Name: Luka Sammalisto
Date of birth: 25.11.2007
Started racing: 2017
First podium: 2017
Category in 2021: OKJ
Team: Kart Republic
Luka's first contact with karting was in 2015 and the racing started in 2017. Despite of his yet short history in karting, Luka has already convinced everybody with his pace and skills. Successes have boost the motivation and in the late 2018 Luka started cooperation with physics coach Jannika Välimaa. Karting is a very physically demanding sport and being in an excellent physical shape brings certainty in doing both on and off the track.
The 2020 season was badly mixed with the corona and the races could only be started in July. During the tight season, Luka competed actively both in Finland and abroad, proving that he belongs to the top in his class by speed. Inexperience in races did not yet produced the best possible outcome. However, the goals were reached: two podium places in the Finnish Championships and one final place in the international competition.
The 2021 season starts at the end of February in Italy and the intention is to continue where the last season ended, that is, to be at the top of the class and to achieve results in line with it.
"Luka "Luigi" Sammalisto doesn’t have many years of experience behind him yet, but as the team manager of Kohtala Sports, I see that this young man is hungry to develop and wants to work hard to achieve common goals.”