24H LE MANS : CONTINUED SUCCESS FOR SODIKART

24H LE MANS : CONTINUED SUCCESS FOR SODIKART

The exciting story of Sodikart and endurance racinghas been enriched by a new and particularly brilliant chapter at the 34th edition of the Le Mans 24 Hours Karting, held on the last weekend of September. With many Sodi chassis competing, Sodi has achieved excellent results at the most famous endurance race in the world. The factory Sodikart GP1 team won the overall classifcation with its second consecutive FIA Karting Endurance Championship, while the GP2 class concluded with three Sodi chassis on the podium. The 24 Hours Karting field was the culmination of the rise in competitive strength for the world’s leading kart manufacturer. Sodi chassis accounted for more than 50% of the entry at Le Mans, a significant increase since the previous edition. The performance of the French chassis, coupled with their high quality manufacturing convinces more and more endurance teams, a particularly demanding discipline for equipment. As part of the FIA Karting Endurance Championship, for OK-powered GP1 karts, the official Sodikart team was confronted by the top endurance racing specialists. Sodi Racing Team’s Team Manager Julien Dexmier used Nicolas Scelles’ experience to prepare for the event, while Jordan Grégoire managed the team during the event. As in 2018 the engine was built by the TM Racing factory and closely attended to by Franco Drudi, the top technician. Regarding the drivers, the three official Sodi drivers Anthony Abbasse (FRA), Bas Lammers (NLD) and Adrien Renaudin (FRA) were joined by a young and increasingly convincing driver in international KZ2 within Team CPB Sport, Jean Nomblot (FRA). The No. 1 – Sodikart quickly took the lead on the first lap before...
SODI: World victory in KZ2 and 3rd in KZ

SODI: World victory in KZ2 and 3rd in KZ

Sodikart has confirmed its place at the forefront of international racing with outstanding results in the most important event of the year. With 20 Sodi chassis entered among the 170 drivers present, Sodikart was among the main players in the world final, proof of its growing presence in international competition. In the KZ World Championship, Adrien Renaudin constantly fought for victory, Bas Lammers mounted the 3rd step of the podium and Anthony Abbasse regained 11 places in the Final. At the same time, Emilien Denner of Team CPB Sport dominated the KZ2 International Super Cup from start to finish, while Thomas Landais, Jean Nomblot and Hubert Petit were constantly on the attack. A year full of victories The 2019 season proved especially successful for the Sodi chassis with eight resounding wins in the major international KZ and KZ2 races. The Sodi Racing Team drivers shone in the first races: Anthony Abbasse won the Winter Cup, Bas Lammers and Adrien Renaudin then took a superb double in the WSK Super Master Series, while Abbasse won the first European round at Wackersdorf. A satellite team of the Sodikart factory, CPB Sport assembled many drivers and obtained great results in KZ2. Emilien Denner the Andrea Margutti Trophy to start with before being crowned European Vice Champion, without forgetting the triumphant win for Sodi in the Sarno Final with victory for Denner (CPB Sport) ahead of Paolo Besancenez (3rd in the Championship) and Jean Nomblot (CPB Sport). KZ: Renaudin in the top rank, Lammers on the podium The FIA Karting – KZ World Championship is undoubtedly the greatest and toughest event of the...
P2 for Bas at the European Championship KZ final round!

P2 for Bas at the European Championship KZ final round!

P2 for Bas at the European Championship KZ final round!   “We are particularly pleased with the success of these three drivers from different teams,” said Julien Dexmier, the head of the Sodi Racing Team. “It’s very important for our brand to contribute to the success of drivers and private teams. All deserve to be warmly congratulated. I am sure that the Sarno demonstration will not go unnoticed. Unfortunately we did not experience the same success in KZ where the European Championship escaped Anthony Abbasse because of an incredible collision at the start. Bas Lammers however had a great race to finish 2nd and Adrien Renaudin confirmed his place among the best.” The Final that would lead him to the title of European Champion in KZ only lasted a few seconds for Anthony Abbasse who started from the second row. One of his opponents put him in the barrier at the first corner and he could only watch the race from the side of the track. Unleashed, Bas Lammers went back to 2nd place and posted the second fastest time by just two thousandths of a second on the penultimate lap. Very disappointed to have been prevented from defending his chances, Abbasse still finished 3rd in the Championship, just one point behind the title, tied with Lammers in 4th, while Renaudin, who was 6th in the Final, was close to the European top 10. There is no doubt that the overall performance of Sodi chassis at the highest level is a major step forward in the strategy of the French brand in racing and that other great successes will...
Fantastic victory for Abbasse at Wackersdorf,

Fantastic victory for Abbasse at Wackersdorf,

Fantastic victory for Abbasse at Wackersdorf, The FIA ​​Karting European Championship – KZ started well for Sodikart with victory for Anthony Abbasse and the rise of Bas Lammers to 4th position. The Sodi Racing Team’s performances since the beginning of the season have confirmed the exceptional potential of the French chassis in all conditions. In the winter freshness of Lonato as well as in the spring heat of Sarno, in the dry or in the rain, the Sodi Boys have always been able to participate in the fight for the win at the highest level of international competition. Happy to have been able to win with a consistent lead over his rivals, Abbasse was full of praise for his equipment and the work done by the team: “It was a very special weekend! The grip of the Wackersdorf track has been changing since the first tests, and when the weather changed on Sunday morning, we had no benchmarks. We prepared the Final set-up in the last Heat and I was able to get the best out of my Sodi during the 26 laps of the race. It was a little more difficult at the start, then the equipment gave its full measure to allow me to win with a lead of 2.3”.” With the 4th fastest Qualifying time at only 29 thousandths from pole position, Anthony honoured his reputation in the rainy heats, but was also formidable in the dry with the fastest time on Sunday morning. He started perfectly when the lights went out for the Final and achieved the perfect race by distancing his strongest opponents by...
Neapolitan double podium at the opening of the WSK Euro Series,

Neapolitan double podium at the opening of the WSK Euro Series,

  Neapolitan double podium at the opening of the WSK Euro Series, A week after Bas Lammers’ crowning in the WSK Super Master Series, Sodi drivers once again shone on the Sarno circuit for the first round of the WSK Euro Series. Bas Lammers and Anthony Abbasse confirmed the performance of the French chassis by both mounting the Final podium after tough battles. With four Sodi in the top 10, the French brand achieved the best team score. As the season progresses, Sodikart confirms its strong potential in international competition in KZ2. The three drivers of the Sodi Racing Team are among the best players in the top category, and despite the inevitable hazards of racing, always appear in a good position at the finish. “The good results since the beginning of the year have rewarded us for our efforts and encourage us to work even harder to maintain our advantageous position. The Sodi 2019 chassis is a really excellent basis,” said Julien Dexmier, the team manager. “Motivated as ever after his win last week, Bas fought like a lion to return to 2nd in the Final, while Anthony fulfilled his mission by climbing on the third step of the podium. It was a little more difficult this time for Adrien, but his 2nd fastest time confirms his speed. Finally, I would like to salute the work of the CPB Sport satellite team which enabled Jean Nomblot to finish in the top 10 for the first time.” Excellent performance for Lammers Yet Bas Lammers’ course was simple. 15th of the Timed Practice, he was delayed by an abandonment in...