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Top Kart took part in the first seasonal round of 2013 edition of the Norwegian Cup last weekend successfully held at the Alesung Kart Ring in that port town. The national racing team of the Italian manufacturer entered the event with many drivers achieving very important successes and results.
In the Cadets class the final was won by a great Andrine Rafoss, leader with chassis propelled by 60cc Raket engines. Many Top Kart drivers in the top ten as well as in the Mini class, raced with 95cc Raket engines with which Jonas B. Helgevold imposed. On the lower step of the podium also Adrian Karterud.
Wonderful couple in the 60 Junior class, obtained by Tobias Nyberg and Jonas M. Sungot at the end of an exceptional race, but Top Kart mastery continued in third, fourth and fifth position, respectively occupied by Sivert Svardal, Benjamin Persen and Dennis Hauger.
Beautiful results also in KF Junior, where some accidents prevented Guro Majormen and Simen C. Solberg to fight for victory. Anyway Dennis Persen was in the top ten.
Top Kart is ready to face the first seasonal round signed CIK-FIA: we talk about the first round of the European KZ and KZ2 Championship. The important event will be held next weekend at the Pro Kart Raceland, a German track in the town of Wackersdorf.
The official racing team of the Italian manufacturer will be on track with three drivers in both championships.
In KZ, the queen class, all Top Kart’s hopes will be relied on the very expert Sauro Cesetti! The top driver from Marche will be involved of the Top Kart-TM #38 with Bridgestone tyres. The aim will be to get to the Final and achieve the best possible result.
To defend the honour of the blues in KZ2 will be the young talents Simone Cunati and Federico Savona. The first, entered with n. 209, will propel his Top Kart chassis with Parilla engines, while Savona (#210) will have TM engines. Both will have Bridgestone tyres, too.
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Top Kart and Emilia Kart were great in the first seasonal round of CSAI Italian Championship held last weekend at the International Circuit Napoli in Sarno. The official racing team, together with its main satellite team, achieved very important results under Vesuvius’ shadow.
The chassis produced in the Emilia factory dominated both in private as in official mode in the 60 Mini: exceptional Francesco Pagano, Leonardo Marseglia and Lorenzo Colombo, constantly able to fight for the top positions and for the podium. Marseglia, slightly in difficulty in Qualifying and in the heats, fully recovered achieving the eighth place in Race 1 and a wonderful victory in Race 2. Colombo was perfect, third in the heats, third in Race 1 and second in Race 2, result that gave Top Kart a beautiful double presence on the podium and also the monopoly of the second and last Final thanks to the third place of Pagano, who was author of a spectacular victory in Race 1. Very close to the top ten arrived Christian Cobellini, Mert Mehmet and Tudor Pimilea.
In KF2 wonderful performances by the new arrival Marco Maestranzi, who immediately got used to the official materials provided by Top Kart. After having measured the track and the car in the free practice, the driver from Tuscany was at once fourth in Qualifying, ending the heats in seventh place. Some traffic troubles in Race 1 made him to end thirteenth, but Maestranzi reacted conquering a great second place in Race 2!
A lot of experience and kilometers in KZ2 for Giorgio Mandozzi and Mauro Simoni, as well as for Fotis Sotiropoulous in KF2.
Well, nay very well also in the 125 ProDriver, where the usual Mauro Moretti made a show at the wheel of his Top Kart with TM engine with which he conquered an excellent place of honour after a sprint from the exterior of the first row in the grid of the Final.
Everything is ready for Top Kart in the first round of CSAI Italian Championship 2013 season! The manufacturer from Reggio Emilia will be at the start of the first round in Sarno, at the International Circuit Napoli, with as many as twelve drivers divided between the official racing team and the satellite team Emilia Kart.
Most drivers are entered, as usual, in 60 Mini where there will be eight trying in every way to win. Comer will bring Mert Mehmet (#37), Tudor Pimilea (#38), Vittore Travigin (#39) and Marco Marseglia (#40), all with Parilla engines. Emilia Kart will provide with LKE engines the drivers Christian Cobellini (#11), Federico Sandre (#12), Riccardo Colombo (#14) and Lorenzo Colombo (#15).
In KF3 all eyes are focused on Fotis Sotiropoulos (#321), at the wheel of a Top Kart-BMB. Marco Maestranzi (#212) will assault KF2 with TM engines, as well as the couple composed by Giorgio Mandozzi (#116) and Mauro Simoni (#118), that will be involved in the only class with the gear, the KZ2.
A weekend as absolute protagonist for Top Kart in Corridonia at the Karting Race Città di Corridonia for the Memorial Pizzuti. The manufacturer from Emilia, there with Mamo Racing, could achieve important successes thanks to the official chassis and to TM engines prepared by Luzi Racing.
The event that was held in the Cogiskart track saw the team winning three times in three different classes, in a weekend characterized by unstable weather with some storms.
In 125 Prodriver Pro class Mauro Moretti caught a great victory on dry track after the pole position achieved on the wet. Same result from the fourth place in grid for Simone Pancotto in 125 MTL Under class.
In 125 Junior ROK was Leonardo Pelosi who imposed himself after having marked the second best time in Qualifying. He triumphed in Race 1 and was fourth in Race 2, this last conditioned by the rain. Pelosi was at his first experience in a race on a wet track.
Great market hit for Top Kart: the official racing team of the manufacturer from Emilia achieved the performances of the young Italian talent Marco Maestranzi! A great move for Antonio Penna’s team, so that it will complete the already competitive troop of drivers in the KF class.
A driver of absolute International experience who, in the last two seasons, practically took part in all the most important European and World competitions, from WSK Euro Series to CIK-FIA World Cup passing through the CIK-FIA U18 World Championship
The seventeen years old from Trento will be at his third consecutive year in KF class (ex KZ2). The debut with the Top Kart Blues il scheduled for next week in occasion of the first seasonal round of CSAI Italian Champioship at the International Circuit Napoli in Sarno. Maestranzi will be on track in the KF2
Finally Top Kart Norvegian racing team started the dances last weekend, it was involved in the first seasonal round at the Varna Kart Track. The results obtained in all classes were very good.
In Cadets class, with Radne 60cc engines, great win for Andrine Rafoss, followed by many placements in the top ten by his teammates. In Mini with Radne 95cc engines, triumph for Jonas Helgevold and third place for Michelly Myrseth.
In JR60, run with LKE, Parilla and Comer engines, Dennis Hauger was the first to pass under the checkered flag ahead of his teammates Tobias Nyberg and Fredrik Kviserud. Also the rest of the troop was very good as in KF Junior where Dennis Persen closed in second place, followed by the fourth position of Guro Majormoen.
In the Rotax podium for Kim Nordvang, while in X30 Cup Simen Grahnstedt conquered the fourth place. Very fast also the other drivers, Tommy Nordvang marked the best lap time recovering from 18th to 9th position.
Top Kart is ready to go on track the upcoming weekend for the third and penultimate round of WSK Master Series 2013 that will be held at the International Circuit Friuli Venezia Giulia in Precenicco (Udine) after the past round of Sarno.
The official racing team of the Italian manufacturer will be on track with as many as ten drivers involved in four classes.
In the 60 Mini, the class for the youngest, blues will be represented by the very fast Leonardo Marseglia (#529), who is propelled by Parilla engines and will try to take the victory home without uncertainty. His teammate Mehmet Dalkiran (#553) will help him. In KF Junior the only entered official driver is Ayhancan Guven (#343), at the wheel of a Top Kart-TM.
Also in KF class most of the engines are TM, there Kevin Lavelli (#219) and Alessio Guazzaroni (#220) will face the weekend with the clear and neat aim to fight for the podium zone. The same is for the Australian Joseph Mawson (#223) and the Italian Matteo Viganò (#221), who will be the only driver in the class with Parilla engine.
In the class with the gear, the KZ2, Sauro Cesetti (#115) will continue the development of the Top Kart-TM materials while the young Simone Cunati (#143) will increase his experience and his feeling with the gear and the powerful Parilla engines of the class.
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A profitable weekend for Top Kart in Sarno for the third seasonal round of 2013 WSK Euro Series. The official team of the manufacturer from Emilia was involved in the International Circuit Napoli with as many as ten drivers.
Positive results in KF where the Top Kart troop constantly grows and fights for the top positions. The protagonist were certainly Matteo Viganò and Kevin Lavelli, who, after some difficulties at the end of free practice and during the heats, had an excellent performance in the final phase ending the weekend recovering respectively to the sixth and seventh place. Unfortunately Joseph Mawson had to retire, while Alessio Guazzaroni had a complicated performance.
Well also the two classes with the gear: in KZ2 the very young Simone Cunati and Federico Savona imposed on the more expert collegues. Cunati was able to conquer the top ten in both Finals, respectively eighth and tenth. A good pace for Savona, too. In the queen class, the KZ1, Sauro Cesetti scored an important entry in the top ten in Final 2.
A lot of experience in 60 Mini for Mehmet Dalkiran, Tudor Pitulea and Leonardo Marseglia, this last was twelveth in the Final.
Great performance for Top Kart in Rieti at “La Mola” track during the just ended weekend. The manufacturer from Emilia obtained great successes by the satellite team Mamo Racing, in occasion of the fourteenth edition of Rambo Racing Tournament and the first round of Rok Cup.
Wonderful victory obtained in the 125 ROK Shifter by Andrea Fortunato who has literally dominated the weekend conquering the pole position and the first place in both Finals. Very good also the 125 Prodriver Pro with Mauro Moretti always on the podium in the second place, in the first and in the second Final.
Certainly more unfortunate the performance of Leonardo Pelosi in Junior ROK class: the italian driver, after a fifth place in Qualifying and the fourth place in Race 1, was obliged to retire in Race 2 because of an uncorrect maneuver of an adversary that prevented him from fighting for victory.
It will be a very important weekend the one that Top Kart is going to face next days in Sarno for the third and penultimate round of 2013 WSK Euro Series. The scenery will be once again the International Circuit Napoli, where only two weeks ago was held the second round of WSK Master Series.
The official team of the manufacturer from Emilia will be on track in four classes with as many as ten drivers.
In 60 Mini the Racing Team will be on track with an important trio: all eyes will be certainly focused on Leonardo Marseglia (#528), who will try to bring home a very prestigious victory at the wheel of Top Kart chassis with Parilla engines. His teammates Mehmet Dalkiran (#515) and Tudor Pitulea (#552) will be there to up his arguments.
The usual poker of aces in KF where the products of the factory from Reggio Emilia will be entrusted to the consolidated array of forces. After the last events great performances are expected by Alessio Guazzaroni (#220) and Kevin Lavelli (#219), both with TM engines as well as the Australian Joseph Mawson (#223). Parilla propellers for Matteo Viganò (#221).
In the two classes with the gear three are the bearers: in KZ2 there’s room for the young and aggressive Simone Cunati (#108) and Federico Savona (#126), respectively with Parilla and TM engines. In the queen class the top driver is Sauro Cesetti (#21) who will continue his development work on the class Top Kart-TM.
Season opener for the German Vega Trophy at Hunsrueckring Hahn was just big for TOP-Kart.
Bambini Gazelle class dominated by Nicolas Hill grabbing pole position and final win.
Same picture in Bambini Waterswift with Paul Enders getting the victory followed by Deniz Mohr at P6 and Phil Hill at P12.
The huge line-up at X30 Junior class saw Vivien Dingert fighting through the field seeing checkered flag first. Her mates had to battle with multiple crashes and bump-outs but Fabian Ferres finished at 11, Laurents Hörr at 13, Jermaine-Louis Fricke at 14 and Andre Kern at 22.
Even harder work-out for X30 Seniors with 2 heats, prefinal and final. Simon Steffen was man of the day. After a bad qualifying and a crash in the heats he had to recover but managed to take the lead mid of the final race and increasing the gap.
Despite all other drivers qualified they had some bad luck in the final races, so Michael Schwall finished 13th, Jonas Heimsch 16th, Michael Schöttler 26th. Better luck for Francois Grethen taking the win at X30 Master class.
After opening the 2013 World Karting Association Manufacturers Cup program with decent results in Daytona Beach, Florida in late December, Top Kart USA was primed and ready when the team travelled to round two in the program. With more time to prepare and properly ensure all their drivers were up to speed, the team would travel south to the Carolina Motorsports Park (CMP) facility this past weekend and leave with some hardware. Taking home seven class victories, Top Kart USA was the dominant team on the weekend and will now look to carry the momentum into the remainder of 2013.
“The team had a great event in Kershaw and it showed by our results,” explained Top Kart USA’s Billy McLaughlin. “Round one was a little challenging for us as we just switched to the Top Kart brand and went into the event with no testing at all. Now that we are more organized, have proper inventory and key personnel in place, we are better able to serve our customers. With the extra time, we were also able to complete some valuable testing that will help us in achieving our goals for the rest of the season.”
The story of the weekend would have to go to the Ferris family, as dad Scott would see action in TaG Masters on both Saturday and Sunday while son Tyler would compete in Yamaha Rookie. With both drivers scoring main event victories in their respective classes on both event days, the Ferris family would write their names in the record books now being the only father-son duo to win twice on the same weekend in WKA history.
TaG Masters pilot Steve Schiewer would not be outdone in Saturday’s main event as he joined Ferris on the podium with a third place effort. Sunday looked to be a little better for the Indiana resident before contact in the final would force him to retire from the event.
Three Top Kart USA drivers would claim top-five results in Sunday’s Yamaha Junior final as Killian Keaveny would score his first career WKA victory. Battling hard with a trio of drivers that would all look to top the blocks, Keaveny would come out on top as he tries to put himself in a position to make a run at the national championship. Junior rookies and Top Kart pilots Ryan Raffa and Emerson Reed would cross the line in the third and fifth positions respectively.
With rookie drivers in several classes, Garret Johnston would impress all in Sunday’s TaG Senior main event. Having just moved up from the junior ranks before round one of the series, Johnston turned up the wick at CMP and dominated the main event. Gapping the field early during the 14-lap final, Johnston would go unchallenged to take his first senior victory of his career.
Perennial front-runner Patrick Olsen had an up and down weekend but would manage to take home the victory in Saturday’s Komet Pro division.
“We had an extremely successful weekend at Carolina Motorsports Park under the Top Kart USA tent, and we are very proud of all of our drivers competing on such high level and many of our driver setting that bar even higher after the events this weekend,” explained Bill McLaughlin Sr.
“Friday night started the weekend off great receiving the Manufacturers Cup award for Top Kart from Mike Tetreault,” added Blake Deister. “We are lucky to have such a great relationship with all of our team, families, and partners of the Top Kart USA team as a whole.”
McLaughlin Jr. added, “Taking the number one spot on the podium in seven events throughout the weekend was a great addition to our four coming from Daytona. We are well on our way to working on another Manufacturers Cup championship and will continue to work hard to take it for the 2013 season.”
With only a few weeks off, Top Kart USA will now begin preparation for the opening round of the United States Pro Kart Series (USPKS). Taking place at the new Mooresville Motorplex facility in Mooresville, North Carolina, Top Kart will look to add to their 2013 win total and start the chase for more championships off on the right foot.
Another good weekend the one just ended by Top Kart at the International Circuit Napoli for the second round of 2013 WSK Master Series. The team from Emilia, on track with as many as eight drivers in all classes, was protagonist of good performances in Sarno track.
In the 60 Mini the only official driver was Leonardo Marseglia, who after having achieved a good feeling with his kart and this track at the end of Qualifying, literally dominated the weekend leading the overall ranking of heats and conquering a wonderful victory in the Pre-Final. Too bad that in the decisive race he had a ten seconds penalty that declassified him from fourth to sixteenth final place.
As usual the troop involved in KF was very large: the best result was by Alessio Guazzaroni who, thanks to the excellent qualifying heats, settled in the area just close to the podium getting two good fifth places in Pre-Final and Final. Kevin Lavelli very good again, sixth overall and practically always able to fight for the top ten, more unfortunate Matteo Viganò, however author of a good Pre-Final. The Australian Joseph Mawson unfortunately had to retire.
In the KZ2 Sauro Cesetti continued greatly the development job finishing in eighth place in Final 1. Still many kilometers and many experience achieved by the young Simone Cunati in KZ2, as the Turkish driver Ayhancan Guven on track in the KF Junior.
Starting the 2013 season off in fine form at the annual World Karting Association (WKA) Daytona KartWeek in late December, the Top Kart USA crew is now set to descend on the Carolina Motorsports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina for round two of the program. Bringing a large contingent of twenty-two drivers to the event that will see action in more than fifty differententries, Top Kart supported drivers will look to once again stand on the top step of the podium and continue their winning ways.
“Working with Grand Products has really helped explode the Top Kart brand on the WKA Karting scene,” explained Top Kart USA’s Billy McLaughlin. “With their 2012 success with only a few drivers, we knew the kart and the material that Top Kart presents to their drivers is top quality. Couple that with the support that Grand Products, Top Kart USA and all the team tuners provide the drivers, the success and professionalism in the program is second to none.”
Grand Products Mike Tetreault continued, “The partnership between Top Kart USA and Grand Products is working out just as we had planned. With great trackside support and a full supply of karts, accessories and apparel available at the track, Top Kart is quickly becoming the most recognizable and largest operations in the paddock.” Continue reading
Usually strong with the Minis class Luca den Haztog and Maikel Groenewold took the double victory. Close miss for a podium Beau Braster at P4.
The older pilots saw KF2-driver Dennis Reck with a brilliant performance. After an accident in prefinal he fought back getting the win in final for a second rank in the overall standings. Also to mention his teammate Ingo Brinker finishing in TOP-10.
A quasi cinque mesi dal suo lancio ufficiale, Top Kart Racing Team rende disponibile il primo aggiornamento dell’applicazione per i dispositivi Apple! Decisamente una buona notizia per tutti i fans dei ‘blues’, resa possibile grazie all’ottimo lavoro svolto come sempre dalla Stop&Go Communication.
Gli utilizzatori di iPhone, iPad, iPad Mini e iPod Touch (che già in 419 hanno scaricato l’app…) avranno quindi una risorsa più sviluppata e funzionale per tenersi sempre aggiornati sugli impegni agonistici del Top Kart Racing Team e di tutti i portacolori della casa madre in giro per il mondo.
Potete effettuare il download dell’applicazione e dell’aggiornamento dallo store di iTunes, con la possibilità di lasciare un commento ed esprimere il vostro giudizio che ci consentirà di capire come migliorare ulteriormente il prodotto.
Everything is ready in Top Kart’s home for the second round of WSK Master Series in Sarno, at the Naples International Circuit. The official team of the manufacturer from Emilia will be in the circuit with as many as nine drivers, ready to fight their rivals. Team’s last performances were good, clearly improved in the past events.
In both 60 Mini and in KF Junior only one top driver, respectively there will be the Italian Leonardo Marseglia (#528) and the Turkish Ayhancan Guven (#343) on track. Great performances are expected especially from Marseglia, always very competitive in the class dedicated to the youngest.
On the contrary there will be many drivers in KF, with the usual Italian poker, composed by Kevin Lavelli (#219), Alessio Guazzaroni (#220), Matteo Viganò (#221) and Federico Savona (#222), also the Australian Joseph Mawson (#223) will be involved. In this class the performances are increasing as shown by Lavelli with the beautiful podium of Zuera in the WSK Euro Series. Continue reading
Traveling not far from their Indianapolis, Indiana headquarters to the New Castle Motorsports Park, Top Kart USA would stake their claim as the Maxxis “King of the Castle”, part of the Pro Kart Tour Right Turn Edition, with team driver Jay Howard. Taking on unseasonably cold temperatures, as well as a shortened schedule due to an early spring snowstorm, Top Kart USA drivers would not only excel with the Pro TaG win, but also in several other categories as the team led the way at the one-mile sprint course.
With a $40,000 weekend cash purse on the line, Top Kart USA drivers came out in full force at the King of the Castle event. A looming snowstorm forecasted for the New Castle area on Sunday forced promoters and drivers into a one-day schedule, putting all classes on track Saturday in what was an action-packed day. Continue reading