PETRONAS-Supported Kart Team wins highest category race in World Championship

2018-10-01

PETRONAS Lubricants International (PLI), congratulates Rosberg Young Drivers Academy driver Lorenzo Travisanutto for winning the 2018 Karting World Championship in Kristianstadt, Sweden.

The 19-year old beat German competitor, Hannes Janker and claimed victory through a tight and thrilling race which peaked in Travisanutto’s stylish overtake in lap 23 of 25-lap OK category race.

Every F1 World Champion built his foundation in karting. The most talented kids in the world are racing here. I am very proud to be supporting two of them. I want to say a big thank you to our partners PETRONAS and Kart Republic for their support

Nico Rosberg

PETRONAS’ involvement in the Rosberg Young Drivers Academy is part of the company’s efforts to promote talent development in motorsports such as kart-racing, which is where Formula 1 world champions like Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton and many more, were groomed.

PETRONAS also supports the team through the supply of PETRONAS Rocklube engine oil, an innovative formula tailor-made for karting use and designed for maximum engine performance and reliability even at very high speeds. The engine oil was formulated based on the winning PETRONAS Technology Solutions™, — its approach to customised products and service, which helped Mercedes AMG PETRONAS Motorsport win four consecutive FIA Formula 1 World Constructors’ Championships to date.

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