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New karting trophy named after Anthoine Hubert launched in France

by Ida Wood

Photo: Joe Portlock / LAT Images / FIA F2 Championship

The FFSA, France’s motorsport governing body, has announced the creation of a new karting contest called the Anthoine Hubert Trophy.

Anthoine Hubert was a Renault Formula 1 junior who won the French Formula 4 title in 2013, then was a four-time race-winner in Formula Renault Alps, came fifth in the FR2.0 Eurocup, was seventh in the Masters of Formula 3 and eighth in the FIA European F3 championship before winning the GP3 title in 2018.

He stepped up to Formula 2 for 2019 and took two wins in his first 10 races, but the 22-year-old was killed in a crash that occurred during the feature race at Spa-Francorchamps on August 31.

At the end of the year, F2 created the Anthoine Hubert Award, which goes to the highest placed rookie in the championship each season.

The Angerville karting track in France changed its name to Circuit International Anthoine Hubert in August 2020, and it will host the inaugural Anthoine Hubert Trophy this year on May 9-12. There will be four levels of vehicles competing: KZ2 shifter karts, Senior class karts, Nationale class machines and the 60 group of Mini karts.

Alongside the racing there were will be workshops at the event, and the FFSA and the family of Hubert plan for the trophy to become an annual feature in the French karting calendar which can rival Italy’s long-running trophy events for karts.

Hubert’s karting career included twice coming third in the CIK-FIA Under 18 world championship and winning several domestic titles.