THE shamed kart racer who threw a bumper at a rival earlier than beginning a combat with him has stated he won’t ever race once more.
Italian Luca Corberi, 23, labelled himself ‘disgraceful’ and stated he volunteered handy in his licence after drawing worldwide condemnation for his sickening meltdown.
Shamed Corberi, right here along with his mother and father who personal the monitor the place he went into meltdown, has stated he won’t ever race once moreCredit score: © Photograph FIA Karting / KSP
Corberi launches the bumper at Ippolito from shut vary
The motive force was compelled to retire from the race however relatively than return to the pits he waited for Ippolito to return spherical once more
The motive force stands ready for his second to strike
Video captured Corberi ready along side the Lonato monitor – constructed and owned by his household in Lombardy – throughout an FIA Karting World Championship race.
Corberi had been compelled to retire 9 laps into the 23-lap KZ Last after a collision with Paolo Ippolito.
However relatively than depart the circuit, he waited for Ippolito to return previous once more at full pace earlier than hurling his bumper at him.
Cameras later picked up Corberi – who used to race in opposition to present F1 star Lance Stroll – attacking Ippolito within the pit space.
Brit hero and former F1 world champ Jenson Button demanded Corberi be banned for all times for his sickening violence.
Corberi has since damaged his silence on Fb and stated he won’t ever race once more after what turned out to be ‘the worst day of my life’.
He wrote: “I would prefer to apologise to the motorsport neighborhood for what I’ve carried out.
“There aren’t any excuses to clarify why I’ve carried out such a disgraceful act.
Corberi additionally ignored stewards as they tried to get him off the circuit safely
Button demanded a lifetime ban for ‘fool’ Corberi after his horrific meltdown
“This has been one thing I’ve by no means carried out within the 15 years of my profession, and I actually hope it will not be seen by anyone else sooner or later.
“After the race, as soon as I had been known as by the sporting judges, I requested them to take my licence away as a result of I used to be totally aware about my irreparable errors.
“However as they confirmed me, they do not have the facility for doing it, it is written within the worldwide guidelines.
“So please do not be in opposition to them, they had been simply doing their work in one of the simplest ways they might.
“For that reason I’ve determined I will not participate in some other motorsport competitors for the remainder of my life.
“That is not a self-justice, it is merely the precise factor to do.
Corberi then continued the assault within the pit lane afterwards
He shoved his rival into the fence and hammered down with punches
Fellow drivers and employees rushed in to cease the scrap
Ippolito felt the total pressure of Corberi’s rage through the wonderful assault
“My household has been in karting since 1985, we have seen it develop, we have seen the most effective and the worst a part of it.
“This episode might be remembered as one of many worst in our sport and that is one thing I am going to always remember.
“I am not asking any indulgence, as a result of I do not deserve it. I’ll completely agree with the punishments required.
“I am writing at this time to ask for forgiveness even when it is not sufficient, as a result of after all of the unhealthy issues that occurred throughout this occasion, the worst ever has been carried out by me, a man who loves this sport and, even after the worst day of his life, will nonetheless keep in mind his good racing recollections.”
F1 legend Felipe Massa, president of CIK-FIA, karting’s governing physique, posted a tweet with photographs of Corberi’s meltdown.
He wrote alongside it: “This behaviour is unacceptable in our sport.
“These people will face the implications of their actions.”
The FIA additionally tweeted: “The FIA and ACI are deeply involved by the disturbing occasions that occurred through the FIA Karting KZ World Championship in Lonato, Italy, involving drivers, workforce members and monitor officers.
“The FIA has launched a direct investigation in to the incidents.”
Corberi’s rage got here in his first return to the KZ Last for 3 years on the circuit operated by his mother and father.