Victorian Event Postponements

Karting Victoria has confirmed the postponement of several more events in the state, leading to what will likely be a tight and busy schedule for the back end of the year.

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Gippsland’s July Race Day

The Gippsland Go Kart Club’s July race day featured another new driver to the sport, Harry Jones making his first start in the Cadet 12 class. Race wrap, results and photos.

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South Australian Karting Closes

In line with Government requirements, Karting Australia has shut down all KA karting activity in South Australia. Click through for the official statement.

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Aussie Wins at Euro Rotax Round

Lachlan Robinson enjoyed another strong performance at the latest Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy round, finishing first on the road in both Senior MAX finals in Germany.

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Two Karting Icons Pass

It has been a sad few days for Australian karting with two prominent industry and karting identities passing away within a matter of days – Alf Capri and Neil Coleman.

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Champions of the Future Battle Spanish Heat

Two big fields of OK and OK Junior battled 37-deg temperatures at the Zuera round of the Champions of the Future series. James Wharton made the final but was not able to feature.

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Corberi Loses Appeal

Luca Corberi, the driver who received a 15 year ban for his actions at last year’s KZ World Championship, has lost his appeal.

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How-To: Balance Your Wheels

Is it worth balancing your wheels? It is if you’re looking for every ounce of performance! In this week’s Power Republic video, Derek shows how to use small self-adhesive lead weights to balance wheels that are fitted to the kart.

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Storm Lashes NZ Schools Championship

New Zealand’s top school-age karters proved their mettle as torrential rain lashed the Tokoroa circuit that hosted the 103 entries for this year’s KartSport NZ National Schools’ Championship meeting on Saturday.

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Reader Poll: Karters & COVID Vaccination

There are new lockdowns, border and travel restrictions, race meetings postponed, Government promoting vaccination, dissidents promoting the opposite. Regardless of where you sit in the political/ethical/medical/logical landscape, we’d like to know where you, the karter, sits regarding COVID vaccination.

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Remaining AKC Rounds Postponed

With growing COVID restrictions this week, Karting Australia has decided to postpone next week’s round 4 of the Australian Kart Championship and will push back the fifth round as well.

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Temporary Tyre Rule Change

Karting Australia has advised its licence holders of a temporary change to the permitted wet weather tyres in the Cadet 9, Cadet 12 and KA4 classes, allowing various tyres from Vega, Dunlop, MG and Mojo to be used alongside the regulated Bridgestone.

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Preview: NZ Schools’ Championship

Having missed last year due to COVID, the 18th running of KartSport New Zealand’s National Schools’ Championship will take place this weekend with over 100 kids entered for the event.

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Driver PR: Chadd Moore, ELKC Race Day

Chadd Moore took on the July round of the Eastern Lions Kart Club Championship over the weekend, now taking on the premier KA3 Junior class in preparation for a big 2022 season.

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Antonelli & Keeble Take Euro Round 3

While Freddie Slater was busy celebrating imminent victory in the Junior final, Harley Keeble snatched it by 0.002s in a photo finish at Sarno on the weekend. Australian James Wharton finished 12th in the OK final (includes video).

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How-To Video: Avoid Disaster

You’re on the grid, the gate slides open, you push the button to start the engine – but nothing happens… This week’s Power Republic video shows how to switch out a failed button with an after market replacement.

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Vale Yvonne Tolmer

South Australian karting is in mourning with the passing yesterday of iconic Southern Go Kart Club Life Member Yvonne Tolmer.

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Poles in Sarno

Italian Andrea Kimi Antonelli and American James Egozi have qualified fastest for round 3 of the European OK and Junior Championship at Sarno, Italy, this weekend. James Wharton posted the 18th fastest time in OK.

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