|Formula Kart Productions, Inc, owner and promoter of the Florida Winter Tour, and 13e Avenue Organization, promoter of the Grand Prix Open Karting FFSA (GPO), announced today a strategic alliance in international karting. The alliance is designed to generally promote international competition in the world karting categories, and specifically to provide opportunities for FWT and GPO FFSA competitors to compete in these popular and prestigious series.|
Formula Kart’s Bill Wright: "This is just one more step in our plan to re-integrate world class karting in the Americas. Thierry Germanovitch and the staff at GPO are forward-thinking, and like myself place a premium on the competitor experience. It’s nice to know there is another group who understands the «Serious Fun!» concept
we adopted so many years ago. That is not to imply, however, that the GPO is anything less than a world class series. The names of their supporters and competitors is a clear indication of their pedigree. I am honored that they are working with us."
GPO’s Thierry Germanovitch: "For a long time I have appreciated the philosophy of kart racing in the United States. All drivers are important, from the driver who finishes first to the one who finishes last. There is a serious component to the organization, but the driver’s enjoyment of the event also is very important. When I
visited the first 2009 race of the Florida Winter Tour, I understood immediately that it will be very important for our two series to work together, with the objective to promote on each side of the Atlantic our same shared spirit. I know that a lot of drivers from the GPO Karting Series will be very excited to discover the sun of Florida Bill Wright has a terrific enthusiasm and I will be very happy to receive him and his FWT winners in France in a few months, for the first demonstration of our ambitious long term agreement."
GPO will provide entry, access credentials, dry tires, fuel and oil (with limits) for one to-be-determined round (tentatively June 6&7 at Essay) of the GPO 2009, for the top 3 positions in the points championship of the 2009 Florida Winter Tour, in the classes KZ2 (Pro Shifter), KF2 and KF3.
Formula Kart Productions, Inc will provide entry, access credentials, dry tires, fuel and oil (with limits) for the first round of the 2010 Formula Kart Productions Florida Winter Tour, for the top 3 positions in the 2009 GPO, in the classes KZ2, KF2 and KF3.
The Florida Winter Tour is one of the largest sprint kart racing series in the world. For the 11th straight year the 2009 FWT has set records for attendance, averaging 329 entries per race day, and awards, including direct transfer spots to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, Skip Barber (Car) Racing competitions, Ferrari Driving Experience competitions, entry spots in the Granja Viana 500 Endurance race, a $20,000 cash purse, and now, entry incentives into the 2009 GPO Karting Series at Essay, France.
More informations: www.floridawintertour.com.
The GPO Karting Series is the new 2009 name of the french championship which is one of the most popular karting series in Europe with a long history of famous drivers who have gone on to compete in F1, Le Mans and Champ Car. The promotion has been entrusted to Thierry Germanovitch, well known, in particular, for the organization of a memorable CIK World Championship at Le Mans and for being the mind behind the famous “Elf Masters Kart de Paris” which featured motorsport greats such as Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Michael Schumacher and Jacques Villeneuve. The new GPO Karting Series wants to provide a new generation of karting organization with partnerships
and promotions including the famous racing school “Auto Sport Academy (Car)”, a €100,000 cash prize for the drivers’, the proud support of four time F1 Champion Alain Prost, and now, entry incentives into the first race of the 2010 Florida Winter Tour!
More informations: www.gpokarting.com.