The two leading Vortex-class Champions from season 2017 in the Australian Kart Championship will go head-to-head in this season’s KA1 Championship (Vortex DVS SV) – which starts this weekend in South Australia. Reigning KA1 Champion, Scott Sorensen will face tough competition from last year’s Junior (KA2) Champion, Broc Feeney – who makes the move into senior competition this weekend at the Monarto Karting Complex – around 45 minutes from Adelaide in South Australia. The two were standouts in their respective categories at the Rok International Final in October last year, Sorensen starting the final on the front row and Feeney finishing the elite Junior category in fifth.
Despite winter conditions which were still harsh for the machines and men, the 23rd edition of the Winter Cup validated the positive dynamic that prevails this season within Birel ART Racing. Although failing to obtain all of the successes that were possible, the team has achieved many remarkable performances in several categories, starting with the top five for Pizzi in Junior.
Two Australians are entered for the opening round of the WSK Champions Cup this weekend at Adria International Raceway. Marcos Flack (now aboard Energy/TM) in the Mini category, and Joshua Fife (KZ2). Both are competing with the factory Energy Corse team.
The new Promoter of the CIK-FIA European and World Championships from 2018 to 2020 has not been slow to take up its role since the FIA’s decision was announced in late November. Time is indeed of the essence for RGMMC Group before the start of the season at Sarno (ITA) in April 2018. In frequent contact with the CIK-FIA, James Geidel, President of RGMMC Group, took advantage of one of his many visits to the FIA in Geneva to discuss the main lines of future action.