The South Garda Kart track is a top European Kart circuit, located near Lonato, east of Milan in Northern Italy. Opening in 1988, the venue has grown to become arguably the highest rated Kart circuit in Italy. Being certified as a CIK FIA homologated track means that large events take place, hosting several European and World Championship events. Facilities at the venue are extremely good, and reflect the size of the circuit. They include a 2,000 seater grandstand (bigger than some full sized race tracks!), full tarmacked pit area, a Kart shop and a permanent restaurant/bar. Several Formula 1 drivers can be seen testing at the track during the winter, which last year included Michael Schumacher, Nico Rosberg and Robert Kubica.