Despite a couple of regulars being absent, the opening round of the Gippsland Go Kart Club’s 2020 season was one of the largest club race days for some time, thanks largely to boosted numbers in KA3 Senior and KA4 Junior.
Top Kiwi karter Matthew Payne confirmed the potential he showed the weekend before in Italy by finishing 13th overall in the premier KZ2 class Final at the second round of the WSK Super Master Series at Lonato on Sunday.
The Team Manager of the Birel ART Racing Team since the beginning of the 2019 season, Luca Filini had the honour of leading the famous Italian brand to victory at the KZ World Championship last September.
Current New Zealand KZ2 class title holder Matthew Payne enjoyed a strong start to his 2020 European campaign with a storming drive from 20th to 12th in the KZ2 final at the 25th annual Winter Cup race meeting in Italy on Sunday.
Until 2019, he was the most successful of the drivers still competing. But the Italian Marco Ardigo has chosen to end his career at the age of 36, after more than two decades at the highest level of competition.