Following a horrific karting accident at Le Monaco de Trois-Rivieres that sent American kart racer Ayrton Climo into an induced coma in Trois-Riveires hospital, many Canadian karters stepped up to support the #KeepFightingAyrton campaign at the Canadian Championships.
With the event happening only three weeks ago on the streets of Trois-Rivieres, Quebec as part of the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship and Coupe du Quebec event, where plenty of the drivers competing this past weekend we present, many were racing this years Canadian Championships in Mont-Tremblant with heavy hearts and prayers for Ayrton.
The display of support was fantastic as dozens of drivers donned the #KeepFightingAyrton visor strip on their helmets, including Canadian Champions Jeremy Tallon (Micro-Max) and Jean-Francois Lafontaine (Briggs & Stratton Senior).
The Energy Kart Canada race team even created special stickers for all team karts to display.
A GoFundMe campaign has been running since the accident and currently has raised almost $15,000 for the Climo family as they remain at Ayrton’s bedside in Trois-Rivieres. If you are interested in supporting the family through this tough time, you can donate here.
As for an update on Ayrton. He has been released from Intensive Care but remains in a coma in Trois-Rivieres hospital. Positive signs have shown Ayrton responding and small movements. The family is currently seeking a way to transport him back to his home country to begin the very long road to recovery and rehabilitation, however the costs associated with the transfer have slowed the process.