02-08-2022

TONY KART IS WSK EURO SERIES 2022 CHAMPION

The second and final round of the championship, at the Naples International Circuit in Sarno, awards a new season title to our Racing Team, with the victory of Jan Przyrowski in the OKJ category at the wheel of the Tony Kart Racing 401 RR. Second place in the final for Tuukka Taponen in OK.

Fourth title in the trophy wall for our Tony Kart Racing Team 2022 racing season. After Simo Puhakka's success in KZ2 at the Champions of the Future Winter Series and Joseph Turney's two OK titles in the WSK Super Master Series and in the Champions of the Future Euro Series, another success has been achieved in the WSK Euro Series. On the occasion of the last round in Sarno, Jan Przyrowski is leader in the OKJ category’s ranking with his Tony Kart 401 RR, powered by the OTK Kart Group's Vortex DJT engine. Positive performances also in KZ2 and OK classes for the "Racer", respectively with the RTZ/RSZ and DST units by Vortex, as well as for the Tony Kart Rookie combined with the MCX engine by Vortex.

An almost perfect race for Jan Przyrowski in OKJ. After the third place at the end of the qualifying heats and the victories in the pre-final and final in the first round of Lonato, the Polish driver comes to Sarno among the favourites for the title and in the eliminatory heats already he gains a victory, two second places and two fast laps, which allow him to grab the second position in the intermediate classification. With a win in the pre-final, Przyrowski runs the final without making any mistakes and, by taking the place of honour, he becomes the champion with more than 60 points ahead of the second in the ranking. Significant comeback in the final for Jimmy Helias: the Frenchman starts from the back after an unfortunate pre-final, but manages to finish at the foot of the Top 10. Enzo Tarnvanichkul opens his weekend well, with a Top 5 in the qualifyings and two victories in the first two eliminatory heats, but a stop in the last heat slows down the Thai's run. Unfortunately, a 5-second penalty for the misplaced front spoiler prevents him from getting a good result. Two stops put an early end to the races of Arthur Dorison and Alp Hasan Aksoy. Finally, Giacomo Pedrini shows excellent progress in the pre-final, but this is not enough to gain the access to the final.

In OK, the reigning world champion in the category, Tuukka Taponen, jumps strong at the start with a win and a second place in the qualifying heat, plus a further second place in the pre-final. At the start of the final, Taponen quickly gains the lead, fights for victory until the last lap and finishes second under the chequered flag. Despite his absence in the first round at Lonato, the Finnish driver is rewarded with a third place in the championship. A collision in the early stages of the race penalises Joseph Turney, when a place on the podium was at stake. Despite this, the British driver shows all his class to recover as far as the Top 5. Positive signals also from James Egozi and Keanu Al Azhari, also at the start of the final race, together with Oscar Wurz and Luigi Coluccio. Difficult weekend for Juho Valtanen and Kuba Rajski, already working for the next appointment on the calendar.

In KZ2, the reigning world champion Noah Milell just misses the podium. The Swedish opens the round in Sarno with the fastest lap in the free practices and a third place in the qualifyings, going on to the the eliminatory heats with a total of one podium and one fastest lap. The final sees Milell make his way through his rivals finishing in fourth position, ahead of his teammate Adrien Renaudin, who has previously set the best lap in the pre-final. Bad luck prevents Simo Puhakka from expressing himself at his best, due to a stop in the second eliminatory heat. The Finnish driver, however, climbs up the group to seventh place. Lorenzo Camplese, on the other hand, finishes at the foot of the Top 10.

In the MINI class, Ludovico Mazzola faces his second official engagement with our team and, with a continuous growth in his performance during the three racing days, he reaches the final on Sunday afternoon.

The Tony Kart Racing Team has a break in the month of August, ready to recharge its batteries in view of the FIA Karting World Championship in Le Mans (September 1st -4th), reserved to KZ and KZ2 classes.