Tough Initiation at Academy Trophy

New Zealand’s Lochy McGregor had a tough initiation against some of the world’s best junior karters in the opening round of the 2022 FIA Karting Academy Trophy in Genk, Belgium.

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“We Did It Dad” – Flood Disaster To Blue Plate

The Lammers family was badly affected by the devastating floods in March. But with the help of friends, family and the karting community, young Joel was able to get back in a kart and won the 2022 ACT State Title.

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Martin Reuvers, Campillos Karting Circuit

Martin Reuvers, who has been based at the Campillos Karting circuit in southern Spain for more than 15 years, took on the challenge of organising the 2021 FIA Karting World Championship – OK and Junior. The 39-year-old looks back on this memorable event.

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Nothing A Girl Can’t Do

Karting Australia has released a new video highlighting the involvement of females in karting titled “There’s nothing a Girl can’t do!”

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Interview: Tyler Robinson, Academy Trophy Driver

“I have to be a warrior! In karting, we start with equal chances” says South African Karting Academy Trophy driver Tyler Robinson who gained her seat in the series via the Women in Motorsport commission.

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FIA Karting’s Technical Trio

Supervised by the technical delegate Karl Janga, the close-knit team of Michel Borgeaud, Hans-Jürgen Dangers and Marcello Somera look after the technical matters at FIA Karting events.

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Suit Up, Episode 1 – Marijn Kremers

Video – TheRaceBox has launched its karting documentary “Suit Up” and the first episode includes a feature on KZ World Champion – and frequent visitor to Australia – Marijn Kremers.

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Paralympian Takes Up Karting

Cairns-based Paralympian Grant Patterson has taken up karting for 2022, hitting the track aboard a modified 4SS Tony Kart (includes video).

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Arnett Gets Academy Trophy Gig

Double National Champion Harry Arnett has been announced as Australia’s representative in the 2022 FIA Karting Academy Trophy, the first time a true top-level junior has been selected for the role.

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Interview: Ole Haugård, Engine Tuner

Danish engine tuner Ole Haugård started his business “One Engines” when his brother raced karts and only had the one engine. Wins with George Russell and RFM helped cement his reputation.

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Profile: Paul Buckley, Superkarter

Having competed in Aussie Racing Cars it was many years before Paul Buckley got into Rotax-powered Superkarts. This year the Queenslander wants to “just have a blast and a laugh with a bunch of great racers”.

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Interview: Rodríguez Brothers, DPK Racing team

Diego & Pablo Rodríguez have become a key player in the FIA Karting paddock with their DPK Racing team, which sports the Spanish and Asturian colours so dear to their idol, Fernando Alonso.

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Tinini’s Annual Karting Comment

Each year CRG boss Giancarlo Tinini sends out a sporting and commercial review of the previous season, as seen in his view. Here’s his take on 2021.

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A Word From FIA Secretary General Sport, Peter Bayer

“2021 has  been a good year for karting. The presence of COVID-19 has been felt more than we could have hoped for and travel between certain countries was sometimes complicated, but the karting community adapted well overall…”

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Extra Aussies at Rotax Worlds

While the official representation for Australia at the Rotax Grand Finals is made from drivers who have qualified via the Australian Rotax Pro Tour competitor pool, there are plenty more Australian passport holders competing in Bahrain, though under the flag of other nations.

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The Australians Heading To Bahrain

Four drivers will represent Australia at the 2021 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals, including a second generation racer whose dad made the podium at the event back in 2003.

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Driver Profile: Andrew Cain

Andrew Cain started in sprint karts in the late 80s, took a break (family etc), returned to sprint in 2019, and then went superkarting in the non-gearbox Rotax class.

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