The Pserra Racing Team recently traveled to the brand new Le Circuit Karting Mont-Tremblant in beautiful Mont-Tremblant, Quebec for the running of the 2010 ASN Canada FIA Canadian National Karting Championships. Arriving with a full team of drivers including a very special guest driver, the team put forth a great effort, and was rewarded with a podium result and an invitation to Team Canada for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in La Conca, Italy for Rotax DD2 driver Cory Luciano.
Headlining the team’s performance was Rotax DD2 pilot Cory Luciano. Luciano, a winner earlier this year in the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship, fought back from an unfortunate DNF in one of his heat races, to charge to fourth from his twelfth place starting position in the pre-final. He then continued his progress through the final, as he moved forward to second place rounding lap one, and held onto the position throughout the sixteen-lap race, under rainy conditions, to take the second step on the Championship podium. The result also earned Luciano an invitation to join Team Canada at this years Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, being held in La Conca, Italy. As well, he was selected to take part in a 3-day racing school at Le Circuit Mont-Tremblant as part of the Jim Russell Racing School.
"I am very proud of Cory," smiled Peter Serravalle, Pserra team owner, following the race. "He ran great all weekend, and battled back to finish second and win a trip to Italy. He has had a great year, always bringing home hardware, and he definitely deserved this result."
One of the most exciting news pieces leading up to the Canadian Nationals was Pserra’s announcement that 2010 Florida Winter Tour Rotax DD2 Champion and European GP3 Series pilot Daniel Morad would be driving a Pserra Racing prepared Tecno Kart in the Rotax DD2 class.
"It was a great honour to have Daniel (Morad) race with us. His professionalism on the track as well as under the team tent was great to have, and it seemed like his presence helped everyone under our team tent," commented Pserra Racing team owner Peter Serravalle.
Morad was very fast aboard his Tecno Mac-Bel DD2 chassis, but unfortunately some bad luck kept him from earning the result he deserved. Starting in third place for the start of the final, an incident on a waved off start forced a kart up and over Morad, breaking off the rear bumper of the kart. Pulling into the pits for repair, he restarted the race from the pit lane, and given the rainy conditions, put forth a stellar run to finish in seventh spot.
Continuing to impress in his first full season of racing, Antonio Serravalle entered the Canadian Nationals as the youngest competitor in the paddock in the Rotax Micro-Max class. Posting a blistering lap in the dry conditions on Friday, Serravalle placed his Tecno Kart on the pole-position. He then backed it up with a great run to victory in heat number one.
However, with the tricky rainy conditions that hammered the facility for the final two days of competition, Antonio struggled due to lack of experience in the rain. Still running up front with the leaders, he scored a third and fourth place result in his final two heats, finished second in the pre-final, but just narrowly missed the Championship podium, scoring a fourth place result in the final.
"Antonio really impressed me this weekend. I think if it stayed dry, the race was ours," continues Peter Serravalle. "He doesn't have much experience in the wet, so to stay up front and still finish fourth was very good. He will be racing out of the country in the next few months, with USA, Italy and England on the schedule. This should help him in both wet and dry racing conditions."
Also turning heads on the weekend was Rotax Senior Pilot Lorenzo Mandarino. Utilizing his Pserra Racing powered Tecno Kart, Mandarino qualified in second place among the 49 entered in the class. He then finished third in his first heat, won his second heat, only to be disqualified for his rain setup being a little too narrow in the rear, then bounced back to finish third in his final heat. But his run would end there as issues in both the pre-final and final races kept Mandarino from earning the result he deserved.
Pserra Racing is also very excited to announce the opening of their online store. Set to open in September, the store will feature many of Pserra great products including: Tecno Karts, Beta Tools, MyChron, Molecule, Rotax, Mojo Tires, Xeramic, Douglas Wheels and more.
Pserra Racing is also looking to expand their dealer network into the USA. Any of those interested are to contact Peter Serravalle toll free at +1.877.880.6455.
For more information on Pserra Racing visit http://www.pserraracing.com Pserra Racing's full range of products including Beta Tools, MyChron, Molecule, Tecno, Rotax, Mojo Tires, Xeramic, Douglas Wheels and more. Customers can reach the shop at 905.888.6400 or 1.877.880.6455.