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Old 11-22-2009, 12:12 PM   #1
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Maybe a future F1 driver....

My wife's cousin - Victor Franzoni. He's already won the Brazil Cup in his class and that earned him a trip to Malaysia for the Sepang International Karting Circuit where he finished second.

Here's a link to the qualifying.

Good going kid...
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:12 PM   #2
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If he can bring aboard $9 million in sponsor money USF1 will hire him.
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Old 11-22-2009, 01:48 PM   #3
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If he can bring aboard $9 million in sponsor money USF1 will hire him.
Is that enough?
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:16 PM   #4
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The beat goes on....

Victor is the youngest driver in his new category, called "Graduados" in Brazil. This category is for drivers from 15 to 34 years old.

Nicastro, who is described as a legend in the Brazilian kart, was defeated by Victor. He´s 29 years old against Victor´s 14.



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Old 03-16-2010, 02:18 PM   #5
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Another good article...

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One more - with a celebratory video.
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:29 PM   #6
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Has he been picked up by any of the factory teams yet? IAME (Parilla/Komet), Rotax, DAP .... noticed the Birel stickers.
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Old 03-16-2010, 02:33 PM   #7
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He's getting some support - don't know how much though. His favorite uncle sends a lot of stuff from the US that he needs. There's a new chest protector on the way next week. There was a full engine sent years ago - marked on the export form as machined parts.
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Old 03-17-2010, 02:16 PM   #8
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He's getting some support - don't know how much though. His favorite uncle sends a lot of stuff from the US that he needs. There's a new chest protector on the way next week. There was a full engine sent years ago - marked on the export form as machined parts.
Leatt brace, just in case? Those carts haul ass and do flip once in a while.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:02 PM   #9
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Victor....

...has signed a contract with a team in Brazil. It appears that he headed to Germany for a race.

He just won another title in Brazil.... from a google-translated article:

Victor Franzoni takes the title of Graduates in the Brazilian Kart



Among the awards season in Sao Paulo will discount the F-Future Fiat and know the work of Ferrari in F1

Florianópolis (SC) 02/08/10 - With a fantastic performance in the final heat of the class graduates, young Victor Paulo Franzoni (ONS / Birel / MegStar / Equal / KartPress) earned the title of Brazilian Kart played in the Arena Sapiens Florianópolis (SC). The competitor repeated what had already achieved in the Junior Minor, but this time, the achievement was obtained in the main class of the national karting.

The story began to be drawn from the free practice, when Franzoni has occupied the top places. The final heat, however, was the most exciting. After dropping the second and dropped to fifth place, the Paulista began an astonishing proof of recovery. Outperformed its rivals, one by one, to cross the finish line in first position.

"This victory was the most important thing that happened to me in karting. I already had the title of champion in the junior category Minor, but in Graduates, the achievement is even more important, being the largest category of kart. This victory is even greater because I have competed with big name riders and more experienced than me, "said the young champion of Graduates.

And much more sacred than to have the winner of the very difficult battle in its class, Franzoni also can celebrate and much to award. First, it will have 70% discount for the dispute of the 2011 season of Formula Future Fiat, a great gateway to the national race. In addition, he and his family may know, the pit, the work of Ferrari Formula 1 team during the Grand Prix of Brazil at Interlagos (SP).

Still celebrating the title of Graduates in karting, Franzoni concluded: "On the prize, I do not know what to say. It will be a great experience to walk Formula Future Fiat and know all the work of Ferrari in a weekend of F1. "

His grandmother isn't happy - school is now on-hold for Victor as he concentrates on racing.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:05 PM   #10
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Leatt brace, just in case? Those carts haul ass and do flip once in a while.
I believe so - look at a the last two pictures... seems to be a Leatt brace there.
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That's pretty cool, Unk!
I used to pal around in high school with a champion cart driver. Those things haul ass!
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Very cool.

I am jealous for both myself and my son... we really don't have much in the way of decent karting here and I don't have the resources to give him the opportunity I wish I could.
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Old 08-09-2010, 03:52 PM   #13
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Very cool.

I am jealous for both myself and my son... we really don't have much in the way of decent karting here and I don't have the resources to give him the opportunity I wish I could.
His dad has put a ton of work and funds into karting. And his mom - she's actually a trained auto mechanic. She gets right in there and works too.
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His dad has put a ton of work and funds into karting. And his mom - she's actually a trained auto mechanic. She gets right in there and works too.
wish him luck. Hopefully he will get a major sponsor in the future.
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Old 08-29-2010, 09:34 AM   #15
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Race results from Spain...

http://www.kartcom.com/en/news/2010/...-de-l-academie

My French sucks but I believe it indicates that Victor was fifth.

"C'est en effet Niklas Tiihonen, sur un superbe ensemble Parolin/FIM/Dunlop, qui est le vainqueur de l'après-midi de samedi consacrée aux manches qualificatives du Trophée Académie à Alcaniz. Le rapide Suisse (ce n'est pas toujours contradictoire) Severin Amweg conserve une partie de son avantage matinal à la seconde place, tandis que Charles Leclerc occupe la 3ème position. On tient d'ailleurs dans ce trio les 3 vainqueurs des manches du jour. L'Irlandais Conor Dunne et le Brésilien Victor Franzoni complètent le top 5."

He got pretty sick last week - they weren't sure if he'd even race so he did pretty good.

I think the next race is in London.
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