Seven-time Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo visited round four of his kart race series at Whilton Mill last weekend and took the opportunity to announce with Motorsport UK CEO, Hugh Chambers, that for 2020 the series will partner with the sport’s governing body.
Daniel Ricciardo Series Director Andy Cox, commented on the news, “There have been some big changes at Motorsport UK through this year with a renewed focus on karting in particular. I feel that we have a lot in common with the desire to try to get more youngsters into karting and working together with our ethos of fair play and the lower costs of the Daniel Ricciardo Series, I’m very confident that we will attract new youngsters into karting and simplify the process and experience for families”
CEO of Motorsport UK Hugh Chambers explained, “We are delighted to work with the Daniel Ricciardo Series to establish a bridge from entry-level indoor karting to Motorsport UK kart racing. We continually look at the grassroots of the sport, searching for new pathways into the sport which are affordable and accessible and Daniel’s series with its focus on reduced costs and a level playing field has an important role to play in completing that jigsaw puzzle”.
The Daniel Ricciardo Series will continue as a national series in 2020 with its competitors enjoying all the benefits of Motorsport UK membership. The new collaboration will also be extended with the Daniel Ricciardo Series competitors racing at some Motorsport UK kart clubs.
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