The Automobile Club d’Italia (ACI), Italy’s governing body for motorsport, has recommended the “maximum sanction” for disgraced kart racing driver Luca Corberi and his father.
The 23-year-old shocked the motorsport community by throwing his kart’s front bumper at rival Paolo Ippolito during the KZ final on Sunday, before he and his father physically assaulted Ippolito after the race.
The ACI offered a “harsh and firm condemnation” of the incidents and recommended “the maximum sanction provided for by the regulations” for Luca Corberi and his father.
Luca’s dad, Marco Corberi, owns the Lonato circuit – the South Garda Karting track – at which the incidents took place, and the ACI is calling for the venue to also receive some sort of punishment.
“The council also reserves the right to take further initiatives,” the ACI added after calling for Luca Corberi and his father to be suspended from racing while the matter is investigated further.
Many high-profile racing drivers, including 2009 Formula One World Champion Jenson Button, have called for Luca Corberi to be banned from motorsport for life.
Following the incidents on Sunday, Corberi vowed to retire from racing:
“I’d like to apologise to the motorsport community for what I’ve done. There are no excuses to explain why I’ve done such a disgraceful act.
“This has been something I’ve never done in my 15 years of career, and I really hope it won’t be seen by anybody else in the future.
“For this reason I’ve decided to don’t take part to any other motorsport competition for the rest of my life. That’s not a self-justice, it’s simply the right thing to do.”
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