Patrizicorse to challenge for Two Championships at AKC Finale
After a strong 2016 season to date Patrizicorse Australia’s premier kart racing team heads in to the Final round of the Australian Kart Championship with the chance to win two of the eight classes on offer.
Patrizicorse Driver and adopted Dutchman Marijn Kremers currently leads the IAME X30 championship by a slender 12 points. Kremers also sits equal 2nd in the KZ2 Gearbox category with his fellow Patrizicorse team mate Chris Hays.
Fresh from the World Karting championship held in Sweden in early September both Kremers who finished 10th and Troy Loeskow (22nd) are both ready for the challenge of the final round at the Todd Road Circuit. Hays who couldn’t attend the event has been preparing for the final showdown since the fourth Rd of the championship in July.
Patrizicorse has Thomas Steele looking for a podium finish in the KA1 category sitting in 4th entering the final Rd. Bradley Stewart in only his 2nd year of national competition enters the final round at his home circuit where he has showed immense amounts of speed and looks to be one of the favourites for the Trophy on Sunday, with a good result Brad will cement a spot well inside the Top 10 in the championship.
Jace Matthews driving the Ricciardo kart in the KA2 Junior category is returning from his dominant win in the Singaporean X30 Challenge only 4 weeks ago, ready to fight for the top 3 podium places in the championship.
For the final Round Patrizicorse also welcome Bianca Bustamante (KA2) and Jacob Ang (X30) from the Philippines and Luca Nici (KA12) form Western Australia to the team, again showing the growth of the successful team which has now supported 6 international drivers over the last 2 events.
“I head into the final round with the chance to win 2 championships, we have done as a team and myself as a driver everything to be ready for this and what ever happens happens, Patrizicorse always give me the best equipment just like the rest in the Team and i hope we can come away with 1 if not 2 championship trophies on Sunday, Chris is right there in KZ so hopefully its one of us that takes the championship,” Marijn Kremers
“this year we changed teams and brands, patrizicorse has given us the equipment and support to get back into championship contention which is what we go racing for, hopefully by sunday we have the number 1 plate on our kart, if its not me then i hope its my team mate.” Chris hays
X30 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
1 Marijn KREMERS 166 (RICCIARDO KART / PATRIZICORSE)
2 Adam MERCER 154
3 Daniel ROCHFORD 150
4 Adam LINDSTROM 130
5 Joshua CAR 129 (BIREL ART)
6 Morgan FEAST 102
7 Leigh NICOLAOU 97
8 Zac SOUTAR 95
9 Ben HARDERS 93
10 Brendan NELSON 73
11 Bradley STEWART 50 (BIREL ART/PATRIZICORSE)
KZ CHAMPIOSNHIP STANDINGS
1 David SERA 175
2 Christopher HAYS 152 (BIREL ART / PATRIZICORSE)
2 Marijn KREMERS 152 (RICCIARDO KART / PATRIZICORSE)
4 Joshua FIFE 130
5 Jonathon MANGOS 102
6 Troy LOESKOW 95 (RICCIARDO KART / PATRIZICORSE)
7 Kyle ENSBEY 92
8 Ryan GRANT 89
9 Aaron CAMERON 87
10 Daniel PRICE 84
KA1 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
1 Scott SORENSEN 231
2 Reece SIDEBOTTOM 230
3 Liam MCLELLAN 127
4 Thomas STEELE 114 (RICCIARDO KART / PATRIZICORSE)
5 Daniel EDMONDS 105
6 Marc TULLOCH 75 (RICCIARDO KART / PATRIZICORSE)
KA2 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
1 Jack DOOHAN 217
2 Harrison HOEY 163
3 Cameron LONGMORE 136
4 Lachlan HUGHES 132
5 Broc FEENEY 115
6 Jace MATTHEWS 113 (RICCIARDO KART)