July 8, 2016

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After a couple of months contesting the CIK-FIA European Championship in Spain and Portugal, under the direction of factory team, Birel ART, Michael d’Orlando will make his way back to North America this weekend to the 1.3 km 16-turns Circuit Jim Russell at Mont Tremblant, Québec, for round three of the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship. This will be Michael’s first race back on North American soil, his first race back into the Rotax package since winning the Florida Winter Tour Junior Rotax Championship earlier this year, and his first race competing under the direction of Birel ART North American importer, and powerhouse race team, PSL Karting The competition at ECKC is expected to be a great introduction into the PSL Karting program in preparation for Michael’s next North American race, the 2016 US Rotax Grand Nationals in Sonoma, CA this August.

“It’s nice to be back racing in North America even if it is for a short time,” said Michael d’Orlando. “I am looking forward to racing with the PSL team and in the ECKC series in Mont Tremblant this weekend. The competition is tough here and I’ve competed here once before at the 2014 Canadian Karting Championships in MiniMax. I love this track and the facility and I look forward to keeping up the momentum and building on the experience I have developed with Birel ART over the past couple of months. I am glad we were able to schedule this race and develop the working relationship with the amazing team at PSL so we can get accustom to working with each other prior to competing in the US Grand Nationals in August.”

Michael d’Orlando and the PSL Karting Birel ART racing team kickoff the Eastern Canadian Karting Championship this weekend July 9th - 10th. Be sure to follow the race weekend at and

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PSL Karting Birel ART North America

PSL Karting is the North American importer and a nationally ranked & awarded race team of Birel ART, focused on young driver development.

Established in 1999, PSL has grown into a powerhouse of a business, with one of the strongest karting distribution systems in North America, selling chassis, accessories, components and driver equipment specific to kart racing and formula cars.

In 2015, PSL became affiliated, in partnership, with Birel ART and All Road Management, a group responsible for the success of Formula 1 drivers such a Felipe Massa, Daniel Ricciardo, Pastor Maldonado and the late Jules Bianchi.

For more information on PSL Karting, go to or for information on Birel ART go to