The sports career of Luca Corberi hangs by a thread after an incomprehensible assault on a rival, Paolo Ippolito, at the World Karting event in Logano, held precisely on the circuit that his father owns.
There are many voices that have come out in the wake of the incident, including an entire Formula 1 world champion as Jenson Button or the McLaren boss himself, Zak Brown. Both have asked for their immediate expulsion and a lifelong veto, given the danger of the action.
The International Automobile Federation itself has announced an investigation to clarify what happened, although there is little to investigate: the images speak for themselves.
They have had to spend more than 24 hours, the serious threat of exclusion and his image circulating around the world for Corberi to apologize for what happened.
He has done so in a letter on Facebook, in which in addition to asking for forgiveness, he made a drastic decision, thus anticipating a possible exclusion and announcing your intention to quit motorsport.
This was the original letter, which he later deleted:
“I would like to apologize to the motorsports community for what I have done. There are no excuses for such a shameful act, it has been something I have never done in my 15-year career, and I really hope it won’t be seen again in the future.
After the race, once the sports judges called me, they I asked to have my license taken away because I was fully aware of my unforgivable mistake, but as they showed me they do not have the power to do it, and so it is written in the regulation, so please do not attack them, as they were only doing their job in the best possible way .
For this reason, I have decided not to participate in any other sports competition for the rest of my life. It is not to do justice, it is simply the right thing to do.
My family has been in karting since 1985, we’ve watched it grow, we’ve seen the best and worst of it. This episode will be remembered as one of the worst in our sport and that is something I will never forget.
I do not ask for indulgence, because I do not deserve it. I fully agree with the punishments imposed on me.
I am writing today to apologize even if it is not enough, because after what has happened, the worst has been done by me, a guy who loves this sport and after the worst day of his life he will continue doing it and will still keep his good memories in the races.
Thank you very much”.