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PR: Nicholas Latifi returns to Europe for F3 action at Imola


PR: Nicholas Latifi returns to Europe for F3 action at Imola

Nicholas Latifi, a member of the Sofina Foods Drivers’ Development Program, enjoyed a short break and some time with the Ferrolati Corse Karting team as he contested the 2012 Canadian National Karting Championships in the DD 2 category while home from his Formula 3 Italia Series duties. Latifi, already a member of Team Canada, is looking forward to returning to formula car action on the heels of his best ever qualification effort at the recent round held at the Red Bull Ring in Austria. The F3 Italia Series returns to Italy for the final three weekends of racing as the 2012 campaign heads into the second half of the season. Steady improvement in his maiden season of car racing has the talented teen hungry for success before the year is completed.

“I feel very confident going into the Imola race. During the testing I was consistently at the front of the time sheets, so I am confident I can continue this into this weekends qualifying,” states Latifi. “My ultimate goal is to have a strong finishing result this weekend. In the past couple of events I have qualified at the front, but have not been able to convert that into a top finishing result.”

Latifi and his JD Motorsports team return to Italy and head to the Imola Circuit for the next three rounds of racing action taking place this weekend. The series will take in two sessions of pre-event testing on Thursday before moving into the official free practice and timed qualifying on Friday. Latifi tested at the Imola Circuit back in late May with excellent results and will use that previous experience to improve his overall performance on the weekend.

“It was fun to be back in Canada doing some karting, but now we need to focus on the second part the formula car season,” comments David Tennyson, coach for Latifi. “With the goal of improved qualifying being met at Red Bull Ring, the task now is to improve our finishes. This is the important next step for Nicholas.

The Sofina Foods Drivers’ Development Program was created to help Canadian karting series offer young drivers a goal and a prize to work towards. In 2010 and 2011, the Sofina program supported the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship as well as Team Canada drivers going to the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. The Sofina Foods Drivers’ Development Program is proud to support Canadian drivers reaching the international motorsports stage.

For more information about this release, please contact David Tennyson at

About Sofina Foods:

Sofina Foods Inc. is a privately owned Canadian company headquartered in Markham, Ontario dedicated to providing great tasting, high quality food products for retail and foodservice. As one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of primary and further processed protein products, Sofina Foods has a broad portfolio of branded and private label pork, beef, turkey, and chicken products. Sofina’s family of branded products consists of: Lilydale, Janes, Mastro, San Daniele, Fearmans Pork, Fletcher’s, Vienna, Cuddy and Quality Meats. Sofina Foods currently operates 18 HACCP-approved manufacturing facilities (17 in Canada and one in the Northwestern United States), three hatcheries and has over 4,700 employees.

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