23-01-2019

The drivers and races for the Tony Kart Racing Team 2019 season

We are ready to get back in action in the most competitive karting series (FIA Karting & WSK) for 2019 season, with sixteen drivers line-up among Mini, OKJ, OK and KZ categories.

A season that as usual, is composed by WSK and FIA Karting competitions, which we will be represented by sixteen drivers. Some of them are a newcomers in Tony Kart’s family while others are popular faces for our team in this world.
In the shifting gears category, KZ, the team will be led again by the three-times world champion, Marco Ardigò. Two more Italians Matteo Viganò and Alessio Piccini will also race in KZ, together with experimented Finn driver Simo Puhakka who completes the team.
In the OK category, Colombian Sebastian Montoya, son of former Monaco and Indy 500 race winner, Juan Pablo Montoya, continues in the team but this time in a higher class. At his side, Rasmus Joutsimies, Sami Meguetounif, Li Mingyang and Matheus Morgatto complete the team.

In the OKJ category, we find Russian Nikita Bedrin and Spanish Josep Maria Martí who both continue for his second straight year in Junior class.
As for the youngest category, the drivers who will compete in Mini are French’s Jules Caranta and Jimmy Helias, together with Cui Yuanpu, American James Egozi and William MacIntyre from United Kingdom.
This season like the previous years, Tony Kart and Ferrari Driver Academy will keep their partnership, with the aim to select new talents for a higher motorsport categories.
Regarding which chassis are the one that will race, in OKJ, OK and KZ/KZ2 categories there is no doubt that our drivers will have at their disposition the Racer 401 R chassis. Meanwhile in Mini class, the chassis available will be the Rookie EV. All of them, powered by Vortex.

2019 Drivers:

Marco Ardigò (ITA) – KZ Category
Matteo Viganò (ITA) – KZ Category
Simo Puhakka (FIN) – KZ Category
Alessio Piccini (ITA) – KZ Category
Sebastian Montoya (COL) – OK Category
Sami Meguetounif (FRA) – OK Category
Rasmus Joutsimies (FIN) – OK Category
Li Mingyang (CHN) – OK Category
Matheus Morgatto (BRA) – OK Category
Nikita Bedrin (RUS) – OKJ Category
Josep Maria Martí (SPA) – OKJ Category
Yuanpu Cui (CHN) – Mini Category
Jimmy Elias (FRA) – Mini Category
Jules Caranta (FRA) – Mini Category
William MacIntyre (GBR) – Mini Category
James Egozi (USA) – Mini Category

FIA Karting Race Calendar:

April 21, 2019 Angerville (FRA)
FIA Karting European Championship, 1st Round
FIA Karting European Junior Championship, 1st Round

May 5, 2019 Wackersdorf (DEU)
FIA Karting European KZ Championship, 1st Round
FIA Karting European KZ2 Championship, 1st Round
FIA Karting Academy Trophy, 1st Round

May 19, 2019 Genk (BEL)
FIA Karting European Championship, 2nd Round
FIA Karting European Junior Championship, 2nd Round

June 2, 2019 Kristianstad (SWE)
FIA Karting European Championship, 3rd Round
FIA Karting European Junior Championship, 3rd Round

June 16, 2019 Sarno (ITA)
FIA Karting European KZ Championship, 2nd Round
FIA Karting European KZ2 Championship, 2nd Round
FIA Karting Academy Trophy, 2nd Round

July 21, 2019 Le Mans (FRA)
FIA Karting European Championship, 4th Round
FIA Karting European Junior Championship, 4th Round

September 8, 2019 Alahärmä (FIN)
FIA Karting World Championship
FIA Karting World Junior Championship

September 22, 2019 Lonato (ITA)
FIA Karting World KZ Championship
FIA Karting International Super Cup for KZ2
FIA Karting Academy Trophy, 3rd round

WSK Race Calendar:

WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES
1st Rd – February 3rd, 2019 (Italy) Adria (60 Mini – OKJ – OK)
2nd Rd – February 24th, 2019 (Italy) Lonato (60 Mini – OKJ – OK- KZ2)
3rd Rd – March 10th, 2019 (Italy) La Conca (60 Mini – OKJ – OK)
4th Rd – March 24th, 2019 (Italy) Sarno (60 Mini – OKJ – OK- KZ2)

WSK EURO SERIES
1st Rd – March 31st, 2019 (Italy) Sarno (60 Mini – OKJ – OK- KZ2)
2nd Rd – April 28th, 2019 (Italy) Angerville (60 Mini – OKJ – OK)
3rd Rd – June 23rd, 2019 (Italy) Lonato (60 Mini – OKJ – OK- KZ2)
4th Rd – June 30th, 2019 (Italy) Adria (60 Mini – OKJ – OK)

WSK OPEN CUP
1st Rd – October 27th, 2019 (Italy) Lonato (60 Mini – OKJ – OK- KZ2)
2nd Rd – November 10th, 2019 (Italy) Castelletto (60 Mini – OKJ – OK)

WSK FINAL CUP
November 17th, 2019 Adria (Italy) (60 Mini – OKJ – OK – KZ2)