Ciao Thomas Knopper Memorial is back!

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TK Racing foundation announced the 3rd edition of the Ciao Thomas Knopper Memorial to be held on October 19-20 on the German circuit in Kerpen.

The event has seen the likes of Michael Schumacher, Paolo De Conto, Bas Lammers, and many other top international kart drivers take on the track to put up a brilliant show in memory of Thomas Knopper, 2007 European KZ2 Champion, passed away after a race accident in 2009.

In 2013, the Thomas Knopper Racing Foundation is ready to repeat the show with renewed enthusiasm.
Here is the official note of TK Racing Foundation introducing the 3rd edition of the Ciao Thomas Knopper Memorial 

After two successful editions we - the Knopper family, the TK Racing foundation and all the sponsors and volunteers - are gearing up for a fantastic event in October. Held once again on the beautiful, characteristic circuit of Kerpen. Needless to say that we are extremely pleased about that.


Since the Memorial competition is held under the Dutch flag and the entire event carries the name Ciao Thomas Knopper Memorial, this year we have the following categories:



All TAG Juniors, such as Rotax Max, X30, Rok etc.

All TAG Seniors, such as Rotax Max, X30, Rok etc.

Mini series/ Mini 60cc/Minimax/ Micromax


Prize money in the KZ2, aside from the Thomas Knopper Trophy, is:

1st 2,500, 2nd 1,500, 3rd 750, 4th 500, 5th 250.


The driver with the highest number of fastest las in the KZ2 final wins a Formula Renault test. Offered by MP Motosport.


On Saturday evening there is an exclusive party for all the drivers with a BBQ 

& music! The perfect opportunity to meet each other at the end of the season and to catch up.

We would like to thank our sponsors, as well as Carola and Ritchie Schnock of the restaurant of the Kerpen karting track.


Aside from a very comprehensive karting programme, there will be plenty more to see and do. Shows and spectacles as you are used to by now at the Ciao Thomas Knopper Memorial!


But of course the main attraction is karting. What we aspired to from the very beginning is actually coming true this year:

anyone who wants to participate can do so, all you have to do is register. And that is something that we are quite proud of! The road to the 3rd edition was not an easy one, but it was certainly worth it… We are particularly grateful for all the support and help we have received in various different ways. It motivated us to carry on and not give up.

Live your dream… 
…our dream is to make the 3rd edition of the Ciao Thomas Knopper Memorial come true. And that’s exactly what we are going to do!

We, as an organisation, are looking forward to a wonderful weekend in Kerpen with the prime ingredient: karting at the highest level with all the world-class drivers.

We have already received assurances from the following big names:

Bas Lammers, Paolo de Conto, Marcel Jelionowski , Marvin Meindorfer, Menno Pauwer, AVG team with Arnaud Kozlinski, Dylan Davis and Marijn Kremers.


We also received commitments from many big teams.


So don’t wait and sign up now.

The number of places are limited.



See you in Kerpen




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