The ROK Cup SuperFinal, where two Kiwis are set to contest this year’s event, has been moved as a consequence of the suspension of the license of the South Garda track.
The Sporting Federal Court in Italy suspended the circuit’s license following the now notorious incident involving karter Luca Corberi and father, Marco.
Corberi Jnr became infamous over the week at the KZ World Championships after he deliberately ripped apart the front wing of his kart before hurling it, unsuccessfully, at rival Paolo Ippolito.
Corberi was then pictured tackling Ippolito after the race.
He has since made a public apology and announced his intentions to retire from motorsport forever. The 23-year-old was a promising young karter and has gone head-to-head versus several current Formula 1 drivers on the international scene in the KF3 class.
However, the older Corberi is the CEO of the South Garda circuit and his involvement in his son’s incident has led to the suspension of his circuit’s licence to host the upcoming ROK SuperFinal.
The event will now be moved to the nearby Franciacorta circuit which is fortunately still in the province of Brescia.
The 1.3km circuit was only constructed earlier this year and has never hosted an international karting event of this calibre.
For Kiwi karters Arie Hutton and Jacob Douglas, it means a late shift in plans. Both were entered in the new ROK Cup Trophy this Sunday at South Garda which has now been affected by the announcement of the circuit’s suspension.
Both karters had to leave for Italy last month to arrive with sufficient lead-in time to undergo mandatory two-weeks isolation.