• Info: Anthony Abbasse Official Facebook page
  • Photo: FIA Karting / KSP

Expected since yesterday and the announcement made by Sodikart where his name wasn’t included in the 2020 driver line-up, Anthony Abbasse has officially confirmed his decision to put an end to his racing commitments with the French Manufacturer.

While the 30-year-old Frenchman leaves the door open to future adventures on track, he will embrace from 2020 the next chapter of his life and professional career by taking over the ownership and daily management of a karting facility located in the south of his home country.

Here’s Abbasse’s full statement as published this morning on his official Facebook page:

“It is with great emotion that I address you to inform you of my change of career path. As you probably know, a page turns. After driving for many years at SODIKART as an official driver, I decided to change jobs. During these 16 years of collaboration with the Sodikart factory, I have forged special ties with many people – Sodikart will remain for me a big family. I can only thank them today for all that they have given me and what they have done for me during these long years of collaboration. All that we have been able to live together, victories and defeats will remain forever etched in my heart. I always tried to follow my dreams even if it was not always easy. I worked a lot and always gave myself 100% to make my life a dream, and a dream a reality. I would also like to thank the people who believed in me and who helped me from near and far to achieve them. A good entourage is key to success.”

“Today, I want to realize another dream that I always had in mind: to own my own kart track. I am happy to announce today that this dream is becoming a reality. I made the choice to stop my career as a professional driver to be able to devote myself to the resumption of the Circuit MECAMAX (Karting and Quad) where I will have the pleasure of welcoming you, dear friends of karting. The track is located at Sables d’Olonne in the Vendée region, at the seaside.”

“Rest assured, I am not hanging up my helmet permanently because I will still have the opportunity to come and have fun on a few races with pure passion. I also wanted, through this message, to thank my loyal partners, my friends and without forgetting my family for their unfailing support. Stay connected on the FB page and Instagram MECAMAX to follow my new adventure.”

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