Top drivers already registered for the Ciao Thomas Knopper Memorial

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The top drivers in the KZ: Paolo de Conto, Bas Lammers, Alexander Schmitz, Ricardo Romkema, Menno Paauwe, have already registered for the 4th edition of the Ciao Thomas Knopper Memorial & the Graf Berghe von Trips Memorial on 25 & 26 October 2014 in Kerpen.

The KF3 also looks very promising: Bard Verkroost and Bent Viscaal have already submitted their entry forms! Drivers have also registered for the other categories, such as the X30. This promises to become an exciting weekend. Especially due to the renewed cooperation with Kerpen, we are expecting a lot of drivers. All categories are limited to a maximum number of drivers, so don’t delay. If you want to be sure of a starting place, register now at:

Aside from the Thomas Knopper Trophy for the winner of the KZ, (this year we have a stunning new version of the trophy), and the Michael Martick Award for the 2nd-prize winner, there is also prize money to be won:
· 1st € 2500,-
· 2nd € 1500,-
· 3rd € 750,-
· 4th € 500,-
· 5th € 250,-
In addition, the driver with the most fastest laps in the final will receive a Formula Renault 2.0 test, courtesy of ManorMP Motorsport! For German drivers: You can participate with a National Licence!
But there is more! On Sunday there is the election of: The “Prisma Driver of the Day”
The driver who manoeuvres his way into the “picture“ most often will be awarded a Go Pro Action camera courtesy of Foto Prisma.
Manormpmotorsport is bringing a Formula A1 car to Kerpen… and you can have your picture taken!
It's raining prizes in Kerpen!
Obviously we are hoping for good weather, however… it will definitely be raining prizes on 26 October during the lottery! Thanks to our generous sponsors, we have some terrific prizes to give away this year. These are the prizes you can win at the weekend:
Arai GP-S6 helmet, Acer Iconia Tab 8 tablet,Set Vega kart tyres, 3 Aluminum Body Protectors, Beta Tool Box…
But… you never know, there may be a few additional surprises during the weekend…
Lottery tickets are € 2.50 a piece and you can buy yours all weekend from the TK Racing Promo-Girls in the TK Racing Promo Tent. However, they will also be walking around, so keep an eye out for them! All proceeds from the lottery go the TK Racing Foundation.

Ken Walker: Speaker at Ciao Thomas Knopper Memorial & Graf Berghe von Trips Memorial
Ken Walker will be Speaker at this year’s Ciao Thomas Knopper Event. Ken is widely recognised as a top Kart Speaker and has been the Kart Series Speaker on 3 different continents (Europe, Asia, North America) and twice the Speaker at a National Championship on a 4th Continent (Africa). Ken has been the regular Speaker at all of the Rotax World Challenge Grand Finals since 2003 and at 6 of the 7 CIK World Championships since 2007. He was present at the 2014 events of both World Championships. He regularly travels all over the World – China, South Africa, Indonesia, USA etc - for kart racing duties and first saw Thomas race when Thomas won the 2nd round of the Rotax Euro Challenge at Eindhoven, NL in May 2004. He has cancelled an engagement in USA so that he can come to Kerpen because, in his words, ‘I very much want to be the Speaker at Kerpen and pay my respects to Thomas and his memory’
It goes without saying that we, as a family, were dumbstruck when Ken Walker contacted us and offered to come to Kerpen at his own expense. Mr. Walker: We are incredibly grateful and proud that you will be joining us in Kerpen on October 25 & 26 October!
On behalf of Thomas as well: Thank you so much...


Press Release by: Thomas Knopper Memorial - 23/10/14

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