At the CIK FIA World Karting Championships, Valtanen and Thompson both took 3rd place on the podium in the OK and OK Junior categories respectively.
After a magnificent performance in the European Championship where he finished 2nd, he was always in contention and along with another STILO driver Juho Valtanen, took third place in the world. The Finnish driver Valtanen (Kosmic Kart – Vortex – LeCont, Kohtala Sports), from qualifying was always among the leaders winning one heat and finishing the others in the top 3. In the final he managed to race up onto the podium. In OK Junior, Harry Thompson (FA Kart – Vortex – Vega, Ricky Flynn Motorsport), fulfilled the promise shown throughout the year taking the fight to the leaders all weekend. Thompson, who took 4 heat wins drove a brilliant final finishing third in the race for under 14 year old drivers.
Photo: J. Valtanen (SWE), 3rd in the Final [2017 CIK-FIA World Championship, PFI/GBR, 24/09/2017] (Photo CIK/KSP)