IMPACT Speed Park was delighted to welcome the Singha Kart Cup back for its high-profile event of the 2019 edition, the highlight of which saw Formula 1 driver and former world champion Kimi Raikkonen coming back. In fact, this is the third consecutive year that the Finnish superstar has been to our circuit and each time it’s an exciting prospect as he certainty does hold back when he gets behind the wheel of a racing kart!
The Singha Kart Cup is an exciting initiative that aims to put youngsters onto the first rung of the racing ladder.
Kimi needs very little introduction. Known as the “Iceman” to his fans he certainly lives up to that reputation! He entered F1 in 2001 with the Sauber team before switching to McLaren where the wins started coming. He then moved to Ferrari where he won the F1 World Championship in 2007 and a spell with Lotus beckoned before it was back to Ferrari. This year he’s switched to the Alfa Romeo team.
He’s the oldest driver on the grid and arrived at IMPACT just a couple of days shy of his 40th birthday. But he shows no sign of slowing and got stuck in on track during the races which featured an array of Thailand’s best drivers. They grid included Voravud Bhirombhakdi, Kantasak Kusiri, Carlo Van Dam and Piti Bhirombhakdi, the current quartet of Ferrari drivers for Singha Motorsport Team Thailand in Super Car. In fact, the former two – Voravud and Kantasak – are former Super Car champions.
Also mixed into the grid were former national touring car champions Kittipol Pramoj Na Ayudhya and Tin Sritrai as well as a clutch of top Thai Junior karters who came through the ranks of the Singha Kart Cup and thus are proof that the ideals of this bold initiative are certainly working – it’s finding and nurturing our racing stars of the future. And as that’s also our ideal so the Singha Kart Cup is a perfect fit for IMPACT Speed Park and we are honoured that this prestigious initiative once again chose us as their venue.