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Following a long-established tradition, the main meetings of the karting international season concentrated during the last months of 2019. ROK Cup is no exception when it gathered the “Rokkers” from all over the world to live and share moments always rich in adrenaline and fun.
The highlight of the season was the Superfinal at the South Garda Karting of Lonato, celebrating its 17th edition. Once again, the results were extraordinary with 419 drivers coming from 49 different countries and representing all five continents. In particular, lots of young participants in the Mini ROK and Junior ROK classes with over 100 of them, proving the preparatory value of the ROK races. In total, the categories electing their 2019 champions have been: Mini, Junior, Senior, Expert, Expert plus, Super and Shifter. Besides them, the four Special Trophies have been assigned by the main ROK Cup partners: Shinga, OMP, Bridgestone, and Vortex.
The Superfinal, however, was not the only important moment in this intense season finale. After the race meeting in Lonato came from 28th October to 2nd November the “ROK the Rio” race which took place in the fascinating setting of the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino of Las Vegas, Nevada. The appointment keeps growing year after year to become an unmissable point of reference for all the “Rokkers” of the American continent and more. This year, 253 drivers took part, subdivided into seven categories: Micro, Mini, Junior, Senior, Master, Shifter and Shifter Master. Proving the spread that the “ROK the Rio” reached, the winners did not come only from USA but also from Brazil and Costa Rica.
20 days after, this success recured… 14.000 km away from the American west coast in Singapore for the Asia Final. Completely different context, different habits but same enthusiasm and, especially, the ROK Cup flag waving on the KF1 Karting Circuit. The classes racing were Mini, Junior GP, Senior GP, Expert 30/40, Expert 50/KF1 GP ROK but the show and the will to win were the same, as well as its international character which brought on the first step of the podium local drivers from Singapore but also others coming from Philippines, Indonesia, and Australia.
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