Champions of the Future, Round 1

James Warton started the final 10th at the Champions of the Future season opener in Genk last weekend. The event had enormous fields in the OK and OK Junior categories.

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WSK Super Masters Crowned

The fourth and final round of WSK Super Master Series was conducted at Lonato on the weekend, both Australians contesting the event making it through to their respective finals.

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Travel Bubble Sees First Kiwi Back for AKC

Josh Richmond is the first Kiwi karter to take advantage of the joint Australia-New Zealand COVID-19 travel ‘bubble,’ crossing the Tasman to contest the third round of the Australian Kart Championship at Bolivar this weekend.

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Route 66 Sprint Series Opens in Indiana

The Route 66 Sprint Series kicked off the 2021 season at the New Castle Motorsports Park with over 130 entries converging at the Indiana facility last weekend.

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Smyth Snatches Rotorua ProKart Round

Top Auckland karter Graeme Smyth was back to his best at the second round of the Giltrap Group ProKart Series, taking victory in KZ2 at Rotorua round over the weekend.

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15-Year Ban for Corberi

Luca Corberi, the driver who threw his nose cone at a competitor at last year’s KZ World Championship, has been hit with a 15-year ban from the sport by the FIA.

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Genk Opens Rotax Euro Trophy

Unlike Mico & Mini MAX, Senior, Junior and the DD2 classes were classified as ‘professional sport’ in Belgium and thus able to make a start with the opening round of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy at Genk on the weekend.

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Aussie Wrap: WSK & Rotax Euro Series

It was a tough day at the (wet) office for the two Aussies contesting the opening round of the WSK Euro Series at Lonato, Italy, on the weekend. However, the third racing Rotax in Belgium got on the podium!

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Wet Finals at WSK Euro Series Opener

The finals at WSK Euro Series round 1 at Lonato were wet. very wet. Victories went to Arvid Lindblad (KR, OK), Jundrich Pesl (Parolin, Mini), Marijn Kremers (Birel, KZ2) and Rashid Al Dhaheri (Parolin, OKJ).

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Peebles Podiums Spring Trophy

Griffin Peebles placed second at the 32nd running of the Spring Trophy at South Garda Karting, Lonato (Italy), last weekend. Competing in the Mini ‘International’ class of 59 drivers, Peebles …

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Vale: Jean-Pierre Deschamps

An emblematic figure in French karting who sat on National and CIK-FIA Commissions plus supported young drivers such as Alexandre Prémat & Esteban Ocon, has passed away.

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Kiwi Nationals – Day 3 (Final)

Proof that the sport of karting is well and truly back on its feet in New Zealand was evidenced by the final day of competition at the Kiwi Nationals and the crowning of the final three champions for 2021.

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Kiwi Nationals – Rain & Wind on Day 1

Local drivers Jacob Douglas and Henry Fisher made light of the changeable weather and track conditions to claim the first two class titles of the weekend on the first day of competition at the New Zealand National Sprint Championships.

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Interview: Felipe Massa Looks Back on 2020

FIA International Karting Commission president Felipe Massa looks back on 2021, rating it a success despite the pandemic, and explains why he’s excited about 2021.

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Wharton Switches to KZ2

As he prepares for a switch to cars, James Wharton contested his first WSK meeting in the KZ2 class at Sarno on the weekend. Includes highlights video and Finals day report.

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Kiwi Nationals Return This Weekend

After being ‘covid-cancelled’ last year, around 120 karters from all over New Zealand are either in Christchurch already, or making their way there, for KartSport New Zealand’s 2021 National Sprint Championship meeting at Carrs Rd Raceway this Easter weekend.

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Winter Warmup Meet for Texas Sprint Series

The seventh season for the Texas Sprint Racing Series kicked off last weekend with its ‘Winter Warm-up’ event held at the NOLA Motorsports facility in Louisiana. A record 177 entries filled out the 12 categories.

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McLaren Sign Up A Young Karter!

McLaren has signed last year’s European OK Junior karting champion, 13-year-old American Ugo Ugochukwu, to a “long-term agreement”.

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Electric Kart Championships

Electric kart championships are starting to pop up around the world. BlueShockRace has two categories and power output levels kicking off in Europe next month.

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