Aussie Wins at Euro Rotax Round

Lachlan Robinson enjoyed another strong performance at the latest Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy round, finishing first on the road in both Senior MAX finals in Germany.

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Champions of the Future Battle Spanish Heat

Two big fields of OK and OK Junior battled 37-deg temperatures at the Zuera round of the Champions of the Future series. James Wharton made the final but was not able to feature.

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Corberi Loses Appeal

Luca Corberi, the driver who received a 15 year ban for his actions at last year’s KZ World Championship, has lost his appeal.

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Storm Lashes NZ Schools Championship

New Zealand’s top school-age karters proved their mettle as torrential rain lashed the Tokoroa circuit that hosted the 103 entries for this year’s KartSport NZ National Schools’ Championship meeting on Saturday.

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Preview: NZ Schools’ Championship

Having missed last year due to COVID, the 18th running of KartSport New Zealand’s National Schools’ Championship will take place this weekend with over 100 kids entered for the event.

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Antonelli & Keeble Take Euro Round 3

While Freddie Slater was busy celebrating imminent victory in the Junior final, Harley Keeble snatched it by 0.002s in a photo finish at Sarno on the weekend. Australian James Wharton finished 12th in the OK final (includes video).

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Poles in Sarno

Italian Andrea Kimi Antonelli and American James Egozi have qualified fastest for round 3 of the European OK and Junior Championship at Sarno, Italy, this weekend. James Wharton posted the 18th fastest time in OK.

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FIA 2022 Calendars

The World Motorsport Council has approved the date change for this year’s OK and OK Junior World Championship, plus the 2022 International racing calendar.

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Interview: Patrik Hajek

“I have much more responsibility as a team manager than as a driver!” These are the words of Patrik Hajek, former world champion as a driver, now team manager for the factory Exprit team.

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Aussies Overseas

A couple of Aussies have been performing well overseas the past week. Griffin Peebles celebrated his final event in the Mini class with a podium at the latest Italian Championship round, while Lachlan Robinson just missed the podium at the second round of the BNL Karting Series in Belgium.

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Tillotson Buys Out PVL

The Irish Tillotson organisation, best known in karting for its carburetors, has purchased all the assets of the German PVL organisation, best known in karting for its ignition systems.

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Interview: Ariel Elkin, Israeli OK Driver

Hailing from Haifa in Israel, Ariel Elkin (14 years old) has decided to give 100% to his karting career and to do anything he can to get himself noticed so that he can access single-seaters in the best circumstances in the future.

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Griff Top Tens WSK Euro Series Final

Griffin Peebles put in another strong performance in the WSK Euro Series last weekend, placing 7th in the Mini final at the last round. The effort placed him 11th in the championship that featured massive fields at each event (includes official Finals Day report & event video wrap).

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Route 66 at Road America

Stop number two of the 2021 Route 66 Sprint Series took teams and competitors to Road America, Elkhart Lake, over the June 25-27 weekend.

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Wharton Strong at Wackersdorf

James Wharton charged to eighth place in the KZ2 final at the first round of the European Championship in Germany last weekend. Includes official report and results.

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Quick News!

Bit of a catch-up here! A real mixed bag of news briefs and videos from various aspects of the sport covering many topics. Don’t miss out, jump in!

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Texas Summer Shootout

The Texas Sprint Racing Series reached the halfway point of the 2021 season after hosting 168 entries for the Summer Shootout weekend at Speedsportz Racing Park earlier this month.

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Hot Qualifying at Euro Championship

Temperatures exceeded 30 degrees in Germany for the qualifying sessions of the FIA Karting European Championship round at Wackersdorf. It is the first time MG tyres are being used in KZ, KZ2 and Academy Trophy. Includes link to follow James Wharton’s progress.

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Top Trio Claim Goldstar Triple Crown

You could call it the annual Manawatu & TRC Toyota WPKA Goldstar kart racing series’ ‘triple crown’, and despite being incredibly hard to achieve, at the final ‘Championship’ round of the 2020/21 series at Palmerston North last Sunday three drivers – Riley Jack, Jay Urwin and Jackson Culver – had done enough to claim one each.

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RMC Euro Trophy, Round 2

Australian Lachlan Robinson finished 5th overall and just missed a podium in Final 2 of the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy round at Adria Karting Raceway last week.

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European Championship, Round 2

The fourth edition of the International Handikart Trophy was part of the French round of the European OK and OK Junior championships last weekend. The event also featured the first disabled driver to take part in an FIA European Championship race. Unfortunately, Aussie James Wharton missed the OK final.

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Rain in Spain

The second round of the IAME Euro Series took place on the fast and flowing Zuera circuit, but despite the summer-like conditions, it ended with a fully wet Finals day. Report, photos and video.

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