Schumacher to race karts in 2013

Michael Schumacher (GER). 2009 Superkarts USA, Supernationals XIII, Las Vegas, USA. 21-22 November 2009

Michael Schumacher karting back in 2009

Now back in retirement after a three year return to F1, Michael Schumacher will return to his karting roots in 2013.

In the days after the seven time world champion’s last grand prix late last year, we reported that the 44-year-old had signed up to be a test driver for the Italian kart maker Tony Kart this year.

Spain’s El Mundo Deportivo newspaper reports that the great German will in fact be racing in 2013.

Preparing for his new race seat in the KZ category, Schumacher was testing his Tony Kart at the Lonato circuit in Italy last week and – reportedly – his laptimes were “very good”.

Meanwhile, the Kolner Express newspaper reports that – with Hermann Tilke on board as designer – Schumacher has commissioned a new world championship-standard karting circuit near Cologne.

“We will build the best track in Europe,” associate Gerhard Noack is quoted.

Tilke confirmed: “The plans are ready.” (GMM)

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