Here we are, the final official race of the 2022 season for Grabko GP!
We couldn’t think of a better place to come to round off the year than the Åsum Ring International Circuit in Kristianstad, Sweden.
Only four weeks ago the team was here for the final round of the Southern Swedish Karting Championship Cup. It was our 5th race weekend in 6 weeks and it showed in disappointing fashion as back to back to back to back races left less and less time to recuperate, recharge the batteries, and get the material right for the next race. Now though, there would be no excuses as the 3 week break left both team and driver rejuvenated and raring to go, with everyone and everything in tip top shape leading up to the event. All of us were hungry for revenge and to show what we could do and what we were really made of.
Grande Finale has earned its name over the past 3 decades as the premier end of season event in Swedish karting, attracting entrants from all over the country, as well as internationally, to compete for victory at the raceway that is regularly host to both European and World Championship events. It is a challenging track that has everything, from tight technical sections to sweeping high speed corners, as well as demanding elevation changes and off camber corners that give it a little extra bite for the drivers. This season was the 30th anniversary of the prestigious event, and what an honor it would be to put our name on the record books near the top of the results list here.
The event format would mirror that of the international karting environment the race facilities have on offer. It would be 3 full days of racing, with a Friday Free Practice, Saturday Qualifying and Sprint Heats, and on Sunday a Super Heat followed by the Grande Finale itself for all the glory.
Grabko GP is a grass roots race team whose main focus is on amateur and young driver development, from first forays into karting, through amateur racing series, with the aim of one day culminating in the minor formulas and beyond. The team aims to promote participation in and love for motorsport while enabling the development of elite racing drivers.