One week after Christian Costoya’s success in the Mini class in the WSK Champions Cup, Parolin Motorsport was back on the Lonato track for the first round of the WSK Super Master Series. This time the field was bigger and the official Parolin team fielded a 15-strong line-up in all four classes. Dries Van Langendonck won Mini with flying colours, Costoya was on the podium and René Lammers started his first full season in OK-Junior with a fantastic victory.
“To have two wins at this level of competition at the very beginning of the year is a very good sign for the 2022 season“, commented Marco Parolin. “The preparatory work by the team is an essential element to be competitive at this time, but I must also say that our young drivers have done very well despite the cold temperatures. Their determination is impressive and I congratulate them all for that.
Our excellent level of performance was confirmed in Mini. This time it was our new recruit Dries van Langendonck who won after a very good race. Christian Costoya, who took pole position, was also in a position to win, but the last laps of the Final did not go as he had planned and he finished in 3rd place. Willliam Calleja did some very good heats and progressed into the top 10, while Jack Illife completed his comeback by gaining 11 places in the Final to finish 11th. Bruno Gryc and Alessandro Truchot were rewarded for their efforts by reaching the Final.
We were very competitive in OK-Junior. We didn’t expect René Lammers to be so strong already. He completed a perfect performance and held his position at the end of the Final. This is an important encouragement for the whole team, confirmed by Anatoly Khavalkin’s incredible comeback from 67th position in the qualifiers. He managed to reach 13th place in the Final, an overall improvement of 54 places. Many positive things also happened in OK with our two rookie drivers. Enzo Deligny was able to finish 7th and Maksim Orlov 19th out of 49 participants. The main regret of the meeting was the incident in which Francesco Celenta was injured during his first run. We wish him a speedy recovery.”
WSK Super Master Series Rd 1, 27th to 30th January 2022, South Garda Karting, Lonato, Parolin Motorsport team.
Dries van Langendonck, 🇧🇪
6th fastest time, 4th in the heats, 2nd in his Prefinal, winner of the Final (+3 places) with the fastest lap, leader of the WSK Super Master Series provisional ranking.
Christian Costoya, 🇪🇸
Poleman in Timed Qualifying, three heat wins, winner of his Prefinal, 3rd in the Final and provisional standings.
William Caleja, 🇦🇺
23rd fastest time, two top three finishes with two fastest laps in the heats, 10th in the Final, 8th in the provisional ranking.
Jack Illife, 🇺🇸
34th time, top four with fastest lap in a heat, 22nd after heats and 11th in Final, an overall improvement of 23 positions.
René Lammers, 🇳🇱
2nd fastest time, three heat wins and two fastest laps, leader of the heats, winner of his Prefinal, winner of the Final, leader of the WSK Super Master Series provisional ranking.
Anatoly Khavalkin, 🇷🇺
67th fastest time, 18th in the heats, 3rd in his Prefinal, 13th in the Final. Overall progress of 54 places.
Enzo Deligny, 🇫🇷
8th fastest time, 7th in his Prefinal, 7th in the Final, 11th in the provisional WSK Super Master Series standings.
Maksim Orlov, 🇷🇺
27th fastest time, 5th in his Prefinal, 19th in the Final.
Parolin Motorsport will continue with the second round of the WSK Super Master Series from 10th to 13th February in Lonato.
The first event of the 2022 season has already highlighted Parolin Motorsport’s top performances on the international scene in the most hotly contested youth category, the Mini. A big win for Christian Costoya in the WSK Champions Cup and exciting results for the other drivers with the Italian brand based in Veneto is a very good start.
“We have a lot to be satisfied with after the first meeting of the season”, said Marco Parolin. “Parolin Racing Kart was the best represented brand in all categories in Lonato this weekend and we had 33 chassis out of 92 in the Mini class. We confirmed our competitiveness right from the start of the season with a top four in Qualifying, five chassis in the top 10 in the heats and six out of 10 in the Final, which represents a success rate twice as high as our presence in Mini. Our official team, Parolin Motorsport, was very successful. Christian Costoya shone all weekend and won the Mini Final while Dries van Langendonck reached 4th place. William Caleja finished 9th and Jack Illife progressed to 11th place. At the same time Bruno Gryc and Alessandro Truchot showed great potential.“
Moved at the last moment from Adria to Lonato, the WSK Champions Cup was marked by very cold temperatures, at the limit of what a winter karting competition can accept. Fog and then ice affected the timing of the first two days. It was therefore not an easy game to play for the youngest drivers who had to grit their teeth against the bite of the cold. As always, the Mini category saw a very close battle to the finish line among the 92 international participants.
WSK Champions Cup, 20th to 23rd January 2022, South Garda Karting, Lonato.
Parolin Motorsport, Mini category
Christian Costoya, Spain
2nd fastest in Qualifying, four heat wins with two fastest laps, 2nd in the heats, 2nd after the Prefinals and winner of the Final.
Dries van Langendonck, Belgium
4th fastest in Qualifying, 4th in Prefinal with fastest lap, moved up seven places to 4th in Final.
William Caleja, Australia
3rd fastest in Qualifying, a win and a fastest lap in the heats, 6th in the Prefinal, 9th in the Final.
Jack Illife, USA
13th fastest time, a top three in a heat, 9th after the heats and 11th in the Final.
Parolin Motorsport will continue to the first round of the WSK Super Master Series from 27th to 30th January in Lonato.
Parolin Racing Kart developed an innovative brake system for the MINI category. This technical solution equips the Opportunity chassis and is characterised by a monobloc rear caliper machined from a solid block with radial attachment.
Thanks to the performances and successes of the Opportunity chassis in the past few years, Parolin Racing Kart has emerged as the benchmark for the MINI class. Parolin’s technicians took advantage of the 2020 homologation, which represents the first of the newly CIK-FIA “certified” versions for the 60 MINI category, to focus on creating a totally new brake system. The AP06 MINI marks an improvement compared to the previous MINI AP-Race model (CSAI homologation), as it features increased rigidity and decreased torsion during braking, while maintaining high levels of reliability.
The AP06 MINI’s brake caliper derives directly from the front version of the KZ system. The primary characteristic of this technical innovation is the brake modulation, which represents a pivotal factor when the go-kart requires immediate braking while maintaining high speed throughout corners.
CNC machined from a solid block of material with extreme accuracy, the caliper is equipped with two 27 mm magnetic pistons in order to control the pads’ braking strength on the disc. Parolin technicians’ hard work also resulted in better cooling and in a decrease in the weight of the AP06 MINI caliper thanks to a significantly pronounced tapering. An additional improvement compared to the previous version regards the lower maintenance, achieved as a consequence of the absence of the half-shells’ fastening screws and of the sealing O-rings. Lastly, the total redesign of the oil channels inside the caliper has facilitated brake bleeding, which is now carried out only once, as it is a monobloc caliper.
Furthermore, the floating and self-ventilated brake disc has a 150 mm diameter and features holes on its surface to achieve greater heat dissipation capacity during braking.
Parolin Racing Kart completely modified the master cylinder and introduced the model that is used in the higher classes. The outcome includes better reliability, as the different anodising adopted enables the reduction of possible leakages and therefore a lower maintenance of the component. A piston with a 22 mm diameter functions inside the master cylinder, which is machined from a solid aluminium block. Moreover, there are four possible anchoring positions for the lever on which the rod leading to the brake is fastened. This solution offers drivers a wider range of options in order to adapt to their braking preferences. As the rod is fastened lower, the force that needs to be exerted on the brake pedal increases because its stroke becomes shorter. Contrarily, as the lever is higher, the force that is necessary for braking decreases because the stroke becomes longer.
In addition to the aforementioned advantages, the AP06 MINI benefits from great adaptability. Being aware that adapting braking to driving style is crucial for improving performance, the company’s technicians equipped the new MINI brake with three different types of brake pads: hard (black), medium (green) and soft (red). The degree of hardness of the friction material varies among the different pads, which are all smaller. In fact, Parolin’s experts believe that only the force exerted by the piston on the pad directly impacts on the disc. Consequently, the use of larger pads would represent a risk, as they could cause a lower thrust to the external areas, which is essentially not very useful.
To know more about the AP06 MINI brake by Parolin Racing Kart and discover all its potential, read TKART’s article “AP06 Mini: the 2020 mini-kart brake system by Parolin Racing Kart“.
Parolin Racing Kart’s steering angle adjustment system offers the possibility of changing the Ackermann angle in a few seconds thanks to a simple and efficient solution, which can significantly improve the chassis’ performance. It represents a standard trait on all the company’s racing chassis, including the “Opportunity” MINI kart.
The adjustable steering column support produced by Parolin Racing Kart presents a distinctive feature, as it enables the adjustment of the Ackermann angle in just a few seconds by turning only four screws and without having to remove anything. Furthermore, this innovative system allows to refine the adjustment of the front geometries, with the goal of adapting to all the different tracks and using the narrowest possible steering angle. In fact, this leads to greater smoothness of the kart and a minor dissipation of engine power, therefore improving performance.
On the company’s chassis, the steering angle adjustment system is positioned directly on the steering column support since a decade. The boxed shape of the support is a primary aspect to consider, as it is designed to increase rigidity in a part of the chassis that faces consistent pressure when the driver changes direction in between corners, with oscillations generating additional stress for the front tyres and consequently leading to blistering. On all Parolin Racing Kart’s chassis, instead, the boxed shape, which is closed on all sides, reduces these involuntary movements and decreases the component’s weight too.
Thanks to the boxed support and the slide that slides inside it, this solution provides a wide range of options to modify the front-end setup. The maximum displacement of the steering column is 30 mm in the MINI chassis and 35 mm in the higher categories’ chassis.
The advantages of the company’s adjustment column support can be verified through the impact that the geometry has on the behaviour of a go-kart on a track:
- Wider steering angle: given a rotation of the steering wheel, the kart’s trajectory will be tighter. To achieve this outcome, the slide on Parolin Racing Kart’s system must be moved towards the kart’s rear.
- Narrower steering angle: given the same steering, the kart’s trajectory will be more open. To generate this effect, the slide must be moved towards the kart’s front.
This solution enables the adaptation to every track, category and driving style. When arriving at a new track with no experience, the adjustment slide can be placed in standard position by aligning the fourteenth line on the slide (counting from the column side) to the two converging points of the boxed support. A 5-mm movement of the slide is required in order for inexperienced drivers to feel the impact of the changes, while a 1-mm movement is sufficient to refine the setup.
The work of Parolin technicians while designing the Ackermann angle adjustment system was aimed at speeding up geometric changes and increasing the potential of these regulations. As only four screws need to be turned in order to change the position of the black insert that moves the steering column, less experienced mechanics are empowered to change a kart’s steering too. Lastly, the speed and simplicity of this solution provide a remarkable benefit: drivers can test different steering setups and compare the results without being influenced by other factors, such as track grip or atmospheric temperature. Therefore, the ideal setup can be found in any situation and performance can be maximised.
To know more about the adjustable column support by Parolin Racing Kart and discover all its potential, read TKART’s article “The adjustable column support by Parolin Racing Kart“.
The last race of the season, the WSK Final Cup in Adria, was a great success for Parolin Motorsport. There was complete domination and victory for Celenta in KZ2 followed by Travisanutto in 4th position, a double podium for Orlov and Khavalkin in Junior, 2nd place for Costoya in Mini and 4th place for van Langendonck.
“The weekend was very satisfying“, declared Marco Parolin. “Our drivers showed a remarkable level of performance in all three categories and six of them were able to obtain the results they deserved despite the intensity of the races. It is very rewarding for the whole team to end the season on such a positive note. We have a solid base to start 2022 with confidence. The development work will not stop and we are already looking forward to next year with great potential. It will be an exciting challenge. Of course, the year-end break will be welcome for everyone and it was important to end on a positive note.“
The WSK Final Cup brought together 275 drivers from more than 40 different nations at Adria Karting Raceway. Parolin Racing Kart was ranked 2nd among the manufacturers with 46 chassis in competition, of which almost 25% of the field was Mini. With four Parolin karts in the top eight of the Mini Final, two in the top four in KZ2, two in the top three in OK-Junior, the competitiveness of the productions of the Bassano del Grappa brand is not in debate.
Parolin Motorsport – WSK Final Cup 2021 – Adria
Francesco Celenta won everything in Adria from Timed Qualifying to the Final with a 2” lead that allowed him to win the 2021 WSK Final Cup, a very competitive event where he kept the lap record. Lorenzo Travisanutto also had an excellent run in the top three of the heats with a 4th place Final position.
Anatoly Khavalkin impressed in the OK-Junior class, dominating the race until the Prefinal. The Final race was more successful for Maksim Orlov, who started 22nd and finished 2nd ahead of his team-mate Khavalkin on the podium. René Lammers completed the success of Parolin by securing good heats, 7th position with the fastest lap in the Prefinal and an 8th place after a gain of five positions in the Final.
Enzo Deligny had the ability to make his mark after his 5th place in the heats, but the start of the Prefinal A marked the end of the meeting for him. Lauritz Sachse from Denmark was doing well in the heats in his first participation at this level.
No less than 126 drivers competed in Mini. Christian Costoya made up 10 places during the heats by finishing 4th and improved his score by finishing 2nd in the Final. Dries van Langendonck followed a similar progression to reach 4th in the Final. William Calleja, who qualified 5th, had three very difficult heats and did not manage to qualify for the Final, despite a 10 place improvement in the Prefinal. Oliver Kinmark also had difficulties in the heats and did not reach his goal, as did Angelo Blanco. Alessandro Truchot put in a remarkable performance, regaining no less than 33 positions from his distant Qualifying. Simas Baciuska remained handicapped by his 111th place in Qualifying.
This year, the Winter Cup had to give up its usual spot at the beginning of the season to wait until mid-November on the South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato. The race started on a dry track and ended on Sunday in a downpour. The two Parolin Motorsport drivers entered in KZ2 put in solid performances with Celenta 8th in the Final and Travisanutto 11th. The Parolin chassis were present in large numbers in the other categories, with some very convincing results such as 2nd place for van Langendonck (AV Racing) in the youngest category.
“The end of the season is near and we are already concentrating on the preparation for next year”, explained Marco Parolin. “2022 will start a new homologation cycle for chassis, brakes and bodywork. There is plenty of work to do. Our two drivers Francesco Celenta and Lorenzo Travisanutto have continued the development programme of our equipment with very satisfactory results. They proved to be competitive both in the dry and in the rain, which showered the Final stages. It’s a pity that Celenta couldn’t reach the finish of his first race when he was in 3rd place because he was in a very good rhythm. After that, he progressed steadily in the rankings to reach 8th place in a tough Final. Travisanutto took advantage of another opportunity to increase his experience in the 125cc gearbox, especially on a wet track. He completed his mission by coming close to the Final top 10 after some solid heats. Parolin Racing Kart was second most popular among the chassis manufacturers in the Winter Cup, which was very satisfying for our brand. In the front rank of the Mini Rok chassis, the teams and drivers who trust us achieved good results with three places in the Final top 10 including 2nd position for Dries van Langendonck (AV Racing). Coskun Irfan (Shamick Europe) also finished in the Junior top 10. 2022 should give us even more reasons to be happy.“
Parolin Motorsport – 2021 Winter Cup – Lonato – KZ2
8th in Qualifying, 16th in the Qualifying Heats, 7th in Super Heat 2 (+1pl.), 8th in the Final (+5pl.).
13th in Qualifying, 11th in the Qualifying Heats, 4th in Super Heat 1 (+4pl.), 11th in the Final.
One week after Enzo Deligny’s victory in the Junior class, Anatoly Khavalkin reached 3rd place in the Junior World Championship on the same circuit of Campillos. Parolin Motorsport confirmed its excellent competitiveness at the highest level in a variety of conditions by qualifying four drivers for the Final in the 101-strong OK-Junior class and being the only team to finish on the podium in both races at Campillos.
“Although we prepared for it, the weekend was not easy”, said Marco Parolin. “It is obvious that the World Championship brings together the best drivers and that the motivation is stronger than for any other race. The weather added a layer of difficulty with intermittent light rain on Saturday morning and throughout Sunday. The work of the teams was crucial. I think our performance did not go unnoticed. Our Juniors were not very experienced: they were either racing their first full season in OK-Junior or had moved up from Mini to Junior within the year. Already in Qualifying we had three very fast drivers around the top 10. The heats were difficult to manage, René Lammers being the best placed at this stage. Anatoly Khavalkin was brilliant throughout the meeting. He didn’t make any mistakes and his last effort to regain another nine places in the Final earned him a place in the world top three. It’s fantastic for us to achieve such a result. Not only is our equipment very good, but we have also shown our ability to train young drivers. Our bet on the future is very satisfying!”“
The races were exciting to experience on the Campillos circuit, which offers many opportunities for overtaking. The precarious grip at many points added even more selectivity to the event. The big favourites of the season sometimes found themselves in trouble. In the Qualifying Heats René Lammers was already 8th, Matias Orjuela 10th and Enzo Deligny 11th. Consistently in the top five of the heats, Lammers ensured a great 7th position for the start of the Final. Orjuela had lost too much ground to qualify for the 36 finalists. Eric Géné showed an increased level of performance since the Champions of the Future event, but it wasn’t enough, while Guillaume Bouzar probably lacked recent driving to make the most of his abilities.
Anatoly Khavalkin managed to improve 27 places during the heats and never fell back. 39th in Qualifying, he started from 12th in the Final. Fully confident in his equipment and his abilities, he immediately went into attack mode and was in the top five after only six laps. He then closed the gap to the top three and moved into the top three with four laps to go, passing the poleman without hesitation. He still had time to secure the podium by distancing his opponents before the finish.
The young René Lammers showed himself to be a brilliant driver by finishing 7th in the heats. However, he was attacked from all sides in the Final battle on rain tyres. He nevertheless managed to finish his first World Championships in 20th position, despite a broken spoiler. Maksim Orlov put in his best performance of the weekend, making up 12 places in the Final to finish 23rd. Despite an encouraging Qualifying, Enzo Deligny did not find the ease he had shown the week before. After two good heats in 5th and 3rd positions, he crashed in the last. He was pushed back to the bottom of the ranking at the start of the Final, but he made his comeback to 25th position with consistency.
For his first season in OK, Jesse Carrasquedo showed an interesting competitiveness by regaining four places during the heats, which allowed him to reach his objective of qualifying among the 36 finalists. Less comfortable in the Final on a track with little grip, he finished the first lap in second-last position, but then climbed back up to 26th place. Arnur Shabdar was slightly far behind after the timed laps and two retirements in the heats did not allow him to qualify.
The Parolin Motorsport team has taken up residence in the south of Spain in preparation for the upcoming OK and Junior World Championship. The last meeting of the Champions of the Future by RGMMC series was a very important preparation event for the Italian team’s OK-Junior drivers. The performance of the Italian team was very noticeable, especially thanks to the victory for Enzo Deligny.
“It’s good for the mentality of the whole team to show such a high level of performance a week before a world event,” explained Marco Parolin. “Like all the teams, we have only recently encountered the Campillos circuit, but our preparation has proved to be effective. In a category with almost 100 participants, four of our OK-Junior drivers performed very encouragingly among the best. Enzo Deligny had been getting closer to victory for several races and I am delighted that he has done so in Spain. It is a very positive result for him and for the team. Maksim Orlov, Anatoly Khavalkin and Matias Orjuela were also very competitive and I hope that their performance will reflect on the whole team. We have some time to learn from this event, both for the equipment and the drivers, so that we can do even better at the World Championship.”
Enzo Deligny was immediately at ease on the Spanish circuit’s steep terrain and he drove a faultless race at the front. Very solid heats, in which he obtained two best laps, allowed him to return to the top five on Saturday evening. He confirmed this by finishing 2nd in the Prefinal before driving a superb Final. He started well and took the lead from lap 5 and then distanced his rivals to win with a 1.6” lead and another fastest lap.
Maksim Orlov was also in a position to get an excellent result. Twice winner in the heats, he was 2nd in this Qualifying phase. After a great fight in the Prefinal, he unfortunately had to retire immediately after the start of the Final. Matias Orjuela showed very convincing speed from his 7th position in Qualifying. Once in 2nd and twice in 3rd place, he finished 9th in the heats. An incident delayed him shortly before the end of the Prefinal, but he made up 10 places in the Final.
Anatoly Khavalkin had to deal with a distant 39th place during the heats. He still made up 12 places, but a retirement lost him all the benefit of his efforts in the Prefinal. Undiscouraged, he went back to work in the Final and reached a rewarding 12th place after a 23-position climb.
Guillaume Bouzar, René Lammers and Eric Gené encountered various setbacks along the way during the heats and could not make it to the Finals despite their potential.
In OK, Jesse Carrasquedo showed interesting competitiveness by regaining five places during the heats despite a retirement. The Final stages were more complicated for the Mexican. Arnur Shabdar was a little bit far back after Qualifying to be able to make it to the Final.
With a similar line-up to that of Lonato, Parolin Motorsport recorded better results at the conclusion of the WSK Open Cup at Adria Karting Raceway from October 1st to 3rd. The meeting started with pole position for Brando Badoer in KZ2 and continued with top threes for Dries Van Langendonck and Christian Costoya in the Mini heats. Anatoly Khavalkin was on the podium in the OKJ Final, while Enzo Deligny finished the Championship in 5th place.
“Without any particular stakes, this kind of competition allows the team to work for the future,” declared Marco Parolin. “We are always looking to improve the equipment, but the human side is not forgotten, as young drivers need to be guided throughout their learning process. Our level of performance was very convincing, even if it was less visible in OK. The balance of the event is positive with encouraging results from several of our Junior and Mini drivers. Parolin Racing Kart once again presented itself as a major player in Mini competition with a strong representation of more than 30% of the field and a continuous presence at the top of the rankings.”
Very fast against the clock with pole position, Brando Badoer still needs to enrich his experience in KZ2 races which is what he did in Adria by finishing 12th. For his first competition with Parolin Motorsport, Greek driver Fotios Sotiropolous was 16th. Jesse Carrasquedo moved up 18 places in OK to 13th position in the Final while Arnur Shabdar moved up to 16th.
Enzo Deligny put in a good performance as usual in the Junior class, finishing 5th in the heats and 2nd in his Prefinal. Unfortunately he lost 15 places at the start of the Final and could not climb any higher than 9th. Enzo nevertheless finished in the top five of the Championship. Anatoly Khavalkin fulfilled his mission by reaching the podium. After four good heats out of five, he regained three places in the Final and finished in the top three of the race and in 6th position in the overall ranking. Maksim Orlov had to retire on Friday afternoon and qualified 10th in his Prefinal, but he had to retire before the start of the Final. René Lammers was consistent in his heats and was able to make up more than 20 places, which allowed him to compete in the Prefinal and the Final without worries.
Amongst the 102 Mini drivers in Adria, Christian Costoya was in 2nd place Qualifying. He stayed in the leading group with a good consistency, finishing 6th in the Final and took 4th place in the Championship. Dries Van Langendonck confirmed his good pace during a very convincing event and he finished in the top five in the Final. Oliver Kinmark started from 26th position in the Qualifying Heats, but he made his way up the heats with a top four and a fastest lap, finally taking 14th place. Jack Illife scored two top threes in the heats plus a 5th place with the fastest time, while William Calleja was the fifth team driver to qualify for the Final.
The last part of the season opened on September 17th-19th at the Lonato circuit with the first of the two WSK Open Cup events. The official Parolin Motorsport team had changed its look for the occasion and adjusted to accommodate the arrival of young drivers. While Brando Badoer made his debut in KZ2, Enzo Deligny finished in the OK-Junior top five just ahead of Maksim Orlov, Christian Costoya shone in the Mini top five while newcomer Dries Van Langendonck showed great potential.
“Lonato was a satisfying event in terms of performance”, said Marco Parolin. “We showed great competitiveness in Mini and Junior, as well as in KZ2 where our rookie showed very good speed. I am happy to see our customer teams competitive in Mini and an increasing number of drivers trusting the Parolin chassis. In OK-Junior the Final result was impacted by the rain in the Prefinals, where we suffered and lost some positions. But the potential was there with a podium within reach, considering the speed shown in the heats and the Final. To have placed three drivers in the top eight in such a difficult category is a source of pride and a sign of consistency of performance.”
Brando Badoer was making his debut in KZ2 racing. Noticed for his 3rd fastest time in Qualifying, he encountered some understandable difficulties in the racing, but finished nevertheless with a very honourable 18th position in the Final.
Back in competition after a summer break, Enzo Deligny showed excellent competitiveness to reach 2nd in the OK-Junior heats thanks to four wins and a fastest lap in the race. Winner of his Prefinal, he fought hard in the top five of the Final and finished 4th in the Championship. After his 41st time, Maksim Orlov was delayed by two retirements in the heats. During his Prefinal on a wet track he came back to the front, his 16-place improvement taking him to 4th place. He improved again on the dry track in the Final to reach 6th position. Anatoly Khavalkin made up 11 places during the Qualifying Heats thanks to three top three finishes and two fastest laps. He started well in the rain in the Prefinal, but lost ground afterwards. Thanks to his speed in the Final, Anatoly regained 21 places in 17 laps and finished in 8th position.
Guillaume Bouzar qualified thanks to a 15-place gain in the Prefinal, but did not reach the finish of the Final. René Lammers was fast in a category where he still lacks experience and started with a top 10 in Qualifying before obtaining a 2nd place and two top sixes with a fastest lap in the heats. However, several incidents slowed down his race and he had to retire in the Prefinal. For his debut in OK-Junior, Matias Orjuela narrowly missed out on qualification among the 36 finalists.
Christian Costoya was once again one of the contenders in Mini, with 101 participants in Lonato. After 3rd in Qualifying, 2nd in the heats, he won his Prefinal. He took part in the fight for the Final victory and finished 5th to score 4th in the Championship. Dries Van Langendonck soon found his feet with Parolin Motorsport. Twice winner, twice 3rd and with a fastest lap in the heats, he encountered problems at the start of his Prefinal and qualified with a loose spoiler. Very determined, he drove an impressive Final and finished 8th with the fastest time and 18 places gained. Oliver Kinmark lost time in the heats before coming back into the game in the Prefinal, then finishing 17th in the Final. Simas Baciuska qualified for the Final thanks to a good effort in the wet Prefinal and finished in 29th position. Jack Illife showed a clear improvement during the timed sessions and then in two of his heats where he reached the top three and set a fastest lap. The new recruits to the team added to their international experience with more or less success. Among them, Alessandro Truchot made the strongest progress.