CIK-FIA Karting Academy vice-champion 2018 will join the CV Performance Group for a full campaign Euro and World Championship races.
Young Belgian Kobe Pauwels will join the reigning world champion Lorenzo Travisunutto in the OK category in the CV Performance Group.
Kobe Pauwels: “It’s great to drive in the same team and have the same material as the reigning world champion. Everything is still quite new for me as I only started this year in training and driving OK senior category. We will drive the Kart Republic chassis and the official Iame engines. The team is builded all with people well known and a lot of experience in kart and further on in autosport. I am 100% motivated and proud that I am chosen to drive for this experienced team. I like to thank my new team for the confidence that they give me to be part of this professional team. I also like to thank my ASN who gave me the opportunity to drive Academy and all my previous teams for everything they learned me. And last but not least my family and partners who work hard and support me to make this happen.”
Jochen Schädler: “We scouted Kobe throughout his CIK-FIA Academy season 2018. It showed he was a permanent frontrunner and one of the biggest talents in international karting in this year! We‘re really happy, proud and motivated to have him in our driver line-up and look forward to help this ambitious talent achieve his goals in motorsport.”
Christian Voß: “Kobe was the runner up in the Academy Throphy and showed the speed and skills. We are very grateful to work with him and feel his passion to learn and be fast. He will drive and test a full program CIK European and World championship as well a selected DKM rounds, and the preparing races for the world championship. We strongly believe he has the passion and motivation to learn and be fast and be one of the future star drivers. But first we will give him time to adapt on the new environment and people around him.”
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