James Thorp signs deal with Maranello factory team
Published by Bas Kaligis 28 november 2007 10:01 - Print
|James Thorp's brilliant 2007 international karting season has been |
rewarded for 2008... with a factory drive at the team that beat him to the European Championship! 15-year-old James is moving up to
senior karting after finishing third in the Junior European
Championship this year and on Friday signed a deal to race for
Maranello Kart in 2008.
"I'm looking forward to racing with Maranello, I can learn so much
from them and hopefully can win plenty more races. It's my GCSE year
though [at the Kings School, Worcester], so fitting everything in is
going to be tough but not impossible," said James.
Team manager Euan Jeffery is also very happy with his new driver -
"We are all very pleased here at Maranello to have James on board, as he is a very fast and promising young driver with a lot of talent! In 2008 and also in the future he will be one of the drivers to beat!"
His first few races in the KF2 category have been a resounding
success and his win at the Industrial Trophy at Parma (Italy) in
October sealed his reputation as a driver to watch. James will race
in the European and Italian Championships as a team-mate to multiple
World Champion Davide Fore.
MEER NIEUWS OVER EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP/WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP