Tony Kart Announce 11 Official Drivers for 2018

Eleven drivers will wear the official Tony Kart Racing Team colours in 2018, competing at the top-level across WSK and CIK-FIA competition 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” the company said in a statement.

David Vidales continues with the factory Tony Kart team in 2018 (pic – Tony Kart)

Marco Ardigò will again lineup in the KZ category, and while he will attend all the races, he will not drive until May (in time for the first European Championship round) so that he can fully recover from his injury last year.

In KZ the team will have also Matteo Viganò and the Finn Simo Puhakka, who has transferred from the Kosmic Kart Racing Department.

Sebastian Montoya, son of the famous F1 and IndyCar driver Juan Pablo, has signed to compete in OK-Junior.

“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.”

Tony Kart Racing Team Driver for 2018:

  • 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 (SPA) – OKJ category
  • Laurens Van Hoepen (NLD) – OKJ category
  • Rashid Al Dhaheri (ARE) – Mini category
  • Yuanpu Cui (CHN) – Mini category
  • Jimmy Helias (FR) – Mini category

Tony Kart Racing Team Schedule for 2018:

CIK-FIA Events

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 Championship⠀

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