THIS YEAR TOO ANDREA BARTONI’S NAME IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE ANDREA MARGUTTI TROPHY, AN EVENT THE DRIVER FROM MODENA COINSIDERS AS A SORT OF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.
Parma, 30th January 2011. The four-time FIA GT champion of the world with Maserati and Ferrari test driver Andrea Bertolini endorses the 2011 edition of the Andrea Margutti Trophy, the classical international kart race due next 20th March on the 7 Laghi Circuit of Castelletto di Branduzzo (Pavia – Italy). The champion from Modena associates his name with the Andrea Margutti Trophy for the second time in a row, after last year’s positive experience when he took part in the event also as a constructor with the Formula K brand.
Besides, Andrea Bertolini, before committing himself successfully to car racing, can boast a long career in karting, and he was a kart driver right in the period in which a young Andrea Margutti – whose memory the Trophy is dedicated to – raced. He accepted with enormous pleasure the request made by the Pellegrini family, organizer and supporter of the Trophy.
“For me this race has always been of great importance – says Bertolini – and I’m honoured to be able to give my personal contribution to this event. For me Andrea Margutti was a friend, and I’m particularly closed to his family. Moreover I’ve got so many beautiful memories of the period in which I used to run on the track of Parma that I considered it as a second home, from a certain point of view. Last year too I was absolutely glad to accept the Pellegrinis’ proposal to endorse the Trophy. Now I’m about to repeat that experience and I’m really keen on it. The races of the Andrea Margutti Trophy are top level, and we can regard it as a sort of world championship run in a single race. All the drivers who have won the Trophy have had a good career in car racing too. This is a fundamental step in every driver’s career.”
Tiziano Pellegrini was very satisfied for associating the name of a champion such as Andrea Bertolini with the Andrea Margutti Trophy. Tiziano Pellegrini has always been the organizer of the event together with his sister Donatella: “for us it is so important being able to count on Berolini’s endorsement, because besides being an outstanding name in car racing today, he knows very well the world of karting, which he experienced during the years of Andrea Margutti’s activity. Bertolini has always closely followed the development of the Trophy, and I believe that no-one can understand better than he does the importance and the necessity of maintaining an event such as the Andrea Margutti Trophy at top quality levels.”
More information about the Andrea Margutti Trophy on www.trofeomargutti.com.
From next 24th January it is possible to enter for the KF2 and KF3 categories, while to enter the KZ2 and 60 Mini categories the opening day is next 31st January.