Giovanni Minardi’s Minardi Management, together with the talent scout Alberto Tonti, is pleased to announce that is starting a partnership with Matteo Nannini.
The agreement with the young driver from Faenza, Matteo – born in 2003 – consolidates the presence of Minardi Management in karting, first real step of the pyramid in motorsport. Matteo joins the kart drivers Karol Basz, this year engaged with the colours of Kosmic Racing Team in CIK FIA European and CIK FIA World, and Gianni Vigorito, bearer of OK1 Racing Team in WSK Series, and the Brazilian Joao Vieira engaged in the Italian F.4 World Championship powered by Abarth with Antonelli Motorsport team.
In 2009, Matteo begins his adventure with Delfino kart and in 2012 he has already marked the first record participating in Championkart Championship – Rocky 50 cc category – with Sprintkart Team. At all stages in calendar, he gains the podium, closing the season with a third place in standings. In 2014 he get the title of Italian Champion – Class 60 mini – in Academy Promotion championship of Parolin, and thanks to 8 wins, 5 pole positions 3 second and 1 third placements. In Jesolo International championship he wins gara-1, closing the Final with a great second place.
This season Matteo Nannini will join in Rok – North Area – consisting of ten events on the Winner tracks of Nizza Monferrato, Lonato’s South Garda Karting, Track 7 Laghi and Adria International Raceway.
“I’m very happy to have signed a long term contract with Matteo. Finally, I get back to the origins. After so long I go back to work together with a “Romagna DOC” driver. After Luca Casadei it has been a long time I didn’t have the good fortune to collaborate and share my passion with a fellow“, the manager Giovanni Minardi comments.
There’s again a pair that has written an important part of Italian Motorsport is in F.2 and in F.1 in the past: Minardi-Nannini. “The family tree of Matteo also includes one of my favourite drivers who already raced under our colours, the great Alessandro Nannini. Matteo is a very fast and determined guy, with excellent growth prospects. I’ve had the opportunity to observe him closely last year, dominating the entire season in Mini Academy Championship of Parolin. This year he is called to a new challenge in Rok. I am sure that will fight for victory from the first race“, concludes Minardi.
“The new season is finally about to begin and this weekend I’ll be on track in Lonato for tests in view of the challenge at South Garda Karting on Marche the 13th and 15th. It will be a year of news and I want to start off as best as I can. New championship and new kart, which gets 120 km/h in the straight. Compared to the one of last year, it is heavier, so every night I follow a precise workout for the arms“, Matteo Nannini says.
Through its Facebook page, Matteo wanted to present also the livery of the new helmet.