Shamick Racing Go With Parolin

Shamick Racing has done a deal with Parolin Karts to run the Italian chassis for all their team drivers in 2019 and become the Australian importer and distributor for the brand.

Next year will be an historic one for the Shamick Racing brand. Since the team’s appearance on the karting scene in 2010, Shamick has never before committed to a single go-kart chassis for their customers and team alike.

Luke May (left) and Marco Parolin shake on the new deal

Shamick Racing will now be competing under the Parolin Australia banner and has told KartSportNews ‘we are the official distributor and importer’.

“A recent trip to Italy confirmed that the family owned and operated company of Parolin shared very similar values to what makes up Shamick Racing” said Luke May, Shamick’s Team Principal.

“Just like father Albino and his son Marco Parolin, we are committed to developing young driver talent. The collaboration with Parolin will allow us to set a pathway up for our drivers and I feel like it is the right time.”


Parolin Racing Kart is one of the largest kart manufacturers in the world, building chassis for multiple brands. It is a largely self-sufficient operation where almost everything is done in house.

“We are very proud of the success of our new focus on youth categories”, Marco Parolin, Marketing Manager of Parolin Racing, said.

“We did not only want to shine at the highest level, but above all to offer equipment capable of meeting the needs of drivers of all levels, whatever the engine, tyres or weather conditions they are faced with in each country.”

In 2019 Shamick Racing will concentrate on the Australian Kart Championship (contesting all rounds as a factory team with drivers in Cadet 9, Cadet 12, KA2, KA3 and X30) plus grassroots karting, wanting to get to as many Victorian Country Series race meetings as the calendar allows.