Sauber Karting Team launched in collaboration with Kart Republic

Sauber Karting Team launched in collaboration with Kart Republic

Hinwil, 29th March 2019 – Sauber Motorsport AG has further expanded its activities in international racing by launching the Sauber Karting Team. The venture has been established in partnership with the Italian go-kart manufacturer Kart Republic, managed by Dino Chiesa who will take on the role of Team Principal for the newly founded Team. With a long tradition of scouting and nurturing young talents, Sauber Motorsport AG is proud to present this new project which will offer a clear path of progression to the next generation of top-level racers.

The Sauber Karting Team will make its debut at the WSK Euro Series at the Circuito Internazionale di Napoli this week. The Scottish driver Dexter Patterson, who has most recently been crowned the WSK Super Master Series OK Champion (2019) and the Swiss Joshua Dufek, who has dominated in national level kart races (CH) and made the transition to international karting recently, will race side by side for the Team in the OK category.
Dino Chiesa, Team Principal Sauber Karting Team and Owner Kart Republic:
“We are very happy to partner with Sauber Motorsport on this exciting new project, the Sauber Karting Team. Together, we will work towards creating an environment in which young drivers can develop their racing skills and make good progress in their careers. We look forward to our collaboration and to making this project a success.”

Frédéric Vasseur, CEO Sauber Motorsport AG:
“Launching the Sauber Karting Team in collaboration with Kart Republic is a great step in the expansion of our activities. It is in our company’s DNA to support young talents. This new project allows us to contribute to the next generation of drivers by providing them with a platform which will help them to develop their skills in the best possible way. With Dino Chiesa as Team Principal, the Sauber Karting Team is fortunate to have a highly experienced professional taking the lead. We look forward to seeing this project thrive.”

About Kart Republic:
Kart Republic started its personal karting revolution in the 2017 with the homologation of its chassis and reinvented the racing attitude with the Motorsport branch managed by Dino Chiesa. Today, Kart Republic continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning chassis. Kart Republic is also spearheading the sporting revolution thanks to its cooperation with major motorsport companies, engine manufacturers and technical suppliers. The last but not least cooperation with Sauber Karting Team represents the further step beyond its revolutionary motorsport movement.

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About Sauber Group of Companies:
The Sauber Group of Companies is composed of three entities – Sauber Motorsport AG, which operates the Formula One team – Sauber Engineering AG, which focuses on prototype development and additive manufacturing – and Sauber Aerodynamik AG, which conducts full- and model-scale testing in the factory’s state-of-the-art wind tunnel and creates ground-breaking innovations in the field of aerodynamics. The companies collaborate closely to apply the expertise of over 450 dedicated individuals at the headquarter in Hinwil, Switzerland, to all internal and external projects.
Since its founding in 1970, the passion for racing has been at the heart of Sauber. For over 45 years, the innovative Swiss company has been setting standards in the design, development and construction of race cars for various championship series, such as Formula One, DTM, and WEC. Following its own Formula One debut in 1993, Sauber Motorsport AG has established one of the few traditional and privately held teams in the sport. After 25 years of competition in Formula One, the company launched a long-term partnership with Title Sponsor Alfa Romeo in 2018 and enters the 2019 championship under the Team name Alfa Romeo Racing.

Media contact Sauber Group of Companies:
Thomas Hofmann, Head of Communications,
Mia Djacic, Press Manager,, Tel. +41 44 937 96 69, M. +41 79 774 03 12