THE EVOLUTION OF PASSION
THE FACTORY Tony Kart was founded in 1958 and was one of the first companies to follow the American fashion of karting, forming a craftsmen production of chassis for karts. In 1983, with the entry of new management, a radical change took place within the company which, thanks to new investments in research and production cycles, its image was continually reinforced, rapidly coming into the limelight of the World karting scenario. The help of specialised personnel and the
automation of the various production phases certainly enabled the leap forward in quality and could guarantee a continual development process. Machinery governed by sophisticated software, guarantee product standardisation. Special robots carry out welding operations on all the different points of the body without having to remove it from die plane, thus reducing the margin of error to a minimum. In order to be able to propose chassis which are always cutting edge and
competitive, Tony Kart dedicates enormous care and importance to the study of new solutions and to research into the latest technology. And it is exactly the avant-garde from the design and technological points of view, which represent the essence and characteristic of Tony Kart, perfectly in line with the conception of a modern company, where every decision is backed by a careful marketing study. Nothing in fact is left to chance and the investments put into developing new methods of communication, such as internet and e-commerce, have guaranteed
the widening and optimisation of the distribution network, which over the last ten years has strengthened, so much so as to be present in 60 Countries in the world. After 20 years, the long experience, the passion for this work and intense research, determine more and more advanced technological choices and the need to install new machines. Consequently Tony Kart is increasing its personnel and its structure, moving into a new factory. This innovative, functional and
avant-garde premises, besides offering high level services and assistance, is in a position to guarantee excellent final product quality. Evolution: this is what hallmarks Tony Kart from every point of view.
BEGINNING TO RACE Karting is considered the “cradle” of motor sports, the first approach to the world of four wheels and in many cases it can be the springboard to the higher levels of car racing. In fact this discipline enables the drivers to develop experience from a very young age, forming a healthy competitive spirit. If you have already understood that this is your passion, throw yourselves into it to enjoy the experience, because it is never too early or too late to enjoy the emotion of going around the track.
MICRO It is possible to begin at 7 years of age on the lovely little Micro, a small kart designed and tested especially to introduce small children to the motoring world and to transform in this way, a game into a passion. The Micro has a 50cc engine and a mechanical braking system.
ROCKY At nine years of age you move up to the Mini Kart, the entry level to the world of racing, the first machine you can use to participate in real competitions.
For this category, Tony Kart, recommends the Rocky chassis. It is registered on a national level and has a 60cc engine with the choice of either an hydraulic or mechanical braking system.
SPRINT The first step in the sprint class, using a gearless engine, can be taken at the age of 13 in the Junior category. The drivers begin to show their driving skills, taking part in the first international races, and then moving on to ICA at the age of 15. The higher levels, FA and FSA, represent a further step forward and the highest expression of the class, where soft tyres are used which allow high level performance. The majority of drivers in the international motor racing field, including many Formula 1 drivers, have raced in these categories, winning many and important titles.
VENOX SPRINT The Venox chassis is suitable for soft tyres and is at the top of the Tony Kart range and cutting edge technology. The frame, with CrMo 30 to 32 mm diameter steel tubing, between two side members with varying 30-32 mm diameters, results in a soft front carriage and a rigid rear axle. This particular technology, named B-TECH, has been used for the first time in the karting world. Like all the chassis in the Tony Kart line, Venox can be supplied with ultra light components, such as magnesium; double circuit hydraulic brakes and bodyworks which comply with all the international federation standards.
Particularly suitable for FA and FSA are the newly CIK homologated Tony Kart chassis: Venox and Krypton.
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Homologation: CIK FIA 54/CH/08 Chassis CR-MO - Ø 30-32 B-TECH technology: bi-diametric tubing Axle 50 Ø x 2mm thick Double circuit hydraulic brake system Rear brake disk self-ventilated Front and rear chassis height adjustment Caster adjustment with the proper eccentric washers • Steering wheel covered in anti-slip material • Magnesium accessories
KRYPTON SPRINT Krypton is more suitable for medium-soft tyres, with a chassis using only 32 mm tubing and, like all those in the latest Tony Kart range of chassis, is supplied with a rear and front removable torsion bars. • • • • • • • • •
Homologation: CIK FIA 52/CH/08 Chassis CR-MO - Ø 32mm Axle 50 Ø x 2mm thick Double circuit hydraulic brake system Rear brake disk self-ventilated Front and rear chassis height adjustment Caster adjustment with the proper eccentric washers Steering wheel covered in antislip material Magnesium accessories
RACER SPRINT Racer is a chassis whose frame has 30 mm diameter tubing, a characteristic which makes it particularly suitable for those categories using medium-hard tyres.
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Homologation: CIK FIA 53/CH/08 Chassis CR-MO - Ø 30mm Axle 50 Ø x 2mm thick Double circuit hydraulic brake system Rear brake disk self-ventilated Front and rear chassis height adjustment Caster adjustment with the proper eccentric washers • Steering wheel covered in anti-slip material • Magnesium accessories
Karting however should not be looked at only from the extreme competition point of view, and therefore Tony Kart dedicates some of its products to a less demanding public, who practise this sport as a hobby. Here we have then, Eikon and Psylo, two chassis for those who like to drive with or without a gear box; provided with aluminium accessories and mono-pump brake.
EIKON Realised using 30mm cross-section tubes and available with 40 or 30 mm diameter axle, Eikon is particularly suitable for use with medium- hard tyres. • • • • •
Chassis CR-MO - Ø 30 Axle 40 Ø x 2mm thick Hydraulic brake system Rear brake disk self-ventilated Front and rear chassis height adjustment • Steering wheel covered in anti-slip material • Machined aluminium accessories
PSYLO More suitable for hard tyres, Psylo, is made using 28 mm diameter tubes.
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Chassis CR-MO - Ø 28 Axle 40 Ø x 2mm thick Hydraulic brake system Rear brake disk self-ventilated Front and rear chassis height adjustment Steering wheel covered in anti-slip material Machined aluminium accessories
The shifter is the category where performance of the karts is much higher. The engines, equipped with 6 speed gear boxes, are in fact capable of developing high power, while the chassis have brakes on the front carriage, in consideration of the high speed they are able to reach.
The Tony Kart chassis for this class are the shifter versions of Venox and Krypton. In line with the characteristics of Tony Kart products, they are provided with, amongst other things, front and rear chassis height adjustment; adjustment of the caster with the proper eccentric washers and 50 mm diameter axle. Venox and Krypton in the shifter version have magnesium accessories and front and rear removable torsion bars.
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Homologation: CIK FIA 54/CH/08 Chassis CR-MO - Ø 30-32 B-TECH technology: bi-diametric tubing Axle 50 Ø x 2mm thick Double circuit hydraulic brake system Front and rear brake disk self-ventilated Front and rear chassis height adjustment Caster adjustment with the proper eccentric washers Steering wheel covered in anti-slip material Magnesium accessories
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Homologation: CIK FIA 52/CH/08 Chassis CR-MO - Ø 30 Axle 50 Ø x 2mm thick Double circuit hydraulic brake system Front and rear brake disk self-ventilated Front and rear chassis height adjustment Caster adjustment with the proper eccentric washers Steering wheel covered in anti-slip material Magnesium accessories
A COMPLETELY RENEWED PROJECT: The latest generation of engine: was born following the many years of experience of Vortex. Rok 125cc, the engine that incorporates easiness of use and low running costs at 29 horsepower. Particularly suitable for those who want to drive fast and enjoy themselves without jeopardising high level performance The electric starter and the centrifugal clutch make Rok a very simple engine to use, whereas its 14000 rev limiter guarantees its high reliability.
TECHNICAL DATA Reed valve engine single-cylinder 2 stroke, reed admission in the crankcase, oil-in fuel lubrication, liquid-cooled with integrated water pump, digital ignition, balance shaft, integrated electric starter, centrifugal dry clutch. • • • • • •
BORE STROKE DISPLACEMENT CAPACITY MAX. TORQUE MAX. RPM
• CARBURETOR • FUEL PUMP • EXHAUST SYSTEM • DRIVE
54mm 54mm 123.95cm3 22 KW at 11500 RPM 19.6 Nm at 10000 RPM 13800 RPM (electronically rev. Limited) DELL’ORTO Ø 30 DELL’ORTO where necessary RACING TYPE with light alloy silencer CENTRIFUGAL DRY CLUTCH
is a trademark which identifies the kart components produced by Tony Kart. It is in fact a complete line of original parts, developed and tested on the race track, guaranteed by their high quality and experience of Tony Kart. The line, characterised by its unmistakable attention to detail and suitable for any type and kart trademark, provides a wide range, from the axle group to the brake system, from bodyworks to magnesium accessories, leading on to super light and resistant carbon fiber parts.
S P O R T S W E A R
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The official Tony Kart web site was born in 2000 and became soon a “window” for Tony Kart products and especially for Tony Kart Racing Team. In order to satisfy the fans’ inquiries world-wide, the web pages turned out to be the most operative and the quickest way to give them information and news about the products. An important thing is that you can always follow the results of races on line and see reports, pictures, interviews and championships’ standings of our official drivers.
TONY KART RACING TEAM The Tony Kart products, offered and placed on the market, are the same as those tested and used by the racing team during tests and official races. The racing team is in fact a test bench to develop and improve each individual element. The Tony Kart Racing Team, the active nucleus of Tony Kart, was formed for this purpose, to create something which would always try to move forward to reach another goal and which would provide a challenge and animate the competition. This is the reason why the drivers who have worn the unmistakable green racing suit can boast an enviable competitive spirit. As of today, 48 international titles have been won, of which 14 world titles and 19 European. Jarno Trulli, one of the most well known F1 drivers was an official Tony Kart Racing Team driver, winning European titles in FSA and the world title in FC, in 1994. Also I. Magnussen, J. Courtney, A. Lotterer, P. Giovanardi, F. Perera, R. Briscoe, J.C. Ravier, N. Kiesa, and many other important names in motor racing, were Tony Kart drivers and with this team won significant international titles. Also the five times world champion, Michael Schumacher took part in races together with the Tony Kart Racing Team, winning the Monaco Cup, in 1996, and attaining the second place on the podium in the fifth race of the CIK FIA World Championship, category FSA 100cc, at Kerpen, in October 2001.
EVOLUTION IN MOVIMENT TONY KART HOSPITALITY
Also on the track Tony Kart is able to ensure adequate assistance to i t s customers providing also a
representation and welcoming area.
In order to guarantee its team adequate technical and logistic support the TONY KART RACING TEAM TRUCK, is provided, a real workshop on wheels, where the technicians and drivers have all the necessary instruments at their disposal for tests both on and off the track, but above all so as to participate in all the various international racing events.