Potty wins the 2013 Academy Trophy for Belgium
Maxime Potty was not yet 14 years old at Varennes when he won the Academy Trophy after a very consistent campaign against the best young talents worldwide. Selected by the RACB to represent his country after his Belgian Championship in 2012, he exceeded expectations, always running at the front. With this international result, his career will be able to go in even more promising directions.
"I did not have extensive international experience before I started in the CIK-FIA Academy Trophy," said the young Belgian. "The first race was held at Genk which I know rather well! I was aiming for the top five and a few podiums, but my victory in the first race changed my plans. But there was good competition with the French drivers Becq and Prudent, the Estonian Ralf Aron and the Brazilian Pedro Piquet, who was very fast at Ortona.
"In Italy, even though the track was difficult with a bumpy surface, I added two second places to my score. This was fortunate, as at the last event in Varennes, a circuit I love, I was pushed a lot and I didn't manage to reach the podium. Ultimately, it was the consistency at the front that paid off!
"That said, the class is very interesting. It is not expensive, the settings are kept to a minimum and the single brand of equipment allows us to show our talent first. At Ortona my engine was swapped with the last placed and I still finished second. I am very happy to have won my first CIK title and to have not disappointed the RACB who trusted me."