WSK Open Cup title after perfect performance in Final
After his successes and podiums in FIA Karting and in Champions of the Future, Tomass Stolcermanis led his Energy Corse-TM Racing team to 1st place in a WSK Promotion series organised over a single meeting in Lonato. In the difficult OK category, the young Latvian driver led the Final from the first to the last lap, to add his name to the list of winners of the latest WSK Open Cup. The Juniors from the Energy Corse team also reached an excellent level of performance. For his debut with the Italian team, Jimmy Helias already had the opportunity to win a heat and finish the Final in the top 10.
The Energy Corse team continues to attract young drivers looking to progress to the highest level and aim for the best results in FIA Karting events, as well as in the major international series. After the brilliant performances at the World Championship in Sarno, the team led by Michele Panigada fielded a strong line-up in the Mini, OK-Junior and OK categories. The team remains available for drivers who wish to prepare for their next season, during tests or at the WSK Final Cup series which will be spread over two meetings in November, in Sarno and then in Lonato.
Stolcermanis on top of the podium
Tomass Stolcermanis started the 2022 season with a win in the Champions of the Future Winter Series, but showed that he is not going to slow down at the end of the season. In the leading group from Qualifying in OK, Tomass prepared his equipment perfectly with the Energy Corse staff during the Qualifying Heats, to arrive ready for the Final phase. He started by moving up to 3rd in the Prefinal, before taking the lead in the Final on the first lap. He quickly increased his lead to almost two seconds, before ensuring a magnificent victory until the end. Congratulations to the technical team led by Luigina Guerrini and Simone Sorio, and to the engine tuner GFR (TM Racing).
Helias joins Energy Corse
In OK-Junior, the Canadian Jensen Burnett, the Finn Alexandre Dahlstrom, the Swiss Kian Fardin, the Hungarian Martin Molnar and the Belgian Dries Van Langendonck were back with their team two weeks after the World Championship. At South Garda Karting, they were joined by Frenchman Jimmy Helias. This was a reunion of sorts, as Jimmy had finished 6th in the IAME International Final at Le Mans in a Mini in 2017 on an Energy chassis! There were four Energy Corse karts in the Final, but not all were equally successful. Particularly brilliant in the heats (P5, P3, P1, P2 and P6), Helias confirmed his success by finishing 10th in his first OK-Junior race with Energy Corse.
87 drivers were on the grid in 60 Mini, including several in the Energy Corse team colours: the American Kai Johnson, the Lithuanian Ainis Virbiantis (three times in the top five in the heats), the Dutchman Luuka Taal, the Swede Jonathan Landstorm and the Swiss driver Zasov Georgiy.