Andrea Kimi Antonelli began the new season with an authoritative win in his first race for team Energy Corse. On the Andria circuit the very young (he was born in 2006) karting driver from Bologna dominated the whole weekend of the WSK Champions Cup in the mini category, clocking up the fine total of 5 successes.
Assigned to Group A, Andrea Kimi Antonelli put together three wins and a third place in four of the five rounds of the Eliminatory HEAT and registered a decisive comeback in the Pre Final when he managed to make up four places which brought him the win and pole position for the Final.
The Masterpiece then came in fact in the final round when the driver followed by Minardi Management gave all the spectators a heart thumping last lap when he recovered two positions after having gone down to third place and then once again cut the finish line in first place.
“This really was a weekend that was full of satisfactions beside Andrea Kimi together with his new team, Mick Panigada’s Energy Corse. Andrea Kimi showed that he has adapted quickly to the new material and the team’s new method of work and took another step forward professionally after already being been rewarded last year.
There is nothing to say about the competition, with the pole. and the wins in the rounds and the Pre Final, but the real masterpiece came in the Finale when, after having been overtaken by two drivers and going down to third spot he did not get discouraged and with superb lines won back top spot and thus the win.
We can put away this important first success with a lot of satisfaction, but we are already concentrating on the new weekend of racing which will put the seal on his debut in the WSK Master,” commented managers Giovanni Minardi and Alberto Tonti.