Sébastien Loeb at the ERDF Masters Kart

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Sébastien Loeb, seven times World Rally Champion and current leader of WRC 2011, confirms his attendance to the ERDF Masters Kart on next December 10th and 11th in Paris-Bercy, France.


“I perfectly remember the show in Bercy at the end of each year, with a great proximity with the public. I’m delighted to take part this year to this event for the first time ever and to meet there drivers from the best categories for a show 100% electric. I tested Bercy’s kart and feelings are awesome. We’ll have lots of fun there and give joy to all our fans. Congratulations to Philippe Streiff for this nice initiative and thanks for his invite” declared Sébastien Loeb.

Sébastien Loeb committed himself towards Philippe Streiff, co-producer of the ERDF Masters Kart, after tested the 100% electric Sodi STX kart, developed for the event.

More than 5 months before this end-of-season event, the French rally driver joins confirmed drivers suchs as Sébastien Bourdais, David Coulthard, Sébastien Ogier, Kimi Räikkönen or Jean-Eric Vergne.

On top of the 20 “stars” drivers, the ERDF Masters Kart will allow to have the 10 best international kart drivers invited by the French Motor Sports Federation (FFSA).
“We decided to bet on a innovative technology with a 100% electric kart for the first time ever in such a show. I’m really happy by the enthusiasm of the drivers to take part to a new era of motor racing in Paris-Bercy. I’ll continue to go to races until the end of the season to complete drivers line-up that we hope to be exceptional”, comments Philippe Streiff.

Born in Bercy in 1993, indoor karting will write a new chapter in its history, with 2 spectacular shows on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th December 2011. The ERDF Masters Kart are resulting from the 90’s Bercy Karting Masters, that celebrated the greatest champions among whom Prost, Senna or Schumacher and revealed current F1 stars (Alonso, Button, Hamilton and Vettel raced in Bercy in Junior category), proving yet again that karting is the indispensable training ground for those who want to succeed in motor sport. The ERDF Masters Kart will recreate the proximity between the spectators and the champions, with 12 000 spectators expected for each session in t he Palais Omnisports of Paris-Bercy.

Discover Sebastien Loeb’s test and all information about the event and the ticketing on www.erdf-masters-kart.com. Join us as well on Facebook!

Press Release by: Sodi Kart - 11/07/11

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