23-year-old kart racer Luca Corberi has apologised for his actions at the KZ final on Sunday and vowed never to compete in motorsport again.
“I’d like to apologise to the motorsport community for what I’ve done,” Corberi wrote in a Facebook post.
“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.”
Continuing, Corberi said he offered to give up his racing licence after the race, but explained that the stewards don’t have the power to take it away.
“So please don’t be against them, they were just doing their work in the best way they could. 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.”
Corberi’s family own the track at which the incident took place, and he emphasised that his family has a long history in motorsport.
“My family has been in karting since 1985, we’ve seen it grow, we’ve seen the best and the worst part of it.
“This episode will be remembered as one of the worst in our sport and that’s something I’ll never forget.
“I’m not asking any indulgence, because I don’t deserve it. I will totally agree with the punishments required.”
Concluding, he wrote: “I’m writing today to say sorry even if it’s not enough, because after all the bad things that happened during this event, the worst ever has been done by me, a guy who love this sport and after the worst day of his life will still remember his good racing memories.”
Luca Corberi was disqualified from the race and he is currently being investigated by the FIA, so he could face further punishment.
Following the incident, FIA karting commission president Felipe Massa said there would be “consequences” for Corberi’s actions.
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