The 23rd edition of the Winter Cup saw the Vortex DDJ engine excel in the OKJ class, with Aron first and Griggs third position. In OK category, Nielsen finished in the place of honor, while the Mini Rok confirmed the success that the category has been collecting from all the young drivers in the world.


The numbers tell of more than 38% of Vortex engines in the entry list with 86 drivers. In the heats the drivers with DDJ took the top positions, winning 5 heats with Griggs (Lennox Racing Team), Small (Ward Racing) and Beganovic (Ward Racing). Griggs also won the Super Heats (special race preceding the final).
The final was a fight among Vortex drivers, Aron (Ricky Flynn Motorsport) and Griggs, with the latter leading the most of the race. The final was featured by many overtakings between two fighting rivals, with Aron winner.
In addition to the two leaders, both on the podium, the DDJ quality is furthermore confirmed by the presence of six Vortex engines in the top 10 (60%). Also the record lap of the event was signed by driver powered by Vortex engine, he is Bedrin (Baby Race), able to stop the chronometers on the 48,802.

The peak of 42% of drivers employing Vortex is indicative of the appreciation of staff members and drivers towards the DDS.             During the heats the victories were two, one by Nielsen (KSM Schumacher RT) and the other one by Vidales (Tony Kart RT), with the latter winning the Super Heat.    
In the final Nielsen led most of the race and was forced to lease his success in the final laps, on a particularly slippery track, after the morning rain.
The final result, in addition to Nielsen's positive second position, sees a total of three Vortex engines in the top 10 list.

This category is one of the Vortex flagships and once more confirmed to be the most appreciated by the youngest drivers. Also in this Winter Cup edition, the entry list was clear, with 72 drivers at the start, coming from 23 countries and 4 continents. These pleasing numbers have been completed by a brilliant spectacle, given by young drivers with a great passion. Winner was the Italian Antonelli, who triumphed over Berduca (Ita) and Pasiewicz (Pol).

At the starting grid, not less than 14% drivers were at the wheel of a chassis powered by RKZ engine, all with good chance to perform well. During the event, some episodes, also linked to the changing weather conditions on Sunday morning, prevented the Vortex motorized drivers from occupying better positions. At the end of the heats sequence, Piccini took the fifth row and in the final every chance of a comeback became vain. In view of the upcoming 2nd round of the WSK Super Master, scheduled on March 4th, at the South Garda, the Winter Cup has to be considered a positive test.