Winner Announced for National Grassroots Go-Kart Program Launched by Richert Racing
Canadian go-kart racer earns opportunity to drive a race car in Europe
Cedrik Lupien from Quebec, Canada, has been selected as the winner of the 2015 Richert Racing Driver Search program and will be flown to Europe for a day of testing in a Formula Renault 2.0 race car.
David Richert developed the Richert Racing Driver Search as a way to help give Canadian kart racers an opportunity to make the difficult transition from kart racing into driving formula cars. Richert, a professional race car driver from Canada currently competing in Europe, wanted to design a program that would help not only from a driving standpoint, but also from the all important business standpoint.
“13 years ago I began my racing career by driving go-karts so I know how extremely hard it is to financially make the move towards driving race cars. I wanted to create the Richert Racing Driver Search as a way to give kart racers the chance to live their dreams by removing some of the financial obstacles for them.” -David Richert
Lupien recently won the East Coast Karting Championship in Senior Rotax and earned a ticket to represent Canada at the World Rotax Grand Finals in Portugal later this year. Lupien’s media efforts, in particular with the television station RDS, helped to earn him the Formula Renault test through the Richert Racing Driver Search.
“We are very happy with the results of this program and a big thank you to Princess Auto and Silver Jeans Co for allowing us to give young kart racers such a great opportunity as programs like this are rare for Canadian karters. Hopefully we can have an even bigger group of drivers participating next year”. -David Richert
“I’m really happy to have been chosen as the winner of the Richert Racing Driver Search. I’m excited to fly to Europe and drive a Formula Renault 2.0 for the first time.” -Cedrik Lupien
The Formula Renault 2.0 test day will take place at Eurospeedway Lausitz in Germany on Tuesday, October 13 with Inter Europol Competition.
Visit the Richert Racing Driver Search website www.richertracingdriversearch.com for more details on the program.