Troy Loeskow Joins Ricciardo Kart
Ricciardo Kart is pleased to announce that Troy Loeskow has joined the Ricciardo Kart factory team: the Australian driver will race with Ricciardo Kart Racing at the European and World CIK-FIA Championships in the KZ2 category.
Daniel Ricciardo: “We are very excited to welcome Troy into the Ricciardo Kart factory team. We have watched him closely over the last 12 months and his raw speed in his first season of KZ competitions was very impressive. Europe will be another challenge, however we are sure if he applies himself like he did in the CIK-FIA Asia-Pacific Championship in Macau, where he matched some of the top European drivers, he will have a great season.
“Our programme has been set up to assist talented youngsters coming through and Troy is the first Australian to benefit from this. Who knows what he can do from here on in: however, for now, his first priorities are the European and World CIK-FIA Championships.”
Troy Loeskow: “I’m extremely excited to represent Australia and Ricciardo Kart in the European and World CIK-FIA Championship, with the first event in Eassay (France) in a couple of weeks.
“The experience with Daniel Ricciardo’s factory team is going to be an enormous and challenging step, but fortunately I am already comfortable with the Ricciardo Kart / IAME package and Birel ART Team. Racing in Europe as a factory driver has been my dream since the beginning of my karting career. As an Aussie, it’s difficult to progress further than the national level in karting, however with the support of Patrizicorse, Ricciardo Kart and my sponsors, I am fortunate to have been given this opportunity.”
Rickard Kaell, Sporting Director: “I am pleased to welcome Loeskow to the team. Troy represents the excellence of Australian Karting: with Patrizicorse he proved he has the potential to compete at the top. Despite his lack of experience at international level, I am very confident we can fight to achieve some good results.”