Several novelties will characterize the 20th edition of the Winter Cup, race valid this year also as opener of the new Bridgestone Supercup Trophy. Some constructors like Mad-Croc and Evokart, as well as Ricciardo chassis, to make their debut. Await is mounting also as a lot of top-drivers will debut with new teams.   

Lonato del Garda (Brescia, Italy). The 20th edition of the Winter Cup, race scheduled for next 19-22 February and valid also as the first round of the Bridgestone Supercup Trophy, will feature several novelties with debuts and new entries among the constructors. The provisional number of entrants in the four categories - KZ2, KF, KF Junior and Mini Rok - reached level 210 but is definitely destined to increase further.
Virtually all the recent champions are going to be present in KZ2, in a challenge that will involve works teams like Tony Kart, CRG, Birel Art, Energy, Maranello, Sodi, Formula K, Kosmic, Zanardi, PCR and a lot of other top class teams like Ward Racing, PDB, GForce, KK1, DTK and Renda Motorsport as the latter team will be fielding the five times World Champion Davide Forè.
Among the constructors, Mad-Croc Karting is going to make its debut with the new chassis Croc Promotion, led by Armando Filini. The team will be present at the Winter Cup not only in KZ2 but also in KF, KF Junior and Mini Rok. Ricciardo by Birel Art chassis will also make their official debut in KZ2, KF and KF Junior, as team DTK will employ them in KZ2 with Torsellini and Bartosz Idzkowski at the wheel.      
The await is mounting also in KZ2 where some top-drivers in the lot of the 60 entered racers changed their shirt as Paolo De Conto and Simo Puhakka will debut with CRG, Jordon Lennox-Lamb with Birel Art, Lorenzo Camplese with Formula K, Lorenzo Giannoni and Fabian Federer (for this race only) with Maranello, Ben Hanley with Mad-Croc, Arnaud Kozlinski with Sodi, Marco Zanchetta with Alpha.
Several top-class teams shine in KF's entry list, category with 40 entered drivers so far, such as the World Champion Ricky Flynn, PFI international and Baby Race, but the challenge on top will certainly involve Felice Tiene with CRG, Nicklas Nielsen with Tony Kart, Karol Basz with Kosmic, as well as several new-entries in KF like Alexander Vartanyan with Ward Racing, Nikita Sitnikov with team Komarov, Max Fewtrell with Ricky Flynn, Leonardo Lorandi with Baby Race and Lorenzo Travisanutto with PCR.
KF Junior is the category that will see the highest number of drivers on track, about 70, and the most numerous lot will be fielded by team Ward Racing. The challenge is going to be quite tight though as several new names set their foot in the category.
Mini Rok will feature about 40 drivers and is the novelty of Winter Cup, as the race will be open to this category reserved to the very young drivers for the first time. Evokart chassis are to make their debut at this event, while the most numerous teams will be Gamoto and Baby Race, that are also the most victorious teams of the category in the recent years.  
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