Kiwi karting sisters Ashleigh and Madeline Stewart experienced contrasting fortunes at the Rotax Pro Tour round on the weekend. But they were just two of the seven New Zealanders who braved the elements at Puckapunyal.
Four new faces took the chequered flag first at the penultimate round of the Rotax Pro Tour at Puckapunyal on Sunday, including the third female competitor to secure a major race win in the series during 2017.
Shamick Racing’s Mini and Micro MAX drivers are dominating their categories at round 5 of the Rotax Pro Tour, James Wharton and Harry Arnett both qualifying fastest and winning all their heats today at Puckapunyal.
Reigning Australian Superkart Champion Jordie Ford continued his hot form claiming pole position at the Assen TT Circuit overnight for the 3rd and 4th rounds of the CIK-FIA European Superkart Championship.
Rotax Max Euro Challenge’s third Kart Prix took place at Wackersdorf in Germany on the weekend, and despite the weather forecasts and initial low temperatures, the rain didn’t make an appearance and allowed for good racing throughout the weekend.
Jack Doohan overcame the disappointment of the previous event with a resounding victory at the final round of the CIK-FIA European Championship in Sweden, the win making him the first Aussie to grace the top step of a Euro Championship podium since Jon Targett in 1992.
The ‘big guns’ of the NZ KartSport world, the purpose-built 6-speed/125 KZ2 class karts and their talented drivers, are on their way to Auckland this week to contest the penultimate round of the 2017 Molecule ProKart Series.