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FUTURE IN F1? – Junior karter Hugh Barter made the Channel 9 News in Melbourne over his win in the recent Richard Mille Academy shootout and his plans for the future:

STATE NEWS – Karting NSW has released its MyKarting Newsletter for November 2020. The organisation ran 15 race meetings in October, including the ACT State Titles, Lismore Young Guns, TAG Restricted State Titles, Clyde Marshall Memorial, Alan Cox Cup and Orange South Pacific Titles. Click HERE to read the November edition. 

TEAM SWITCH – Overseas based Australian Griffin Peebles has switched teams. The youngster is now with the Team Driver Racing Kart team on Kart Republic chassis for the rest of this year and into 2021, where he will also change categories later in the year. He scored a podium in his first event in new colours at Adria.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP HIGHLIGHTS – here’s the highlights clip from the recent OK and Junior World Championships at a wet Portimao circuit in Portugal:

LUBE APPROVAL – FIA Karting has reminded lubricant manufacturers that the deadline to submit a lubricant approval application for the year 2021 is 15 November. This deadline includes submission of a sample to the Intertek laboratory. 

BATHURST COMES TO OAKLEIGH – The Bathurst 1000 winners’ trophy did the rounds at Oakleigh Kart Club recently. Garth Tander, whose daughter Scarlett races at the club, took the silverwear along to a recent club day race meeting, here with Cadet 9 driver Cayden Beacham.

VICS to TASSIE TITLES? – Tasmania’s border restrictions for Victorians are due to lift on November 27 – the same day practice kicks off for the 2020 Tasmanian Kart Championship at Launceston, when potentially those arriving on the Spirit of Tasmania won’t need to quarantine. A number of mainlanders have already entered the event. There are several hours of practice on Saturday as Friday’s sessions are optional. Supp Regs are HERE.