11 July 2024

13-year-old Enzo Tarnvanichkul became the first Thai national to win the 2022 FIA Karting World Championship in the OK Junior class (aged 12-14) at the Sarno circuit in Napoli, Italy, on Sunday.

Enzo, of the TONY kart racing team, out-drove 109 other racers from 40 countries during the competition, held fromSeptember 15th through 18th. Only 36 finalists competed on Sunday for the championship.

Deputy Government Spokesperson Traisuree Traisoranakul said that Acting Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan had high praise for Enzo for bringing fame to Thailand and expressed hope that he would, in the future, become a professional car racer to fulfil his dream.