Double KZ World Champion, SKUSA SuperNationals and Gold Coast Race of Stars winner Paolo de Conto has announced his retirement from driving.
The 27-year old enjoyed a stella career, notably driving shifter karts with the CRG factory team, but he’d also raced with Energy and Birel ART.
The news comes several months after Marco Ardigò announced that he too was hanging up the helmet.
CRG boss Giancarlo Tinini posted the following:
Karting has been your life for so many years that it seems impossible to think about the next season without you on track. But you calmly made your evaluations and we respect your choices.
We wish you to bring in your professional life, the one you chose to live out of this sport, all the things that racing taught you: determination, tenacity and some of the dare you always had on track.
You’ve been an important ambassador of our brand in the world and what you’ve done in this sport will remain forever, so as our doors will always remain open if one day you should miss the adrenaline of karting.
All the best Paolo.