For the second time in a row, Franciacorta wins the FIA Karting Best Event award

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Another record for the Franciacorta Karting Track: after last year's award for best FIA karting event collected in Bologna, this year in Nice, France, the Bonara family gains an encore, thanks to the impeccable organization of the OK/OKJ World Championship. However, we also take this opportunity to talk about its 2024 calendar, obviously full of events.

For the second consecutive year (the first was for the organization of the European OK/OKJ 2022) the Franciacorta Karting Track won the most prestigious award for a karting track just three years after opening. This year, Stefano Bonara's parents, Ettore and Carla, were there to receive the award.

The decision (or rather, the gift of acknowledgment) was made by Raffaella and Stefano precisely to remember the importance of the family in this great motorsport adventure. Who doesn't know the exploits of Ettore Bonara, founder of the Autodromo Franciacorta, which has now become the Porsche Center of Franciacorta? Ettore and Carla are the people behind the project and the daily work of the kart track.
Certainly, the first ones to congratulate are once again Raffaella Giacomini and Stefano Bonara who for the second year in a row have organized the best karting event in the world. The drivers, parents, teams, and organizers who have approached the Franciacorta Karting Track in recent years have always been enthusiastic and this recognition is also the fruit of their appreciation.

Raffaella commented on the award to our microphones 
Third year since the birth of the track with two titles as best FIA event of the year won consecutively and a World Championship hosted; for us, it is an honor, as it is for our team and all the collaborators who work with us. We are very happy that Stefano's parents went to accept the award because they have always been with us. Their presence is fundamental for our track and we were proud of their presence in Nice.

Raffaella Giacomini and Stefano Bonara are also particularly satisfied with next season's calendar
Our 2024 calendar, already published and available for consultation on our website, will host 23 races, including several international ones with the new entry of the Rotax Euro Series and the Champions of the Future Academy Program (races that we have never hosted in our structure). However, next year's flagship will be the first stage of the FIA Karting KZ/KZ2 European Championship, a great event after hosting last year's OK/OKJ European Championship and this year's OK/OKJ World Championship. 

Our season will start in February with the WSK, a challenging race to organize but which gives us a lot of satisfaction, also because working with them is very nice. We will have three stages of the ROK Cup Italia, with the ROK Cup Festival in December, a fixed end-of-season stage for our drivers. We will then host a stage of the Iame Series in Italy in mid-April, the IAME Euro Series in May and the Swiss Championship at the end of May. Then, from next year, each track will be its own organizer for the Italian Zone Cup and we will host one of these races in June. Then we have the Rotax Max Italy/Switzerland and then we finish the season with the Easy International Grand Final preceded by the Italian final of the Easy Kart brand trophy. We have many expectations for the Rotax Euro Series and the new Champions of the Future Academy Program project which debuted in Abu Dhabi last week in conjunction with Formula 1.

The Academy Program project is in collaboration with the F1 Academy, so there will be a further turning point for the visibility of our track. Obviously, there will be no shortage of free practice days, like the days dedicated to the federal technical center at the beginning of the year. The season is quite full, but we want to give a lot of space to free practice this year because for us, the "amateur drivers" are our first customers! What can I say... Good luck to us, at work, and Godspeed to all you racers.


 

Created by: cggiuliano - 06/12/23

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