Driver Profile: Luca Bosco- Vortex ROK Shifter Driver and World Champion!
Luca Bosco Driver Profile
Luca Bosco was born in Nice, France in 2004. His passion for racing and desire to become a professional racing driver is fast becoming reality. In this driver profile we will look at the short but stellar karting career of this super talented young man.
In 2013 at the age of 9, Luca took part in his first sprint kart racing season. Just three years later he placed third in the highly competitive ROK Cup International Mini 60c Final.
By 2017 Luca was a World Champion in the ROK Junior Category, placed 2nd in the ROK Cup Italia, 2nd in the Italian Championship, 3rd in the ultra-competitive WSK World Series Final Cup in the OKJ class and 7th in the CIK FIA World Championship, again in OKJ. This put him as the best Italian Driver for this event.
WOW! Not a bad start to your karting career…we all wish to be so fortunate!
The challenging part with doing so well is to follow up those performances in the coming races. So how did Luca perform in 2018? Let’s see; Vice World Champion in Senior ROK…. which for those that don’t know is a class just filled with talented drivers from the front of the grid to the back! Luca won the Senior ROK Challenge, finished 1st in the second round of the Trofeo Autunno (Super ROK category) and finished second in the X-30 Senior class at the Trofeo Autunno race.
So, for 2019, what could he do to advance his driving career? Move to the premier class, 125 Shifter (KZ) of course!
2019 stands out as a season to remember for the young Luca. Now moving up to the fast and furious Shifter category, the Manetti Motorsports driver decimated the competition and won the World Championship in Shifter ROK. OUTSTANDING! The shifter category in Europe has the best drivers in the world, bar none. These drivers have the talent to win at any level of Motorsport, including F-1. So when a driver can win a title in this category, everyone takes notice. It’s just a level above. Spend any time at all watching these drivers and one will witness the professionalism, speed, race-craft and determination of the gearbox drivers.
For the 2019 Vortex ROK World Finals, Luca’s Tony Kart ROK Shifter combination set the pace right from the start, by claiming Pole Position on Thursday with a blistering time of 47.260 on the famous South Garda Kart Track.
During the heat races, the Italian then fought with the best and won two of the three pre-finals and rounded out the third with a second-place finish. Ian Salvestrin (official ROK World Championship Event Commentator) announced that Luca would be on Pole for the finale.
During the ROK Shifter Final, Bosco started well and immediately took command of the race, only to have to deal with Squaranti and Fusco. After twenty laps of close fighting, constantly battling for the top step on the podium, Luca claimed victory with a clever move on the first two drivers. This in itself was a great achievement. But to go one step further, the previous weekend Luca won the “Autumn” Trophy Race, even though he was recovering from an arm injury during the FIA KZ2 Weekend!
Luca also spent 2019 competing in KZ2, the WSK Euro Series, the Italian Championship, and the CIK-FIA World Championships.
2020? Well, when racing gets back on track in 2020, expect to see Luca at the front of the grid, regardless of the event!
So if you are looking for a role model, a reason to push yourself, or just love watching talented drivers doing what most of us cannot, keep an eye on Luca Bosco when racing resumes!
You can check him out on Facebook, Instagram and his website to keep up with the next steps for Luca. Sponsorships are always welcome, and more information can be seen on his website.