Italian kart driver Luca Corberi commented on his actions during Sunday’s kart race in Lonato, when he threw a torn off plastic bumper at Paolo Ippolito passing by, and then pounced on an opponent in the paddock with his fists. Corbury apologized and announced the end of his sports career.
“I want to apologize to the entire racing community for what I did,” Corbury wrote on Facebook. – There are no excuses for my shameful act. I have never done anything like this in 15 years of my career and I hope that we will never see something like this again in the future.
After the race, when the stewards called me, I asked them to revoke my racing license, because I fully realized my irreparable mistakes. However, they answered me that they did not have the appropriate authority. Please don’t blame them as they were just doing their job.
For this reason, I decided not to participate in any racing competition for the rest of my life. This is not self-punishment, but simply the right thing to do.
My family has been involved with karting since 1985. We have seen an increase in interest in racing, seen the best and worst moments. This episode will remain one of the worst in sports – I will never forget it. I am not asking for leniency because I do not deserve it. I fully agree with the required penalties.
I wrote this letter to apologize, but it’s not enough after all the bad things I’ve done. This is the worst thing that has ever happened to me – a guy who loves sports, and who after the worst day of his life will have fond memories of racing. Thanks”.
Earlier, the FIA announced the start of an official investigation into all persons involved in the incident.