Australia will have three representatives on the World’s biggest karting stage this weekend in Italy.
Recently crowned Australian KZ2 Champion Troy Loeskow will line up in the FIA Karting – KZ World Championship while Victorian Henry Johnstone and New South Welshman Zac Zamprogno will contest the FIA International Super Cup – KZ2.
Competing with the Australian-Patrizicorse team aboard a Ricciardo Kart, Loeskow becomes only the second Australian driver to compete in the elite KZ class at the World Championship.
Following his victory in the Australian Kart Championship earlier this month, the Bundaberg driver is high in confidence as he lines up in the 48-kart field that is full of highly credentialed racers.
While Loeskow has competed internationally previously, this weekend marks the international debut for Johnstone and Zamprogno.
Johnstone will line-up alongside Loeskow in the Patrizicorse team while Zamprogno has joined the Italian CRG team for this weekend’s event.
Although victory is the ultimate aim, the achievement of transferring into the 34-kart Final will be a significant one given the 126-strong entry list featuring drivers from 28 countries.
Unofficial practice started at the South Garda circuit in Lonato on Wednesday and will continue throughout Thursday ahead of qualifying on Friday. The qualifying races will then continue through until Sunday morning before the Finals are contested on Sunday afternoon.
- Official website: http://www.cikfia.com
- Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fia.karting.championship.official/
- Results: http://www.cikfia.com/competitions/cik-calendar/2019/lonato/competition-guide.html
- Live Streaming: http://www.cikfia.tv/live-tv.html
PROGRAM AND TIMES (Italian Time)
Wednesday, September 18th: Free practice from 8:00 to 18:20 (local time). LIVE TIMING on the website www.southgardakarting.it
Thursday, September 19th: Free practice from 8:00 to 16:20; Sporting Scurtineering: KZ-KZ2 and Academy from 10:00; KZ2 briefing n. 164-226 at 16:35; n. 101-163 at 17:05; Academy at 17.35;KZ at 18:05.
Friday, September 20th: Free practice from 8:00 to 16:55; Qualifying practice from 17:00 to 18:53.
Saturday, September 21st: Warm-up from 8:00 to 9:55; Qualifying heats from 10:00 to 19:10; Historic Karts exhibition: 13:25-13:45 and 16:30-16:50.
Sunday, September 22nd: Warm-up from 8:00 to 9:55; Historic Karts exhibition 10:00-10:20; Qualifying heats from 10:25 to 12:40; Drivers presentation from 13:15 to 14:30; Historic Karts exhibition 14:40-15:00; Final KZ2 and podium at 15:00; Final Academy and podium at 15:55; Finale KZ and podium at 16:45.