Jan 27, 2015 15-01-24_CIK-FIA_Prizegiving_01
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CIK-FIA celebrated their champions last Saturday in Milan, during the annual prize-giving ceremony organized by the promoter WSK Promotion. All the big names of international karting gathered to give their tribute to the protagonists of the event: the drivers, the team managers, the directors of FIA’s International Karting Commission and the representatives of the circuits […]

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Jan 20, 2015 David Sera is shattered about injury curtailing his opportunity to represent his Country on the World stage
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David Sera has been forced to withdraw from Australia’s team of drivers competing in next month’s CIK-FIA Winter Cup in Italy. The 17-time Australian Champion suffered a wrist injury while playing indoor soccer last July that continually troubled him for the second half of 2014. After seeking further medical advice in December Sera has spent […]

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Jan 16, 2015 (Photo: TSR Productions)
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Over two hundred guests enjoyed the SSM Super One 2014 Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Coventry Hilton on Saturday 10th January.  Following the Autosport International Show earlier in the day when all the seeded drivers were presented with their awards by Britain’s newest Formula 1 driver Will Stevens.  MSA Chief Executive Rob Jones presented […]

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Jan 14, 2015 15-01-10_WSK_Gran_Gala_I
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The Palaeventi of the Adria  International Raceway hosted, on Saturday 10th January, the traditional Gran Gala of the WSK drivers, the event which closes the WSK season every year. There were 250 guests and, among them, the real protagonists of the evening: the first three classified drivers of last season’s WSK Series. They were celebrated […]

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Jan 05, 2015 14-03-09_KFJ_La_Conca
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Vega Tyres has signed an agreement with WSK Promotion: they will be the official tyre supplier for all the races of the 2015 WSK calendar. The Italian manufacturer from Saronno (Varese) has committed itself in supplying tyres for all the four categories taking part in the WSK races: the three international categories KZ2, KF and […]

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Dec 22, 2014 Australian Karting Association logo
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Karting Australia have confirmed the minimum weights and selected tyres for the classes being contested in the 2015 Australian Kart Championship. With more than 400 pre-registrations already having been received, the excitement is building for the new-look Championship that begins in Melbourne on April 3-5, 2015. The five-round Championship will see eight classes vying for […]

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Dec 19, 2014 CIK-FIA logo
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Following a fax vote, the World Motor Sport Council of the FIA has taken a number of decisions concerning the selection of tenders for the CIK-FIA Championships, Cups and Trophies as follows: Fuel – Panta has been selected for the exclusive supply of fuel for the CIK-FIA World and European Championships, the CIK-FIA KZ2 International Super Cup […]

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Dec 12, 2014 CIK-FIA logo
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At its meeting on 3rd December 2014 in Doha (QAT), the World Motor Sport Council of the FIA took the following decisions regarding Karting. Adjustment of the Regulation for time penalties Article 24 of the CIK-FIA Specific Prescriptions has been adapted to clarify that the time penalties will also apply to the Second Chance Heat […]

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Dec 11, 2014 Bayley Walker (#11) leading Hawke's Bay's Ronan Murphy (#51) and Robbie Johnston (#84) in one of the Junior Yamaha class races (Photo: Fast Company/Vicky Jack)
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Zach Zaloum from the Hawke’s Bay and Ryan Wood from Wellington were two of the stand-out drivers at the second round of the 2014/15 Bayleys WPKA Goldstar Series at Palmerston North on Sunday. Zaloum proved too good for round one class winner Jordan McDonnell and eventual second placeman Aaron de Ridder the 125cc Rotax Max […]

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Dec 03, 2014 Australian Karting Association logo
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The venues for the 2015 Australian Kart Championship have been finalised. The new-look Championship is set to fire into action at one of the most picturesque karting venues in the world, the Port Melbourne Karting Complex in Victoria on April 3-5. Over the years, the Port Melbourne venue has been the scene of some of […]

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Nov 29, 2014 (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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Good morning and welcome to the last and deciding day of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2014! Saturday’s weather forecast called for rain throughout the day and temperatures ranging between 10° and 15° C. Saturday’s race schedule consisted of morning warm-up sessions and final races, as well as a driver’s party at the restaurant […]

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Nov 28, 2014 (Photo: Ken Johnson - Studio52.us)
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Friday determined which competitors were permitted to progress into Saturday’s final race. Friday’s race schedule consisted of one heat race, second chance races and Micro MAX qualifying. To determine which drivers moved into Saturday’s final races and which drivers were relegated or moved into the second chance race, the points earned from the combined finishing […]

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Nov 27, 2014 Rotax Grand Finals 2014-Thursday
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Good morning and welcome to the first official day of racing at the Kartódromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero. Thursday’s weather forecast was similar to that of Wednesday’s, calling for cloudy skies, a chance of rain, and 12°C. In addition to the 125 Junior MAX, 125 MAX, 125 MAX DD2 Masters and 125 MAX DD2 races, Portuguese […]

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Nov 26, 2014 Rotax Grand Finals 2014-Wednesday
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Hello and welcome to another competitive day at the 2014 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals! Today we will be covering the two 10-minute practice sessions and one 10-minute qualifying session. Tuesday and Wednesday morning were opportunities to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each competitor before they were exposed to Wednesday’s round of qualifying. Wednesday’s […]

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Nov 25, 2014 (Photo: rotax-kart.com - Ken Johnson)
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Welcome to the first official practice day of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals! Competitors participated Tuesday in three of five total non-qualifying practice sessions, allowing drivers to become familiar with the track, the chassis and engine, and their competitors. This is one of the essential days of the Grand Finals race week because it […]

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Nov 24, 2014 Rotax Grand Finals 2014 logo
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Hello and welcome to the 15th anniversary of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals held in Valencia, Spain. Although the weather report indicated the first few days of the Grand Finals were to be wet, we saw warm and sunny weather. Sunday was the first day of registration for the 288 drivers that have travelled […]

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Nov 24, 2014 Australian Karting Association logo
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Karting Australia has confirmed its commitment to the international CIK-FIA KF classes with the endorsement of the engines for the 2015 and 2016 Australian Kart Championship. As announced in the Whole of Sport Review in August, the engines eligible for competition in the KF2 class from 2015 will incorporate the current homologated engines readily available […]

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Nov 14, 2014 Auckland international Daniel Bray (Photo: Fast Company/Ash Budd)
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Four of the country’s top karters fly out to the United States over the next 48 hours to prepare for the 18th annual SuperKarts USA (SKUSA) SuperNationals meeting in Las Vegas between Wednesday and Sunday November 19 and 23. With over 600 entries across nine classes the event is the single biggest kart one in […]

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Nov 13, 2014 IAME KA100
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The first batch of IAME KA100 ReedJet engines are nearing completion at the IAME Factory in Italy. The engines are due for Karting Australia homologation later this month. The first 1,000 engines are due for shipping in December with airfreight orders being delivered to retailers prior to Christmas. The KA100 engine will be added to […]

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Nov 12, 2014 1415BayleysGoldstarSeriesRnd1competitorsgroup-1rs
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A canny combination of speed and consistency gave Taranaki racer Brad Still the edge in the 125cc Rotax Max Light class at the opening round of the new-look Bayleys WPKA Goldstar kart series in Wellington over the weekend. Rotax Max Light was the class field of the day with recent South Island champion Chris Cox […]

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