On the Naples International Circuit (Italy) the Vortex RKZ and DDS engines beat the competitors thanks to the successes of Ardigò and Nielsen.
KZ2 - RKZ ENGINE
The Vortex RKZ engine led the KZ2 category. Marco Ardigò, of the Tony Kart Racing Team, after signing the pole position (56''307), won three heats, and was leader in the prefinal and finished with a brilliant final victory.
On the podium, in third position, there is also another RKZ in the finals, Simo Puhakka’s. While it is the pair of Tony Kart- Vortex of Alessio Piccini signing the best lap timing oof the entire event.
OK - DDS ENGINE
The first success in the OK class obtained by Vortex is even before warming up the engines: almost half of the entries (43%, to be exact) chose the performance and reliability of the DDS engine to take part in the race. Nicklas Nielsen (KSM Schumacher Racing Team) was then able to win the victory in the heats, gain a second place in the prefinal and the overall victory in the final.
Very good performance is also that of Roman Stanek (Kosmic Racing Department), author of the pole position (57''362) and a victory in the heats. With him, among the Vortex powered drivers, Noah Milell (Tony Kart Racing Team) who shone on the podium in the prefinal. Finally, in the top ten of the final, there is also the DDS engine of Harry Thompson's chassis.
OKJ - DDJ ENGINE
In the "Junior" category the Vortex DDJ engines were chosen by 37 drivers out of 107 checked (35%), a significant result which was followed by four heat won, thanks to Paul Aron and Zak O' Sullivan.
In the two prefinals, not less than 4 places on the podium out of were won by a Vortex engine: Smal gained a clear victory; O' Sullivan (Ricky Flynn Motorsport) and David Hadrien (Kosmic Racing Department) hit two second places; Beganovic (Ward Racing) a third place.
In the final, four drivers powered by Vortex engines (Sullivan, Beganovic, Smal and Van Hoepen) finished in the top 10; while in the provisional championship standing there a Vortex driver at the top: Kirill Smal.