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INSTRUCTORS

Whether you are a beginner seeking basic guidance or a seasoned driver hoping to hone your skills, the SIMA instructors will cater to your individual needs. Our instructors are highly qualified, personable and serious about helping you attain your goals. Many of the best names in the karting industry were trained by Italian Motors/SIMA.

79 Michael Valiante
Hometown: Burnaby, BC

Regarded as one of the best karting drivers in North America, Michael quickly made his way through the motorsports ranks capturing numerous championships and race wins. He made his major league debut in the Champ Car World Series with an attention getting drive, tested impressively with several Champ Car teams and signed to race a prototype in the famed 24 Hours of Daytona in early 2005. Since then Michael has established himself as one of the top professional drivers in North America. 

80 David Jurca
Hometown: Seattle, WA

David Jurca started karting as soon as he turned eight in April of 1993. Jurca has now accumulated eighteen years of karting under his belt, and numerous won championships. In 2003, 2004 and 2006, Jurca was ranked number one shifter kart driver in North America. Hard work, dedication and focus are what have kept David on the top of his game. David currently works in the investment industry and continues to race with the Italian Motors team. 

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Remo Ruscitti
Hometown: Burnaby, BC

Remo has been karting since the ripe age of 8. Working with Michael Valiante through the years, at 22 Remo is at the top of his game. With many karting championships under his belt, he has now moved up into the ranks of auto racing. Check out his website for more info http://remoruscitti.com/