Interview: Joakim Ward, Ward Racing

A former top-level driver, Joakim Ward has diversified his activities and manages the import and distribution of several brands in Sweden and neighbouring countries, has developed his own range of rental karts, and runs Ward Racing, one of the big private teams that can take on the factories. FIA Karting spoke with him about karting in Sweden and COVID-19.

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Kart Globe – Edition 2

The second edition of Kart Globe has been released. Host Jenni Wade catches up with karting media from around the world to discuss the sport and it’s recovery, plus an interview with RGMMC Group’s James Geidel (promoter of the FIA Karting Championship).

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KA Celebrate National Volunteers Week

Karting Australia has celebrated National Volunteers Weeks with a big thank you to those who volunteer and contribute to the sport of karting. Here are the backgrounds of some karting volunteers from around the country.

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Interview: Cash van Belle, IPK

A Belgian living in Italy for the past 15 years, Cash van Belle has worked with many great drivers in the sport and is currently the Team Manger at IPK which manufacture the Praga and Formula K brands. He spoke with the FIA about karting and life in Italy at the moment.

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Interview: Magnus Hedman, Kristianstad Kart Klubb

Faced with the COVID-19 pandemic, Sweden chose a different path to its European neighbours. FIA Karting spoke with Magnus Hedman, President of Kristianstad Kart Klubb, host of many international karting events.

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Verstappen Voted Top CRG Pilot

Max Verstappen has been voted by fans as the top CRG driver from the past 20 years. Verstappen scored 983 points, clearly ahead of Paolo De Conto and Lewis Hamilton.

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Interview: Jeremy Iglesias

A professional driver for the Formula K brand with Italian manufacturer IPK, Jeremy Iglesias has also started his own team in France. FIA Karting spoke with him about what he’s doing in the current situation.

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Interview: Paolo & Stefano Mantese, Vega

Vega S.r.L., a leading manufacturer of tyres for competition karting, has been strongly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. FIA Karting spoke with the company’s Paolo and Stefano Mantese.

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Interview: Bertrand Pignolet, Sodikart

Bertrand Pignolet heads of one of the world’s leading kart manufacturers, Sodikart. Here, the Frenchman talks of how the company is coping in the COVID-19 environment.

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Interview: James Geidel, President RGMMC

James Geidel, as President of the RGMMC Group, has been the Promoter of the Karting World Championships since 2018. FIA Karting spoke with him regarding the sport and the current situation.

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Interview: Gastão Fráguas

Gastão Fráguas beat Jenson Button to the 1995 Formula A World Championship before dabbling in open wheelers and turning to driver management.

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Interview: Giancarlo Tinini

CRG President Giancarlo Tinini shares his opinion on the consequences of the Corona virus on the sport of karting, the industry and his company. Plus some suggestions for the FIA…

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Interview: Esteban Ocon

Considered a young prodigy, F1 driver Esteban Ocon made his karting debut in 2004. Talent, determination and professionalism are among his great assets.

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FIA Best Of 2019: Guillaume Capietto

Former karting driver Guillaume Capietto is now Team Manager of Prema Racing in F3. He’s also the father of 13-year-old Macéo, who is racing in OK-Junior.

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AKC: Saturday Videos

Video interviews from Saturday at The Bend, Australian Kart Championship round 1. Hear from Nick Percat, Tyler Greenbury, Jai Brown, Leigh Nicolaou, Cadel Ambrose and Tim Slade.

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Best of 2019: Franco Drudi, TM Racing

Franco Drudi has been responsible for the development of TM Racing engines in karting for some thirty years. In this interview he talks about TM’s involvement in KZ, Mini class and endurance racing.

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Best Of 2019: Luca Filini, Birel ART Team Manager

The Team Manager of the Birel ART Racing Team since the beginning of the 2019 season, Luca Filini had the honour of leading the famous Italian brand to victory at the KZ World Championship last September.

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Best Of 2019: Ardigo Retires

Until 2019, he was the most successful of the drivers still competing. But the Italian Marco Ardigo has chosen to end his career at the age of 36, after more than two decades at the highest level of competition.

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Behind The Scenes of GO!

The Aussie-made movie GO! was based around our favourite sport. We got to interview the film’s Motorsport Consultant and lead character stunt double, BD Soutar-Dawson.

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Interview: Mike Wilson

Mike Wilson is a record breaking 6-time World Champion. James Wharton is one of the young karters he’s been coaching.

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FIA Best-Of: James Geidel, RGMMC

RGMMC Group has completed its second year as promoter of several FIA Karting Championships. It’s President says they’ve made a major step increasing exposure with over 50 channels broadcasting into 100+ countries.

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Interview: Peter Bayer

FIA Sport Secretary General Peter Bayer answers questions about karting within the International Automobile Federation.

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CIK-FIA Best Of: Felipe Massa

Felipe Massa, President of the CIK-FIA since the end of 2017, looks back at the 2019 FIA Karting season and the future directions for international karting.

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