Double Podium for Wharton at Rotax Euro Round

Australian junior James Wharton scored a podium in each of the Finals at the second round of the Rotax Euro Trophy in Sweden on the weekend.

Wharton (FA Kart) qualified 10th in the 39-kart field, 0.331s off pole (Mike van Vugt, Exprit).

A sixth and fourth in the heats moved him to 5th overall.


After the podium, James and fellow competitor Van Vugt from Holland with James’ mechanic Ben George and team members (pic – Wharton/Facebook)

James then moved from 5th to second in Final One (0.627s off the win), then scored another podium in a close Final Two, third across the line and just 0.857s off the win.

This made him the third best point scorer of the round behind van Vugt and Kobe Pauwels (Tony Kart).

“Had a great time in Sweden for the 2nd round of ROTAX MAX Euro Trophy” James wrote on Facebook. “Thanks to JVD POWER, Ben George and everyone who continues to support my journey.”


  • Results can be found HERE
Front row start for final 2. “I was the only one in the top 5 with the old school Nassau Panel” (pic – Wharton/Facebook)