Energy Corse still at the forefront of the battle in 2023
The Italian team refueled during the winter break and set off again to attack the podiums, which have already been numerous in 2023. From the Winter Cup, Martin Molnar triumphed in OK. In WSK, Danny Carenini won in IAME-X30 Junior at the Open Series, before winning again a week later at the famous Andrea Margutti Trophy. There were also podiums at the WSK Super Master Series with Dries Van Langendonck in OK-Junior and at the WSK Champions Cup with Tomass Stolcermanis in OK. The Latvian driver confirmed the competitiveness of the chassis and the Energy Corse team at the opening of the FIA Karting European Championship by fighting in the leading group throughout the event.
The start of the season has been intense in 2023, with races starting on 20th January! As usual, the technical staff led by Luigina Guerrini and Simone Sorio carried out a lot of development work on the equipment to maintain the very high level of performance achieved the previous season. “The competition is fierce in international events, but every year we manage to maintain our position among the major teams capable of supporting our drivers to the podium in all categories,” commented manager Mick Panigada.
The Energy chassis continues to prove itself, while the team manager never fails to put pressure on his engine builders to have optimum performance on race day. The season is still long and the Energy Corse team hopes to increase its record, as it has been able to do since the start of the season. The proof…
OK: Victory and podiums at the rendezvous
After being one of the revelations in 2022 for his debut in OK, Tomass Stolcermanis is still a regular contender for the podium this season. He is now ranked 3rd in the WSK Champions Cup, 5th in the WSK Super Master Series at Lonato and was twice in the top 10 at Valencia, in Champions of the Future and in the FIA Karting European Championship where the Latvian driver won two heats. Clearly, the equipment is competitive, as Martin Molnar proved by winning the Winter Cup in good style and finishing 2nd the following week in the WSK Champions Cup, not to mention other top 10s at Lonato and Sarno.
The Hungarian scored points for 14th place in the Final of the European Championship in Spain after a superb comeback. 10th in Champions of the Future, Jules Caranta is one of the fastest drivers in OK, but success has been lacking for the moment, including after a technical incident in the Final of the European Championship. As for the American Vincent Ryan, he has shown significant progress since the start of the season.
Dries Van Langendonck, a talented contender in OK-Junior
The young Belgian is currently in the provisional 2nd position in the WSK Super Master Series thanks to his superb 3rd place at Franciacorta after a remarkable progression, from 4th at Sarno, 28 hundredths of the podium and from 9th at Lonato! Still among the best in Champions of the Future, his progress was unfortunately cut short by a retirement in the Final at the European Championship in Valencia. Too bad, because he had regularly finished in the top six in the heats. His teammates Victor Alexandru Rad (Romania), Lev Krutoholov (Ukraine) and Murilo Rocha (Brazil) took advantage of the expertise of the Energy Corse team to progress in this very tough European event. In this category, the Italian team also welcomed the young Swiss driver Georgiy Zasov to the Andrea Margutti Trophy in Lonato.
Two consecutive successes for Danny Carenini in X30 Senior
The Italian driver had a sensational month of March, shining in the Energy Corse colours on the top step of Lonato's podium at the WSK Open Series and the following week at the Andrea Margutti Trophy. In both cases, he started from pole position in the Final, before dominating his opponents on the track!
Niccolo Perico in the top 10 in Mini
Racing in the under-10s in the Mini category, Niccolo Perico fought with determination and was often rewarded for his efforts, such as at the WSK Super Master Series in Lonato where he finished 7th. In Mini, Matvey Dergunov and Jonathan Landstorm were also among the contenders in the Finals in the WSK Promotion events.
Energy Corse, which has frequently scored excellent results in KZ2, was delighted with the rise to 13th position for German Foteev at the WSK Super Master Series in Franciacorta.
The Italian brand also congratulates all its drivers who use the Energy chassis around the world, with brilliant results for some in Asia, Oceania, Americas, Africa, Middle East and various European countries.