PATRIZICORSE is the Australian Importer and official Race team for both Birel ART and Ricciardo Kart in the Oceania region; An Internationally ranked team with a goal to promote Birel ART and Ricciardo kart products and focus on young driver development. Established in 2012, By Former professional V8 Supercar driver Michael Patrizi, Patrizicorse has become a powerhouse in international Karting competition, and a business with distribution to 12 countries throughout the Asian/Oceania region.
Selling Chassis, Accessories, Lubricants, Radiators and Racing services. Since 2012 Patrizicorse has grown from a 3 kart racing team to a 12 kart strong driver line-up in 2016, a dedicated race transporter, European style Gatel Race Team Marquee’s and a min staff of 6 at each event. Patrizicorse houses it-self out of a Large 700sqm warehouse/workshop with full-time staff of professionals in Queensland, Australia.
In Partnership with Birel ART and Daniel Ricciardo, Patrizicorse is an Official team supported directly by the factory to the support of our drivers. For the Future, Patrizicorse will focus on the growth of both Birel ART and Ricciardo Kart brands in the Oceania and Asian regions, with a Factory racing team to support the drivers at the circuit.
Patrizicorse works with a hand picked group of individuals who work together as a team in the raceshop and in the office. Motorsport has high levels of deadlines and pressure; with the experience of Patrizicorse and their staff we manage this daily and integrate this mentality into our drivers.
We pride ourselves on young driver development, helping our drivers get ready for the larger world of motorsport. With the resources that Patrizicorse has, from Material, product knowledge, driver management, engine development and competition in the global karting market. Our Facility and racing team allows us to provide this development like no other in our region.
Dedication is drawn from Passion. Our team Owner Michael Patrizi has a passion for karting not shown by many others. Because of this and his experience in Motor racing as a professional driver, The Patrizicorse karting team operates at an extremely high level using every possible resource available to extract that extra tenth of a second on the racing track; Data Acquisition, driver coaching, up to date product development just to name a few.
Race Team System
Patrizicorse’s world recognized race-system is ranked as one of the best in the industry, gaining the highest results in International and Domestic Competition while competing at the highest possible level. We offer a variety of services which make up the core of our program.
Transportation services, including one (1) chassis, one (1) trolley, (1) 36”x24” box, two (2) sets of tires and (1) one small tool box.
Arrive & Drive
Complete Birel ART or Ricciardo Kart chassis, trolley, Aim Mychron 5, engine, pits pace and all necessary parts for tunning (axle’s, caster washers, spindle and hubs). Mechanic, catering, transport and hotels can also be arranged for an additional cost.
Our in house team of specialist and partnerships with engine builders (IAME Factory, Kip Foster’s KARTFORCE, J&A Tunning and GKS) across the world, allows us to hand pick our supplier based on the engine platform to best suit our client’s needs.
Utilising the world leading AIM Mychron 5 kart data system, we are able to accurately build the drivers laps into a practical graph that can be analysed on a computer by our specialized Data engineer. This increases the opportunity of gaining additional speed throughout each session.
PATRIZICORSE welcomes every driver and makes them an important asset to our team. We are confident that the drivers that pass through our racing team become more groomed and ready after we help them build a concrete understanding of motorsport, data telemetry, Communication, personal presentation and working with engineers. The transition from karting to car racing or club level to national level karting can be huge leap for a driver’s career. Joining a racing team at an early stage will assist to a smoother transition on this part and create an easier opportunity to gain the results on track.
In addition, PATRIZICORSE can offer a career management platform to assist their drivers from Karting through to Car racing utilising their extensive contacts in the motorsport areana.
Karting became popular throughout Europe at the end of the Italy called them “cancelli”, “gates”, due to their weight and size. Umberto Sala in those days was managing a car and motorcycle shop in Lissone, near Milan. He opened a small light metalurgy workshop and started to make his first karts for fun. Sala had competed in motorcycle and car races (including two editions of the Mille Miglia) and karting was a way to release his passion for engines and competitions.
Sala’s chassis were called “Birel” which was the family’s nickname (in Lissone Sala family members are known as the “Birel”, with the stress on the letter “e”). The first Birel Kart driver was Guido Sala, Umberto’s brother, who had competed in top level motorcycle races in the past. One of the drivers who contributed to affirming Birel on tracks world-wide is Oscar Sala, Umberto’s son, who would become the company’s future number one driver.