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Mawson To Kosmic For World Championships

press release 2 August 2013

Australian kart racer Joseph Mawson will join the Kosmic Factory team for the upcoming CIK-FIA World KF Championship.

joseph mawson The two-round championship will be contested at the PF International Circuit in England and the Bahrain International Circuit on August 29-September 1 and November 20-23 respectively.

Last November, Mawson (right, digitally edited AF Images pic) won the final round of the CIK-FIA World Under 18 Karting Championship to become the first Australian driver to be victorious in a CIK-FIA World Championship event since James Courtney won his second World crown in 1997.

The announcement by the Australian Motor Sport Foundation-backed driver will see him join the team that has been victorious on a regular basis in Europe. It is also a sister team to the Tony Kart outfit that Courtney was a part of during his highly successful karting career.

Mawson credits the backing of the Australian Motor Sport Foundation and the support of leading Australian karting identity Remo Luciani for him to be able to join such a high profile team for his tilt at the World Championship.

“I am very grateful that the OTK Group and the Kosmic Factory Team have given me the opportunity to race the World Championship with them,” said Mawson.

“I hope to make the most of the opportunity given to me! It's the first time in my whole karting career that I've driven an OTK chassis and I’m hopeful of rewarding the team for the opportunity they have provided me with.

Above: Mawson aboard a Kosmic kart during his first test last week.
(Pic: AF Images/Budd)

“This opportunity would not be possible without the assistance of Australian Kosmic importer Remo Luciani and the support of the Australian Motor Sport Foundation. A very big thank you to Remo for helping me in a tough and stressful time, as well as a very important time, in my career.”

The Italian-based Sydney teenager had his first test behind the wheel of a Kosmic kart last Thursday and was immediately impressed.

“The test day went very well, we didn’t change much with the set-up of the kart but more so just completed laps and got a real feel for the kart and comfortable in the team,” added Mawson.

“I completed around 170 laps and the team were very welcoming and professional. I will be honored to represent them in the World Championship next month.”

Mawson will have a further test day ahead of the opening round of the two-round championship on August 29 - September 1.