KART REPUBLIC WINS IN CASTELLETTO
Another fantastic week end in Castelletto di Branduzzo, the icing on the cake in a very successful season!
KR sets the level high in OKJ, OK and Mini, winning titles and placing drivers on the podium; again, both Antonelli and Barnard seized the titles for this WSK Open Cup. Another victory also in 60 Mini, with driver Tsolov well managed by our partner Team Driver.
OKJ WINNER, ANDREA KIMI ANTONELLI:
“It’s been another great week end for us and we made it to bring this title home! This week end we used two different chassis for wet and dry conditions, always trying new things, looking for improvements. Dino has been so good, as always, it’s been great to work with him this year; he’s the one who gets things done and finishes the set-up, and he really knows what he does!
I wasn’t expecting Nico to come here and join us at this week end! I’ve been very happy to meet him and we’ve had the chance to chat a little; we talked a lot about some technical aspects of karting, and he’s really interested in what we do here!
I have to thank Rosberg Racing Academy, Ravenol, Kart Republic and all of my sponsors for the amazing support.”
OK WINNER, TAYLOR BARNARD:
“It’s been a very good week end! In the final I got pushed wide at the start, so I had to recover, and fortunately we had a great pace, so I just got all of them, one by one. In the end, we won the championship, and that’s all I really care about.
Nico is a really cool guy! It’s been nice to have him with us this week end and I want to thank him for the help, along to the Roscberg Racing Academy team, Ravenol and Kart Republic.”
KART REPUBLIC GENERAL MANAGER, DINO CHIESA:
“Very good week end overall! We won the title in all three classes, so the result is pretty impressive!
Very good performance in OKJ, where Amand won on track (with Team VDK and KR chassis) but got penalized; so Antonelli jumped on P1 and Stenshorne completed the championship podium for us.
Barnard finished second in OK, with a very nice come back after a contact he had at the start, and won the title. With regards to that, I’d like to say I was negatively impressed by how everybody raced in OK; we should make sure that the drivers will behave appropriately in the future.
Apart from that, everything was good for us, so we now keep going on.”