WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PRONZE
- making champions -
Kohtala Sports is known as a karting team for making champions. It was established in 2003 and has been winning 14 Finnish championships and many international championships ever since. Top moment was in 2017 when the team won World championship bronze, driven by Juho Valtanen. Another top moments was in 2019, in the first European Championship race in Angerville, France, where Tuukka Taponen won the OKJ class by 6 seconds. Juho Valtanen was also on the podium, reaching 2nd place in the OK class. History was made also, as Juho Valtanen was chosen as the first motorsport athlete in history to receive the Olympic Committee's athlete grant.
Formula 1 driver, Valtteri Bottas, is the most known of Kohtala Sports former drivers. During his years in the team, Valtteri won three Finnish Championships in three different categories, international Viking Trophy -race, WSK-series and many other podiums.