The Vortex debut in the CIK-FIA Trophy Academy category was positive and everything was performed on schedule and with order on the French circuit of Essay, seat of the first (of three) round.
The CIK-FIA Academy Trophy was attended by 51 young drivers coming from all over the world, aged between 13 and 15 years old, who challenged giving their best and showing excellent driving skills.
During the three days of competition the Academy drivers fought side by side, just separated from very little gaps, and thus capturing the public's attention thanks to their close racing.
At the end of the first Academy Trophy event, it was the British Callum Bradshaw (UK) who had the better of the platoon of pursuers, led by Mads Eliseo Hansen (DNK) and Thomas Mialane (FRA).
The CIK Trophy takes place following an interesting formula that gives each driver a chassis (Exprit) at the beginning of the first event, which will remain the same until the end of the championship. As for the engines, the regulation provides that at every stage of the event the Vortex DDJ engines (drawn on the first day) are shared by the top five drivers of the grid in the different rounds. Following this process, the winner Bradshaw found himself racing with three different engines as part of the weekend, always resulting the winner.
The engines turnover, in addition to ensure absolute transparency, has enhanced the quality of DDJ engines, showing off their reliability and manufacturing qualities, since no engine has incurred in the slightest problem. On track all DDJ engines proved to have the same performance and this aspect too, was highlighted by the rotation system adopted.