Edition 23rd of the Winter Cup, race to be held next February 15-18 at the South Garda Karting Circuit, is already packed and ready to score another exceptional record with more than 300 entered drivers!
The South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato is already breathing the air of great challenges, and the recent all-around interventions involving track and paddock, and the adoption of cutting edge technology to keep the pace with modern karting, are already paying off with exceptional numbers. Season 2018 is about to get on the move flat out and the forthcoming Winter Cup already set an entry record of more than 300 drivers!
HEADING TO A NEW RECORD
The 23rd edition of the Winter Cup scheduled for next February 15-18 is bound to set a new participation record, as it is fully packed in all categories: Mini Rok, OK-Junior, OK and KZ2. This year’s 300 drivers (still provisional figure) is certainly going to set another important record for the Winter Cup.
ON TRACK ALSO MONTOJA, TRULLI AND ALESI’S SONS
All the strongest drivers in the world will be present, as the sons of several motorsport champions like Sebastian Montoja, Enzo Trulli and Giuliano Alesi. Alongside them, the rising stars of motorsport that decided to challenge each other again on karts, like Antonio Fuoco, the brothers Alessio and Leonardo Lorandi, and Callum Ilott.
A LOT OF BIG NAMES AT THE START
Among the big names in the highest categories, two times World Champion Paolo De Conto and World Champion Jorrit Pex will be present in KZ with CRG, the winner of the KZ2 International Super Cup Alex Irlando will defend Sodikart’s colors, while Francesco Celenta Praga’s, Anthony Abbasse Sodikart’s, Jeremy Iglesias Formula K’s and Ben Hanley Croc’s. Lorenzo Camplese will compete for Maranello, Simo Puhakka for Tony Kart, Riccardo Longhi for Birel, Bas Lammers for the new team Lion, while Tom Joyner will be present in OK with Sodikart, and the new OK-Junior World Champion Dexter Patterson with Forza Racing, 2016 World Champion Pedro Hiltbrand will race for CRG and Niklas Nielsen for KSM Schumacher Racing Team. Due to the high number of requests for class KZ – that will contest the European Championship in Lonato on July 15th, the participation has been extended to 108 drivers. OK-Junior is also going to be quite crowded with about 90 drivers, while Mini Rok currently counts 70 entered drivers.
Entry procedures are available at www.sothgardakarting.it.
All categories will employ Bridgestone tyres, with tyres check done through barcode and scanner. The fuel used is Tamoil 100% octanes.
THE PROVISIONAL PROGRAM
Days proceeding the event: Practice from local 8:30.
Thursday February 15th: Practice, Sporting and Technical Checks, Briefing.
Friday February 16th: Warm-up; Qualifying, Heats.
Saturday February 17th: Warm-up; Heats.
Sunday February 18th: Warm-up; Heats; Super Heats; Finals.
South Garda Karting