Karting News Briefs

  23 December 2013

karting news as Christmas looms...

  • Bas Lammers has split with Intrepid. The Dutchman commenced with the team in 2009 and won many titles and podiums across the globe over the following years (under both the Intrepid and Praga brands which were manufactured by the same company at the time). Lammer's managment is set to announce Bas' driving future soon.

    pic - Lammers

  • A number of Formula One teams have been using wheel rim coatings to manage tyre temeprature. Kartingconnect question whether this technology could make it's way into karting. Italian company Nanoprom have produced a solvent based product that protects materials against surface friction, significantly increases surface hardness and helps to absorb heat from the brakes into the magnesium alloy wheel itself. More on the technology and its alleged use in F1 HERE.

  • The next generation of Richards is preparing to hit the kart track. Clay Richards, son of former karter and multiple Bathurst winner Steve and grandson of Jim, got this Junior National Arrow just before Christmas...

    pic - Richards/facebook

  • Reports from Europe say Alessio Lorandi (Tony Kart/Parilla) has been officially confirmed as the 2013 KFJ Junior World Champion. This is a result of the FIA International Court of Appeal upholding on December 20, the steward's decision to impose a penalty on Russian Tony Kart driver Nikita Mazepin during the final round in Bahrain.

  • Gianluca Beggio has been appointed a Technical Manager for Praga. The five-time world champion will take up the position in January. His responsibilities will be preparation before races, taking care of technical aspects at the meetings, plus communicating with engineers from IPK.

  • Another feature class announced for the Vintage Kart Prix - the Angelo Parrilla Trophy for DAP/DAP karts:


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