Crossed Wires For Electric Kart Championships

Last weekend 18 drivers had the chance to test the new Rotax THUNDeR e-kart, prior to the category’s debut as part of the German Kart Championship (DKM) this weekend at Wackersdorf.

Organisers are hailing it as the world’s first electric kart championship, but that is incorrect.

Drivers & karts at the Rotax THUNDeR e-kart test

Above: Hear the whoosh of e-karts! Despite the lack of exhaust noise, they are not slow.

A national electric kart championship is part of the 2018 Latvian Championships, and that kicked off at the Kandava Kartdromo on May 1st (holiday Tuesday in Latvia).


Ričards Irbe beat home Arnis Dreimanis and Tomass Grīntāls to claim the inaugural round win.

A race report is HERE and lots of photos from the event are HERE.

Formal ceremony for the first E-kart category national championship in Latvia (pic – Mārtiņš Jankovskis,
(pic – Mārtiņš Jankovskis,
Pre-race parade for the electric karts (pic – Mārtiņš Jankovskis,
(pic – Mārtiņš Jankovskis,
A field of the new Rotax THUNDeR e-karts will race in Germany this weekend. Capable of 130kmh, it’s a Sodi Sigma DD2 chassis on Vega tyres (pic – Rotax)

German Championship Calendar:

12-13 May 2018 – Wackersdorf
02-03 June 2018 – Ampfing
30 Jun – 1 July 2018 – Oschersleben (ADAC Kart Masters)
28-29 July 2018 – Kerpen
25-26 august 2018 – Genk (BEL)