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Tenerife Cup fosters young karters in unique training programme 

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Ten young riders aged between seven and nine premiered the first round of the Tenerife 2030 Karting Initiation Cup, organised by the Cabildo de Tenerife and the Inter-Island Automobile Federation of Santa Cruz de Tenerife .

This test, like the Tenerife 2030 Karting Championship 2018, takes place at the facilities of the Karting Club Tenerife “Parque de la Reina” in Arona with the aim of promoting this sport modality in young people from seven to eleven.

The programme of this initiative, which began in May, includes training activities related to road safety, values and behaviour of the athlete and skills development, a previous training that takes place in the “Escuelita de Pilotos” Tenerife 2030 , in the same facilities of the south of the island.

The “Escuelita Tenerife 2030” is the only official school of karting that nationally is aimed at children in this age range, equaling participation in national schools such as the “Academy” or “Fernando Alonso” both supported by the Spanish Federation and with 20 participants. A total of ten pilots, seven boys and three girls, premiered in the Cup of Initiation, of the eleven that are part of the training school.

The advisor of the Area Tenerife 2030, Antonio García Marichal, highlights the importance of this test and the Tenerife 2030 School to create quarry in this sport and promote motoring in Tenerife.

Sr. Marichal highlighted “the great reception that this initiative has had among the motor fans of the island, among parents and among the youngest, so we hope it will continue in the coming years.”

The Tenerife 2030 Initiation Cup is aimed at young boys and girls (from seven to nine years old) who have never participated in races and with little or no training in the development of driving skills. The students are receiving training for seven months – with sessions of two hours every 15 days – at the Karting Club Tenerife facilities.

The agenda includes aspects such as road safety, values and behaviour of the athlete, knowledge of the operation of a kart and what they are for, description of the different types of curves and their routes, development of skills, individualised development and implementation in the track of the circuit of acquired knowledge, food and healthy life or behaviour and expression in its relationship with other participants and media, among other subjects.

The second weekend will be held at the end of November to check the evolution of the participants, will conclude the first edition of this initiative.

This is how the classification ended up in this first test:

1 DIEGO ALONSO ROJAS 85

2 PEDRO DOMINGUEZ ESPINOSA 85

3 AIMAR FARIÑA HERNANDEZ 72

4 KYLE A. PUNTON MEDINA 64

5 ADJONA REGALADO CARRILLO 62

6 AMIR NAVARRO GISEG 61

7 DANIEL EXPOSITO CRUZ 58

8 NOA C ALONSO ROJAS 57

9 KIM DURANTE 54

10 ABRIL GARCIA GARCIA 52