Energy Corse was created in 1997, i.e. only three years after Michele Panigada, its creator and now director and team-manager, landed a Driver's CIK-FIA European ICA Vice-Champion.
The first karts to bear the "Energy" label were obviously developed and experienced in competition by Michele Panigada himself as he competed in several World Championships in the top category of these days, Formula Super A.
As the years 2000 went by, the presence of Energy Corse in major international and national championships was considerably developed, so much so that Energy Corse is now part of the great reference teams with the best structures.
Very active in the gearbox kart category where it has made a name for itself, Energy Corse won in that category several CIK-FIA European titles (2004 with Holland's Ricardo Van der Ende, 2006 with Germany's Ernst Behrens and 2008 with France's Tony Lavanant) and has just perpetuated this kind of tradition by which the team does clinch the European KZ2 Championship every two years! On 27 June 2010, the Italian De Conto was not only crowned in that KZ2 category but Energy also had a stranglehold on the final European podium, with the French Driver Yan Pesce and the Dutchman Kevin Leitjens.
More recently, Energy Corse has extended its official involvement to the KF2 and KF3 categories, thus playing the card of the promotion of young Drivers. Their talent associated to the professional follow-up ensured at the circuits and in the development of the equipment by the Racing Team, has enabled the make to win a CIK-FIA Viking Trophy for KF2 (2008 with the Swede Joel Johansson) as well as a German KF2 Champion title (2009 with the Dane Nicolaj Moller Madsen).
Energy Corse is based in the north of Italy, at Seriate (Bergamo) and employs 8 people.
DRIVERS ENTERED IN THE CIK-FIA "U18" WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WITH ENERGY :
Levin Amweg(CHE); Serhiy Kovalenko(UKR); Ville Mäntylä (FIN); Santeri Varis(FIN).
Dans quelques jours, nous connaîtrons les lauréats de l'édition 2010 de la BRIDESGTONE CUP. L'évènement 2010 nous promet déjà d'être à la hauteur de toute les attentes tant sur le plan sportif qu'extra sportif. En coulisse, l'agitation est déjà palpable.
L'opérateur de la BRIDGESTONE CUP est heureux d'annoncer qu'une dotation exceptionnelle sera distribuée. Des surprises attendent les participants tout au long du week-end.
EXCLUSIF ! Lors de cette grande Finale, de nombreuses animations sont prévues. Au cours de ce week-end, chacun se verra récompenser, du pilote au mécanicien... Au-delà d'une dotation conséquente réservée aux lauréats et à leurs dauphins, le traditionnel « Cocktail de bienvenue » sera animé d'un Tirage au sort.
A gagner :
. Un châssis MINIME/CADET
. Un moteur SA 250
. Plus de 2500€ de chèque Kdo offert par ITAKA
. Plus de 30 trains de pneumatiques BRIDGESTONE
. Des séjours et week-end complet
. Du Merchandising F1 pour les plus jeunes
. Du textile ROTAX...Etc...
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The second and final round of the European Championships for KZ1 and KZ2 which were contested this weekend at Varennes-sur-Alliers served up a fine spectacle coupled with suspense. In the two classes, the European crown was in effect finally decided in the last laps of the last race of the championship. Eventually the Dutchman Bas Lammers regained his title in KZ1, whilst it was the Italian Paolo De Conto who collected his first European title in KZ2.
Bas Lammers against Jérémy Iglésias. All throughout the 2010 European Championship this has been a fantastic contest between these two Intrepid team mates but also a contest to which their opponents have contributed. The leader after the first meeting in Sarno, and on pole position for the start of the first race this Sunday, Jérémy Iglésias (Intrepid-TM) was keenly hoping to finally grasp this international crown for which he has been bidding for several seasons. But the Frenchman couldn't hold off a majestic Bas Lammers (Intrepid-TM) during the first race. The equation was therefore simple : whoever would finish in front of the other in the second race would be European Champion.
Full press release below.
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