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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Vale: Colin Hurst

Long term karting icon and engine builder, Colin Hurst, passed away earlier this week. Holder of multiple Australian Titles as a driver, Hurst was renowned for the fast engines he prepared.

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Driver Profile: Jeff Cook

Having watched his son race for a year or so, Jeff Cook decided it was time to join the fun and got himself a non-gearbox Superkart and competes with the Queensland Superkart Club.

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CRG Confirm Former F1 Driver

CRG has confirmed former Toro Rosso F1 driver Jamie Alguersuari will take in a full karting program with its factory team in the European and World Championship.

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RIP Alan Duff

The Australian Independent Dirt Kart Association lost one of its founding and life members on the weekend with the passing of Alan Duff.

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National Volunteer Week – Ian Watson

Karting Australia’s ‘Day Three’ National Volunteer holds many roles in South Australian karting, from Track Inspector and State President to First Aid Officer at his local club.

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National Volunteer Week – Tracey Driscoll

Seeing kids have fun is what Tracey Driscoll says is the most reward thing about being a Karting Australia official in this, the second of KA’s National Volunteer Week profiles.

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RIP Paul Ardill

Former kart manufacturer, engine tuner and magazine publisher Paul Ardill has lost his life in a cycling accident.

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People Awards

A couple of “karting people” in NSW have been recognised for their services to the sport – Max Laybutt and Michael Parsons.

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Name Change for Engine Builder

Long-time engine builder and karting identity Brett Arnett has been forced to change the name of his karting business.

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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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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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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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Barter’s French F4 Debut This Weekend

Australian teenager Hugh Barter’s international car racing career begins this weekend as he lines up in the French Formula 4 Championship’s Easter Cup at the historic Nogaro circuit in the South of France.

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Adam Pasek Tributes

The sad passing of Melbourne karter Adam Pasek earlier in the week has led to an outpouring of grief and tributes on social media. We have published a selection for the benefit of those who don’t use the platform.

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RIP Adam Pasek

It is with much sadness we learn of the passing of Victorian karter, Adam Pasek.

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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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INTERVIEW: Jordie Ford

He took the Superkart world by storm is 2015, absolutely smashing the 250 National lap record at Eastern Creek and has since gone on to much bigger and better things, including taking on the world’s best in Europe. Here’s what’s happening with Jordie Ford.

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RIP Faye ‘Ludybug’ Pierson

The woman often referred to as the Queen of Karting, Faye ‘Ladybug’ Pierson, passed away earlier this month. Pierson had been part of karting since the sport was invented in the late 50s, initially as a competitor but also via the family’s Bug Karts business.

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Driver Q&A – Ilya Harpas

Kicking off the 2021 season, Queensland Superkart Club caught up with four-times 250 International Champion Ilya Harpas to see what he has to say about his and his team’s recent achievements in Superkarts.

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