersdorf
- Ryota Kiyohara, Rok Talent Award's winner, will be again a protagonist on the track thanks to the great Vortex project
- Tony Kart material is once more confirmed to be the most preferred by drivers and teams, both in KF2 and KF3 categories
- CIK-FIA even will be updated on the official CIK-FIA website
The second and final round of the European Championship for KF2 and KF3 categories will be run at the original English PF International Circuit (www.tvkc.co.uk/cik). The competition comes after a hard test session that took place on last week (11th and 12th).
Our drivers performed well and soon learnt the new circuit, finding out very good set-up for our Racer EVRR-Vortex chassis.
The PF British circuit is 1,382 meters long and it has been recently extended and provided with an asphalt crossing junction with an overpass making it a really particular circuit.
The track is located in the Lincolnshire region, far more than 100 kilometres north from London and due to its latitute, too, in all likelihood weather conditions may be featured by rainfalls.
Our lineup will see ten drivers at the track, all from KF2 category. Particularly, the CIK World Championship's leader Flavio Camponeschi (n°54), Andy Chang Wing Chung (n°75), Damiano Fioravanti (n°85), Carlos Gil Contreras (n°91), Takashi Kasai (n°111), Ryota Kiyohara (n°112), Kang Ling (n°120), the home driver Samuel Mac Leod (n°122), Federico Panetta (n°135), Philo Paz Patric Armand (135), Teemu Markus Petjoi (n°139).
Right on the occasion of the latest test session, held on last week, our driver Ryota Kiyohara has been one of the fastest drivers. Kiyohara is the winner of the Rok Talent Award, the project which awarded the two best young Rok Cup 2011 drivers, giving them the opportunity to run with one of the official Vortex teams. And this is why the Japanese Kiyohara, thanks to his talent and the great opportunity he was given by the Rok Cup, can now compete at international level amongst the “big” drivers of the karting world.
It is important to remind that the two Rok Talent Award's winners are given the European Championship and the CIK World Cup for free by Vortex.
The other Rok Talent 2011 winner is the young Italian Giuseppe Gaglianò, lined up in KF3 category with the Kosmic Kart Racing Department-Vortex.
Furthermore, statistics of the entry-list give us once more interesting data concerning our brand, with more than 30% of drivers running in KF2 category with a Tony Kart chassis. Moreover if we take into consideration the other brands of ours, we take more than 40%.
These figures tell us that we are the leaders in the cadet class too, KF3, even though our colours got a true success through our partner teams and not officially with the Tony Kart Racing Team.
In the European general ranking our drivers are not in the top list because of some accidents occurred on the occasion of the competition held in Wackersdorf. So the British event will be the right opportunity our drivers have to recover and climb the final ranking.
To follow the European event link at: http://www.cikfia.com/competitions/cik-calendar/2012/pf-intl/kf2/championship-standings.html