Wharton On The Podium in Austria

Australian Junior Max drivers James Wharton & Christian Mansell competed at the Bruck circuit in Austria on the weekend for round 3 of the Rotax Max Euro Trophy.

Wharton enjoyed a very competitive weekend.

Qualifying second fastest, he was ranked 3rd after the heats with one win plus a 5th. He moved forward to second in Final 1, but a poor start in Final 2 (dropped to 5th from P2 before the first corner) forced a strong recovery drive to 3rd at the flag.

James Wharton and top Aussie mechanics Ben George (left) and Paul Gallo (pic – Wharton/FB)

Meanwhile, Mansell qualified a solid 13th in the 30-kart field and was 11th after heat results of 7th and 12th. He then carded 16th and 21st in the two finals.

Both finals were timed races, going for 11 minutes, plus one additional lap.


  • Video of both finals below. More videos from the event HERE

Above: Junior MAX – Final 1

Above: Junior MAX – Final 2