The brand new Sauber Karting Team was born this week end in Sarno, during the first round of the WSK Euro Series!
We’re happy to start this partnership with Kart Republic and Dino Chiesa, probably the most famous Team Manager in this sport, due to his successes with the likes of Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg and Daniil Kvyat.
Sauber is now approaching the world of karting, seeking for the next talents to launch in the world of car racing.
About this racing week end, we had a great start with our driver Dexter Patterson, who scored a stunning pole position in OK class! Unfortunately, Dexter got involved in a series of contacts later on, but he showed his talent by furiously climbing the rank to the top, reaching P4 during the final. That’s when another contact happened and took him out of the race.
We all know it: this is racing! We believe Dexter will come back strong and competitive in the next racing weekends.
Also our driver Dufek, from Switzerland, was really competitive and we really enjoyed his racing style. After some misfortune on saturday, during the heats, he drove very well during the pre-final and recovered a lot of positions, moving up to P5 in the final.
Overall, it’s been a promising beginning, since the performance of our Kart Republic chassis is clearly there and the management of Dino Chiesa and Richard is strong.