|Intrepid brand has already left its mark upon its return in KF1. Belgian Yannick De Brabander, EGP Team pilot, brilliantly conquered the Winter Cup in Lonato, at the presence of the cream of international karting. With a completely new team, Intrepid expects to live other great emotions in 2008.|
Winner of Formula A World Cup and Monaco Kart Cup in 2006, KZ1
European Champion and twice the winner of KF2/KF3 Champions Cup
in 2007, this season Intrepid Team will try and continue to be among the best at international level.
In 2008, the official team will be able to rely on its famous quartet. French-Spanish Jérémy Iglesias joined the team in 2007 and now he will primarily devote himself to KF1 category, side-byside
with a newcomer, British Jamie Croxford. In KZ1, the duo composed by experienced Roberto Toninelli and young Norman Nato is likely to get
quickly at the top.
Intrepid can also count on several teams that have chosen to represent the Italian brand at competitions. There are, for example, Brandon Maïsano in KF3 with Intrepid France Team, or Yannick De Brabander in KF1 and Manuel Cozzaglio in KZ1 at Eyckmans Grand Prix (EGP).
“Regardless of whether they are professional, semi-professional
or private, pilots will all have the same equipment”, said Mirko Sguerzoni, Executive of the company. “When a new technical solution is validated during practice laps, it is adopted to benefit all participants”.
Intrepid at the top with De Brabander Yannick De Brabander, EGP Team pilot, verified the truthfulness of this policy by defeating all the
best international teams, last February in Lonato. After obtaining the second qualifying time, while Norman Nato and Jérémy Iglesias qualified at excellent 4th and 8th positions, the Belgian pilot
was among the best of his qualifying heat, preceding Fore and Nato. De Brabander confirmed the competitiveness of his Intrepid-TM by winning the semi-final ahead of Fore, Bressan, Thonon and Iglesias. Without the slightest trace of an inferiority complex, this young
pilot from EGP Team celebrated his debut in KF1 with a victory, after resisting the attack from Arnaud Kozlinski.
Following the footsteps of his victory at Champions Cup in 2007, Brandon Maïsano fought once again among the best, at the wheel of his Cruiser Pro chassis. At the Winter Cup, he defended Intrepid colours by taking the second step on KF3 podium. A month later, after WSK second heat in Muro Leccese, the French pilot repeated this same performance. “I would have liked to fight for victory” commented Brandon, “but I had some problems at the start and then I had to slog to climb to 5th position. Anyway, I am happy to start this season with two second places”.
The results obtained by Irish Robert Butler in KF2 and British
Michaël Heche, 5th at Margutti Trophy in KF3, show that all Intrepid pilots are ready for next international races.