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Jurca Returns to Italian Motors

September 28th, 2006

In a shocking move, Italian Motors has announced that former Italkart pilot David Jurca will return to the IM driver line up for the SKUSA SuperNationals in November and the 2007 karting season. Jurca will be a factory supported driver for the Italian based Italkart chassis manufacture while Italian Motors will continue to run the North American import and racing operations.

“I really need to thank Tony Kart for the opportunity they gave me last season. Re-joining Italian Motors is like coming home. I think the great working relationship and the strong Italkart/IM Tuned TM package will give me the best odds of winning in Las Vegas this year”, said Jurca, who will be piloting the all new Italkart Supersonic V powered by an IM tuned TM engine along side current IM driver Tad Funakoshi and guest driver to be announced in ICC.

Jurca made the move to the newly formed Tony Kart USA program in December 2005, with a goal to win a national championship as well as compete in the European Championship in the Super-ICC division. He scored nine championship points in his first event at La Conca but finished outside the points at Varennes. Back home, he ran consistently in the top ten, finishing sixth and seventh on the Stars of Karting West and East divisions respectively. This past weekend at the National Finals, Jurca had his strongest weekend of the year, scoring a Prefinal heat victory, earning the pole for the Final, and leading the main event until dropping back to third while battling for the win.

Jurca represented Italkart and Italian Motors for nearly nine seasons and worked closely with driver coach and team manager Michael Valiante. “I am glad to welcome David back to our team because he is one of the best drivers I have worked with. Having Funakoshi and Jurca working together will only make our ICC program even stronger. We plan to start testing immediately for the SuperNationals,” said Valiante.

With Jurca and Funakoshi now working under the same banner under the watchful eyes of IM’s David Carpentier, Todd Bowman, and Valiante, the yellow and red could return to the top of the podium in Vegas.