World Champion leads the charge to Race of Stars
Five-time World Karting Champion Davide Forè will lead the charge for the international drivers towards the Race of Stars on the Gold Coast on October 16 and 17.
Forè, who was victorious in the KZ2 class at last year’s event, has been confirmed to be heading back to Australia for only the third time in his lengthy career to compete in the prestigious event.
Last October Forè led home New Zealander Daniel Bray, who was confirmed earlier this week for 2015, and two-time Italian Champion Lorenzo Camplese, now he’s aiming to take another Winner’s surfboard back home to Italy next month.
“The trophy from last year’s Race of Stars is one of the favourites in my career. It takes pride of place in my home,” said Forè, who will line up with the CRG Australia team in the KZ2 class.
“Last year was a very nice experience and a great weekend, it was fantastic to race in Australia again. I was very happy to hear that the race was on again this year and I can come to this amazing country. The event had a really nice feel about it and everyone had a great time, I’m very excited to know that I’ll be there next month.”
When winning his two world Championships, James Courtney was a team-mate to Fore. Drivers behind the wheel of Courtney’s kart brand – the JC Kart – will be competing against Fore at the Race of Stars.
Ahead of last year’s Race of Stars Forè spent a day experiencing the sights of the Gold Coast where he and his international counterparts experienced the SkyPoint Climb. At 270 metres above sea level on top of the region’s most iconic residential tower, Q1, the SkyPoint Climb provided the international racers with breathtaking 360 degree views of the Gold Coast region.
“It was the first time I’d climbed to that high and to see a city from above. The Gold Coast is a very pretty city,” said Forè.
“I missed meeting a Koala last year as I arrived a day later than some of the other drivers, hopefully I can get to do that this year. I’d like to maybe try a bit of surfing as I never get to try that here in Italy.”
Forè is this weekend competing in the 2015 World KZ Championship at the Le Mans circuit in France where he is aiming to claim his sixth World Championship crown.
As a part of SuperFest, the Race of Stars event will see 200 of the top kart racers from Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Netherlands, America and Mexico invited to compete at the prestigious event.
SuperFest – an initiative of the Queensland Government, City of Gold Coast and V8 Supercars Australia – is a community events program that provides support to organisations and groups wishing to host events and projects that contribute to the festival surrounding the Castrol Gold Coast 600.