News Briefs!

  4 July 2014
  • The annual City of Melbourne Titles reaches a milestone this year, celebrating the 30th running of this famous event. Run by the Go Kart Club of Victoria, originally at the old Brooklyn track, but at the Port Melbourne (Todd Rd) circuit since the mid 90s, the event is traditionally one of the largest meetings in Victoria. It regularly attracts karters from all corners of Australia. Supplementary Regulations are now available. Click HERE to read them (PDF). First 300 entries receive a 30th Anniversary cap. New tyres are included in the entry fee.

  • Interesting read for the parents of junior karters: "The real reason why our kids quit sport." Based on data from the US, 20 million children register for baseball, soccer, football, hockey and other competitive sports each year. Around 70% of them will have quit by the time they're 13, never to play again. A key reason for this? The car ride home. Click HERE for the full article on

  • Kart360 is reporting that the fire at Tony Kart in Italy on Tuesday was caused by an electrical fault. Company chief Roberto Robazzi has stated that the damage (confined to the race team's prep and storage area, not the kart production factory) is well over a million Euros.

  • The Kerbrider trailer is trackside all this weekend at Swan Hill for the Sun Centre Tiltles.

  • Vintage karting event to be held at Grenfell, NSW, August 22-24:

  • Joey Hanssen has returned to Europe between rounds of the CIK Stars of Karting Championship. This weekend the Dutchman will be racing in the LMV8 Supercup at Raceway Venray, which is known as the fastest half-mile oval in Europe.

    pic - Hanssen/Facebook

  • UK-based Rotax racer Guanyu Zhou has been signed to the Ferrari Driver Academy in Maranello. Born in Shanghai in 1999, Zhou began karting when he was eight. In 2012 he moved from China to London to study but continued racing karts, joining the crack Strawberry Racing team. In 2013, competing in Junior Rotax, he won the European Championship and the ABKC S1 Rotax series. He was also third in the final of the Euro Max Challenge in France. The Ferrari Driver Academy is an initiative aimed at helping develop young talent with the aim of training them for a future in F1.



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