Karting News Briefs

  16 September 2013

a few updates...

  • A number of competitors had tyre samples taken for laboratory testing at the fifth round of the New Zealand Rotax MAX Challenge / Prokart Series last month. Samples from the following competitors were tested: Mathew Hamilton, Scott Manson, Chris Cox, Graeme Smyth (all KZ2), Marcus Armstrong & Campbell Joyes (Rotax Max Junior) and Daniel Bray (Rotax Max Light). New Zealand National Technical Officer, Colin Smith, reports that all samples were found to be compliant with the rules.

  • After last year’s Australasian Kart Title meeting was moved to Mildura (due to flooding that saw the Numurkah Raceway inundated and over one metre under water), the meeting moves back to its traditional home at the Goulburn Valley Kart Club this weekend. The event will run qualifying on Saturday morning with 20-lap title deciders on Sunday. Further event news on the AKA site.

  • Karting NSW CEO/Chairman, Glen Egan, has written a letter to members covering a number of topics, such as upcoming events and the states working with the new national body. Egan states two of the most frequently raised issues he receives are (a) too many classes, and (b) lack of consistency and interpretation of rules by officials. But he says the main complaint he receives is to do with comments made in social media! Yep, our administrators are having to waste time fielding complaints about stuff that doesn't even happen at the race track... Rather sad, huh? You can read the full letter (in PDF form) HERE.

  • james allen formula bmw germanyIt hasn't taken long for last year's Junior National Heavy National Champion, James Allen, to taste success in European open-wheel racing. The Bunbury City Kart Club member stood on the third step of the podium at Oschersleben (Germany) in the final race of the Formula BMW Talen Cup.

    In front of a crowd of 70,000 German DTM fans, the youngster had just four laps of practice after binning it on turn four, qualifying 9th. After setting the second fastest lap, James managed to come home in third position finishing the Championship in fifth overall.

    During the year James poled at Hungaroring in second qualifying, set a fastest lap at both Hungary and Slovakia and has not finished lower than sixth all season with three podiums.


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