Karting News Briefs

  6 December 2013

keep on kartin'...

  • The AKA created the image below about the combatants for this year's final V8 Supercars round - who will win the Championship, an Eastern Lions Kart Club or Sydney Kart Racing Club graduate?

  • Former V8 Supercars driver and now returned karter Alan Gurr and his partner Nicky Laskazeski have started their own racewear brand. "Freestyle Racewear" specialise in custom suits, boots and gloves. "We have kept the costs right down for the karter so they can enjoy a new individual look and fresh suit without killing the budget" he informed KartSportNews. The suits are made to the design and logos of the customer for $300, including delivery. "(We want to) enable the karters to keep up with their changing liveries as well as be a little more forgiving on the parents' pocket with growing kids."

  • In other industry news, Daniel Bray's N-Zed Motorsport has become New Zealand’s first importer of Xeramic Kart Lubricants. The partnership was established through Daniel’s recent travels to Europe to compete in the European Championship and World Cup. "Over 80% of the top European teams use Xeramic products in their engines and on their karts" he informed KartSportNews. Xeramic make kart-specific products designed for racing application.

  • The following decisions were taken regarding Karting by the World Motor Sport Council at their meeting in Paris on Wednesday:
    • From 2014, points will be awarded to the top 10 drivers after the Qualifying Heats according to a scale of 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point. In addition, it will be possible to enter one Championship round as a ‘Wild Card’ entrant. These entrants will not be eligible to score points.
    • Drivers participating in their first year in the CIK-FIA European KF-Junior Championship will also be permitted to participate in the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy.
    • From 2015, the European Superkart Championship will comprise a maximum of three events with no more than three races of 45 kilometres each.

  • IKD Race Department have Benson speedway kart chassis on sale for $1900.

  • Dubbo Kart Club conducted their Annual General Meeting recently with the following appointments for 2014: President - Darren Koenig, Vice President - Chris Riley, Secretary - Ian Hobden, Treasurer - Donna-Maree O'Neill & Ian Hobden, SKC Delegate - Arthur Mortimer.

  • Want to race in America and have a chance at qualifying for the Rotax World Final? The 2014 Rotax Challenge of the Americas will run three double-round weekends from January to April and award four places in the next World Final (one each for Senior Max, DD2, DD2 Masters, and Junior Max). Online registration via rotaxchallenge.com

  • The Fernando Alonso Collection exhibition has now opened in Spain. Here Alsono inspects one of the Mike Wilson chassis he raced in European 100cc Formula A. The expo has all types of vehicle and memorabilia from his stunning career.
    fernadno alonso mike wilson kart

  • Organisers have revealed that competitors will draw for two Vortex KF Junior engines to use at each round of the Super One Series for the 2014 MSA British Junior Kart Championship. The engines will be supplied by UK agent, Strawberry Racing and they will all be checked for uniformity. It is expected the initiative will lower the costs of competing in the most prestigious series for Junior drivers in the UK to around £1800 ($3250) per weekend (this includes dry and wet tyres, test tyres and fuel and the cost of two engine hires). Some of the prizes include VIP visits of the McLaren Technology Centre, plus sessions with their F1 engineers and fitness  coaches.   

  • Also in the UK, Kartlink has posted a bit of a wrap from Kartmania - click HERE.

  • WSK Promotion has announced the schedule for next year with a "Champions Cup", "Super Master Series" and "Final Cup" on the 2014 agenda:



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