TURNEY ON THE PODIUM OF THE WSK OPEN CUP
Joseph Turney conquers the third place in the first appointment of the WSK Open Cup, where the Tony kart Racing Team is present with a new line-up
At the South Garda Karting in Lonato, the Tony Kart Racing Team drivers are among the protagonists of the exciting first round of the WSK Open Cup. After the free practices raced on wet, the Tony Kart-Vortex duo is at the top also under the sun in the last two days.
With the third step of the podium conquered in OK, Joseph Turney proves once again his excellent performances. The Englishman, after centering two heats and winning the prefinal B, signing the best lap too (the podium is monopolized by the Tony Kart chassis powered by Vortex thanks to Andreasson and Hiltbrand too), recovers to the third position in the decisive race ahead of Pedro Hiltbrand, who ends fourth. Also the Spaniard does very well at the wheel of his Tony Kart Racer 401 R in the weekend of his return among the raws of our Team: for him, additionally to the 4th place in Final and thr 3rd on Prefinal, also a second, third and a fourth in the heats.
A little bit unluckier, however, the other “reunion” with Lorenzo Travisanutto, whose weekend is spoiled by a contact in Prefinal right when he was getting closer to the first three.
For Josep Maria Martì, the weekend in Lonato has been the chance to test the new category and new opponents. By brilliantly gaining the access to the Final, the Spaniard is the author of a great comeback, gaining 14 positions, conquering the top 20.
Overall, the Tony Kart material proves to be really very competitive in the OK category: the second step of the podium is actually occupied by Kirill Smal of Ward Racing, conquering the victory in the heat, two second places and the best lap in the Qualifying Practices. In total, the Tony Kart chassis powered by Vortex are 7 in the topten of the Final’s rating.
In OKJ, Nikita Bedrin proves to be one of the fastest drivers of the category with three victories conquered in the Heats, a best lap and the victory in prefinal, bringing him to the pole position for the decisive race. Here, after a great start, the Russian keeps the lead until the last stage of the race, with one lap to go, when he is involved in a brawl. At the finishing line, Nikita is third but a penalty for the disassembled bumper deprives him of a well-deserved podium.
At their debut with the Tony Kart Racing Team, Aiden Neate and Harley Keeble take their first steps in an International race, with Keeble, especially, showing off many brilliant comebacks in the heats.
Alessio Piccini is the protagonist of a great weekend in KZ2. Seventh in the rating, our standard-bearer manages to recovcer a position in the rating at the end of the heats. So, in final, he ends sixth after being able to reach the fourth position.
The weekend is rich in satisfaction also for the drivers of the 60 Minin category. Filippo Parmeggiani, at his first experience at the wheel of the Mini Rookie EV, starts to make his way in the heats, where Jimmy Helias and Jules Caranta close several times in top ten together with James Egozi and Andreas Cardenas, obtaining a fourth place too. In Final, the best driver will be Egozi, but another Tony Kart is in top ten: the one driven by Oleksander Bodnarev of the Gamoto team.
The Tony Kart Racing Team is now ready for the second round of the WSK Open Cup. The appointment is scheduled for the weekend of November, the 8th-10th at the Sette Laghi Circuit in Castelletto di Branduzzo. The categories engaged will be 60 Mini, OKJ and OK.