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,”
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