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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See the supplementary regulation for the Pfaff kartsport cup national championship (pkcnc)
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.