Renowned Italian based kart tyre manufacturer LeCont Srl and its Australian distributor – Patrizicorse are excited at today’s news that they have been selected by Karting Australia as the exclusive suppliers of the tyres that will be used in Karting Australia’s junior and senior karting competitions from 1 January 2022.
The LeCont brand is new to Australian karting competition, but it is well known across the world as a leading and innovative manufacturer of high-quality performance kart tyres. Established in 1993, LeCont has grown to become one of the world’s leading kart tyre manufacturers and on multiple occasions has been the chosen tyre for the FIA World and European Karting Championships.
Three different LeCont tyres have been selected by Karting Australia after a rigorous 18-month tender process.
LeCont LH03 – designed to suit Australian conditions, has been selected for the Junior Classes and mid-performance Senior classes (100cc air cooled and TaG 125 Restricted classes).
LeCont SVB – CIK homologated, has been selected for the Junior high-performance and unrestricted Senior TaG 125 engine Classes.
LeCont SVC – CIK homologated, has been selected for the Senior high-performance classes.
Quotes from LeCont and Patrizicorse
Valter Cont, Chairman & CEO of LeCont srl:
“For all of us at LeCont nothing could have been nicer. Knowing that our company has been selected as the exclusive manufacturer of karting tyres of more than one class in Australia by such a prestigious Federation as Karting Australia, for such a long period and for such many categories, fills us with pride and at the same time covers us with responsibility.
“We are so proud that the quality of our products and the seriousness of our company have also been recognised on the other side of the world from Italy, where LeCont is based… We are so proud as well that our company is thus demonstrating that it is increasingly imposing itself as ‘top kart tyre brand’ outside its natural boundaries, to expand its presence on a worldwide scale.
“For this precise reason, to conquer a place under the sun in Australia was a declared goal, strongly dreamed of. That is why we will do our utmost to give total satisfaction to the greatest force in the sport, the drivers, as well as to Karting Australia, the teams and all the organisers and volunteers who make karting a remarkably successful discipline in Australia.
“We want to win your hearts with actions, not words and we want to put smiles on your faces. We look forward to a wonderful new and long adventure together.”
Sergio Cont, technical director, member of the LeCont board & co-owner of LeCont srl:
“Being able to enter the Australian market and work alongside such a prestigious and historically important Federation like Karting Australia is a dream which came true.
“To say that this makes us enthusiastic and happy is even reductive, so much so that this recognition of esteem inspires us and makes us proud. We would like to thank Karting Australia for their trust and warmly embrace them in a huge virtual hug, together with all the drivers, teams, volunteers, organizers who now represent our new family at the antipodes.
“We must also underline and applaud the enormous work and all the efforts made by Michael Patrizi and his company Patrizicorse, who will import and distribute LeCont tyres in Australia and carry out the track service – to make all this possible. Without their professionalism, skill, knowledge and commitment on a daily basis none of this would have been possible”.
Paolo Bombara, Marketing, Export sales & Sporting activities director of LeCont srl:
“We are glad, so glad… My only personal regret is that the current restrictions implemented by authorities to fight the Covid Pandemic doesn’t allow me to jump on the first plane and come right now to Australia, to thanks and congratulate Karting Australia for their perfect choice and to celebrate -as it deserves- this great news with Michael Patrizi and all the staff at Patrizicorse. I look forward to being able to visit Australia as soon as government’s regulations allow me to do so.
“To have this kind of success you need a junction of some conditions… Indeed, you must count on:
– a serious and well-known manufacturer -as LeCont is- able to provide very good products, recognized from years as top-level tyres by the most prestigious kart brands, teams and drivers of the international karting in Europe
– a very well-managed, professional and reactive Federation, attentive to global markets and products quality, as Karting Australia is
– the perfect local partner for the tyre manufacturer. A partner able to promptly import products from Europe distributing them in a very efficient manner and delivering a state-of-the art service on the races and on the Australian market, as Patrizicorse and Michael Patrizi are.
“To fully exploit its potential a manufacturer needs to be perfectly supported by an extremely well established and organized importer/distributor and to feel itself fully trusted by the National Federation and its clever vision of the sport.
“All these conditions were reunited this time. We are lucky and we feel extremely happy. Good on ya Aussie mates and see you soon in OZ!”
PATRIZICORSE – Michael Patrizi, Managing Director
“LeCont tyres have been proven performers all across the world and I look forward to seeing Australian drivers on track enjoying the great driving experience that LeCont tyres provides from 2022 and beyond
“The technology used in the manufacturing process is world leading and something that i believe the Australian driver will be very appreciative of throughout the duration of the tender.
“At Patrizicorse, our focus is always on providing the best possible karting products to the karting industry and kart racer and I firmly believe that we are doing this with the LeCont tyres.
“We always strive to bring the world’s best karting products to the Australian market. LeCont tyres are a logical next step in developing our inventory of excellent karting products
“It was evident from the first day that we tested the LeCont tyres that this is a product that is going to keep growing our sport in Australia. I am sure the driving sensation from the LeCont product will bring thorough enjoyment to competitors at all levels.
“The LH03 has been specifically made for Australian conditions for our Junior and mid-performance Senior Classes. Having driven hundreds of laps myself on the LH03 in testing, I am excited at what this tyre will bring to these Classes.
“The high performance tyres – the LeCont SVB and SVC are exactly what the drivers of these classes have asked for. The SVB is a great mix of grip and longevity making it perfect for its nominated classes. The SVC Prime is arguably the number one KZ tyre on the market globally and the best driver will bring out the best in the tyre.”
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Patrizicorse based on the Gold Coast, was established in 2012 and since its inception as a humble 3 kart race team it is now Australia’s largest karting distribution business. Patrizicorse has focused on supplying world class karting products to the Australian karter andLeCont now joins Vortex Engines, Ricciardo Kart, BirelART, Leclerc Kart, KF Kart, Vrooam Lubricants, Alpinestars, Bell Helmets, NEK Seats, and Torini Engines.