The rise of the Margutti Trophy, more than 250 drivers in Lonato

The rise of the Margutti Trophy, more than 250 drivers in Lonato

A few days are left to go before the 29th Andrea Margutti Trophy and the entry lists went beyond the 250 mark, which is a great result for this historic race organized by Parma Motorsport for next March 9-11 at the South Garda Karting circuit in Lonato (Brescia, Italy).

An important result has been scored by this race, which confirmed an increase in numbers going beyond level 250 from the 223 entered drivers in last year’s edition and the 202 of 2016. This year, drivers will come from 33 countries, with a consistent presence from Germany – 36 drivers that will get this chance also to train ahead of the German Championship DKM round to be held in Lonato next April 15th. The team with the highest number of drivers present is CRG Racing Team, which will field 13 drivers.

The list of countries represented by the more than 250 drivers partaking in this great event held in the memory of the young Andrea Margutti, who passed early in 1989. The represented countries are the following: Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, India, Israel, Italy (with 96 drivers), Norway, Holland, Panama, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, Hungary and Venezuela.

Nearly all categories will feature full starting grids: 60 Mini, OK-Junior, OK, KZ2 and Iame X30 Senior, that will run the first round of the X30 Trophy 2018 in the occasion. The second and closing round of the X30 Trophy will then take place at the end of the season on October 28th in a joint event with the Trofeo delle Industrie.

Among the champions to be present present, a late entry has been also filed in KZ2 by Davide Forè and BirelArt. The Italian won the Trofeo Margutti back in 2015: this is going to be a very interesting comeback on track for the driver that has just taken on the role of team manager for the team located in Lissone.

The event will be available in Live Streaming on Sunday March 11th on The Live Timing feed will be available from Friday March 9th.

The program of the 29th Andrea Margutti Trophy (local time):

Thursday March 8th: Free practice (4 Sessions) from 8.30 to 17.50, Sporting Scrutineering from 13.00 to 18.30.

Friday March 9th: Sporting Scrutineering from 8.20 to 8.50 for X30 Senior; Free practice with transponder from 8.30 to 11.54; Technical Scrutineering from 9.30 to 13.30; Tyres allocation by lot from 9.30 to 13.30; Briefing from 11.00 to 13.00; Qualifying practice from 13.00 to 14.54; Qualifying from 15.30 to 17.35.

Saturday March 10th: Warm-up from 8.30 to 10.24; Qualifying heats from 11.00 to 18.00.

Sunday March 11th: Warm-up from 8.30 to 10.24; Second chance race OK-Junior, 60 Mini, KZ2 at 10.40; Prefinals at 11.40; OK Final at 14.20; OK-Junior Final at 14.50; 60 Mini Final at 15.20; KZ2 Final at 15.50, X30 Senior Final at 16.20. Prize ceremony for the top 5 of each category at 17.30.