AUS: Michael Patrizi to head Remo Racing

PATRIZI TO HEAD UP REMO RACING CIK PROGRAM Former Australian karting champion Michael Patrizi will head up the Remo Racing outfit in the 2010 CIK Stars of Karting Series. Patrizi, who has competed in the V8 Supercar Championship Series over...

PATRIZI TO HEAD UP REMO RACING CIK PROGRAM

Former Australian karting champion Michael Patrizi will head up the Remo Racing outfit in the 2010 CIK Stars of Karting Series.

Patrizi, who has competed in the V8 Supercar Championship Series over the past two years, was a regular competitor in the CIK series under its former guise against the likes of Mark Winterbottom and Jamie Whincup.

"I've always had a passion for karting, and I've always been very involved in it. I've won at a national level, I've got a podium at an international level, and I've raced at the European level for a factory team. I'm still in contact with those guys," said Patrizi.

"I have a lot of great memories there and it was such a fantastic part of my career. In my karting days."

While not planning on a full-time return behind the wheel Patrizi is more focused on assisting young drivers to develop themselves as under the Remo Racing banner.

"Remo and I have had a long relationship since I was racing karts, this new opportunity with the CIK Stars of Karting Series is something that we are both very passionate about," said Patrizi.

"At the end of the day, I want to give something back to the sport that's given to me. The team is going to help service my sponsors, my racing and my fans. They are the ones who give me my job and this is the start of something I'd like to do in the future."

Luciani and Patrizi are currently finalising their driver line-up with their likely line-up consisting of a pair of competitors in the Pro Light(KF1) and Pro Junior(KF3) categories with the likely inclusion of drivers in the Pro Gearbox(KZ2) category for selected rounds throughout the year.

Drivers interested in competing in the 2010 CIK Stars of Karting Series under the Remo Racing banner should contact Michael Patrizi on michael@michaelpatrizi.com

The CIK Stars of Karting Series will kick off in Newcastle on March 5-7 and will incorporate championships for the Pro Light (KF1), Pro Gearbox (KZ2) and Pro Junior (KF3) categories.

Competitors in the Pro Light category will use the 125cc IAME KF specification engine, as used in the 2009 championship that was won by Newcastle driver Hayden McBride. The Pro Gearbox drivers will take to the track powered by a six-speed 125cc gearbox machine while the Pro Junior drivers will use a 125cc Vortex KF3 specification engine.

Driver's looking to register their interest in the series or purchase a KF specification engine for use in the series should contact Peter Galvin on 0433 042 900.

Running in conjunction with the series will also be a Clubman and Junior National category, where competitors will be vying for the East Coast Title, along with one class chosen by the host club.

-source: bammedia

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Drivers Jamie Whincup , Mark Winterbottom , Michael Patrizi