Stanek and Kosmic win at the first round of the FIA Karting European Championship

On the International Naples circuit of Sarno, Roman Stanek takes to the success the colors of the Kosmic Racing Department, by winning the final of the OK category.

Roman Stanek
Roman Stanek.

TheFIA Karting European Championship of OKandJunior categories start in the best way for the Kosmic Racing Department: the first round, held on the International Naples circuit of Sarno, rewards the work of the whole team and, in particular, of Roman Stanek, who in the final of the OK categorymanages to impose himself on the competition, gaining his first win of the 2018 season.

The Czech driver starts the race weekend with the third time in the qualifying, followed by three second places and a victoryin the eliminatory heats. Results that allow his start from the first box of the final starting grid. At the start, Stanek remains quiet, is overtaken by two rivals but, after a brief moment of study, he breaks the delay, goes with the decisive attacks and on the third lap he is again in the lead.

He will stay there until the chequered flag, always keeping a very high pace and always keeping his chasers at a safe distance. Thanks to this result now the Czech driveris at the top of the general ranking and can look forward to the next championship events. 

A little less lucky the weekend of his teammates: Viktor Gustafssonruns a good final and closes in the top ten list, unfortunately due to the misplacement of the front fairing of his Kosmic Mercury Schassis powered by Vortex,costs him a penalty of ten seconds that makes him retreat of ten positions in the order of arrival.

InOKJ class, David Hadrienand Rafael Camaracannot find the right pace to fight constantly in the top positions. The French driver, winner of the third WSK round in Muro Leccese, is particularly unlucky in the first heat, where he leaves the scene after only three laps. In the other heats he performs well, even reaching a 7thplace, not enough to fill the score gap and hit the final. His Brazilian teammate, on the other hand, defends himself well in the heats and enters the final, where he finishes in 23rdplace.

For OK and OKJ drivers the next appointment is on May 17th-20that the PF Internationalcircuit in Great Britain, seat of the second round of the FIA Karting European Championship. The next engagement of the Kosmic Racing Department, instead, will be that of May 4th-6th, when the Kart Grand Prix Francewill start, on the International Salbris circuit, with the first round of the FIA Karting European Championshipfor the KZ and KZ2 categories.

Rozenfeld
Kosmic Kart: Filed the European Championship For OK-OKJ categories

At the French circuit of Essay, seat of the last European Championship for OK-OKJ.

Luigi Coluccio
An unlucky weekend for Kosmic in the European Championship

The Kosmic Kart Racing Department did not manage to fully realize its potential.

Patrik Hajek
Patrik Hajek and Kosmic in the top ten of the European Championship for KZ and KZ2 at Salbris

On the French circuit the Czech driver raises high the Kosmic Racing Department...

20180419 Kosmic Stanek
Kosmic Kart: The European Championship for the OK and OKJ categories starts

Everything is ready, in the Kosmic Racing Department, for the event of April 19th-22nd.

20200804 birelart pirrtilahti suit ksp
Birel ART in at the deep end of the European Championship

Top 10's were in reach in the two Finals on Sunday afternoon.

Lrn 3682 2
Kart360 Staff
Photo Review: FIA Karting European Championship - Lonato, Italy

A look back at the deciding round for KZ and KZ2 and penultimate Academy contest.

Colin Queen
Kart360 Press Department
Colin Queen completes first CIK-FIA Trophy Academy weekend

Top-ten performances in heat races and first main event of 2018 completed in Europe

Vortex Logo
Vortex on the second step of the podium in the KZ and KZ2 European Championship

Simo Puhakka came second in the final of the KZ class in Adria.

Patrik Hajek
Patrik Hajek and Kosmic on the podium of the last WSK round

On the Sarno circuit Hajek took on the podium the Kosmic Racing Department's colors.

20200804 tonykart fia okj celebration taponen
Tony Kart wins in Zuera

The FIA Karting European Championship of the Racing Team kicks off with the victory.

Jorrit Pex
Three winners, two Champions and a great show!

A Sunday penalty to De Conto decides the European KZ Championship and awards Pex on a season well done.