The Technical Partner of the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy the since its inception in 2010, Parolin Racing Kart has gathered successes in 2014 with elevated participation, hotly contested over three events and extensive media coverage enabled the Italian brand which provides one-make chassis and engines to prove the value of it's performance and consider new opportunities for the future.
Of the 50 drivers involved in the 2014 season, from 31 countries and 4 continents, 44 were racing at the last round at Sarno (ITA). This is an outstanding participation reflecting the interest from the world in the Parolin flagship formula. After the reorganization of the championship last year, the CIK-FIA has been increasingly convinced by the organisation of the Academy Trophy, which enables young talents from all backgrounds to compete on a level playing field within the major international competitions. Thanks to this positive agreement with the governing bodies, the 2014 Academy Trophy has benefited from a growing awareness throughout the year. The category was even chosen to preview the new movable front spoiler fixings which will be implemented in 2015, a fantastic sign of confidence in the ability of Parolin Racing Kart.
It must be said that Parolin has unparalleled expertise in the field that is based on an experience of five years of one-make competition in parallel with the production of renowned competition karts. Both for the supply of Parolin chassis and the FIM engines, Albino Parolin's team mastered the subject. Under the responsibility of the CIK-FIA, frequent engines swaps made throughout the competition reassured competitors about the fairness of their chances. This is an additional factor of confidence even though Parolin had produced perfectly equal performance in the FIM engines.
The season was an intense struggle for the title until the final metres of the final at Sarno. The Dutchman Richard Verschoor finally won on the track after a great duel with the Turkish driver Berkay Besler, which allowed him to win the 2014 Academy Trophy ahead of the Japanese Kakunoshin Ota and the Dutchman Rinus Van Kalmthout. The attention was naturally drawn to the winners whose name is added to a prestigious list that has already rewarded drivers that are now racing in cars - most significantly the Briton Ben Barnicoat and the Monegasque Charles Leclerc who were shoulder to elbow in 2011 in the Academy Trophy. But the objective of this unique competition is also to train young drivers in contact with the best. In this regard, the Academy Trophy is an undeniable success with the possibility for many drivers to participate in an international competition at a high level for a very affordable cost.
Parolin Racing Kart will manage the next Academy Trophy in 2015 and will also be involved in its South American version, a new introduction which will begin in Brazil next year. "We are very pleased with the 2014 season," confided Albino Parolin. "The evenness of the field until the end of the Trophy is a great reward. Collaboration with CIK-FIA went even further this year and the launch on projects in other parts of the world such as South America or the Middle East confirms the quality of our vision and the value of our service. More than ever, today's karting needs turn-key formulas like Academy Trophy next to the advanced categories like KF or KZ. Based on our experience, it is our role to meet this demand alongside the CIK-FIA."