The pilot SMP Racing Vartanyan Alexander won the Trofeo Andrea Margutti
The pilot SMP Racing Vartanyan Alexander won the prestigious karting tournament Trofeo Andrea Margutti in the category KF. The competition was held at the Italian track in Lonato. Another kart driver of the Russian team, Ivan Shevtsov involved in the KF Junior class, rounded out the top five in the Junior competition.Vartanian had the best time in qualifying and then won two preliminary and pre-final races. In the final race pilot SMP Racing finished with a lead of three seconds from his nearest competitor, won a landslide victory.In Trofeo Andrea Margutti also participated Ivan Shvetsov. He showed the third time in qualifying KF Junior and also won two third place in the qualifying rounds. In the pre-final race Shvetsov finished second, but because the penalty was forced to start in the final, with only 21-th position. However, during the race Ivan managed to break through a gauntlet of opponents and finished the race in fifth.Karting competitions Trofeo Andrea Margutti are the oldest in Europe and are held in Italy since 1990. At different times in this tournament was attended by Robert Kubica, Fernando Alonso and Giancarlo Fisichella.Finally our guys began to realize his potential, - said the head of the youth program SMP Racing, honored coach of Russia, Peter Aleshin. - They both freshmen in their classes and they lack experience. We are some of the competition was close, but in the finals that never got around to it. Such results in such a prestigious tournament - record the correct direction in the development of the pilot. There is still a whole season and we intend to use every effort to fight for the highest places".In 2015 Vartanyan Alexander and Ivan Shevtsov will continue to compete in the European championship in karting. Vartanian will continue his career in the KF category, while Shvetsov debut in KF Junior.