Karting News Briefs

  10 June 2013

mixed karting news...

  • Ian "Moksy" Branson has taken his Azzurro karts to a couple of third placings at the annual Coffs Harbour Over 40s Titles on the weekend. He finished 3rd in TaG 125 Light aboard an Azzurro R8 S and finished 3rd in Clubman Heavy driving the new prototype Z4 Clubman kart which is due for release soon. "I had a great time and met a heap of new racers" he wrote on Facebook. "(also) surprised to find so many people who used to own Azzurro karts and were very fond of the Z3. Looking forward to the future."

  • Modena Engineering in Melbourne believe they have designed the first non-electronic assisted flat-shift transmission for a KZ2, as demonstrated by Ricky Capo at the Todd Road circuit recently. When contacted by KartSportNews, Capo said there wasn't much he could say, other than his dad's company had specially designed a gearbox for KZ2 which allows him to change gears without lifting, no matter what (brand of) engine. Judging from the video below, it works pretty good!

  • karting1.co.uk has taken Danilo Rossi to task over his recent comments suggesting that €100,000 ($AUS140,000) is a reasonable budget for a season of KF karting in Europe. More on their site HERE.

  • Two karters at a night race at Lamar County Speedway in Georgia, USA, agreed to start at the back of their respective classes in exchange for donations to the Oklahoma Tornado Relief Fund. The duo, Matt Kessinger and Jim Hanson, were to both start off pole. The effort raised $700.

  • David Sera is in the process of organising some more driver training days, which can be one-on-one or group sessions. In the first week of the Victorian school holidays, he's hoping to run group sessions at Geelong; one day for Cadets, Rookies & Juniors and the next day for Seniors. He will also be in the Sydney region from Saturday 13th of July to Tuesday 16th of July. Anyone interested in any of these days, or just wanting to know some more information, should contact Dave - davidsera@live.com.au (seradriverdevelopment.com.au)

  • The CIK-FIA made a number of regulation adjustments at their June meeting in Paris. These dealt with some Academy Trophy regulations, modification of the rule about ties, plus some other items. More detail on the CIK-FIA website HERE.

  • The Caterham F1 team has announced the 2013 line-up for their Caterham Racing Academy, a driver development program that (in theory!) gives a clear route to F1 for future champions. The only karter on the program is Singapore's Daim Hishamuddin. The 15-year old will compete in the European KF3 and the Rotax Junior Asia championships. He has been part of the Caterham Racing Academy since 2010.
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