Kovacic An AMSF International Rising Star

NSW karter James Kovacic is one of three drivers selected to represent the Australian Motor Sport Foundation (AMSF) International Rising Star Program in 2010. Molly Taylor (rally) and former karter Scott Pye (Formula Ford) are the other two

james kovacicSixteen year old Kovacic (right) has shown the world this year that he is ready to step up to the next level of his short but rewarding international career. Competing in the 2009 Formula BMW Americas series, Kovacic showed a lot of pace and secured his maiden victory, as well as five podiums along the way.

As an AMSF International Rising Star, Kovacic will be competing in the 2010 Star Mazda series in the USA and is already preparing for the season ahead.

Kovacic has an impressive karting resume, with a national championship win in the Junior National Light category in 2007 and countless state titles. The prospect of Kovacic extending his already impressive reputation through the AMSF International Rising Star Program is something he feels is crucial to his future.

“The AMSF International Rising Star Program will definitely help me to progress further and bring home some championships. With this fantastic support not only financially but in all aspects of motor sport, the AMSF will definitely give me an advantage against some of my competitors,” Kovacic said.

“I hope to represent the AMSF and the International Rising Star name with pride and success. The opportunity offered to me is a dream come true and my ultimate dream to race in F1 and represent Australia, the AMSF and all of my sponsors and supporters is now one step closer.”

The AMSF International Rising Star Program was established in 2008 to ensure talented young Australian drivers reach their potential on the international motor sport stage. The aim of the Program is to manage and develop selected Australian drivers participating internationally, who are aiming to compete at the pinnacle of their chosen motor sport discipline. Previous drivers who have received funding and support through the AMSF International Rising Star Program include Daniel Ricciardo, James Davison, Will Power, Will Davison, Daniel Erickson and John Martin.


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