DiLeo, Claman-Demelo, Ouellette and Clark join Team Canada
31 July 2012
The 2012 Eastern Canadian Karting Championship ended today and the champion of the Rotax DD2, DD2 Masters, Rotax MAX and Rotax MAX junior classes earned an invitation to join Team Canada and race at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals which will take place in Portimao, Portugal next November.
The champions are Zachary Claman-Demelo in Junior MAX, Marco DiLeo in Rotax MAX, Stuart Clarkt in DD2 Masters and Ben Cooper in DD2. Because Cooper was already qualified for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, the invitation in DD2 goes to the runner-up Pier-Luc Ouellette.
Pier-Luc Ouellette will have the chance to defend is world title won last year in Al Ain, U.A.E. Di Leo and Clark will be at their two consecutive participation while Claman-Demelo will be at its first participation.
These four drivers join Nicholas Latifi and Zacharie Scalzo in Team Canada. Next weekend, three other drivers will join Team Canada at the final round of the Western Canadian Championship, in Calgary, AB.
Picture: from l. to r. Pier-Luc Ouellette (DD2), Zachary Claman-Demelo (Rotax Junior), Marco DiLeo (Rotax Max), Patrick Moreau, national manager of the Canadian Rotax Max Challenge and Stuart Clark (credit: Kim Veillette).