Kiwi karter Marcus Armstrong has scored the biggest win of his career to date - beating the cream of the karting world's top young drivers to KF class victory at the final round of this year's European CIK-FIA championship in Sweden.15CIKFIAFinalSwedenMarcusArmstrongwinpodium-1.jpg

Works Tony Kart driver Armstrong, 14, from Christchurch, qualfied 19th, finished the Pre-Final sixth and led the 25-lap Final from the eighth lap to beat Richard Vorschoor (Exprit/Vortex/Vega) from the Netherlands and British driver Tom Joyner (Zanardi/TM/Vega) to the line. 

Armstrong is a multi-time former New Zealand kart champion who this year has been living and racing in Italy as part of the works Tony Kart team. 


CIK-FIA KF & KFJ European Championships Rnd 3 (Final) Asum Ring Kristianstad Sweden Thurs-Sun July 23-26 2015

KF Final
1. Marcus Armstrong (Tony Kart/Vortex/Vega)
2. Richard Verschoor (Exprit/Vortex/Vega) +1.317  
3. Tom Joyner (Zanardi/TM Racing/Vega) +2.554
4. Hannes Janker (CRG/Parilla/Vega) +4.004
5. Ben Hanley (Croc Promotions/TM Racing/Vega) +4.135
6. Karol Basz (Kosmic/Vortex/Vega) +5.172

Calendar 2015 CIK-FIA KF & KFJ Championships
Rnd 1 May 7-10  Kartodromo Internacional do Algarve - Portimao Portugal
Rnd 2 June 18-21 Grantham, UK
Rnd 3 July 23-26 Kristianstad, Sweden

CAPTION: Kiwi Marcus Armstrong takes centre stage on the KF class podium at the final round of theEuropean CIK-FIA Championship in Sweden on Sunday. Photo credit: Fast Company/CIK-FIA.

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