At the beginning of 2016 international karting season Leonardo Marseglia climbed a decisive step in his karting career and moved to the OK Junior, making his first appearance at the wheel of an international category in Motorsport. The world of karting was looking at him during his previous growing up as a young driver and several teams were ready to welcome him into their line-up.
Marseglia decided to join the Tony Kart Racing Team, which offered him the participation to the most important international championships and events, such as the CIK-FIA European Championship, the WSK Super Master Series and the Deutsche Kart Meisterschaft. Leonardo worked hard to learn all the secrets of the new category OK Junior, the new class wanted by CIK-FIA which was alongside the major category OK the great technical innovation of 2016.
Race by race, the young Italian driver became more and more confident with his new chassis, learning the correct managing of engine and tyres, which was for him all new items to know. Leonardo climbed soon the levels of his competitiveness, until he was able to take the start in the first rows, in the races of middle season.
Finally, Marseglia became the driver to beat at the 4th round of the DKM, held at Oschersleben (D). He won on Saturday both his qualifying heats, then he took the start aiming to win Race 1 and so it happened. After he gained the 4th place in Race 2, Leonardo jumped on 5th place in the provisional standings before the 5th and final round of Kerpen.
A short-term injury forced Marseglia to skip some of the following races. He was soon able to be again in his best shape, coming back to the races in the last events of 2016. Leonardo claimed soon a good result at the Ayrton Senna Trophy, a prestigious event in Sarno (I), where he climbed the third step of the podium. So, being sure to be one of the protagonist of OK Junior in the following year, the Apulian driver started to plan a brand-new program for 2017.