Griffin Peebles, the Australian boy!

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With the Italian National Trophy, Australian driver Griffin Peebles has carved out a starring role for himself in 2021.

Going to race in Italy, especially in the karting years, is the choice that practically all the big names in motorsport have made to enrich their sporting experience and compare themselves with the best before making their international debut. This is a choice also made by Australian driver Griffin Peebles, who came to Italy to race after touring Asia racing in China and Japan and then moving with his family to a city that has always breathed motorsport, like Monza. 

Griffin's story has just begun and he has already managed to collect good results in the international 60 Mini gr.3. Facing the more experienced names in Mini karting brought Griffin good feedback to improve quickly, something he managed to do during the demanding round of the ACI Sport National Trophy where he managed to win. 

- Griffin, it has been a complicated season because of the COVID-19 but you are on the winning drivers group of this season. Tell us about your 2020!
«Yes, it has been a very difficult year for everyone, drivers and the teams. To be honest my 2020 has been a little disappointing, as I have not accomplished the results I had wanted to, but things are looking up lately».

- What did you feel to win on a track as prestigious as Sarno in the Italian National Trophy?
«I love the track here at Sarno. I have had good results here before and enjoyed the Rotax World Final here in 2019. Last weekend’s weather was terrible but I was lucky enough to take the National Trophy, which is a very nice surprise to finish off a tough year».

- When did you start racing and what do you remember from here moments?
«Although I am an Aussie, I was actually born in Shanghai, so I started my racing in China around age 7. The racing level there is not too high, so I travelled around Asia for a couple of years and raced in Japan many times, where I had good fun. I won Rotax National Championship there last year and went the world finals which was a great experience. In 2018 I started racing here in Italy and moved here to Monza full-time, at the start of 2020. It’s great to be able to drive home after the race on Sunday, rather than fly 15 hrs!»

- What are your plans for 2021?
«I am very happy with my new team, Team Driver, so I will be putting in maximum effort into finishing off my time in the 60 Mini to get the best possible results, before moving to Junior sometime during 2021».

The future of Griffin Peebles is in his hands, a new face for the new generation of karting.

Credits: Sportinphoto

Created by: scorradengo - 29/12/20

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