Two Zanardi protagonist at Jesolo

The "Pista Azzurra" of Jesolo, one of the most historical Italian kartodromes, housed today an unusual "Zanardi Day". Chiesa Corse, manufacturer of "Zanardi" karts, in a nice party held at Jesolo took on track four of its 2008 drivers that lapped...

The "Pista Azzurra" of Jesolo, one of the most historical Italian kartodromes, housed today an unusual "Zanardi Day". Chiesa Corse, manufacturer of "Zanardi" karts, in a nice party held at Jesolo took on track four of its 2008 drivers that lapped long together with some drivers that made the history of Italian motor racing, such as Riccardo Patrese, Roberto Ravaglia, Gianni Morbidelli and, obviously, Alex Zanardi.

Together with these champions, Luca Giacomello (KF1), Matteo Viganò (KF2), Nick De vries (KF3) raced behind the wheel of the "Zanardi". Some guests were present too and, after wearing suit and racing helmet, they had the chance to try the last product of Chiesa Corse which is achieving an ever growing success in karting.

Alessandro Zanardi focused long with the usual precision on the setup of his "Zanardi", specifically designed to meet the demands of the Bolognese champion. The braking system is similar to that equipping the BMW 320si involved in the WTCC, with the pedal used by the right leg. The accelerator instead is manouvred by a balancer located behind the steering wheel.

Alessandro Zanardi:

"I had a great day, it reminded me all those beautiful moments I had as a child with my father at kart races. I worked with Dino Chiesa and his staff, screw driver in hand, on my "Zanardi" the whole day long. They created an amazing vehicle, the BMW of karts, whereby you do not have vibrations and everything works perfectly".

Dino Chiesa:

"This has been a very successful day and I would like to thank Zanardi as well as Ravaglia, Morbidelli, Patrese, Johannson, Ghedina and all the people present at Jesolo. The Kart "Zanardi", since its launch, stimulated an increasing interest; those drivers that tried it today were enthusiastic of it: a small satisfaction that gives us the motivation to work with increased motivation at its development."

-credit: alex-zanardi.com

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Series WTCC
Drivers Gianni Morbidelli , Roberto Ravaglia