CKN has learned that Team Canada will have one more driver representing the Canada flag at this years Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in New Orleans, LA, USA.
Adding to the Rotax Junior lineup, Devlin Defrancesco has been awarded an invitation from Rotax, after placing second at the Canadian Championships this summer at Goodwood Kartways.
“I am very excited to join Team Canada and race at the Grand Finals,” exclaimed Defrancesco when contacted by CKN. “I can’t wait to get on track in New Orleans.”
For those unaware, Defrancesco had a dominating weekend at the Canadian Championships, originally crossing the finish line in first in the Final. However he was accessed a penalty moving him down to 14th place in the results. Defrancesco was reinstated to finish second upon appeal of the penalty. The appeal was seen by ASN Canada, where the penalty was changed to a loss of one-position.
The addition of Defrancesco now means that Canada has four drivers in Rotax Junior, as he joins Gianfranco Mazzaferro, Jeffrey Kingsley and Coltin McCaughan, and a grand total 34 drivers competing this year at the Rotax Grand Finals.
The 2013 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals takes part in North America for the first time this year with the event being held at the beautiful NOLA Motorsports Park in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA on November 10-16.
CKN will have complete coverage of the event starting November 1.