Karting News Briefs


karting quickies from around the globe…

4 x legit Australians and 2 x honorary were at Wackersdorf, Germany for the CIK FIA KZ World Championship:

(L to R) Troy Loeskow KZ2 Ricciardo Kart, Joey Hanssen KZ2 and former Australian Champion, Marijn Kremers KZ and Patrizicorse Team Driver, Ian Salvestrin Official Commentator CIK FIA, Aaron Cameron KZ2 JC Kart and Jon Targett mechanic for Aaron and 5th in 1992 European Championship

AKC VIDEO – Here’s a cool highlights video from the final AKC round at Todd Rd a few weeks back

HIRING – Shamick Racing (Campbellfield, Victoria) is looking to hire a casual staff member for its race shop. “If you have industry knowledge in go-karts, well presented, a good communicator and customer service skills please inquire” the team posted on social media. Email:  inquiries@shamick.com.au

PICCIES – The official photos from the KZ World Championship (and International KZ2 Super Cup) can be viewed on the CIK-FIA website. Go HERE to have a look at them.

Press Conference for KZ2 Super Cup at Wackersdorf (L-R) Benjamin Persson (SWE), Alex Irlando (ITA) and Riccardo Longhi (ITA) (pic – CIK/KSP)

DEADLY ASIA – David Sera is racing in the fourth and final round of the Taiwan Rotax Max Challenge series this weekend.  Held at the Lihpao International Karting Circuit, Deadly Dave is racing an OTK chassis for the local Rotax distributor in the DD2 class, a category in which he has never raced.

“I was headed over to Taiwan to help three drivers from Melbourne who I have been coaching for the last couple of years” David said. “As one of the drivers is also competing in DD2, I thought it would be a good idea to help him by driving in the same category and sharing our data. I’m fortunate enough the local Rotax importer has supplied a package for me although, it’s a different type of green this time around!” The three other Australian drivers competing are Ray Hong Wang (Senior Max), Ray Yu Wang (DD2) and Peter Bouzinelos (Micro Max).

The Lihpao International Karting Circuit, Taiwan  (pic – Sera/Facebook)

CHAMPIONSHIP VIDEO – Watch the KZ / KZ2 Finals from Wackersdorf:


RETRO POINTS – The full 2017 RKA Championship results are listed below (tallied from rounds in QLD, NSW & VIC):

F100 Light
Mars Gheorghiu – 408
Leigh Williamson – 276
Shaun Atherton – 270
Mark Vukusic – 258
Neil McAuley – 213
Simon Dartell – 207
Glenn Riddell – 150
Jace Lindstrom – 138
Steven Riddell – 129
Shane Kinzett – 129
Paul Craig Kendall – 129
Lee Uhlhorn – 111
Drew Hamilton – 102
Toby Clifton – 102
Llewellyn Cameron – 90
Chris Uhlhorn – 90
Darryl Tolmer – 84
Darren Turner – 78
Jeff Fraser – 72

F100 Heavy
Paul Mckinnon – 426
Gus Van Velzen – 363
Josh Pontello – 252
Matt Sydenham – 240
Aldo Di Stefano – 231
Patrick Parry – 192
Barry Ryan – 150
Marco Gueli – 129
Rick Pringle – 129
Ryan Aitken – 111
Darrin Voskuilen – 96
Leigh Everitt – 84
Andrew Calvert – 78
Dean Nicolo – 72

BIG BORE – 175cc IAME Super X30 spotted in Victoria recently.


WHAT’S COMING? – BRP-Rotax tell us a major announcement is due to be made on September 29…

2018 EURO – The CIK-FIA has announced the international karting calendar for 2018. It will begin with the opening European Championship rounds in April and conclude with the various single-event World Championships in September:

  • April 22nd, 2018, Sarno (ITA)
    CIK-FIA European Championship, 1st round
    CIK-FIA European Junior Championship, 1st round
  • May 6th, 2018, Salbris (FRA)
    CIK-FIA European KZ Championship, 1st round
    CIK-FIA European KZ2 Championship, 1st round
    CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, 1st round
  • May 20th, 2018, PF International (GBR)
    CIK-FIA European Championship, 2nd round
    CIK-FIA European Junior Championship, 2nd round
  • June 17th, 2018, Ampfing (DEU)
    CIK-FIA European Championship, 3rd round
    CIK-FIA European Junior Championship, 3rd round
  • July 15th, 2018, Lonato (ITA)
    CIK-FIA European KZ Championship, 2nd round
    CIK-FIA European KZ2 Championship, 2nd round
    CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, 2nd round
  • August 5th, 2018, Essay (FRA)
    CIK-FIA European Championship, 4th round
    CIK-FIA European Junior Championship, 4th round
  • September 9th, 2018, Genk (BEL)
    CIK-FIA World KZ Championship
    CIK-FIA International Super Cup for KZ2
    CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, 3rd round
  • September 24th, 2018, Kristianstad (SWE)
    CIK-FIA World Championship
    CIK-FIA World Junior Championship

FORMAT UPDATE – Combined Districts Kart Club advise there is a format change for this years Clyde Marshall Memorial. For 2017, each class will run on one day only. Every class that has 10 or more entries will have a set of tyres up for grabs. The meeting takes place at Lithgow on October 21-22.

  • Saturday Categories: Cadet 9, Cadet 12, KA4 Junior Light, KA3 Senior Light, TAG R Light, TAG R Medium, TAG R Heavy, TAG R Masters
  • Sunday Categories: KA4 Junior Heavy, KA3 Junior, KA4 Senior Heavy, KA3 Senior Medium, KA3 Masters, TAG Light, TAG Heavy, Open Performance

FREE MAG – Kartcom News issue #35 is now online. Click HERE to take a look at the latest 166-page (English version) publication of international karting reports, news and photos.

KV AWARDS – This years Karting Victoria Presentation Night will be held on Saturday December 9 at the Taylors Lakes Hotel (7 Melton Hwy, Taylors Lakes). Class trophies for the Golden Power Series and the 2017 Victorian Karter Of The Year Awards will be presented.

How To Ace The Karting World Championships – an interesting read on Autosport. In the lead-up to the OK-OK-J World Championships in the UK, the magazine asks several famous ex-karters about the different approach and dedication to the single-event World Champs compared to European series. Click HERE to have a read.

STATEMENT – Patrizicorse has published a statement regarding the result of the Australian X30 Championship that concluded at Todd Rd recently. Read it HERE.

EVENT POSTERS – information for upcoming race meets. Where’s ya next race??