DOUBLE PODIUM IN OK AND OKJ AT THE WSK EURO SERIES
The drivers equipped by Tony Kart are among the fastest drivers running the night race in Adria: Bedrin closes the championship third in the OKJ class, Beganovic is second in OK and Italian Champion.
Tony Kart is once again the protagonist during the fourth stage of the WSK Euro Series, ended Saturday evening at the Adria Karting Raceway and awarding the 60 Mini, OKJ and OK titles. Despite the unlucky final, Nikita Bedrin confirms his third place in the OKJ championship and Dino Beganovic (Ward Racing) finishes second in the OK rating with the OTK Kart Group material.
In OKJ, the Tony Kart-Vortex duo already achieved excellent results in the Qualifying Heats, with the first place by the driver of the Ward Racing Artem Severiukhin and the third by Alexander Dunne. Our Nikita Bedrin is getting better and better heat after heat and gains a fifth, a fourth and a second place, before closing 5th in prefinal. Alexander Dunne is the author of a fantastic performance in prefinal, recovering 3 positions and winning the race, earning the second position for the final. Here, the drivers of the Tony Kart Racing Team are the authors of a brilliant start, but the intense brawl they are involved in just after a few bends makes them lose ground. Despite this, after finding the right pace, our drivers prove once again to be among the fastest on the track and during the final stages of the race, they recover many positions. Unfortunately, two laps to go, an unexpected contact forces both drivers to withdraw from the race.
A real pity considering the potential of the Tony Kart 401 R, confirmed also by the results of Artem Severiukhin, fifth with 11 positions gained in the final, and his team-mate William Siverholm, who recovers 12 positions in final B up to the fourth place.
In OK, the Tony Kart - Vortex material is protagonist with the drivers of the Ward Racing team Kirill Smal and Dino Beganovic. The first, after being fifth in qualifying, wins two heats (the last one with almost 5 seconds gap, scoring the best lap), is second both in the prefinal and in the final. Beganovic, instead, is the author of an amazing comeback in prefinal, from the ninth to the fifth position, while the eighth place in the final is enough to celebrate the second position in the final rating of the WSK Euro Series besides the title of OK Italian Champion.
The weekend in Adria is very intense also for the 60 Mini category, with many young drivers brilliantly standing out with their Tony Kart Mini Rookie EV. The best in the final are Andrea Filaferro (Newman Motorsport), fifth and winner of his prefinal, and Manuel Scognamiglio (Gamoto). Great final also for the drivers of our Racing Team who gain the entry in the decisive race after performing fantastic comebacks in the prefinals, with sixteen positions gained by Irfan Coskun and ten for Jimmy Helias. Good weekend also for Jules Caranta, constantly in top ten in the Heats.
The Tony Kart Racing Team will now have three weeks off to train in view of another important race meeting, the fourth and last round of the FIA Karting European Championship OK and OK Junior. The races awarding the titles will take place in Le Mans, France, from 19th to 21st July.