Giovanni Minardi and Alberto Tonti are happy to announce that Nicholas Pujatti, has become part of the Minardi Management family together with kart drivers Andrea Kimi Antonelli and Thomas Baldassari, as well as drivers Karol Basz and Antonio D’Amico. The agreement was reached with the driver of the Gatto family’s satellite team, CRG Gamoto, at the Sarno track during the recovery of the round of the WSK Super Master Series (which had been cancelled due to snow). He was the author of an important recovery in the Final when he managed to climb up ten positions in just eight laps, finishing the weekend with twelfth position in 60 Mini.

“We are very happy to gather Nicholas into the ranks of Minardi Management which could watch him up close from the beginning of the season. With today’s result he confirmed for us his value technically and we are anxious to begin working together full time during the next round to be held here at Sarno once more,” ” commented Giovanni Minardi and Alberto Tonti.

“It was a positive weekend in which I enjoyed myself a lot by overtaking a few others. It was a good way to begin working together with Giovanni Minardi and Alberto Tonti. I am sure that together with them I will be able learn a lot and am eager to race once again here at Sarno next week before the beginning of the Italian Championship,” ” was the comment of Nicholas Pujatti. Next week Naples’ International Circuit will host the fourth and final appointment of the WSK Super Master Series.


Minardi Management is happy to welcome 24 year old Antonio D’Amico into the Minardi family.
The driver from Fiano Romano began his sporting activities in 1998 when he debuted in the ACI CSAI kart championships and moved on to the covered wheels in 2014 at the wheel of Seat Ibiza winning the Mugello 4 hour event and coming in second place in the Junior category Championship. The following year he made his international debut in the TCR International series race at Monza, as well as his commitments in the Seat Leon Cup.

In 2016 he was one of the major protagonists of the Italian Super GT Championship at the wheel of a Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo of the Raton Racing Team, finishing the year in third place overall.

“I can only be happy to become part of the Minardi Management family and together I will be able to continue growing as a driver and as a person. In the next few days we will announce the new sporting programme and I am eager to get back to racing once more to achieve new objectives,” commented Antonio

“I am very pleased to welcome Antonio into the Minardi Management family, in these years he has shown his true worth with victories and important placings. Last year he was regularly amongst the protagonists of the Italian GT Championship and closed the season in third spot. Over the next few days the new sporting calendar will be released and I am sure that we will be able to achieve important results together,” said manager Giovanni Minardi


The Minardi Management is pleased to welcome the young driver from Bologna, Andrea Kimi Antonelli, born in 2006, that officially becomes part of the great Minardi family. In spite of his young age, Andrea Kimi can rely on a considerable kart experience and a remarkable prize list enhanced this year’s with the Lonato podium in the 45th edition of the Factory Trophy, one of the most important international events where he has also been one of the best among the Italian drivers at the starting. From this season, Andrea Kimi Antonelli will wear the official colors of the Tony Kart and will engage in the WSK 60 Mini categories of the Italian ACI Championship, and in the most significant international trophies with the brand new Neos chassis, flagship of the Tony Kart in the category. Along with the many-times-awarded Factory that has been able to launch names the likes of Sebastian Vettel, Jan Magnussen, Lucas Di Grassi, Fabrizio Giovanardi and Jarno Trulli, Kimi Andrea Antonelli is ready to climb one by one all the steps of the international motorsport pyramid.

“In 2014, I saw Andrea Antonelli Kim in action for the first time during the Federal courses and I became enthusiastic. The results of these two years are the proof of the technical merit of this 10 year old boy, and as Minardi Management we are proud to cooperate with him “ explain Giovanni Minardi, founder of the management company based in Faenza and his associate Alberto Tonti.

“It is an honor to race with the color of the Tony Kart and under the supervision of the Minardi Management. This is an opportunity that comes only once in life, and I will do my best thanks to the experience acquired last season. Today (Wednesday) and Thursday, I will use the Neos chassis again on the Lonato track for the first event of the season in Adria on January 29 that is valid for the WSK Champions Cup ” an enthusiastic Andrea Kimi Antonelli says. “

It starts a partnership with a family that I respect very much. This year Andrea Kimi will experience a demanding season. He will live the first chapter of it at the end of the month, at the circuit of Andria, after Lonato’s tests. Knowing the environment of motor sports well, I will try to not commit the same mistakes made by many parents, leaving Andrea free to walk with his legs without being present in too many races ” says Marco Antonelli, founder of the Antonelli MotorSport.


Giovanni Minardi and Alberto Tonti are pleased to announce their new partnership with Alexandros Vernardis and his photo agency “The Race Box”. Thanks to his experience on major karting international stages, during racing weekends, Alexandros Vernardis will capture the most exciting moments of drivers handled by the Minardi Management that has as standard-bearers the World Champion Karol Basz, Gianni Vigorito and Riccardo Negro.

“I am excited for this new long-term cooperation with a company of the caliber of the Minardi Management. I have already worked with Alberto Tonti and with some drivers like Karol Basz during his winning season”, ” Alexandros Vernardis comments.

“We are thrilled to have achieved a cooperation with “Alex” who beyond being an excellent professional is a wonderful person and knows karting very well. He is an important resource to make growing our brand in this milieu”.


The family and the team of Minardi Management. continue to grow. After the programs developed with the kart drivers Karol Basz, Gianni Vigorito, Matteo Nannini and Joao Vieira, who’s engaged in the Italian Formula 4, the newcomer is Riccardo Negro. Winner of the WSK Euro Series and third placement in CIK-FIA World Championship in 2013, Riccardo’s commitment will be the CIK FIA European KZ2, for the first part of the season and the test at Muro Leccese in the WSK Super Master Series with Renda Racing Team, waiting to evaluate various options that are being presented entering the Minardi Management.

“I’m really happy to have reached this partnership with Giovanni Minardi and Alberto Tonti, two people who know perfectly motorsport and karting world. I am sure that together we can celebrate many successes“, Riccardo Negro says. The opening race of WSK Master Series Super at Adria International Raceway also inaugurated the season of Riccardo, after five months away from the circuit. For Riccardo, it was a weekend spent to find the pace and the right feeling with new team and CRG new material, in view of next round on La Conca kart track and starting the CIK FIA European KZ2.

“I had never been so long without driving. Five months is a really long period of forced stop. I knew it was not easy, but not so much. Athletically, kart is a selective vehicle and you as soon as “stop” you pay the consequences. The weekend of Adria was important because it gave me the chance to race again and check my condition. Moreover, I had to quickly learn Rovigo’s circuit, where I had never raced. Unfortunately, a puncture in Qualifying made me loose sixteen positions, moving from eighth to last place. When you start so far back, it is hard to recover“ ” Riccardo concludes.“I am very happy with the arrival of Riccardo, both because we are talking about a very good driver and we now have our bearer in KZ that will achieve great results the manager Giovanni Minardi comments

“The arrival of Riccardo makes us pleased, because with him we are going to be in the top category, the KZ, where I won two European Championships. Riccardo is definitely one of the most emerging Italian drivers, and the missed results of 2014 were due to a lack of his competitiveness. Thanks to Renda Racing Team, he will race with a Wild Card agreement, with CRG materials. He relied on these materials and he worked well in the final, despite not being in top athletic condition“ Alberto Tonti, the supervisor Minardi Kart section analyses


Minardi Management di Giovanni Minardi, together with the talent scout Alberto Tonti, is pleased to announce that is starting a partnership with Matteo Nannini The agreement with the young driver from Faenza, Matteo – born in 2003 – consolidates the presence of Minardi Management in karting, first real step of the pyramid in motorsport. Matteo joins the kart drivers Karol Basz, this year engaged with the colours of Kosmic Racing Team in CIK FIA European and CIK FIA World, and Gianni Vigorito, bearer of OK1 Racing Team in WSK Series, and the Brazilian Joao Vieira engaged in the Italian F.4 World Championship powered by Abarth with Antonelli Motorsport team.

In 2009 Matteo begins his adventure with Delfino kart and in 2012 he has already marked the first record participating in Championkart Championship – Rocky 50 cc category – with Sprintkart Team. At all stages in calendar, he gains the podium, closing the season with a third place in standings. In 2014 he get the title of Italian Champion – Class 60 mini – in Academy Promotion championship of Parolin and thanks to 8 wins, 5 pole positions 3 second and 1 third placements. In Jesolo International championship he wins gara-1, closing the Final with a great second place. This season Matteo Nannini will join inRok – Area Nord – consisting of ten events on the Winner tracks of Nizza Monferrato, Lonato’s South Garda Karting, Track 7 Laghi and Adria International Raceway.

“I’m very happy to have signed a long term contract with Matteo. Finally, I get back to the origins. After so long I go back to work together with a “Romagna DOC” driver. After Luca Casadei it has been a long time I didn’t have the good fortune to collaborate and share my passion with a fellow“ comments il manager faentino Giovanni Minardi. There’s again a pair that has written an important part of Italian Motorsport is in F.2 and in F.1 in the past:Minardi-Nannini

“The family tree of Matteo also includes one of my favourite drivers who already raced under our colours, the great Alessandro Nannini. Matteo is a very fast and determined guy, with excellent growth prospects. I’ve had the opportunity to observe him closely last year, dominating the entire season in Mini Academy Championship of Parolin. This year he is called to a new challenge in Rok. I am sure that will fight for victory from the first race ” concludes Minardi

“The new season is finally about to begin and this weekend I’ll be on track in Lonato for tests in view of the challenge at South Garda Karting on Marche the 13th and 15th. It will be a year of news and I want to start off as best as I can. New championship and new kart, which gets 120 km/h in the straight. Compared to the one of last year, it is heavier, so every night I follow a precise workout for the arms“ ” says. Matteo Nannini. Through its Facebook, page, Matteo wanted to present also the livery of the new helmet.


On the occasion of the WSK Gold Cup signed their partnership, starting their collaboration. Minardi Management e Gianni Vigorito. With this champion from Sturno (Av), the presence of Minardi Management consolidates its position in karting, adding another element to its team, after Karol Basz and Joao Vieira. Nearly twelve months after the last race in KF, the appointment at Adria International Raceway helped the bearer of OK1 Racing Team find the right pace. A weekend characterised by some technical problems and a puncture that denied Gianni the opportunity to better express his potential, closing the event with the twelfth place in the final. From next week, the WSK Master Series will still start at the Adria International Raceway in Rovigo.

“I am really happy to start working alongside Gianni. Since 2012 I was trying to get him in my team. Gold Cup has been useful to remove some rust, after a 2014 away from tracks. We have signed a very interesting agreement with OK1 Racing Team, especially in the future. At Adria Gianni has not been particularly lucky, but certainly as early as next weekend we can fight for more important positions”, ” the manager Giovanni Minardi says

“Considering that it was my first race with the new team, after a year without racing, it was not bad. We were unlucky in the rounds on Saturday, in which I did not even have a lap, starting last in the pre-final. However, I managed to recover up to the 12th position. In the final, I had a great start, taking me up to the fifth place, but I closed in P12, because of some problems. I am aware that there is much work to do, but I am here for. This year begins a new chapter of my sporting activity alongside the Minardi Management. An incentive more to do well”, Gianni Vigorito comments.

“It has not been certainly the luckiest weekend for Gianni, but he has showed to have found rapidly pace and performances, in order to stay among the top six of the class. He is come back to competitions after nearly twelve months of absence and the Gold Cup has been the perfect opportunity to remove o bit of “rust”. I saw a good pace”, the supervisor of Minardi Kart, Alberto Tonti, analyzes.