Dec 11, 2017
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The recent announcement of the introduction of the 4-Stroke Sprint (4SS) Class into Karting Australia Club Level Competition in 2018, has created a lot of excitement in the karting community. The first shipment of Briggs & Stratton 206 engines is expected to land in Australia this week, at the same time the initial batch of […]

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Dec 11, 2017
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Following the FIA General Assembly held on Friday 8th December 2017 in Paris, the name of the new President of the International Karting Commission of the FIA has been announced. The Brazilian Felipe Massa will succeed Shaikh Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa to preside over the destinies of global Karting. An important figure in the […]

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Dec 07, 2017
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Reigning national champion Ryan Urban is leading a resurgence of interest in Superkart racing – from the front! The current New Zealand Superkart champion was at his dominant best at the final round of this year’s Superkart Drivers’ Club-organised series at Hampton Downs over the November 25-26 weekend, winning all four all-in races. Rather than […]

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Bridgestone, Vega and LeCont Tires Selected for CIK-FIA Competition in 2018

Recent decisions of the FIA World Motor Sport Council concerning Karting

Dec 06, 2017
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At its meeting on 6th December, 2017 in Paris, France, the FIA World Motor Sport Council took the following decisions on the basis of the proposals of the International Karting Commission. Calendar of the CIK-FIA Endurance Championship The CIK-FIA Endurance Championship will take place in a single Competition from 28th to 30th September 2018 at […]

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Dec 04, 2017
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Within the framework of the German Kart-Championship (DKM) an important step into the future will be made in the racing season 2018: the first German E-Kart-Championship (DEKM) marks a milestone in the development of racing sport when it comes to more sustainability and innovation. Five racing events between May and September 2018 will offer European […]

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Dec 04, 2017
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Frankfurt on the Main. Italian tire manufacturer Vega is going to stay the sole supplier of the four grade series of the German Kart Championship in the 2018 season as well. After a successful season, both parties agreed on continuing the cooperation next year. The participants’ feedback regarding the choice of Vega as tire-supplier for […]

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Nov 29, 2017
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The five-year contract linking WSK Promotion to CIK-FIA as Promoter of its Competitions expired at the end of 2017. The FIA has worked extensively with the candidates who responded to its invitation to tender before selecting RGMMC Group for the three seasons to come. This choice has been validated by the Senate and the Members […]

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Rotax: Cylinder Manufacturing Technology Sets New Standards

More than 50 racers within a second at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals

Nov 22, 2017
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The same cylinder manufacturing technology successfully applied to the Rotax 125 Junior MAX engine during the 2017 racing season also proved positive for the engine parity during the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2017 in the Rotax 125 MAX and 125 MAX DD2 classes. Since the introduction of the advanced technology for the Rotax Micro […]

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Nov 14, 2017
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Gripping finale of the second round of the WSK Final Cup: winners scored success fighting inch by inch at the Adria Karting Raceway. The result of the Finals turned standings upside down: it was a great way to say goodbye to next WSK season, beginning with the WSK Champions Cup, always in Adria (Rovigo, Italy) […]

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Nov 14, 2017
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Australian karting will enter a new era of Club-level Racing in 2018 with the introduction of the 4 Stroke Sprint (4SS) Class into Junior and Senior Karting Australia competition. The introduction of 4SS to Australian circuits will provide the sport with an entry price point that is significantly lower than is currently available. Using the US built Briggs & […]

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2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 8 Report

Top-10 for Crews, Crawford and Wang to lead Team USA

Nov 13, 2017
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Welcome to the final race day. Today we will see drivers participate in one warm-up unofficial practice session. After the unofficial practice, all pilots, including those that did not make it into the final round (only the top 36 drivers in terms of point standings moved on to the final race) were invited to participate […]

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2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 7 Report

Team USA remains in the hunt in all but DD2

Nov 11, 2017
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Hello and welcome to another wonderful day at the track. Today drivers would experience an unofficial morning warm-up practice session and then one race in either Pre-Final Group A or Pre-Final Group B. The determination of whether drivers would be categorized in Group A or B depended on their total number of accrued points based […]

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2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 6 Report

Trouble for Wang in final heat, Americans still in the hunt heading into Prefinals

Nov 10, 2017
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Thursday proved to be a little colder than the previous days, averaging around 14ºC. The sun was still shining, however the wind started picking up. Drivers would compete in the final two heat races Thursday. Stay updated with live timing by downloading the New App: Rotax Grand Finals for either IOS or Android phones. You can access live timing through […]

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2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 5 Report

Wang qualifies P1 as Team USA Cadets continue challenging at front

Nov 09, 2017
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Welcome back to the first day of qualifying and heat racing. Wednesday’s temperatures averaged around 20°C, sunny and a little breezy. In other words, another perfect day for racing. Wednesday gave the drivers one last chance to test out their strategies in their fifth and final unofficial practice session before heading directly into qualifying. Competitors […]

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2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 4 Report

Team USA drivers continue to adjust to karts and track in final full day of practice

Nov 08, 2017
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Welcome to the second and last full day of unofficial non-qualifying practice. The weather was mild, sunny and 22°C average temperature – in other words, perfect for driving conditions. The drivers were given two 15-minute practice sessions. Similar to Monday’s set-up, Tuesday proved to be another opportunity for teams to test their equipment and familiarize […]

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2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals – Day 3 Report

Selliken, Crawford, Pierson and Crews lead Team USA for first sessions in Portugal

Nov 07, 2017
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Welcome back to the first day of non-qualifying practice! Each class participated in two, 15-minute non-qualifying practice sessions. One could sense the underlying thrill of drivers and team members, since Monday marked the commencement of the on-track action. Today, competitors mainly focused on breaking-in engines, adjusting and testing their new chassis and engine packages, and […]

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Nov 06, 2017
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It was a heated race, today at the Adria Karting Raceway for the first round of the WSK Final Cup. The rain which fell before the beginning of the Finals turned the situation round and what we saw in the Prefinals was not confirmed in the decisive races. The names of the final winners will […]

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Nov 06, 2017
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The kart raffle took place on Sunday. The kart raffle assigns a kart and engine package to each competitor through a random selection process. The random selection process ensures that no driver will be favored over another in terms of receiving a faster chassis / engine package. Upon accepting their karts and engines, drivers and […]

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Nov 05, 2017
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Welcome back to the 18th edition of the prestigious Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) to the beautiful Kartódromo Internacional do Algarve. This year marks the 3rd year for the Grand Finals to be hosted at this facility. 360 drivers traveled from 59 countries to convene at the track to begin the week-long journey of battling for […]

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DKM Champions Declared at the Finale in Italy

New winners on the South Garda Circuit

Oct 23, 2017
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Last weekend the finale of the German Kart Championship and its four grade series took place on the South Garda Circuit in Italy. The highest German kart racing series started in Italy for the first time ever and experienced exciting races. The weather was special as well: Heavy rain made for difficult conditions on Sunday. […]

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