Young Female Karter Awarded Funded Drive
Fifteen-year-old Lina Von Schedvin has been selected by representatives of the CIK-FIA and Women in Motorsport Commission to receive a funded drive in the 2012 CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy. Lina, from Sweden, won this opportunity following a shoot-out against eight other young karters vying for a drive in this low-cost educational formula.Lina said: “I am obviously delighted to have won this selection. I have learnt many things and being able to receive the advice of Cathy Muller was a privilege. She is so experienced with karts and cars. I wish to thank the Women in Motorsport Commission and the CIK-FIA for having implemented this selection and for enabling me to compete this season in the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy. I look forward to starting!”Working in association with the FIA’s National Sporting Authorities around the globe, nine aspiring female kart racers were invited to attend a two-day assessment process in Friuli, İtaly. The youngsters, all under 15 years of age, were put through their paces both physically and mentally, taking part in activities designed to assess their movement, agility and reflexes, the reaction of their bodies to stress, as well as their knowledge of karting history and sporting regulations. The second day the young karters took to the wheel at the Friuli circuit to demonstrate their speed and racing ability with brand new karts supplied by Parolin.Lina – deemed as the driver to have demonstrated the greatest potential – receives a free entry to the 2012 CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy and a €5,000 prize fund, along with a Parolin-FIM-LeCont kart from the official supplier and free overalls.The 2012 CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy takes place over three races, in addition to the official pre-season test session. And, this season, race weekends will also address highly-important issues relating to safety, driving conduct and the anti-doping code. All competitors will compete on equal terms in karts provided by the official equipment supplier.