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Drysdale A Contender As Kiwi Karters Hit Newcastle This Weekend

Kiwi karter Dylan Drysdale heads into the third round of this year’s Australian Kart Championships at Newcastle this weekend with a real chance of a place on the podium on Sunday.

Winning Return For Sinclair at Rotorua Rotax Round

Rain or shine, wet track or dry, it didn’t seem to matter to series returnee CJ Sinclair at the latest double-header round of this year’s Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge, at the KartSport Rotorua club’s long, flowing Century Batteries International Raceway over the May 19-20 weekend.

Podium In Germany, But No Success In England

In the space of two weeks, the official Birel ART team visited two benchmark international circuits: Wackersdorf in Germany and PF International in England. Still very successful, the Italian chassis enabled their drivers to score excellent results in the DKM, including a podium for Luigi Coluccio in OK. However, the wheel turned on 20th May across the Channel, in the European OK and OK-Junior Championships. Despite this, the qualifications saw a significant collection of points.

Aussie Champ Leads The Charge To Newcastle

Reigning Australian KZ2 Champion Josh Fife will be the driver to beat at Round Three of the 2018 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship in Newcastle this weekend.

Hard Chrome Now Permitted on KA100 Crankshaft

Karting Australia will now allow the IAME KA100 engine to have its crankshaft main bearing journals hard-chromed.

Wild Weather Tests KZ Karters at Rotorua

Torrential rain and a streaming wet track on Saturday and a dry track but cool temperatures on Sunday tested both the skill and resolve of karters contesting the third round of this year’s Molecule-backed ProKart Series at Rotorua over the weekend.

Hiltbrand Podium Puts CRG Ahead of European Championship

The second round of the European Championship of OK and OK-Junior has taken place at the spectacular circuit PFI. This difficult track has been quite well tested lately, especially in 2017 when it housed the World Championship. Pedro Hiltbrand has been excellent in OK, especially considering the Championship, and claimed the third place at the end of an exciting finale. This result earned him the classification lead.

Janker Wins After Travisanutto Disqualification

James Wharton and Christian Mansell were unable to accrue enough points in their last heat to make the Final at round 2 of the European Championships in Britain on the weekend.

One Heat To Go For Wharton & Mansell

The two Australians competing at the second round of the CIK-FIA European Kart Championship have one heat remaining tonight (Aus time) to see of they can get into the finals at PFI in the UK.

Vale Brittany Hall

Oakleigh Go Kart Racing Club has reported the sad news of the passing of Brittany Hall.

UK Super One Series, Round 3

Tuto Super One Series, Round 3, Larkhall 12th-13th May 2018

Preview: NZ Rotax MAX Challenge, Rotorua

Rotorua is the next stop for this year’s Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge, with the country’s top Rotax category karters set to battle out the second ‘double-header’ meeting of the 2018 season at the KartSport Rotorua club’s long, flowing Century Batteries International Raceway over the (May 19-20) weekend.

Australia’s Best In Newcastle Next Weekend

The Newcastle Kart Racing Club will host Australia’s top karting drivers next weekend (May 25-27) for Round Three of the 2018 SP Tools Australian Kart Championship.

Wet Finals at 3rd South Garda Karting Trophy

The third edition of the South Garda Karting Trophy had a wet final in Lonato, but the event has been successful on several fronts, starting from the 200 entered drivers in this spring event that, as said, experienced a bit of rain towards the end.