It's Official - Remo Wins 50th State Title

AKA press release

It may have been his longest wait for victory, but Remo Luciani was last night officially declared the winner of the 2009 South Australian State Karting Championship for the Clubman Over 40s category.

The belated victory now means that Luciani can officially lay claim to have won 50 State Championships during his illustrious career.

The decision of the appeal by Luciani means that he remains undefeated in the Clubman Over 40s division at a State Championship level since 2006. During this time he has secured ten consecutive state crowns in the class.

“It is a big relief to have finally been awarded the win,” said Luciani.

“It is the first time in my 30 years of being involved in karting that I have been in front of a tribunal, it is not a good feeling but I am pleased that the ruling went in my favour which allows me to proudly say I have still got an unblemished record.

“The Officials of the meeting were doing their job and policing the rules that are in place, I respect them for that. There appears as though there was a ‘grey’ area in a ruling on how it can be interpreted which is why it ended up at the tribunal.

“I believe that there are already measures being put in place to clean the wording of the rule up to ensure there can be no misinterpretation again.”

As a father of three young children, Luciani understands the importance of role models and as the role model for many younger karters he is required to set an example.

“No matter who you are, you are never above the rules of the sport and if you are doing the wrong thing you should always be pulled up. As one of the role models in the sport I consider myself always very fair and someone that always adheres to the rules,” said Luciani.

In other news from State Championship appeals it can also be confirmed that the placegetters in the Junior National Heavy class at the Western Australian State Championship has been finalised.

Adam Marjoram, who was able to accept his winner’s trophy on the day, remains unaffected by the outcome of the decision. Bunbury’s Jason Hounsfield is now officially the runner-up ahead of James French, local driver Matt Smith and Siobhan Sutherland.