Karting 101: Wheels

In this week’s karting basics video, Derek at Power Republic talks about go kart wheels.

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Hot Qualifying at Euro Championship

Temperatures exceeded 30 degrees in Germany for the qualifying sessions of the FIA Karting European Championship round at Wackersdorf. It is the first time MG tyres are being used in KZ, KZ2 and Academy Trophy. Includes link to follow James Wharton’s progress.

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Vale: Colin Hurst

Long term karting icon and engine builder, Colin Hurst, passed away earlier this week. Holder of multiple Australian Titles as a driver, Hurst was renowned for the fast engines he prepared.

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Tyre Talk – Rubber News from KA

After revealing new tyre supply contracts for the majority of its classes earlier this month, Karting Australia has provided more information surrounding the products and process of selection with the following ‘Competition Tyre FAQs’ statement.

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How-To: Get In & Get Comfy

How do you get comfy in a kart? Here’s another of Power Republic’s Karting 101 Beginner’s Guides to setting up your go kart – from getting in and out of the kart to types of adjustment available to fit the driver and make them comfortable.

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Rotax Pro Tour Round 1

The opening round of the 2021 Rotax Pro Tour kicked off in Queensland last weekend, 86 entries going racing at the Warwick Kart Club’s Sandy Creek Raceway. Includes video.

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Top Trio Claim Goldstar Triple Crown

You could call it the annual Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar kart racing series’ ‘triple crown’, and despite being incredibly hard to achieve, at the final ‘Championship’ round of the 2020/21 series at Palmerston North last Sunday three drivers – Riley Jack, Jay Urwin and Jackson Culver – had done enough to claim one each.

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AKC Round 4 Postponed

Despite the easing of some restrictions, Victorian COVID lockdowns continue to affect karting with further events postponed, including the fourth round of the Australian Kart Championship. Click through for the latest KA statements and information.

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Festival State Cup, Round 2

Around 90 karters headed to Whyalla for the second round of the SA Festival State Cup last weekend and there were six standout performers who were undefeated throughout the meeting.

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Driver PR: Alex Gardner, Junior Enduro

Alex Gardner teamed with his mate Lincoln Taylor to win the 1-hour Junior Enduro at Ipswich last weekend. Not even a late race red flag and restart could bring the duo undone.

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Team PR: Praga at Pro Tour

It was a reinvigorated Praga team of seven drivers across three classes that turned up at Warwick for the opening round of the Rotax Pro Tour.

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Driver PR: Ayrton Dalmaso, Rotax Pro Tour

Ayrton Dalmaso competed in the opening round of the Rotax Pro Tour series at the Warwick Kart Club over the weekend, and it was the first time the youngster had ever raced Mini MAX.

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LeCont & Maxxis The New KA Tyres for 2022

The Karting Australia Board has selected the LeCont and Maxxis tyre brands as the successful tenderers to supply tyres for the Karting Australia sanctioned karting for the period 1st January …

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Driver Profile: Jeff Cook

Having watched his son race for a year or so, Jeff Cook decided it was time to join the fun and got himself a non-gearbox Superkart and competes with the Queensland Superkart Club.

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FIA ‘Kart Body Protection’ Now In Use

Competitors in OK and OK-Junior at the Genk round of the European Championship last month wore the new FIA homologated Kart Body Protection vests, which will become mandatory in FIA Competitions from January next year.

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How-To: Chain Service

If you don’t get the basics right, the fine tuning counts for nothing. In this week’s Power Republic how-to tech video, Derek does go back to basics, demonstrating how to clean, change and adjust the chain.

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Overall Safety

Karting overalls are very different to car race suits. One is built to withstand abrasion, the other fire. They are tested and built accordingly.

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Level Times for Electric Kart

Electric karts are turning the same lap times as 125cc TaG karts, BlueShockRace reporting their 25kW machine matches Rotax MAX and IAME X30s on the same tyre.

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RMC Euro Trophy, Round 2

Australian Lachlan Robinson finished 5th overall and just missed a podium in Final 2 of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy round at Adria Karting Raceway last week.

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Karter Prize for Darwin Supercars

Five lucky junior karters will meet Bryce Fullwood and tour the Walkinshaw Andretti United pit at the Darwin Triple Crown Supercars round, but they will need to be in attendance for the presentations at tomorrow’s (Sunday) DKA race meeting.

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European Championship, Round 2

The fourth edition of the International Handikart Trophy was part of the French round of the European OK and OK Junior championships last weekend. The event also featured the first disabled driver to take part in an FIA European Championship race. Unfortunately, Aussie James Wharton missed the OK final.

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MyChron5 Dash Installation

A funny sounding Derek (hopefully not COVID!) Jones demonstrates how to fit the AiM MyChron 5 data logger and dash to a kart.

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