Canadian Karting News has exclusively learned that Canadian Parker Thompson has signed a deal with Energy Corse to drive for the factory race team in Europe for 2013. Thompson will compete in the KF3 division (Junior) aboard an Energy Kart.
Most recently, Thompson drove from deep in the field to finish on the podium at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Portimão, Portugal, an impressive drive that caught the eye of Energy Kart owner Mick Panigada.
Thompson’s 2013 campaign will see him compete in all major KF3 events in Europe, including the WSK Euro and Master series, as well as the CIK World and European Championships, plus an array of one-off events throughout the year. With a schedule like this, Thompson will call Italy his home for a large portion of the year to be close to the factory and be on track as much as possible.
CKN was able to track down Parker for a quick comment about the news, and the talented driver was very excited about the announcement;
I am overwhelmed at the opportunity to drive for such a successful and professional factory team such as Energy Corse in KF3. I look forward to a successful year with them, and can’t wait to get on track!
CKN is very proud to be partnered with Parker Thompson, and like in 2012 Parker will continue to provide driver diaries for the CKN Nation.
Official details will be announced in the coming days, via www.parkerthompsonracing.com