The last Karting SM series competition was run in Lahti
When we started in the last race, there was still a small chance to win the Finnish Championship silver, taking a pole from the time trial and winning both finals. The final race was forced to make big changes to ensure the best result and so it was decided to switch from Kosmic to last season's BirelArt chassis.
From the first day of training, the car was made to work well with Järvilehto in the rain, on the second day of training we were able to drive dry and the car felt really good. The trainings went better than during the whole season and Saturday's races were started with a good feeling.
The whole Saturday was told about the functionality of the car, since the morning practice every bet was perfectly successful. Time trial pole position 0.2 second bottoms, win of both heats and win of both finals. In the second final, the jury gave a 10-second time penalty, for an incorrect starting position, an objection was made to this, which was rejected by the jury. However, the right of petition was granted and the petition has been made to the AKK-Motorsport. Within a month, we will hear how this is going and to whom the SM silver medal will go this year.
Thanks to the whole team and support team for their hard work ahead of the weekend. I especially thank Jyrki Järvilehto, who made the car work so well that during the whole weekend no one even got to try to overtake!
The second to last race of the Karting Finnish Championship series was run last Saturday at Lentola
Secondly, the last race at Lentola has been run and there were enough challenges. For some reason, the dry weather was completely lost, and the car could not be driven at all. In time, the ranking was p5. After a good start to the first set, I rose to third but when there was no momentum, I dropped one place, to fourth. Luckily for us, it started to rain in the second batch and I was able to rise to second in the batch. Unfortunately, due to a small hit, the other rear tire was knocked out, causing the tire to come off and the lot to be missed. As a result of the lots, I got to start in the first final from the starting box at six, when the weather looked rainy. With the exception of one driver, we entered the final on rainbikes, but in the end, no water came during the final. The finals were p4 but the rainbikes were exhausted at this point. The final final was started from box four, in the rain and bad tires below. There was hardly any grip on the tires at all, which is why I went to the ring a couple of times and after about eight laps, those to be overtaken on the lap were flagged out, including me.
For my part, the weekend did not go as expected, but the only driver who made the right tire choices deserved his place in this race, congratulations Santtu Juntunen!
The middle of the Karting Finnish Championship series was crossed with the Pori race competition
Last Saturday, the third race of the karting Finnish Championship series was held in Pori. The time trials went better this time and the ranking was p4. Thus, we started from the fourth square with different rankings p1 and p2. The first final was started from the second box and after a good start I got to the top but due to a small mistake the ranking was p2 in this final. The successful start of the second final also from the second square, I immediately got to the top and got a good start to the neck, but for some reason the grip started to disappear from the rear wheels, so the lap times worsened so that it was over in the final stages of the race and the final ranking was p4.
The second competition of the Karting Finnish Championship series in Ruuhimäki
The second race of the Karting SM series is behind us. Ruuhimäki is a challenging track for KZ and the importance of time trial placement is emphasized when driving here. Thursday and Friday were tested, Saturday was race day. In time, the ranking was fourth and the lots started from the fourth square. In the installments, the standings were second and seventh, so the first final was started again from the fourth square. The result of the first final was P3 and due to the poor start of the second final I dropped last but after a hard fight I crossed the finish line in fifth. All in all, a difficult weekend is behind us, but the eyes have already been turned towards the Pori race in two weeks!
Kemora Finnish Championship Formula 4 debut
Photo. Mico Wikström
Photo. Mico Wikström
Over the weekend, the first race of my life was driven in a formula 4 car, in the Formula Open Finland series.
Friday was a training day and we were able to draw eight bets, unfortunately it hurts and due to a small driving error there was a small crash during one bet. However, we learned from this and the trainings continued. On Saturday, time trials and race 1 were run. On Sunday we drove race 2, 15min before the race there was a heavy rain, as a result of which it was decided to go on the track with a rain tire. I started from the square and during the first rounds I rose to second place. During the last rounds I climbed to the top and crossed the finish line first!
Great weekend behind, thanks to Koiranen GP and the mechanics team.
However, the biggest thanks go to my mechanic Jyrki, for the advice and feedback I got from my performance, it's great to get to learn from the master himself!
Finnish Championships races started in Vantaa Circuit, in Finland
The first Finnish Championship weekend is behind us! Even though the result on paper was not the best, I still have to be satisfied, because the Vantaa track has always been challenging for me. There was no good time in the time trial and the start to the rounds was P8, still the race pace was good and the final results were P3 and P4. Important Finnish Championship points were won from the Vantaa weekend! In a month, we will race in Ruuhimäki!
Contract news for season 2021
It's finally starting to be spring and the competition season is approaching, so it's time to announce this year's team and equipment. Planning for the upcoming season began at the end of November and as the global pandemic has also had a major impact on motorsports, it was decided that in the coming season I will go karting. The team for this season is Porkkala Racing or so-called own team and strong support is the new karting shop KartShop.fi, for example for spare parts. Two cars of this season, Kosmic Kart, will come directly from the factory. The engines are the familiar TM Racing R1 engines, which are tuned by the Czech Machac Motors.
The past season has been challenging in so many different ways. Even before the season got off to a good start in Finland, the changed world situation made it unclear whether the races would be run at all, whether the agreed races could be run abroad, how it would go with the team agreements already made. and SM silver was carried home.
In Finland, the season started promisingly, for the first time the frame was Birel ART, but the technology was an old familiar TM engine. The car was tested and adjusted and tested again many times until satisfied with the ride. The first competitions started at the beginning of June, the Pori National Competition, which gave a taste of several technical problems for the coming season. Pori got off to a good start in the race but unfortunately in the first final when driving in the top position the chains were different and the driver behind drove a little over the back corner. The second final was reached, albeit from last place, although there was enough momentum and we had already risen nicely until the overrun rear tire started to leak and the final had to be stopped. So little of Pori was left in his hand but a bad mood.
The next direction was the Jyväskylä National Competition in mid-July. The tests went well and there was enough momentum, but in the race the momentum disappeared and the finals came out of the finals. Overall, the National Series became silver!
Then we started driving the Finnish Championship series and the first races were run in Vantaa at the beginning of August, where the second place and victory came out of the finals. These points immediately moved to the top of the series, but the good ranking didn't last long. The first big problems started during the second race weekend in Oulu. In the morning, during the rounds, the worst run-out of the entire racing career happened, due to which the first final was missed. The body of the car was right in the knot and practically the whole car had to be disassembled and stacked from scratch in a new body. It was great to see how people are in the depot coming to a tight spot as help and support, thank you to everyone who took part in building the car and so you made it possible to take part in the final finals! Unfortunately, however, the final had to be skipped, as after a few good laps the gear stick deviated and the run ended.
The next was already in Kouvola, on the third race weekend. The tests went well, the car was adjusted and tested and adjusted once more until we were ready for the race. From time to time, the competition did not go as desired and the batches had to start from last place. Unexpectedly, an electrical fault occurred in the engine, so before the batches another engine was replaced to start the race. Going in the installments already looked better and in both the ranking improved from the last to the fifth. In the finals, everything turned on its head again and the first final was left in second place in the middle as the throttle cable deviated. The second final was thus started from last place and rose to sixth. At this point, the series points were split so that the next race would indeed solve everything.
The last race and the last race of the season in Pori, Finland, in late September. The stakes were high because there were already so many disappointments behind. The second place came out of the times, ie good starting points for the competition, the lots went well and the first final was started from the first place. The second final was started from the obedient box and after a hard fight they came second. The Finnish championship series was decided by the fact that the winner had more victories behind him, as the series points were in the top two at the end of the season.
I would like to thank my sponsors, family and support staff for the past season, THANK YOU!
An exciting meeting with a completely new line-up is coming next week and we will start planning together through 2021.
Finnish Championships races started in Vantaa Circuit, in Finland
First Finnish championships races is now driven.
After difficult and sticky start, we got brilliant final result. In the qualifying session, we got P6, so we started from sixth on the grid to the first heat. Final score in this first heat was P4. Starting to the second heat succeed well, but because of crash in the first corner, we had to interrupt this heat. Aggregated result of these two heats was P9, so we started to first final from ninth on the grid, but we rose up to P2. To the second final we started from second on the grid, and after strong start we were leading, and were first in the finish line.
So, we got 45 points, and after first races we are leading with 9 points in this Finnish championship.
Thank to all our sponsors and SFN Motorsport for their all support and for this weekends' opportunity!
Contract news for season 2020
It is our honour and pleasure to inform you that season 2020 in Finnish championships will drive with SFN motorsport team. First practiserace will be already in this weekend in Pori with a new car, which include BirelART chassis and TM engine.
The transport vehicle for the season 2020
We renewed the look of our transport vehicle for the season 2020. The tapes of the car were designed and implemented by Mainostoimisto AD-Office Oy. It is a pleasure to notice in these difficult situations that sponsors have willing, believe and trust to our doing during waiting for the start of this season. Although these are difficult times for many smaller companies, they still believe in the future.
We went to Italy in early December (2019) for testing. Now we are pleased to announce the collaboration with the SC Performance team running the European and World Championships and two WSK Series.