Father launches Jules Bianchi kart
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FEBRUARY 22, 2016

Father launches Jules Bianchi kart

Jules Bianchi will race again, thanks to his father who has launched a new kart in the late F1 driver's honour.

According to the French source RMC, the 'JB' kart featuring Bianchi's red and white colours and the now-familiar JB17 tribute, will make its debut this weekend at an international competition.

"It was the wish expressed by Philippe Bianchi last September, that will be fulfilled this weekend at the Lonato circuit in Italy," read the report.

Philippe Bianchi confirmed: "This is the beginning of a beautiful story.

"I hope this will be the chassis for the championship of France but also for the European and world championships," he enthused.

"We really want Jules to be present at the tracks," said Mr Bianchi.

He continued: "We also want to create a foundation to try to help young drivers who have talent but not a lot of opportunity, so they can have a future in motor sport."

Mr Bianchi said the current F1 drivers support the initiatives.

(GMM)

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