|23 January 2017|
Patrizicorse has announced another bunch of drivers who will join the team for the 2017 racing season.
Patrizicorse will run Luca Nici, Kaden Probst (NZ) and Luke Thompson (NZ) in the KA12 class of the Australian Kart Championships.
"It's nice to see some young drivers join our racing team" said owner Michael Patrizi. "It shows great strength for our future and will be nice to show the potential of our Birel ART and Ricciardo Kart C28-S chassis. Luca is ready for the Australian Championship and on debut last year showed why that is. Both Kaden and Luke will have a big learning curve in front of them coming from NZ but I am sure they will be right there amongst the rest. After all it is Cadet racing and as long as our young drivers are enjoying themselves, we will be happy."
Ben Harders will drive a Birel ART in the X30 class of the Australian Kart championship. He will be powered by Kip Foster's Kartforce engines. "Ben impressed us a lot last year as a driver both in the Australian Kart Championship and the West Australian Championship in the X30 category" Patrizi explained.
"Being from WA is always tougher as you have very little track time and you must deliver everytime. Ben is looking for that little extra that hopefully as a professional racing team we can supply. We were looking for a high class team mate for current Patrizicorse driver Brad Stewart ,so he should be a good fit. I expect Ben to fight for the championship this year."
Above: WA's Ben Harders
Kiwi star Dylan Drysdale will cross the ditch to Patrizicorse for an assault on the X30 Australian Championship. Dylan will use Ricciardo Kart chassis with engines prepared by Kip Foster's Kartforce.
"Dylan Drysdale arrives in Patrizicorse as young hungry driver that just seems to keep on performing in his home country" Michael added.
"To win the Junior Rotax championship twice and then also again as a Senior on debut is a big achievement. He was also one of the top drivers at the Rotax World Final. We are looking forward to working with him and hopefully extracting that potential he has."