Giovanni Minardi and Minardi Management are pleased to welcome Achille Rea, a young karting promise from Frosinone – class of 2013.

At six years old, in the 2019/20 season, he starts racing in the Entry Level category, winning the Lazio Regional Championship on debut, becoming the youngest ever winner. Having obtained the National licence, at the age of eight, he starts racing in the Italian Championship – Mini Gr3 category – as well as some WSK events.

Starting from this season Achille will be followed in his growth path by Giovanni Minardi, who will see him as a protagonist in the WSK circuit, where this weekend he will be involved in Cremona in the 2nd round of the WSK Open Series with CRG – U10 material, in the Italian ACI Championship and IAME X30 Mini.

Giovanni Minardi: “I am very happy to start working with Achille, I have been following him for months and I have been very impressed by the ease he possesses in learning the things he is told, he is very fast and has great potential. I am sure that with him we will have fun and achieve a lot of satisfaction.”

Achille Rea: “I am happy and proud to have joined Minardi Management and I hope to deserve this opportunity and with the help of Giovanni Minardi crown my dream: one day racing in the Formula 1 World Championship.”


Manuel Quondamcarlo, after a fruitful career in karting and having had a taste of the Italian Formula 4 Championship in 2022 by taking to the track at Misano and Vallelunga with AS Motorsport, is now ready to race the entire season with the team led by Andrej Slak.

The 16-year-old from Avezzano will appear at the inaugural round of the Italian F.4 Championship at the Enzo and Dino Ferrari racetrack in Imola (April 21 – 23) after a few days of profitable testing, carried out under the watchful eye of manager Giovanni Minardi.

Manuel Quondamcarlo «I am very enthusiastic about the start of the championship and happy about the continuation with Minardi Management. I hope I don’t disappoint”

Giovanni Minardi «I’m happy that we managed to get back on track for the 2023 season. I hope that the efforts will be repaid with greater continuity than in 2022. I’m sure that if we succeed in this, Manuel will be able to take away some good satisfaction.»

The championship will then move to Misano (5 – 7 May), Spa-Francorchamsp (26 – 28 May) for the first away match outside the national borders, Monza (23 – 25 June) and Le Castellet (21 – 23 July) before the summer break. Mugello (29 September – 1 October) will host the sixth and penultimate round on the calendar, which will end in Vallunga on 15 October.


Thanks to the close collaboration between Giovanni Minardi and Dr. Riccardo Ceccarelli, Minardi Management drivers have the great opportunity to train and prepare for races supported by the Formula Medicine team, a leading center in training methodologies, thanks to the results of innovative research directly contact with Formula 1 drivers for thirty years now.
Throughout the season the runners will be followed in both individual and group training. The first internship is scheduled from 28 February to 2 March and will involve Manuel Quondamcarlo (born in 2007), Mattia Bucci (born in 2007), Giacomo Pedrini (born in 2008) and Thomas Baldassarri (born in 2008).

Riccardo Ceccarelli – CEO Formula Medicine “If today Formula Medicine is a consolidated worldwide reality in the field of driver training, it is also thanks to the experience acquired during the eight years of collaboration – starting from 1993 – with the Minardi F1 Team where I had possibility of carrying out numerous studies and research on which Formula Medici still bases the preparation of all young talents. In those years I met Giovanni and his father, appreciating not only professional but also human qualities. Today having the possibility of strengthening this relationship through the collaboration with Minardi Management, aimed at the growth of its young talents, represents for me the same honor that had distinguished my years in F1”

Giovanni Minardi – Chief Executive Officer of Minardi Management «I am very happy to re-establish a collaboration with Riccardo and his structure which today is a leader in the sector of physical and mental preparation for pilots. I’m sure this will be an added value for all my drivers and it will certainly pay off.»


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»


After last year’s successes in the Italian and German Formula 4 championships and the seal at the FIA ​​Motorsport Games in Le Castellet, Andrea Kimi Antonelli’s new season began with the conquest (as a rookie) of the title in the Formula Regional Middle East.

At the wheel of the Prema single-seater of the Indian team Mumbai Falcons, the 16-year-old from Bologna imposed himself on the Kuwait Motor Town and Dubai Autodrome tracks, both in the general and rookie standings, closing the championship with 192 points in the standings.

Now “Kimi”‘s efforts will be aimed at the Formula Regional European Championship by Alpine which will start on April 23 from the Imola racetrack with a calendar made up of ten appointments on the most prestigious circuits including Spa-Francorchamps, Mugello, Monza and Hockenaim, also passing through Barcelona, ​​Hungaroring, Le Castellet, Spielberg and Zandvoort.


Giovanni Minardi and Minardi Management are pleased to welcome Vladimir Ivannikov, a young promise in karting – born in 2010 – from Moscow.

Starting this season, Vladimir will be followed in his growth path by Giovanni Minardi, who will see him as a protagonist in the WSK circuit where he has already won 5th place in the Winter Cup, 2nd place in the Champions Cup and 3rd place in the first round of the Super Master Series in Lonato, in the ACI Italian Championship and Margutti Trophy with the «Mini» material of Salvatore Gatto’s Team, with the possibility of already making his debut in OKJ arriving to participate in the World Championship in Franciacorta.

Giovanni Minardi: «I am very pleased to welcome Vladimir to the agency. He is a rider who has already demonstrated his worth and I think he has everything it takes to become a professional. A lot of work awaits us, but the foundations are already solid and for this I thank all the Gamoto team»

Vladimir Ivannikov: «I’m very happy to announce that since now, I’ve started my partnership with Minardi Management. This is a big opportunity for me on my long way. We’re looking forward to see what the future brings. Everything is still ahead, I will do my best.»


For the second consecutive year James Egozi will wear the colors of the Tony Kart Racing Team in “OK” and on the most prestigious competition fields of the international karting panorama.

After the past season as a rookie, the young promise of American Motorsport, born in Miami in 2007, has the opportunity to put the important know-how acquired to good use, taking part in the FIA ​​European and World championship, the RGMCC championship and WSK Promotion for a total of twenty-six appointments.

Giovanni Minardi: “I am very happy that James has the opportunity to continue the collaboration with such an important group as OTK. After the season spent as a rookie, he will continue his growth path by putting the important work started last year to good use, with the aim of improving his results. Once again the program is top notch.

James Egozi: “I am proud of the confirmation received from the OTK group as official driver of the Tony Kart Racing Team 2023. Also this year I will have the opportunity to race in the WSK and FIA championships. Last year was an apprenticeship season where I learned a lot. Together with the team we have high expectations”


Giovanni Minardi and Minardi Management are pleased to welcome Alessandro Nanni, a young promise of Bolognese karting – born in 2013 – from Monte San Piero.

Starting from this season Alessandro will be followed in his growth path by Giovanni Minardi, who will see him protagonist in the Italian ROK Championship and in the most prestigious trophies with the Parolin material of the AV Racing Team. After two seasons in Easy Kart, taking 1st place in the “Birel Easykart DAI Trophy” and 3rd in the “Birel Easykart 60 – Winter stage” in 2022, he is called to jump into Mini Rok for the new season.

Giovanni Minardi: “I am happy that Alessandro has chosen my agency to continue his growth path and I am ready to support him in every step he takes. Alessandro is a boy with a great desire to learn, but already very fast. Many years of work await us given our very young age, and there is every possibility to do well.

The first official engagement is scheduled for February 25-26 on the Lonato track on the occasion of the Rok Cup Winter Trophy, to continue with the eight appointments on the calendar of the Rok Cup Italia which will start on March 20 in Lonato and the Superfinal in October. The South Garda Karting track was the scene of Alessandro’s baptism with the new material of the team directed by Alessandro Villa on the occasion of the fruitful day of testing.

Giovanni Minardi: “I was positively surprised and happy with the work done by Alessandro on this first day of testing. At his first experience with the new material – Mini Nazionale – and after a month away from the circuits, he made no mistakes riding very well, constantly lowering his chronometric results despite a very slippery track dictated by the weather conditions. He approached this day of testing in a very positive way, listening to the team’s advice and immediately putting it into practice. There is still a lot of work to do, but the starting point is solid. This year our flagship program will be the Rok Italia and the Superfinal, to which we will try to add new stages to accumulate kilometers and experience”

Alessandro Nanni: “It was a fun day in which I learned a lot. At the beginning I struggled a bit because of the much stiffer frame than I was used to, but session after session I got used to it and I was able to lower my lap times by covering so many laps. I look forward to getting back on track.”


The “Piero Taruffi” circuit in Vallelunga hosted Mattia Bucci in his latest test program scheduled for the 2022 sports season, with an eye to the future as regards the work to be done during the new year.

Mattia’s inexperience was an important factor during the two days of testing: for Mattia it was his first time on an international track. The difficulties encountered were useful in the growth path of the standard bearer, eager more than ever to get back on track after the winter break.

Mattia was assisted by AS Motorsport, a team that took part in the Italian Formula 4 Championship racing right in the racetrack located in Lazio.

Mattia Bucci: “I’m very happy with the work done on the track. In these two days in Vallelunga we learned about this new very important track, especially from a championship point of view. We covered a lot of kilometres, which add to my wealth of experience. Due to some technical problems we weren’t able to show our full potential, but I’m sure that, by continuing to work in this way, we will be able to bring home good results. I thank all my family, Giovanni Minardi and all Minardi Management, AS Motorsport and Andrej Slak, my sponsors and partners for the continuous support-shown-and-for-all-the-work-they-do.”

Giovanni Minardi: “There were some adaptation difficulties during these two days of testing, partly due to some changes in Mattia’s riding position and partly because, probably, there wasn’t the necessary adaptation to go out super satisfied with these tests. We found some things we need to work on and this is important given the lack of experience Mattia has with the new Tatuus. These tests have shown us more precisely the particularities to improve: we would all have been happy if the chronometer had set a faster time, but they are called ‘tests’ precisely because we have to try and see where we have to work. Now we are waiting to know our chances for 2023, so as to be able to create the best prerequisite for working at our best: now we are going on vacation and next year we will start again meaner than before.”


Back from an intense season in karting with the colors of the Tony Kart Racing Team, James Egozi has been selected by the Aci Sport Federal School to participate in the 19th super course scheduled from 22nd to 25th November in Vallelunga.

Six very young drivers, four Italians and two international profiles, all selected from the karting sector, were invited to participate in the four days of internship on the Roman circuit. The American born in 2007 was selected by the Ferrari Driver Academy, which once again this season has renewed the synergy with the Federation and with ACI, with the common goal of finding the champions of the future.

James, together with his classmates, will have the opportunity to measure themselves in a professional context, through a program full of activities that will serve as a useful evaluation tool for the Federal School commission to choose the winner. Tuesday 22 November is dedicated to psycho-physical assessments by Formula Medicine. On Wednesday the boys will start moving on the track, starting with the covered-wheel cars on the Renault Clio RS, brought to Vallelunga through Fast Lane Promotion and prepared by Progetto E20.

The last two days will instead be entirely dedicated to Formula 4, the Tatuus single-seaters with which the Italian F.4 Championship is also raced, under the technical management of Iron Lynx. The practical part, developed both behind the wheel and outside the cockpit, will be alternated with theoretical lessons. Each student will be supported by a Federal Instructor dedicated to him, in addition to the specialists of the Research and Training section of the School. In the afternoon of Friday 25 November, after the race simulation, the best driver of the Supercorso will be awarded while the boy who stands out for his passion and sportsmanship will be awarded the Cristiano del Balzo Award, dedicated to “Gero” the historic Director of the Federal School.

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