The last weekend has been a really important one in the young history of the ART Grand Prix Karting Division. The ART Grand Prix Finland team, managed by Juhani Pakari, Jukka Peltola and Kimmo Vainio, handed ART Grand Prix their first karting title ever thanks to a dominating win in the Finnish KF1 Championship, held in a single round at the Lappeernanta circuit.
It's been a great success, scored in a really deserving manner thanks to Niclas Nylund, who also confirmed the same great performance he's been displaying internationally in KF2. The result, for the ART Grand Prix/IAME-Parilla package, is an extremely valuable one as confirmed by the series' past champions list, featuring many highly-renowned names, and was completed by the fourth place of Joni Ruuskanen.
In the same weekend, ART Grand Prix cruised to victory also in the two KF3 class races, completing an highly-rewarding weekend for the Manufacturer. In the first race, it was pole sitter Toumas Haapalainen to prevail, while Olli Peltola cruised to a positive fourth place finish. In race 2, the other Team Finland driver Simo Laaksonen took the spoils while Juho Siekkinen and Toumas Haapalainen ended up respectively in fourth and seventh.
The whole team is waiting for the upcoming Finnish Mini-Kart championship rounds (Nordik and Mini categories) as two specifically homologated chassis will be lined-up by ART Grand Prix Finland.
Nicolas Todt and Armando Filini want to thank Pakari, Peltola and Vainio for having trusted the work of ART Grand Prix with confidence and for having become the Manufacturer's exclusive dealer for a country with such great traditions, as well as all the works-supported Finnish drivers. From today, the acknowledgement is also a sporting one as the title won by Nylund is the company's first in a competitive environment like kart racing.