Hi, I'm Lucho Valenzuela, mechanical engineer, single and sportsman. During the week I work in a transport, land moving and mining company, while the rest of the time I'm a professional Kart driver.
My story is summarized a bit like this: I started running at the age of 9, when my dad signed me to the Escuelita Karting Chile
. After two years and tons of effort, I became National Champion in the Kids category, and then, Sub Junior National Champion. Unfortunately, studies and economic issues kept me away from my beloved sport for a few years, being able to retake it only at 2010. Despite my leave, on 2011 I obtained the third place in Rotax Senior and on 2013 I became Champion DD2 Master, which allowed me to run my first Rotax Max Grand Finals in New Orleans, United States. Although I was one of the very few pilots who participated, who do not dedicated the 100% of my time to Karting, I was able to overcame all expectations, having one of the best results that Chile has had in a Karting Championship.
This year I was proclaimed Bi-Champion DD2 Masters, which classifies me to the Rotax Max Grand Finals Valencia, Spain. I'm also qualified to the IAME International Final X30 in Le Mans, France. Just to understand how big it is, you could say Le Mans is like the Maracaná of Motorsports.
Unfortunatelly I lack the money. That's why I need you. With your help I'll be able to finance my preparation, flight and accommodation, as well as my coach's, for both Championships.
Also, if everything goes perfect and we surpass our goal, we'll donate at least 50% of the surplus to the Chilean Karting National Team, in order to support the future generations (the rest of the surplus will be used to cover the costs of the rewards). I invite you to live with me the speed and adrenaline of the World Cups and cheer on all Chilean Karting aswell. Today, Karting has by far the best discipline level of racing track in Chile, both in organization, show, karts and above all, the level of the pilots. Race with me!
If we don't reach the 100% of the funding goal, we will use it to do the following:
With the 10%
I'll cover the costs of preparing and training for the Championship of Le Mans.
With the 25%
I'll cover the costs of preparing and training for both Championships.
With the 50%
I'll cover my flight and accommodation costs for the Championship of Le Mans.
With the 75%
I'll cover my preparation, flight and accommodation costs for both Championships, still lacking my coach's.