Energy Winning Throughout Europe

press release



European Championships, CIK/FIA rounds, the WSK as well as the Endurance: Energy chassis have definitely been quite the buzz over the last few weeks. German Champion with Moller-Madsen, French Champion with Gaillard, great performances in KZ1-KZ2 with Hawksworth, De Conto and Jeleniowski and again a presence that did not go unnoticed at the 24 Hours of Le Mans... Energy is more than ever a reference point in karting.

Energy Becomes German Champion
With six podiums - including five victories in eight races - Danish karter Nicolaj Moller-Madsen prevailed over the German KF2 Champion and took victory with a significant gap over his rival. For his first year in KZ2, Paolo De Conto decided to race with the Energy Team and had a superb season. After gaining the podium in a European Championship round, he became vice German KZ2 Champion and made the podium three times, including once on the highest step. "The German Championship was one of our objectives for 2009 and I am delighted we conquered the title. Our chassis has always been perfect, both in KF2 and KZ2, despite circuits as diverse as Oschersleben, Wackersdorf, Ampfing and Hahn", stressed Michele Panigada, Energy Corse's team manager.

Victory and Podium at the WSK
It is always rewarding to achieve good results at the WSK, because all the best teams in the world are there. After Mans Grenhagen's victory at the beginning of the year, then Joel Johansson's some time later, Johansson added yet another success to his list of victories, by gaining the pre-final in KF2 in Zuera (Spain). Thanks to Nicolaj Moller-Madsen, who won on the finishing line, Energy thought it had achieved a fantastic double success, but the Danish driver received a penalty for driving out of the start corridor. Despite this reversal of fortune and thanks to his highly competitive Energy chassis and TM-GKS engines, Moller-Madsen staged a great recovery and reached the third step of the podium.

At the Top of KZ2
kz2.jpgThe World Cup for KZ1 and the KZ2 WSK were incredibly hard-fought this year, with all the best drivers in the world ready to put up a fierce struggle. In this context, the Energy Team demonstrated once again its reliability, its professionalism and the quality of its equipment, with TM engines prepared by Rizzi. Jack Hawksworth, Paolo De Conto and Marcel Jeleniowski defeated karters from teams like Birel, Tony or Gillard, just to mention a few. "From timed qualifying to the final, these three drivers were all in the top 10 of the WSK Spanish round in Zuera and in the end there was this encouraging 5th place achieved by Jeleniowski" Michele Panigada said, delighted.

Energy Gets Recognition in France
Energy achieved a double recognition in France, where it is imported by MP Racing. By fully exploiting the effectiveness of the chassis - regardless of track conditions - as well as its easiness of use and adjustment, Mathieu Gaillard, Yan Pesce and Ludovic Lombard achieved an incredible triple victory at the French KZ125 Cup in Varennes sur Allier. A week later, it was Cyril Lefebvre's turn to triumph at the national final of the Parilla X30 Challenge Master. The event was hosted at Le Mans, where the Energy chassis celebrated its first time ever at the famous 24 Hours Karting. Finally, the Lavanant-Guignet-Chatin-Foulatier crew entered the top 10, after reaching third place during the race.