British drivers Callum Bradshaw and Freddie Slater made the most of the wet to take out the 2020 OK and Junior FIA Karting World Championships. Here’s the finals day wrap, video and photos from the drenched Portimao circuit.
Once he landed the top job in karting, CIK President Felipe Massa moved the Karting World Championship to his home country of Brazil. Covid made that plan unworkable, so he’s shown full support by making appearances at FIA karting events in Europe.
The 2020 OK and Junior World Championships kick off at the circuit of Portimão next week. Australia’s James Wharton (Parolin/TM) will contest OK while New Zealand’s Kaden Probst (Tony Kart Vortex) will race Juniors.
The former F1 driver Narain Karthikeyan and Italian manufacturer CRG have partnered to create a Karting academy in India. As part of the deal, Karthikeyan’s NK Racing team will be the official CRG factory team for India.
With over 200 entries received across Labour Weekend’s annual North and South Island Sprint Championship meetings in Hastings and Blenheim this year, Kiwi karters have obviously missed the cut and thrust of top level title racing.
Kiwi karters Arie Hutton and Jacob Douglas played key roles in their respective Finals as this year’s ROK Cup Superfinal meeting in Italy on Saturday, though the outcomes could hardly have been more different.
Each country’s ASN can enter its greatest young hope in the FIA Karting Academy Trophy, which celebrated it’s 10th anniversary this year. Here’s a spiel and video from the FIA about it’s annual series for 12 to 14-year-olds.
The Italian Motorsport Federation, ACI Sport, has suspended the track licence for the South Garda Karting circuit at Lonato for the duration of the investigation into the incident at the recent KZ World Championship.