Another pair of drivers have been confirmed to represent Australia in next month’s FIA Motorsport Games, with Aiva Anagnostiadis and Peter Bouzinelos to compete in the Karting component of the Games.
Split into Senior (15 to 18 years old) and Junior (12 to 14 years old) disciplines, Anagnostiadis will fly the flag in the Senior division, while Bouzinelos will contest the junior division.
Both Anagnostiadis and Bouzinelos will join Stephen Grove, Brenton Grove and Aaron Cameron in competing for Team Australia at the international event, which will be held at Circuit Paul Ricard in France.
Having first been run in 2019, this year’s edition of the FIA Motorsport Games will be the first time karting will feature, with the best karters from around the world to compete for Gold.
Entering the event full of confidence after winning the 2021 Ladies Trophy, Anagnostiadis was thrilled to be selected to attend the Motorsport Games.
“It is an absolute honour to be Australia’s representative at the event,” Anagnositadis said.
“It is certainly the highlight of my racing so far, there’s no higher honour than being chosen to represent your country on the world stage.”
As for Bouzinelos, he will head to France with a rich run of form, having enjoyed success in this year’s Australian Kart Championship.
“To represent Australia is a dream come true,” Bouzinelos said.
“I’ve worked very hard this year and this really tops it off. I’d like to thank Karting Australia and Motorsport Australia for the selection and look forward to doing my country proud next month.”
Motorsport Australia Chief Executive Officer Eugene Arocca congratulated the duo on being chosen to attend the Games.
“It’s fantastic to see two individuals represent Australia in Karting at the FIA Motorsport Games,” Arocca said.
“I am confident both Aiva and Peter will do a great job in flying the Australian flag against some of the best karters in the world.
“The FIA Motorsport Games will be a fantastic opportunity for each driver to showcase their skills on the world stage – just getting selected to attend is something they should be very proud of.
“On behalf of Motorsport Australia, I wish Aiva and Peter the best of luck in their Karting endeavours and we hope they can return home with a Gold Medal.”
Karting Australia Chief Executive Officer Kelvin O’Reilly believed having karting on the world stage will be significant for the sport.
“The inclusion of karting in the Motorsport Games is a significant boost for the sport in recognition alongside other forms of motorsport and we’re excited to have two representatives for Australia at the event,” O’Reilly said.
“Aiva and Peter are both fantastic racers and we look forward to them doing the country proud in France.”
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The FIA Motorsport Games takes place at Circuit Paul Ricard on 28-30 October.