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NO SUPERNATS REPLACEMENT
SKUSA has confirmed there will be no replacement event for this years SuperNats 24. The organisation had been trying to create a large scale event at an alternative venue.
“My team has been working tirelessly, pursuing multiple venues and trying to acquire the necessary permits and approval to host an event in a different location that would still be comparable to a 2020 SuperNationals in Las Vegas,” explained SKUSA owner Tom Kutscher.
“In the end, with the fluctuating COVID restrictions and guidelines, it is just impossible to hold an event that would do SKUSA, its teams and competitors, and its world-wide base of loyal supporters justice.”
Harry Linch has joined a growing list of people with limited motor skills to have taken up karting. Harry isn’t able to use his legs, so the guys at Formula K Go Kart Centre in Mildura helped customise a kart to have hand controls, so he can burn around the local track.
PRIVATE & GOVERNMENT $$ FOR TOOWOOMBA TRACK
The new motorsport facility planned for the Wellcamp Entertainment Precinct in Toowoomba, which is to include a kart circuit, has attracted $40 million in State Government funding.
“The Wagner family will invest with the state and federal governments support in the order of $95 million of our assets and funds into this project,” said John Wagner, Wagner Corporation chairman. “We are keen to start construction early next year to help kick-start the economy post COVID-19.”
More on the Auto Action website HERE.
KR driver Mirko Torsellini explains the lever and button mechanism fitted to Kart Republic’s KZ machines at the World Championships:
In a final hitout before Bathurst, Supercars drivers Scott McLaughlin, Jamie Whincup, Will Davison and Jonathon Webb took to a nicely rubbered up Ipswich kart rack after the Queensland Championships. The four drove Patrizicorse prepared BirelART and Ricciardo Karts.
Speaking of the KZ machine he was driving, McLaughlin told speedcafe “The brakes are phenomenal. This, for me, is as hard to drive as a Supercar. It’s great for fitness. It’s as hard as an IndyCar in terms of g-forces. It’s the perfect preparation for the next few weeks for me.”
Full story on speedcafe HERE.
Well done to Blayke Wagner, winner of a brand new Arrow X5 chassis at the Queensland State Kart Championship.
Melbourne karter Hugh Barter has arrived in Europe to participate in the Richard Mille Young Talent Academy.
“Thank you to Michael Patrizi from Patrizicorse and Birel ART and Richard Mille for making this happen” he wrote on social media. “Just an amazing opportunity.
Thanks to my sponsors and the people that support me and my dream.”
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WRAP
Here’s the official video wrap and interviews from the KZ World Championship:
Additionally, here are the official photos from the event:
ALL GO IN NSW
With the rescheduling of a number of karting events in September due to community sport Covid requirements, KNSW still held thirteen clubday race meetings, processed over 520 race entries and issued a record number of 187 licences for the month.
More in KNSW’s “MyKarting” newsletter for October 2020 – click HERE.
NEW SPEC CARB IN MINI ROK ENGINES
All Vortex Mini Rok engines purchased through Patrizicorse now include the new style Dell’Orto PHBG 18BS Carburettor.
Vortex and Dell’Orto have both verified the only change to the PHBG 18BS is the introduction of a screw cap which locates the carburettor slide and accelerator cable. No other modification has been made.
“This modification does not add any performance advantage and was designed purely for easier application when installing the throttle cable to the slide” Patrizicorse stated.
Karting Australia has approved and updated the Homologation Documents which can be found HERE on the KA website.
RACE THE ROTAX WORLDS
A number of ‘Arrive-&-Drive’ packages are available in the E-Kart class at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals. Drivers who take these packages will race against the E-Karting champions who qualify from the DEKM (German E-Kart championship).
Using the regulation Sodikart DD2 chassis, the new Project E-20 E-Kart will join the ranks of the Rotax Racing classes to crown the 2020 E-Kart champion on finals day. Included is technical support from the dedicated Rotax E-Karting Team.
The Rotax Grand Finals 2020 takes place in January 2021 in Portimão, Portugal. Interested drivers should contact their local distributor.
‘FORCE MAJEURE’ MOVES ROK CUP SUPERFINAL
This weekend’s ROK Cup Superfinal has had to be moved to a new vene at the last monent due to the suspension of the track licence of South Garda Karting, Lonato.
Statement from Vortex:
“After the ordinance of the Sporting Judge regarding the events that occurred at South Garda Karting, it has been decided that the ROK Cup Superfinal will take place at Franciacorta Karting Track.
“Therefore, due to reasons of ‘force majeure’, the race will take place on the closest circuit to South Garda Karting, which is the new Franciacorta Karting Track.
“The timetable of the event will be the same, Finals will be on Saturday, October 17th. The track will be open for free practices from Monday, October 12th.”
2021 ROTAX EURO CALENDAR CONFIRMED
Dates and venues have been confirmed for the 4th edition of the Rotax MAX Euro Trophy. The 2021 schedule is:
- 19th – 21st February – Rotax Winter Cup – Circuito Karting Campillos
- 9th – 11th April – Round 1 – Karting Genk: Home of Champions
- 28th – 30th May – Round 2 – Adria International Raceway
- 16th – 18th July – Round 3 – Motorsportarena Mülsen
- 3rd – 5th September – Round 4 – Prokart Raceland