The FIA calendar at the start from Valencia

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The European OK Championship finally gets underway at the Kartódromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero in Valencia. A "new" circuit for everyone, very modern and suitable for categories without the gearbox.

With fewer unknowns than one might think, given that somehow teams and drivers have been on track since January, the official FIA season gets underway on Sunday 26th.
The first round of the OK and OKJ European Championship is held in Valencia, a very used track in the context of the Monobrand trophies on which, last Sunday, practically all the drivers registered for the European Championship competed in the Champions of the Future series organized by RGMMC. The best possible test, given that by now this preliminary-race format has practically replaced the actual tests, running with the same tires (Vega for OKJ and MG for OK) and regulations used in FIA races.
Races which, without major twists and turns, brought back the leading protagonists of the last edition in the single-speed categories: Kart Republic, with OTK contending for the primacy (14 drivers in the top 20 with KR or OTK material and 13 out of 20 in OK) and Parolin and Team Energy in the position to be able to enter as outsiders.
To be followed carefully in these first appearances after the change of category the reigning OKJ World Champion Enzo Tarnvanichkul, who recently joined the Redbull Junior Team and at the same time as Dino Chiesa's racing team, who will have to contend with the reigning European Champion Anatoly Khavalkin , who also moved up in category and OK senators such as Joe Turney (already winner two weeks ago on Lucas Guerrero, with the new KR colours) and the Italian Coluccio.
In OKJ, in which many drivers saw the circuit for the very first time during the COTF round, the fight promises to be very open with, among the many possible protagonists, the winner of the race of March 12, the Belgian Thibaut Ramaekers (VDK Racing), Stepan Antonov (KR Motorsport) and Lewis Wherrell (Forza Racing).

Created by: fmarangon2 - 22/03/23

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