Tony Kart Racing Team's drivers and races 2018

Eleven are the drivers wearing the official Tony Kart racing team's colors.

Eleven are the drivers wearing the official Tony Kart racing team's colours, for top-level karting commitment: WSK and CIK-FIA competitions in the Mini, OKJ, OK and KZ categories. With the 2018 season approaching, the Tony Kart Racing Team is ready to get back on track for the most important and demanding races in the world karting scene: the CIK-FIA, WSK events as well as the historical Winter Cup in Lonato. Eleven is the number of selected drivers involved in the different categories: Mini, OKJ, OK and KZ.

In the master class, KZ, Marco Ardigò will attend the CIK-FIA races only. Unfortunately, due to the last year injury, it's now necessary to delay in May the start of the season of the 3-time-world champion (in time for the first European Championship's round) to make sure he can return to the track only after a good recovery. In the same category, we will have also Matteo Viganò and the Finnish Simo Puhakka, coming from the Kosmic Kart Racing Department. 

In the OK category, we find at the starting grid the Swedish Noah Milelland the vice world champion in force, the Spanish David Vidales.

In the OKJ category we have the Colombian Sebastian Montoya, son of the famous F1 and IndyCar driver Juan Pablo Montoya. At his side, there are Laurens Van Hoepen and Josep Maria Martì. As for the youngest Mini category drivers, which will also attend the ACI Karting Italian Championship, we have Rashid Al Dhaheri, from the United Arab Emirates, the Asian Cui Yuanpu and the French Jimmy Helias.

The well-established partnership between the Tony Kart Racing Team and the Ferrari Driver Academy also continues for the 2018 season, with the aim to select new talents to be launched to car motorsport categories after karting.

Concerning the chassis available, for the OKJ, OK and KZ/KZ2 categories, drivers will have at their disposition the Racer 401S chassis. In the Mini class, the chassis available to young talents will be the Tony Kart Neos. All of them, of course, powered by Vortex.

2018 drivers:

  • Marco Ardigò (ITA) — KZ category
  • Matteo Viganò (ITA) - KZ category
  • Simo Puhakka (FIN) - KZ category
  • Noah Milell (SWE) — OK category
  • David Vidales (ESP) — OK category
  • Sebastian Montoya (COL) — OKJ category
  • Josep Maria Martì — OKJ category
  • Laurens Van Hoepen (NLD) — OKJ category
  • Rashid Al Dhaheri (ARE) — Mini category
  • Yuanpu Cui (CHN) - Mini category
  • Jimmy Helias (FR) — Mini category

CIK —FIA Race Calendar:
May 6th, 2018 - Salbris (FRA)
CIK-FIA European KZ Championship, 1st round
CIK-FIA European KZ2 Championship, 1st round
CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, 1st round

May 20th, 2018 - PF International (GBR)
CIK-FIA European Championship, 2nd round
CIK-FIA European Junior Championship, 2nd round

June 17th, 2018 - Ampfing (DEU)
CIK-FIA European Championship, 3rd round
CIK-FIA European Junior Championship, 3rd round

July 15th, 2018 - Lonato (ITA)
CIK-FIA European KZ Championship, 2nd round
CIK-FIA European KZ2 Championship, 2nd round
CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, 2nd round

August 5th, 2018 - Essay (FRA)
CIK-FIA European Championship, 4th round
CIK-FIA European Junior Championship, 4th round

September 9th, 2018 - Genk (BEL) 
CIK-FIA World KZ Championship
CIK-FIA International Super Cup for KZ2
CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, 3rd round

September 24th, 2018 - Kristianstad (SWE)
CIK-FIA World Championship
CIK-FIA World Junior Championshipâ € 

WSK Race Calendar: WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES (60 Mini - OK Junior - OK - KZ2)
1st Rd — February 4th, 2018 (Italy) Adria
2nd Rd — March 4th, 2018 (Italy) Lonato
3rd Rd — March 18th, 2018 (Italy) La Conca
4th Rd — April 8th, 2018 (Italy) Sarno 

WSK OPEN CUP (60 Mini - OK Junior - OK -KZ2)
June 24th, 2018 (Italy) Lonato 

WSK FINAL CUP (60 Mini - OK Junior - OK - KZ2)
1st Rd — October 21st, 2018 (Italy) Lonato
2nd Rd — November 4th, 2018 (Italy) Castelletto di Branduzzo
3rd Rd — November 18th, 2018 (Italy) Adria 

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Second Place For Tony Kart In Adria

The KZ and KZ2 FIA Karting European Championship started with a place of honour in KZ.

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Tony Kart wins in Zuera

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

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Tony Kart: Hiltbrand leads a Tony Kart podium

In the WSK Final Cup run on the Adria Karting Raceway, Pedro Hiltbrand wins.

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Podium in KZ2 class in Muro Leccese

On the occasion of the third WSK round, the Racing Team asserted both in the Prefinal and Final

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Tony Kart: The Racing Team ready for the WSK Super Master Series 2nd round

On the weekend of March 1st-4th, our “racing department” will be back on track on the South Garda

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Tony Kart: The Racing Team honors the 23rd Winter Cup

Constant improvements and great comebacks for our drivers during the weekend of the historic race

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The bad weather complicates the first round of the WSK Super Master Series

The weather, the true protagonist of the race, made the Racing Team's seasonal debut very difficult

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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.

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Victory and third place for Vortex at the European Championship in Zuera

Vortex reached the podium in both classes in the first round of the FIA ​​Karting European.

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Tony Kart Racing Team renews partnership with Ferrari Driver Academy

The technical partnership aims to identify new talents and assist the passage from kart to cars.

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Open House: OTK Kart Group

The inside look you've never seen before.