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Hayden Patrizi Making CIK Comeback

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West Australian Hayden Patrizi will return to top level karting when he lines up in round two of the 2010 CIK Stars of Karting Series at Ipswich, Queensland this weekend.

Patrizi, the younger brother of V8 Supercar driver Michael, is no stranger to the front of the field in the CIK style of racing having competed in Australia’s top level of karting earlier this decade.

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Above: Hayden Patrizi testing his Monaco/TM KZ2 kart recently

The Perth driver will compete aboard a TM powered Monaco chassis under the PatriziCorse banner in the Pro Gearbox (KZ2) category.

“I’ve always considered the CIK style of racing as the top level of karting in the world and when I heard that it was making a comeback in Australia it got me excited about racing again,” said Patrizi.

“I left the sport at the end of 2002 to concentrate on my cricketing career but the motorsport bug is still in me, so I spent some time racing motorcross to get my fix but after breaking my leg doing that I’ve decided karting is a lot better option.”

Patrizi’s last race in the CIK Stars of Karting Series was at the Raleigh circuit in northern New South Wales during 2002 – in the same year he won the Ipswich round of the championship.

“Ipswich is a great track, one of my favourites in the country,” said Patrizi.

“I won there in 2002, I love the long back straight and the challenges that the infield section produces.

“Racing the Pro Gearbox category around Ipswich is something that I’m really looking forward to. I’ve had a few runs back home in Perth but to take on the best drivers in the country again is going to be great.”

The CIK Stars of Karting Series kicked off in Newcastle on March 5-7 and incorporates the Australian CIK Championships for the Pro Light (KF1), Pro Gearbox (KZ2) and Pro Junior (KF3) categories.

Running in conjunction with the series will also be a Clubman and Junior National category, where competitors will be vying for the East Coast Title, along with one class chosen by the host club. The winner of the Clubman class across the four rounds will also receive a trip to the All Japan Kart Championships later in the year courtesy of the Yamaha Motor Company.

Practice will be held on Friday May 7 followed by qualifying races on Saturday May 8 and the finals on Sunday May 9. Admission for spectators is free.

The Ipswich Kart Club is located on Champions Way, Willowbank.

2010 CIK Stars of Karting Series
Championships Standings (Top 5) after Round One

Pro Light (KF1)
1. Cian Fothergill - 84
2. Hayden McBride - 67
3. Damien Radosevic - 62
4. Matthew Waters - 58
5. Matthew Bailey - 56

Pro Gearbox (KZ2)
1. Matthew Wall – 77
2. Kel Treseder - 68
3. Christopher Hays - 67
4. Troy Woolston - 62
5. Fergus Symes - 54

Pro Junior (KF3)
1. Pierce Lehane – 85
2. Jonathon Venter - 68
3. James Macken - 61
4. Aidan Wright - 58
5. Brock Plumb - 55

2010 East Coast Title
Championships Standings (Top 5) after Round One

1. Daniel Baker – 80
2. Jason Hryniuk - 70
3. Matthew Waters - 62
4. Thomas Phillips - 62
5. Nathan Tigani - 62

Junior National
1. Breanna Woodland – 80
2. Mitchell Gee - 62
3. Christopher Corbet - 62
4. Dylan Higgins - 60
5. Anthony Gamauf - 57


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