The 2018 Rotax Max Northern Regions Karting Championship exploded into action at a dramatic and eventful opening round at the Zwartkops International Kart Track on Saturday with a few surprise results, some expected outcomes and plenty action both on and off the Pretoria racetrack.
Rotax entered the tyre market in 2005 with a hard compound, the durable Mojo D1 tyre for all classes to reduce the tyre costs – a very significant cost in karting. The very successful D2 followed and is still serving Junior Max and the Clubmans classes very well. The premier classes demanded higher performance tyres, thus the quest for good performance and tyre longevity – two things that often seem mutually exclusive – is the ongoing challenge.
The Northern Regions Karting Championship kicks off on the 17th of February 2018 at Zwartkops International Kart Raceway hosted by Rand Kart Club. Close racing is expected across all classes with the possibility of a few upsets with new competitors moving up in the various classes. ...
A new year, a new season, new pits and lots of new karters – that was the scene at the first round of the 2018 Karting Championship season opener at Idube on Sunday.