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Celebrating the start of their third year in business, NF Piquet Sports confirmed their participation in two highly anticipated 2018 winter karting programs. Set to take on both the Superkarts! USA (SKUSA) Florida Winter Series and the ROK Cup Promotions Florida Winter Tour, a total of nine drivers will see on track action over the next two weekends in the Sunshine State.

The North American/Brazilian team based in Orlando, Florida will be full throttle this weekend at the AMR Homestead-Miami Motorplex facility in South Florida for rounds one and two of the new SKUSA Florida Winter Series.

“We have been working hard towards the start of this season and look forward to starting our 2018 campaign off strong,” explained Bruno Fusaro. “We have a strong driver lineup that I feel can fight for race wins and podium results at each and every event over the next three months. We have one of the best karting brands on the market with Kosmic Kart, high quality mechanics and fast engines. We put these packages in the hands of our talented drivers and I am confident that we will be at the front.”

Entering the event with a six-driver lineup, Joao Filho will throw his hat in the mix in IAME Micro Swift while Fefo Barrichello, Joao Matos and Gabriel Fonseca will enter X30 Junior. The official Kosmic Kart team of Florida will also enter Dudu Barrichello and Diego Ramos in X30 Senior as they spread multiple years of and experience and talent across several IAME powered classes.

Following the event in Homestead, NF Piquet Sports will head north to Jupiter, Florida for the opening round of the Florida Winter Tour. Taking place at the Palm Beach Karting facility near West Palm Beach, the same six drivers will be joined by Felipe Bartz to battle wheel to wheel in some ROK competition. Joao Filho will enter the Micro ROK division with Fefo Barrichello, Matos, Bartz and Fonseca in Junior ROK. Dudu Barrichello and Ramos will represent NF Piquet Sports in ROK Senior.

Absent from competition in Florida will be Nelson Piquet Jr. who has previously arranged obligations.

NF Piquet Sports is an Orlando Kart Center based team owned and managed by Andre Nicastro, Nelson Piquet Jr. and Bruno Fusaro. NF Piquet Sports is an official Kosmic Kart Racing Team in the United States and offers Arrive and Drive Program for drivers in all classes in North America’s top karting programs. For those interested in the services of NF Piquet Sports or the Kosmic line of products produced by OTK, please contact Andre Nicastro via email at

Photo: Courtesy of NF Piquet Sports

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