Not to be deterred by an existing rib fracture the Baby Race driver shows strong form throughout the weekend having to retire due to unbearable pain.
After this weekend there isn’t anyone who would question how Bosco earned his nickname “Iron Man”, perfectly befitting his on track mentality. Having arrived on Thursday at Castelleto di Branduzzo (PV) for the second round of the WSK Super Masters Series, a fractured rib would see him struggle to perform on par with his previous races. Throughout great efforts put forth by the team to prep the kart in the most comfortable and accommodating way for his injuries, Bosco was able show that he could hold his own against the other 70 drivers in his category.
Having missed free practice one Bosco managed to finish 19th in the second free practice qualifying in the same position for the heats. Taking into consideration the high level of competition with drivers separated by mere fractions of a second Bosco placed well taking into account his injury.
Unfortunately a fighting spirit would not be enough to get the driver through the weekend. Bosco’s involvement in two track incidents in the qualifying heats lead the driver to a DNF in both heats. In the following heats Bosco executed a brilliant race finishing both heats in 9th and 6th place overall respectively. Regrettably the DNFs would still affect his starting position on the grid for the pre-final (19th). Despite having to start from the 10th row of the grid the determined driver fought his way through the pack, executing some brilliant overtaking manoeuvres, to finish 11th in category. In the Final Bosco managed a brilliant start but would soon retire due to unbearable pain from his injury. Regardless of unavoidable circumstances Bosco proved that he is force to be reckoned with an unrivalled fighting spirit.
Luca Bosco: ”It has been a very tough weekend for me. At first I thought it would be impossible to make through the weekend with my injury. Fortunately with the aid of medication and better support on my seat I was able to perform better than expected. The rain helped dramatically by slowing the pace down and allowing my body the reprieve it needed from fast pace racing in dry conditions. It is a real pity that the two racing incidents pushed me so far back as starting higher up during the final would have given me a better finish. But that is racing. I had a good start in the final but eventually the pain became too much for me to bear and I had to retire. I would really like to thank everyone who came out to support me this weekend and kept pushing me to give everything I could”.
Bosco will have now some days of rest before heading to La Conca (LE) for the 3rd Round of the WSK Super Master Series.