Tony Kart Announces 2021 Drivers & Schedule

Team PR

The line-up of drivers and the race calendar of the Tony Kart Racing Team have been defined, which will be on track in all the main international events in the 60 Mini, OKJ, OK and KZ/KZ2 classes.

The international 2021 racing season is just around the corner and the challenge ahead of us is a very demanding one: to repeat and – if possible – improve the incredible 2020 that our Tony Kart Racing Team closed with a memorable hat-trick on the occasion of the FIA Karting World Championship.

In order to face a 2021 race calendar full of events, made up of the traditional CIK-FIA and WSK rounds as well as of some commitments still to be defined, we will rely, as usual, on our Tony Kart Racer 401R – as far as the KZ/KZ2, OK, OKJ categories are concerned – and on the Tony Kart Rookie 2020, for the CIK-FIA 60 Mini, obviously powered by Vortex engines, the “engine division” of the OTK Kart Group.

The KZ/KZ2 division is led by the couple Simo Puhakka – Pedro Hiltbrand, joined by the new entry Josef Knopp and the confirmed Gilles Stadsbader, the latter already part of our team in the final events of KZ2, in 2020.

On the occasion of the European Championship and of the International Super Cup KZ2, also the Luyet brothers, Jean and Samuel, and Kacper Nadolski will join our Racing Team. Noah Milell, on the other hand, will be lined up in KZ in the same races.

The OK category is assigned to two of the authors of the 2020 world hat-trick: the world champion in force, Callum Bradshaw, and the vice-world champion, Joseph Turney. The two experienced drivers are flanked by two young promises who are basically rookies in the category: Tuukka Taponen and Alfio Spina, both coming from the OKJ.

Also in the Junior single-speed class the same set-up was repeated, with the confirmed Harley Keeble, in the role of “expert”, joined by James Egozi who, instead, comes directly from the 60 Mini. In the latter category, Jimmy Helias is still with us in all the scheduled races.

The appointment is in Adria (18th – 21st February) for the opening race of the international karting season, with the WSK Champions Cup, immediately followed, the following weekend, by the 1st round of the WSK Super Master Series.

2021 Tony Kart Racing Team drivers’ line-up

60 Mini
Jimmy Helias

OKJ
James Egozi
Harley Keeble

OK
Callum Bradshaw
Alfio Spina
Tuukka Taponen
Joseph Turney



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KZ/KZ2
Pedro Hiltbrand
Josef Knopp
Simo Puhakka
Gilles Stadsbader
Jean Luyet (FIA Karting European Championship and FIA Int’l Super Cup KZ2)
Samuel Luyet (FIA Karting European Championship and FIA Int’l Super Cup KZ2)
Kacper Nadolski (FIA Karting European Championship and FIA Int’l Super Cup KZ2)
Noah Milell (FIA Karting European Championship and FIA World Championship KZ)

FIA Karting Race Calendar

18 April 2021, Zuera (SPA)
FIA Karting European Championship, Round 1
FIA Karting European Junior Championship, Round 1

2 May 2021, Adria (ITA)
FIA Karting European KZ Championship, Round 1
FIA Karting European KZ2 Championship, Round 1
FIA Karting Academy Trophy, Round 1

16 May 2021, Genk (BEL)
FIA Karting European Championship, Round 2
FIA Karting European Junior Championship, Round 2

30 May 2021, Aunay-les-Bois (FRA)
FIA Karting European Championship, Round 3
FIA Karting European Junior Championship, Round 3

20 June 2021, Wackersdorf (GER)
FIA Karting European KZ Championship, Round 2
FIA Karting European KZ2 Championship, Round 2
FIA Karting Academy Trophy, Round 2

11 July 2021, Sarno (ITA)
FIA Karting European Championship, Round 4
FIA Karting European Junior Championship, Round 4

5 September 2021, Kristianstad (SWE)
FIA Karting World KZ Championship
FIA Karting International Super Cup KZ2
FIA Karting Academy Trophy, Round 3

31 October 2021, Birigui (BRA)
FIA Karting World Championship
FIA Karting World Junior Championship

WSK Race Calendar

WSK CHAMPIONS CUP
21 Feb 2021, Adria (ITA). 60 Mini – OKJ – OK – KZ2

WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES
28 Feb 2021, Adria (ITA). Rd.1: 60 Mini – OKJ – OK – KZ2
14 Mar 2021, La Conca (ITA). Rd.2: 60 Mini – OKJ – OK
28 Mar 2021, Sarno (ITA): Rd.3: 60 Mini – OKJ – OK – KZ2
25 Apr 2021, Lonato (ITA): Rd.4: 60 Mini – OKJ – OK – KZ2

WSK EURO SERIES
13 Jun 2021, Lonato (ITA). Rd.1: 60 Mini – OKJ – OK
27 Jun 2021, Sarno (ITA). Rd.2: 60 Mini – OKJ – OK – KZ2
18 Jul 2021, Adria (ITA). Rd.3: 60 Mini – OKJ – OK – KZ2

WSK OPEN CUP
19 Sep 2021, Lonato (ITA). Rd.1: 60 Mini – OKJ – OK – KZ2
3 Oct 2021, Adria (ITA). Rd.2: 60 Mini – OKJ – OK – KZ2

WSK FINAL CUP
21 Nov 2021, Adria (ITA). 60 Mini – OKJ – OK – KZ2



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