Giovanni Minardi and Minardi Management are pleased to welcome Markas Šilkūnas, a young promise of Lithuanian karting – born in 2009 – from Kaunas.

Starting this season, Markas will be followed in his growth path by Giovanni Minardi, who will see him protagonist in fifteen seasonal appointments divided between the competition fields of the Champions of the future, FIA World Championship, FIA Academy FIA Europe, Lithuanian championship, Baltic CUP, DKM, Baltic Cup Latvi with «OKJ» material from Salvatore Gatto’s team. Despite his young age, Markas already boasts a respectable palmares thanks to the title of vice-champion in the Mini60 Lithuania (2019) and the victory in the Karting R85 Latvia, and the title conquered in 2021 in the Mini60.

Giovanni Minardi: «I am very pleased to welcome Markas to the agency. He is a boy with a great desire to grow up, as well as being about to switch to cars. Let’s start this new journey together with another year of karting. With his arrival, Minardi Management becomes more and more international. For the first time it welcomes a Lithuanian boy and this makes me very proud».

Markas Šilkūnas: «I am very happy to be able to start this journey with the support of Giovanni Minardi which I am sure will lead us to obtain important results»