#Member of “FFSA Equipe de France Karting Espoirs” #French Sports Minister top level athlete in karting #Youngest Le Mans FFSA Academy Student ever #Under Triple A Motorsport Management
Finnish/French Marcus Amand – born in Oulu, Finland – is a great karting prospect. At the age of 11, he won the prestigious Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final, although is trophy cabinet was already well stocked, with three regional titles, two Kart Mag Trophies, two Rotax France Challenge Finals and the Stars of Karting series. He is a student of the FFSA Academy in Le Mans since September 2018 the youngest ever to have been accepted in the Academy. Last October he was officially elected by French Minister of Sports to be top level athlete in Karting category.
CIK-FIA EUROPEAN CHAMPION 1 WIN IN FIA EUROPEAN KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP
CHALLENGE ROTAX MAX FRANCE WIN 1 WIN IN WSK FINAL CUP 6TH IN THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN SWEDEN
CADET NATIONAL SERIES CHAMPION
WINNER OF STARS OF KARTING SERIES
MINI KART FRENCH CHAMPION
CENTER REGIONAL CHAMPION (FRANCE) CHALLENGE ROTAX MAX FRANCE WINNER
Junior European Champion!!!
Marcus Amand has been crowned 2019 CIK-FIA Junior European champion. On his home soil, in Le Mans, the young Finnish/French didn’t crack under pressure. Leader of the general classification, the VDK Racing driver made the job to secure the title.
Member of “FFSA Equipe de France Karting Espoirs”
Thanks to a strong 2019 first part of the season that sees him leading the European OKJ championship, Marcus Amand joins the prestigious FFSA Equipe de France Karting Espoirs. Like, before him, drivers like Loïc Duval, Jules Bianchi, Jean-Eric Vergne, Esteban Ocon or Pierre Gasly…
Podium in OKJ French Cup
Marcus Amand ended 3rd in the Le Mans Final after winning the Prefinal and 2 heats out of 3!
Two weeks after his maiden win at Genk, Marcus Amand offered VDK Racing a second place in Sweden to became the new leader of the European Junior Championship.
New team, first victory
Just before Genk, Marcus Amand switched to the VDK Racing Team. After a difficult start of the 2019 season, the Finnish/French needed some changes. And in Belgium, during the second round of the FIA European Karting Championship, the new association won straight away. Fourth on the grid, Marcus overtook all the drivers in front of him to cross the line in first position. The first win for the young driver on the European scene.
2019 WSK Super Master Series overview
Marcus Amand has finished the 2019 WSK Super Master Series with a 5th place at Sarno. With 160 points scored during the four rounds scheduled, the young Finish/French driver is ranked 6th overall. Despite bad luck and engine problems.
“As my goal is always to win, finishing 6th overall in the 2019 WSK Master Series is not the best I was hoping for. But I really think it was the best I could do, regarding the reliability problems we had, the engine issues we faced. I’ve made huge progress since last year where I finished 23rd. Especially physically speaking. 160 points this year are far more than the 24 points scored IN 2018.When we will fix our problems, we will be able to fight for wins everywhere.” Marcus Amand
Fastest race lap in Adria
Marcus Amand has set the fastest race lap in Adria, during the first round of WSK Super Master Series.
An official status for the athlete, a well-deserved victory for the driver
In the wake of his sixth place in the Junior Karting World Championship Marcus Amand learned that he had been put on the list of top-level athletes by the French Ministry of Sports. He celebrated this good news with victory in the second round of the WSK Final Cup on the Castelletto di Branduzzo circuit in Italy! His next target is the Rotax Challenge Grand Final in Brazil.
A successful end to the European season and a busy autumn
Marcus Amand, the 2015 Minikart French champion, won a prestigious international title at the end of 2017, the Rotax Grand Final, against a field of drivers from 30 countries. This year he moved up to the OK Junior category (12-14 years old), which opens the door to the official European and World Championships run by the CIK-FIA International Federation. His European campaign ended at the beginning of August in Essay/Aunay-les-Bois in Normandy, and at his home event Marcus achieved his best result of the season and scored his first points in the championship. The coming weeks will be pretty busy with the return to school at the FFSA Academy in Le Mans and the qualifying event for the Rotax Grand Final in Laval followed by the world championship in Sweden.
Marcus wins the biggest prize
11-year-old Franco/Finnish boy Marcus Amand has just won the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Portimao, the most prestigious international event in his age category.
Victory, title and a ticket for the big race!
Marcus Amand won more than just the race at the Val d’Argenton circuit. This third victory in three rounds of the National Series Karting gave him the title in the Cadet category, but this success also means that he has been selected to join Team France to take part in the 2017 Rotax Grand Final at the Portuguese circuit Portimao! And that is priceless!
The magazine Kart mag has been organising its trophy since 2000. On the new Kartland circuit not far from Paris Marcus Amand topped the time sheets from qualifying to the final in the Cadet category. For the second time in his young career he left with the famous statuette reserved for Kart mag winners. He also clinched the title in the Stars of Karting series before the final round.
Marcus Amand is an athlete under Aces Athletes Associates management through Triple A Motorsport led by former F1 GP winner Olivier Panis