The future stars of tomorrow begin their careers in karting
The top 3 finishers in the highly competitive Rotax Jr class were awarded a test aboard a BGR F1600 car this fall.
“The future stars of tomorrow begin their careers in karting and we want to be part of that. The F1600 cars are the perfect next step for the aspiring drivers and we really just want to let them get a taste of what it is all about. While they may have a few more years in karting we believe it is important to let them know we are here when they are ready to make the next step.” comments Brian Graham of BGR Team Grote. “I began my karting venture at Goodwood many years ago myself and it seemed the perfect location to start this program. We hope to continue a relationship with the karting community as that is where our future champions are developing their skills.”
With a history of winners in the BGR Team Grote books that include Kyle Marcelli, Conor Daly, Spencer Pigot, Trent Hindman, Scott Hargrove, and most recently 2012 Rotax Sr Canadian Champion Jesse Lazare and 2012 DD2 Team Canada member Zacharie Robichon, the team continues its quest to provide the perfect environment for young drivers to begin their openwheel career. “It is very exciting for us as a team to see our alumni climb the ladder to the highest levels of motorsports in North America. This year we saw on the starting grid for the Indy 500, 3 drivers who have either raced with us or tested with us.” stated Graham.
The recipients of the awarded F1600 test are 2013 Rotax Jr National Champion Gianfranco Mazzaferro, runner up Christophe Paquet and third place finisher Anthony Tolfa. Each driver will get time behind the wheel of one of the teams Piper DF5/Honda F1600 cars. The test will occur sometime this fall, likely at Shannonville Motorsports Park.
Special thanks go to Daniel Di Leo, Goodwood Kartways, and ASN Canada FIA. BGR Team Grote has put more drivers in the winner’s circle than any other team in OFFC history and continues to strive to provide the perfect environment for karters to make the transition to the open wheel ranks. The winners of the past 7 consecutive years of Rookie of the Year will be looking to continue that tradition this season.
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source: Brian Graham