An intense and spectacular weekend in Franciacorta on the occasion of the opener of the Italian ACI Karting Championship 2022

A big and successful event has taken place in Castrezzato at the Franciacorta Karting Track with 335 drivers on the track.

Castrezzato (BS), May 22, 2022. It has been an intense weekend at the Franciacorta Karting Track on the occasion of the opening meeting of the Italian ACI Karting Championship 2022. The circuit of Castrezzato (Brescia) set a participation record with 335 drivers coming from 27 different countries. The racing program has been quite busy from qualifying to the hard-fought finals that elected the protagonists of each category on Sunday, May 22.

It has also been a great debut for the Franciacorta Karting Track, which coped very well with this very crowded round of the Italian Championship and kept the rigorous timing during this long weekend. All the finals have been very nice and highlighted the speed of great protagonists.

MINI Gr.3 – Martinese and Costoya take the win.
In MINI Gr.3, which had 80 drivers at the start, Race-1 was won by Iacopo Martinese (BabyRace/Parolin-Iame-MG), who kept the lead from lights to flag. Martinese won the sprint to the line with the Spanish driver Christian Costoya (Parolin Motorsport/Parolin-TM Racing) ending second and the Dutch Dean Hoogendoorn (Alonso Kart by Kidix/Alonso Kart-Iame) third. Christian Costoya had the upper hand in Race-2 as he recovered well from the grid inversion, while Iacopo Martinese was second and Dean Hoogendoorn ended again on the podium in P3.

KZ2 – Albanese and Torsellini share the victories.
In KZ2, Danilo Albanese (KR Motorsport/KR-Iame-MG) did not have many problems winning Race-1 from Leonardo Marseglia (KCS/BirelART-TM Racing) and his teammate Mirko Torsellini. Torsellini bounced back in Race-2, winning from Moritz Ebner (LG Motorsport/BirelART/TM Racing), while Leonardo Marseglia was third. Albanese retired from the race instead. In KZ2 Under 18, the victory in both finals went to Moritz Ebner.

X30 Junior – Good double win for Davide Bottaro.
Davide Bottaro (Team Driver/Tony Kart-Iame-Komet) claimed a good win in X30 Junior despite being at the first experience in this category. Behind Bottaro, were his teammate Antonio Apicella and Riccardo Leone Cirelli (Autoeuropeo/Tony Kart-Iame). The victory of Race-2 went again to Davide Bottaro despite the top 8 grid inversion, while Mattia Vischi (Autoeuropeo/Tony Kart-Iame) was second and led Riccardo Leone Cirelli, who ended again on the podium.

KZN Under – Tiranno and Piccioni celebrate their wins.
Race-1 of KZN Under was won by Domenico Tiranno (DFM/DFM Racing/TM Racing-LeCont), who proceeded Luciano Medeghini (Medeghini/VRK-TM Racing) and Alessandro Cavina (PCR/PCR-TM Racing), while Antonio Piccioni (TK Driver Academy/TK-TM Racing) won Race-2 gaining some positions since the start before crossing the finish line ahead of Massimiliano Casagranda (TecTav/BirelART-TM Racing) and Simone Ragno (KC Cesano/Tony Kart-TM Racing).

KZN Senior – Nalon wins Race-1, Griggio Race-2.
Race-1 of KZN Senior was won by Riccardo Nalon (ErreEsse/Parolin-TM Racing-LeCont), who led Sebastiano De Matteo (VZeta/BirelART/TM Racing) and Marco Pagani (Pagani/Parolin-TM Racing). Cristian Griggio (Drake Motorsport/KR-TM Racing) claimed the victory in Race-2, while Riccardo Nalon was second and Ferruccio Alacqua (Alacqua/BirelART-TM Racing) third.

60 Mini – Giradello and Sulpizio win the overall classification and the Under-10.
In 60 Mini, Race-1 was won by Gioele Girardello (Mercury/IPK-TM Racing-MG), who led Pietro Lilli (LGK/BirelART/TM Racing) and Giacomo Alessandri (Alessandri/IPK-TM Racing) in the order. Edoardo Mario Sulpizio (TK Driver Academy/EKS-TM Racing) had the upper hand in Race-2, while Pietro Lilli was second again and Meschiari Davoli (MLG/Parolin-TM Racing) third. Gioele Girardello and Edoardo Mario Sulpizio also won the Under 10.

X30 Senior – Excellent one-two for Pavan.
Another one-two was scored in X30 Senior by Sebastiano Pavan (Team Driver/Tony Kart-Iame-Komet), who won both finals. Sebastiano Pavan won from teammate and reigning Italian Champion Danny Carenini, while Riccardo Colombo (Autoeuropeo/Tony Kart-Iame) was third. Pavan secured the victory of Race-2 in the closing stages when a battle started ahead of him. Cristian Comanducci (PRK/Tony Kart-Iame) was eventually handed a penalty and he was relegated from P2 to P5, while the second place was inherited by Riccardo Ianniello (KGT/Tony Kart-Iame), the third went to Danny Carenini Team Driver/Kosmic-Iame) and the fourth to Andrea Giudice (Foo Drivers/Energy-Iame).

Rok Junior – The two finals go to Piotr and Jentile.
Race-1 of Rok Junior was won by the Pole Czaja Piotr (KRT/Exprit-Vortex-Levanto), while Gabriel Moretto (Mercury/Tony Kart-Vortex) was second and Alessandro Antonelli (Newman/Tony Kart-Vortex) third. Mattia Jentile (Zanchi Motorsport/Tony Kart-Vortex) headed Race-2, while Gabriel Moretto was second and the Pole Czaja Piotr third.

Rok Senior – Victories to Grzywacz and Larini.
In Rok Senior, Race-1 was won by the Pole Bartosz Grzywacz (KGT Motorsport/Tony Kart-Vortex-Levanto), from Davide Larini (Zanchi Motorsport/Tony Kart-Vortex) to the other Pole Adam Piszczako (KRT/Exprit-Vortex). Davide Larini took an early lead in Race-2 and kept it all the way to the flag. Bartosz Grzywacz was second and Marco Ravera (Newman Motorsport/Tony Kart-Voìrtex) third.

Complete results can be found at


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Categories: KZ2, MINI Gr.3, 60 Minikart, KZN Under and Senior, X30 Junior and Senior.

- 3rd Round – July 24, 2022 - Pista 7 Laghi, Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia), Lombardy
Categories: KZ2, MINI Gr.3, 60 Minikart, X30 Junior and Senior, Rok Junior and Senior.

- 4th Round – August 28, 2022 – International Circuit Napoli, Sarno (Salerno), Campania
Categories: KZ2, MINI Gr.3, 60 Minikart, X30 Junior and Senior, OK and OK-Junior (single round).

- 5th Round – September 25, 2022 - Kartodrome Val Vibrata, Sant’Egidio alla Vibrata (Teramo), Abruzzo - Coefficient 1,5
Categories: KZ2, MINI Gr.3, 60 Minikart, KZN Under and Senior, X30 Junior and Senior, Rok Junior and Senior.

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In the picture: The KZ2 podium of Race-1 in Franciacorta: 1. Albanese, 2. Marseglia, 3. Torsellini.

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