28th October 2001
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On 28th October 2001, Michael Schumacher finished second in race 2 of the World Kart Championship, which took place on his own private track in Kerpen (Germany). Michael had already enjoyed a victorious end to the Formula 1 season, taking his fourth world title, the second with Ferrari, before attending the Prancing Horse’s Finali Mondiali event in Monza. The German was thus able to concentrate on of his greatest pleasures, namely karting: even today you can find him at the Lonato track along with his great friend Luca Badoer, racing karts together.
“All I was thinking of was having some fun,” said Schumacher in Kerpen. “I had come here for the duels, to fight wheel to wheel in the middle of the pack and the result wasn’t important. I like this sport a lot: compared to Formula 1 I am more involved, more hands on and I can work on the kart myself, whereas with the race car I can only tell the engineers which areas, according to me they should work on. It was nice racing here, in front of so many spectators and I hope that karting will become more popular now in Germany. How it’s changed since I used to race in it! There is no particular difference: just in general, everything has evolved. However, karting is still the best school in motor sport.”