Loeskow re-signs with Patrizicorse
BUNDABERG'S Troy Loeskow is hoping a new number can bring him better luck in karting this season.
The 21-year-old has announced he will race again in the Australian Karting Championship in the KZ2 class, returning with his team from last year Patrizicorse.
Having finished seventh in last year's championship, the karter will return with a new number as he races with 17 on his kart.
"The last time I used the number I won the national title (in KF2),” he said.
"So lucky 17 for me in 2017.”
This year is shaping up as a big one for Loeskow and he will compete in all six rounds of the championship, starting with the first round next month in Newcastle.
He also plans to race overseas.
"I'm definitely doing the Australian Championship and maybe a few rounds in NZ,” he said.
"All other plans (to race) require massive sums of sponsorship which has been a struggle.”
In further good news for Loeskow, he has been made captain of his team.
The Bundaberg driver will be joined as captain alongside fellow KZ2 racer Chris Hays in a team owned by former V8 Supercar driver Michael Patrizi.
"(Our) priority at the end of last year's season was to re-ink Troy's deal to continue alongside Chris,” Patrizi said.
"Their new role is a new initiative that we have introduced at Patrizicorse and as captains the younger drivers will have direct access to their wealth of experience and sheer talent in what they do.
"This year will be exciting to see these two work together again to reach the teams and their potential,” Patrizi said.
The first round of this year's championship will be held from February 10 to 12.