Karthikeyan revives NK Racing Academy as it becomes factory CRG team in India
The youngsters in the junior and senior level will get a chance to be represent the factory CRG outfit at international level.
Narain Karthikeyan has revived his NK Racing Academy as it has formed a partnership with CRG Kart to become the Italian giant's factory outfit in the Indian sub-continent. The team will get full factory support, which includes the equipment and expertise.
A training programme has been launched to find a new talent to compete in the junior and the senior category. The programme will not only focus on the driver skills but also the physical and mental side required to compete at the highest level in the international scene.
The selected youngsters will be groomed by Karthikeyan, while they will be able to use the equipment from CRG, whether it is spare parts and or data logging facility, which will help the drivers to understand where they need to improve in their driving.
The quickest drivers will also get an opportunity to represent the factory CRG outfit at the international level. "This is a great opportunity for us to be in a partnership with CRG and help the drivers in karting with the best equipment and training.
I feel, I can contribute a lot with the experience that I have gained over the years and hopefully many young drivers will benefit from it," summed up Karthikeyan. At the same time, Giancarlo Tinini, Founder and Chairman of CRG, added:
“CRG is pleased to enter into a partnership with Narain Karthikeyan and his racing academy. Narain is the first F1 driver to emerge from India and it is our aim to successfully help generate the next big motorsport talent from there. Our collaboration will go beyond go-kart racing and we look forward to extending our activities into the Indian market."
To start off, the team will compete in this year's FMSCI National Karting Championship, where Delhi's Divy Nandan and Chennai's David Ryan will represent them, driving the CRG KT2 chassis. More drivers will join the outfit as the season progresses.
[Image courtesy: CRG Kart]