Carlos Sainz Launches Kart Brand

Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz has unveiled his own brand of kart, and it’s coming to Australia.

The result of a collaboration with the OTK Kart Group, the new CS55 Racing Kart brand features Sainz’s signature colors (red, yellow and black) along with his distinctive “CS55” logo.

Carlos Sainz and the new CS55 Kart

The first CS55 model is a chassis with 30mm diameter tube, available in single-gear version for Junior/Senior drivers, plus a shifter version.

All CS55 Racing Kart products will soon be available via the official sales network. For Australia, this is International Karting Distributors (IKD) in Sydney.

For further information on CS55 Kart, contact IKD:
(02) 47351344

Sainz’s relationship with OTK goes back to his karting days. The Spaniard competed with OTK product and won the CIK-FIA Asia-Pacific Championship in 2008, then in 2009 the Monaco Kart Cup (in KF3 Junior) and runner-up in the European Championship.


Other current F1 drivers with kart brands are Sainz’s teammate Charles Leclerc (via Birel ART), Fernando Alonso (via Kart Republic), and Lando Norris (via OTK). In the past, Lewis Hamilton had LH Kart (via CRG) and there’s also Daniel Ricciardo’s Ricciardo Kart (via Birel ART).

“CS55 Racing Kart products, whether they are chassis, bare frames or accessories, have benefited from very high production standards of OTK Kart Group, which designs and produces every component of its products inside its own establishments in Prevalle (near to Brescia, Italy), in order to have the highest control on the entire design and production chain and grant the best product and the best performance to the kart drivers from all over the world that use the karts signed by Carlos Sainz.”

Carlos in the CS55 during the brand’s on-track launch in Italy