26/05/2024

Ayrton Jon Tonna Secures Podium with Strong Results at Coppa Italia Zona 8 in Triscina

The third round of the Coppa Italia Zona 8 at the Circuito Internazionale Triscina witnessed an another solid result from young karting sensation Ayrton Jon Tonna. Competing in the fiercely contested Mini GR3 Under-10 category, Tonna showcased his skill, overcoming challenges and earning commendable results throughout the weekend.

Friday’s testing sessions saw Tonna maintaining a strong race pace, laying down a marker for the weekend ahead. However, Saturday presented its share of difficulties as the team grappled with chassis setup issues, hampering their ability to make significant improvements. Despite the setbacks, Tonna remained undeterred, focusing on refining his approach for race day.

Qualifying proved promising for Tonna as he secured the second position on the grid. The Prefinal race witnessed a spirited performance from Tonna as he surged to the front, claiming the lead. Despite encountering challenges in maintaining his position, Tonna exhibited skillful driving to clinch victory in the Prefinal race, asserting his contention for the podium.

The Final race brought its own set of trials for Tonna as he faced intense competition on the track. An early collision momentarily disrupted his momentum, causing him to lose ground. Undeterred by the setback, Tonna showcased remarkable resolve, gradually working his way back to the front of the pack. With great determination, he reclaimed the lead. However, the race was far from over as Tonna encountered further obstacles, including multiple contacts with other drivers. Despite the challenges, he maintained his composure, ultimately securing a commendable second-place finish in a thrilling finale.

Reflecting on the weekend’s events, Tonna expressed gratitude to his father, Jonathan Lee Tonna, for his continous support and dedication as both a coach and mechanic. The technical expertise provided by Michele and Angelo Beccaria, along with the entire BmSport team, was instrumental in Tonna’s success, highlighting the importance of a strong support network in motorsport.

Acknowledging the invaluable support of his family, as well as the Xuereb family and all his supporters, Tonna emphasized the significance of their encouragement in fueling his passion for racing. As he looks ahead to future challenges, Tonna remains optimistic and determined to build on his achievements, fueled by the support of his sponsors, including Fat Harry’s Pub – Bugibba, The Chapels, and Kettles.

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