Tonykart was founded in 1958 and was one of the first companies to see the potential of bringing what was primarily an American sport, to Europe. Tonykart formed a dedicated group of craftsmen to produce a top quality bespoke chassis for the Italian market. In 1983 the company went to new management and with lots of investment in research and development they went on to produce a world class kart for export not just in Europe but world wide.
With Tonykarts forward thinking management the company went from strength to strength. Investment in new technology was high on the list of priorities. A state of the art, robotic welding machine meant that the frame did not have to be turned or removed from the die plane. This meant that the margin for error was kept to a minimum, maintaining a high level of standardisation.
By providing a quality product, Tonykart are now represented in 60 countries worldwide. The British market proves to be one of the best with Tonykart products being amongst the top sellers in the UK Karting sector. OTK is a trademark for high quality kart components whose attention to detail is second to non. Everything is available, from an axle to a grub screw, a brake caliper to an o’ring. Tonykart also pride themselves in producing a top quality clothing line which includes the new K-light race suit.
The official Tonykart factory race team is based in Brescia, Italy. The race team has produced many drivers that have gone on to feature in International Motorsport. Jarno Trulli was an official Tonykart driver winning European titles in FSA and the world title in FC in 1994 before going on to race in F1. One of the biggest names in Formula One today, 5 times winner Michael Schumacher, drove with the Tonykart team, winning them the Monaco cup in 1996. Michael is still known to drive a Tonykart occasionally as in the ‘Ice Race’ in Madonna di Campiglio. Just for fun, of course!
In total, Tonykart have won 15 world titles and 50 International titles. The winning streak continues with Davide Fore taking the World Karting Championship in 2004 and Marco Ardigo becoming European Champion 2005. To top off 2005 Tonykart won the Team Championship at the World Karting Finals in Braga, Portugal.With continued investment and the dedication of experienced staff, Tonykart hope to be leading in both the market place and on the kart circuit for a long time to come...
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