|Michael Schumacher, Felipe Massa and Sebastian Vettel are the drivers lined up by the Tony Kart Racing Team on occasion of the two days of special tests, which took place at the South Garda track on Wednesday and on Thursday. But what happened exactly in Lonato? 8 F1 drivers met at the South Garda track for a collective session of tests. This time the drivers challenged each other not with F1 but with the great KZ Kart, accepting a difficult but also exciting challenge for everybody. It has been possible to organize this meeting thanks to the King Michael Schumacher: with his great passion for karting and his character he was able to involve many F1 colleagues in a real and hard session of tests with karts. |
The Tony Kart Racing Team had the great pleasure to host the seven times World Champion Michael Schumacher, he is a regular “team-mate” of the Tony Kart racing Team.
The other two top drivers testing Tony Kart chassis powered by Vortex were the Ferrari driver Felipe Massa, who went down to the track on Thursday, and the Red Bull driver Sebastian Vettel. The last one was a Tony Kart – Vortex during his karting career. These two days were spent in a friendly atmosphere of challenge among teams and drivers, everyone did his best.
It was really hot at the south Garda track and the public assisted to exciting Grand Prix moments, leaving without words all the fans flocked to the track. Michael Schumacher, as always took care of every aspects of his Tony-Kart Vortex, having an important exchange of ideas with our technical staff. The other two F1 drivers, Sebastian Vettel and Felipe Massa did an excellent work too.
These two days were not just a “show”, the proof of this is the number of laps done by each driver; Schumacher for example did more than 100 laps per day, doing great times.
The top drivers had at their disposal the Tony Kart Racer EVR with Vortex RVX, for Schumacher and Massa, and the KF1 Racer EVR with Vortex RAV for Sebastian Vettel. During the second day (Thursday 16th of July) Michael Schumacher tested carefully also the Krypton model.
Giacomo Aliprandi – Team Manger Tony Kart Racing Team “This show in Lonato has been an important event for all the karting world. The initiative was taken by Michael and became truth thanks to the will of everybody, both manufacturers and drivers. It has been a great occasion for showing all the qualities of the karting: technology, organization, show and competitive spirit. I would like to thank the drivers Michael, Felipe and Sebastian for having been here and for having worked with us in a perfect atmosphere. I also would like to thanks all the other manufacturers and drivers involved in this event, they have also contributed to create and agonistic atmosphere and the show, always with great professionalism.”
Tempi ufficiosi della due giorni di test Karting – F1 M. Schumacher 42.05 (Tony Kart-Vortex) V. Liuzzi 42.11 (Crg-Maxter) F. Massa 42.24 (Tony Kart-Vortex) R. Kubica 42.30 (RK-Tm) N. Piquet 42.70 (Crg-Maxter) T. Glock 42.70 (Maranello-Maxter) C. Klien 42.75 (Intrepid-Tm)
S. Vettel 44.18 (Tony Kart-Vortex) unico ad aver girato con il KF1