The 51st Trofeo delle Industrie is underway at the South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato with 244 drivers. Qualifying practice will take place on Friday, October 20th, heats on Saturday, final stages on Sunday, October 22nd with Live Streaming coverage.

The 51st Trofeo delle Industrie, organized by Parma Motorsport at the South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato, kicked off today with the free practice sessions. The event boasts a strong lineup of drivers, with 244 entries from as many as 42 nations participating across the KZ2, MINI, OKJ, X30 Junior and Senior categories.

KZ2 – A good challenge among the big names is ahead.
In KZ2, category with 51 drivers at the start, a fierce competition is expected among champions such as Davide Forè, competing with Renda Motorsport, and Riccardo Longhi with BirelART, both of whom have previously won the Trofeo delle Industrie. They will face a new generation of challengers led by three drivers using BirelArt chassis: Cristian Bertuca, Alessio Piccini and the Romanian Daniel Vasile racing for KCS Racing. Among the favorites are Moritz Ebner, who has shown significant improvement with Drago Corse, as well as Alessandro Minetto and Andrea Dalè with CRG, Fabrizio Rosati and Nicola Rossini with SG Race, and Giacomo Pollini racing for NGM Motorsport on a Kalì-Kart.

OKJ – A good starting list with a lot of emerging talents.
The lineup in the OK-Junior category is also impressive, featuring many young emerging talents among the 42 entered drivers. Several of them have been prominent in the Mini category in the recent past. These drivers include the Spanish racer Bosco Arias Chavarri and Turkish talent Iskender Zulfikari with Team Driver, the Czech driver Jindrich Pesl with Monster K Factory, Vladimir Ivannikov with Gamoto, David Cosma Cristofor with KR Motorsport, Roman Kamyab and Filippo Sala, who won the Trofeo delle Industrie in the Mini category last year with Ricky Flynn. Other notable participants are Lewis Wherrell with Forza Racing, Jesse Phillips with Fusion Motorsport, and even female racers like the Swedish driver Isabella Rapezzi Dahl competing for Ward Racing.

MINI – Overall 96 drivers on track split in Gr.3 and Under 10.
A total of 54 drivers in MINI Gr.3 and 42 in MINI Gr.3 Under 10 represent a significant source of vitality for karting and the Trofeo delle Industrie, consistently producing young talents. In the Gr.3 category, some standout performers this season include the American driver Devin Walz and William Calleja with BabyRace, Romanian racer Bogdan Cosma Cristofor with Team Driver, the English talent Noah Baglin with iKart, Pietro Bagutti with Gamoto, and Leonardo Gorski with Tony Kart Racing Team. Among the fastest drivers in the Under 10 category, Niccolò Perico will compete with Energy Corse, Lorenzo Di Pietrantonio with BabyRace, the Ukrainian Oleksandr Legenkyi with Team Driver, Achille Rea with Tony Kart Racing Team, David Moscardi with AMC, and many more. Notably, Mika Hakkinen’s son, Daniel, will also compete with BabyRace.

X30 – Junior and Senior feature good numbers.
The presence in the X30 categories, both Junior and Senior, is also very strong with 55 drivers. In the Senior category, top contenders will be present such as Federico Albanese with Italcorse, Cristian Comaducci with PRK, Riccardo Ferrari, who has moved up from the Junior category with M2 Racing, Francesco Marenghi with DCR Motorsport and Andrea Barbieri with TB Kart. In the Junior category, notable favorites include the Panamanian Gianmatteo Rousseau and Dean Hoogendoorn with AKM Motorsport, Bruno Gryc with MLG Racing and Roberto Castellozzi with TB Kart.

The schedule.
Friday, October 20th: Qualifying practice, Heats.
Saturday, October 21st: Qualifying heats.
Sunday, October 22nd: Second Chance races, Prefinals, Finals, in Live Streaming.

Results, Live Timing, Live Streaming:

Parma, October 19th, 2023
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In the picture: Davide Forè in KZ2 (Ph. Sportinphoto).


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