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The international 2021 racing season is just around the corner for the Tony Kart Racing Team, aiming at repeating and, possibly, improve on its impressive 2020 campaign, highlighted by a memorable hat-trick in the FIA Karting OK World Championship.
In order to face a 2021 race calendar full of events, made up of the traditional FIA Karting and WSK races, as well as of some commitments still to be defined, Tony Kart will rely on the Tony Kart Racer 401R chassis, for the KZ/KZ2, OK and OK-Junior categories, and on the Tony Kart Rookie 2020, for the 60 Mini class, powered by Vortex engines.
The KZ/KZ2 division is led by Simo Puhakka and Pedro Hiltbrand, joined by the new entry Josef Knopp and the confirmed Gilles Stadsbader, the latter already part of our team in the final KZ2 events in 2020.
On the occasion of the European Championship and of the International Super Cup KZ2, the Luyet brothers, Jean and Samuel, and Kacper Nadolski will join the racing Team, while 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 OK-Junior.
Also in the Junior single-speed class, the same set-up is repeated with the confirmed Harley Keeble joined by James Egozi who came directly from 60 Mini. In the latter category, Jimmy Helias is still with Tony Kart in all the scheduled races.
2021 Tony Kart Racing Team driver line-up:
- Jimmy Helias
- James Egozi (USA)
- Harley Keeble (GBR)
- Callum Bradshaw (GBR)
- Joseph Turney (GBR)
- Alfio Spina (ITA)
- Tuukka Taponen (FIN)
KZ – KZ2
- Pedro Hiltbrand (ESP)
- Josef Knopp (CZE)
- Simo Puhakka (FIN)
- Gilles Stadsbader (BEL)
Only for the FIA Karting European Championship & International Super Cup KZ2:
- Jean Luyet (FRA)
- Samuel Luyet (FRA)
- Kacper Nadolski (POL)
- Noah Milell (SWE)
Find out more about driver line-ups for 2021 on our dedicated page.
More about the 2021 season:
- WSK Champions Cup: More than 340 drivers for the 2021 season kick-off at Adria
- Bridgestone & MG selected as tyre suppliers for the 2021 FIA Karting Championships
- Sarno presents its new track layout for 2021
- Champions of the Future: the 2021 calendar is complete
- IAME X30 Euro Series: New trophy, fuel and tyres for 2021
- 2021 FIA Karting Championships calendar confirmed