2019 World Karting Champion Marijn Kremers will be lining up on the grid at Round Three of the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol EDGE in Newcastle this weekend.
The Dutch driver is set to take on Australia’s elite kart racers in the KZ2 Gearbox category at the event to be hosted by the Newcastle Kart Racing Club at the Cameron Park circuit.
It will be the first time that Kremers has competed in Australia since claiming the highest accolade in the world of karting.
Driving for the Patrizicorse team, Kremers will face tough opposition in the battle for the victory with Australia boasting some of the best young karting talent in the world. Western Australian driver Jake Klarich is the current leader in the KZ2 class, the Energy Corse Australia driver heads Sydney driver Reece Cohen and Victorian Henry Johnstone in the overall standings.
The KZ2 class is one of eight being contested across the weekend with the elite junior class being KA2. Former Champions and Round Winners in this class include McLaren Formula 1 Driver Oscar Piastri and Alpine Formula 1 Reserve Driver Jack Doohan.
Queenslander Max Walton is the current KA2 Championship leader, earlier this month he competed in the FIA Karting Academy Trophy in the Czech Republic where he finished in third place – the best-ever finish by an Australian driver.
More than 360 of the best young drivers from Australia and New Zealand, competing for the National Championship in their respective categories. Drivers from as young as seven, both boys and girls, will be competing. For the youngsters they will be reaching speeds close to 80 km/h while the senior drivers will exceed 120km/h around the Cameron Park circuit.
Practice for the event will be contested on Friday ahead of qualifying. Saturday will feature three heat races per class ahead of the last round of heats and finals on Sunday.
The Newcastle Kart Racing Club is located at 5 Cameron Park Drive, Cameron Park. Admission is free for Spectators.
All of the racing action will be streamed live on www.watchmysportlive.tv