Aug 27, 2014 CIK-FIA logo
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The PF International Circuit of Brandon, a small village in Lincolnshire near the town of Grantham (GB), will host the sixth and last event of the 2014 European CIK-FIA karting season. The 1,382 metres of the English track built by Mr Paul Fletcher will be the venue – from 28th to 31st August – of […]

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Aug 26, 2014 Super One Rotax Series
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It’s getting very tense amongst the drivers and teams at the top of the points standings with only one round after this. Every point possible is needed to count in these ABkC National Championships and a couple of appeals were heard against penalties, often for alleged blocking during the finals.  Luckily the weather was good […]

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Aug 25, 2014 The IAME 100cc Reedjet engine
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Highly experienced racer Kris Walton was chosen to be part of the testing team that evaluated the new Pathway engines over the past few months. As announced in last week’s Whole of Sport Review, Karting Australia will introduce a pair of Pathway engines – the IAME 100cc Reedjet and Vortex 60cc Mini RoK. Walton, a […]

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Aug 22, 2014 Henry Easthope (Photo: Chris Walker - kartpix.net)
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Super One returned to the classic Cotswold venue of Little Rissington for the first time since 2003 and enjoyed a superb weekend of racing at the flat but beautiful airbase that was once the home of the world famous Red Arrows display team.  This was the final round for KZ1, the penultimate round for the […]

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Aug 19, 2014 Daniel Bray (Photo: Fast Company/Graham Hughes)
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The battle for KZ2 class honours between Graeme Smyth and Daniel Bray was just of the highlights of an all-action penultimate round of the 2014 Pro Kart Series in Hawke’s Bay over the weekend. Because he missed the first two rounds of this year’s series kart and car racer Smyth has too big a points […]

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New Fresh Look for Australian Karting

Mick Doohan helps prepare Australian Karting for successful 2015

Aug 18, 2014 Australian Karting Association logo
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Since being vested with control of Australian karting on 1 September 2013, the Karting Australia Board of Directors and administration have been working to build the foundations necessary to reshape and sustain karting in Australia for the long term. The main part of this work has been conducting a complete review of the sport, the […]

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Aug 18, 2014 Mathew Kinsman (#1 orange kart) from brother Daniel Kinsman (#31) in Logitech 125cc Rotax Max Light (Photo: Fast Company/Graham Hughes)
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It all came right for Caleb Huston at the fifth round of this year’s Rotax Max Challenge New Zealand in the Hawke’s Bay over the weekend, the 14-year-old from Rotorua successfully making a last lap, last corner pass on title contenders Marcus Armstrong and Dylan Drysdale to win the Arai Junior Max class Final. “It’s definitely […]

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Aug 12, 2014 Super One Rotax Series
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After a month’s break the SSM Super One Series visited north Wales for the picturesque circuit of Glan y Gors. Following a dry day on Saturday for the heats, Sunday was punctuated by showers courtesy of the remnants of Hurricane Bertha.  Dean MacDonald took the second MiniMax final after the first winner Alex Quinn fell […]

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Aug 06, 2014 Race of Stars
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Two of the World’s best kart racers have been confirmed as a part of the line-up for the 2014 Race of Stars powered by the V8 Superfest on the Gold Coast this October. Former CIK-FIA European KZ2 Champion Simas Juodvirsis and 2013 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final Winner Juan Manuel Correa will line up at […]

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Jul 29, 2014 Kristianstad
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Kart racing confirmed once again to be one of the most unpredictable motorsports. The results of the first two racing days were not confirmed in Sunday’s races. The continuous changes in the standings of the KZ and KZ2 categories were the real protagonists of the weekend on the Swedish circuit of Kristianstad, the venue of […]

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Jul 26, 2014 Juan Manuel Correa
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The preliminary phase, the one leading to the Prefinals, is over. The Swedish facility of  Kristianstad, tomorrow, will host the final phase of the CIK-FIA European Championship for the KZ, KZ2 and KF Junior categories. On the 1,231 metres of the Asum Ring, today’s heats decided the starting grids of tomorrow’s races. But today’s ranking […]

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Jul 25, 2014 KZ_Thonon-3_vs_Lammers-4
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The race to the European titles has started. Today, in Kristianstad (S), the event which will award the European CIK-FIA titles for the KZ and KZ2 categories on Sunday has got into top gears. On schedule also the third – out of four – round of the European KF Junior  Championship. Today’s programme was dedicated […]

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Jul 25, 2014 2013 KZ2 winner Chris Hays with his Race of Stars Winner Surfboard (Photo: AF Images)
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Following on from the inaugural event last October, the Race of Stars karting extravaganza will return to the Xtreme Karting Facility on the Gold Coast on October 18. The Race of Stars event will see more than 150 of Australia’s, and some of the World’s, top drivers converge on the Pimpama venue as a part […]

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Jul 24, 2014 Rotax Euro Challenge
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It was the hottest race of the season thus far: From 14th to 20th July the halftime event of the ROTAX MAX Euro Challenge was held under the burning sun of Spain. Scene of action was the Circuito Internacional de Zuera, situated in northern Spain right between the cities of Barcelona and Madrid. The 1.700 […]

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Jul 23, 2014 Rick Dreezen
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European  karting moves to North, to Sweden, where the first Champions of the season will be crowned. Kristianstad hosts the third and final round of the European Championship of the KZ and KZ2 categories. Lots of changes in the standings after the second round in Germany: all is possible in this thrilling end of season. […]

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Dreezen, and Juodvirsis Lead The European CIK-FIA Championships

Ota leading the points in Academy Trophy

Jul 16, 2014 Jonathan Thonon stands between point leader Dreezen (left) and Lammers (right)
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The race to the European CIK-FIA KZ and KZ2 titles on Rai Sport 2 The 2014 European titles are going to be awarded. The last event of the European CIK-FIA KZ and KZ2 Championship is scheduled in two weeks’ time at the Swedish circuit of Kristianstad. The facility will host the third and last round of […]

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2014 KartSport New Zealand National Schools’ Championship

Record breaking kart win for Palmerston North Boys High

Jul 15, 2014 Formula Junior class winner Dylan Drysdale from Palmerston North leading one of his heats
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Palmerston North Boys High School is officially New Zealand’s winningest KartSport school, students Dylan Drysdale and Jacob Cranston having earned it a record fourth Secondary Schools title at this year’s Toyota Racing New Zealand-backed KartSport New Zealand National Schools’ Championship at home in Palmerston North over the weekend. Students won the school the premier Secondary […]

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Jul 14, 2014 Gold Coast youngster Jack Doohan crossing the line for victory in the Rookies class
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Gold Coast youngster Jack Doohan has led a home state domination of the Queensland Karting Championships in Prosperine. Doohan was victorious in the Rookies class, for drivers aged between nine and 12 years old.  He was one of nine winning drivers from the Sunshine State at the event. With his father, five-time MotoGP World Champion, […]

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Jul 14, 2014 KZ_Podium CIK-FIA European Championship Wackersdorf
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Upside-down standings after the second round of the European CIK-FIA Championship of Karting for the KZ and KZ2 categories. The German town hosted also the second round of the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy. Today’s races were all very uncertain and full of thrilling battles until the finishing line: that’s why many drivers who didn’t win […]

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Jul 12, 2014 Ian Midrla (305 - Birel-TM) and Dylan Davies (333 - DR-TM) during the start of a KZ2 heat in Wackersdorf 
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First results in Wackersdorf First verdicts on the German track of Wackersdorf (D) after the series of 20 qualifying heats: the battle for the championship is getting heated. The second round of the European CIK-FIA KZ and KZ2 Championship of karting and the second round of the CIK-FIA  Academy Trophy was the ideal stage where […]

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