This weekend we visited our member Karting Évora, one of the first karting tracks in Portugal that opened its doors back in November 1987.
We met the owner, Peter Peters, and by coincidence also his son Frederico. Fred, as he is known, is 15 years old and from Dutch/Portuguese parents. We learned that Fred is one of the most promising drivers at national level and already won the National Championship Karting 3 times. Also internationally Fred scores high eyes, currently occupying the sixth place worldwide in the Formula 4 SEA (Asia) championships. Fred trains in Malaysia and flies there at least once a month, while living and studying like a normal 15-year old in Évora.
Like many other businesses also the karting company in Évora has suffered from the impact of the corona crisis, but people slowly are getting back to the track to race. Hopefully, business will pick up soon and perhaps karting can be an interesting outing for our member companies to motivate their teams. Have a look at the company's website for more information: https://kartevora.pt