The Minardi Management is pleased to welcome the young driver from Bologna, Andrea Kimi Antonelli, born in 2006, that officially becomes part of the great Minardi family.
In spite of his young age, Andrea Kimi can rely on a considerable kart experience and a remarkable prize list enhanced this year’s with the Lonato podium in the 45th edition of the Factory Trophy, one of the most important international events where he has also been one of the best among the Italian drivers at the starting.
From this season, Andrea Kimi Antonelli will wear the official colors of the Tony Kart and will engage in the WSK 60 Mini categories of the Italian ACI Championship, and in the most significant international trophies with the brand new Neos chassis, flagship of the Tony Kart in the category.
Along with the many-times-awarded Factory that has been able to launch names the likes of Sebastian Vettel, Jan Magnussen, Lucas Di Grassi, Fabrizio Giovanardi and Jarno Trulli, Kimi Andrea Antonelli is ready to climb one by one all the steps of the international motorsport pyramid.
“In 2014, I saw Andrea Antonelli Kim in action for the first time during the Federal courses and I became enthusiastic. The results of these two years are the proof of the technical merit of this 10 year old boy, and as Minardi Management we are proud to cooperate with him” explain Giovanni Minardi, founder of the management company based in Faenza and his associate Alberto Tonti.
“It is an honor to race with the color of the Tony Kart and under the supervision of the Minardi Management. This is an opportunity that comes only once in life, and I will do my best thanks to the experience acquired last season. Today (Wednesday) and Thursday, I will use the Neos chassis again on the Lonato track for the first event of the season in Adria on January 29 that is valid for the WSK Champions Cup” an enthusiastic Andrea Kimi Antonelli says.
“It starts a partnership with a family that I respect very much. This year Andrea Kimi will experience a demanding season. He will live the first chapter of it at the end of the month, at the circuit of Andria, after Lonato’s tests. Knowing the environment of motor sports well, I will try to not commit the same mistakes made by many parents, leaving Andrea free to walk with his legs without being present in too many races“, says Marco Antonelli, founder of the Antonelli MotorSport.