18th September 2014
Australian Formula 1 driver Daniel Ricciardo has today launched a brand new product in the karting world, which bears his own name.
“Ricciardo Kart” will be a line of go-karts which covers the whole range of categories, from Mini-kart, to Rotax and the CIK-FIA classes (KFJ, KF, KZ). It will be designed, manufactured and distributed globally by BIREL ART, the new player in international karting, born from the merger of the Birel Group and ART Grand Prix.
In addition to distribution, “Ricciardo Kart” will be present next year with an official racing team in major competitions throughout Europe.
Daniel has not only given his name to the different models, but will be involved in the complete design, production and development of the go-kart, providing BIREL ART and customers, all of his experience and his passion.
“I am very happy to be able to kick off this project,” – said Daniel – “I grew up racing karts, and even when I moved up to single-seaters I never stopped supporting this sport, always enjoying some kart racing in my spare time. Being able to follow the design and construction of a kart from a blank sheet to track debut is an adventure that’s very fascinating and I am glad to do this with a Partner who is just as excited: BIREL ART. I hope that many girls and boys can learn this discipline, have fun and win with the Ricciardo kart.”
The first model of “Ricciardo Kart” will be presented to the public in late November, but a preview of the range of models, their technical details and exciting livery graphics, will be available early in October, as well as the race calendar and decisions related to young drivers who will race with the “Ricciardo Kart” chassis