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ITALIAN DRIVERS ARE THE MOST COMPETITIVE IN THE FIRST ROUND OF THE CIK-FIA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP. ARDIGÒ IS THE LEADER IN KZ AHEAD OF CAMPONESHI. CORBERI WINS IN KZ2 ON FEDERER.

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RACES

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ELECTRIC KARTS

AND YET IT MOVES!

TELEME... TRICKS

DRIVER PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

TECHNICAL SIDE

THE COMBUSTION PROCESS AND KNOCK - PART III

TRACK TEST TYRE TEMPERATURE WITH CRG-MAXTER


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CONTENTS MAY 2016 20 TRACK TEST

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TECHNICAL SIDE 20 TRACK TEST TYRES & HEAT 32 ELECTRIC KARTS AND YET IT MOVES! 40 TELEMETRICKS DRIVER PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS 44 TECHNICAL SIDE COMBUSTION PROCESS AND KNOCK - PART II

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RACES IN THE WORLD

RACE REPORTS 48 CIK-FIA EUROPEAN KZ & KZ2 CHAMPIONSHIPS - ESSAY (FRA) 60 CIK-FIA KARTING ACADEMY TROPHY - ESSAY (FRA) 62 WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES - LA CONCA (ITA) 66 ROTAX MAX EUROCHALLENGE - GENK (BEL) 72 ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE NEW ZEALAND ROTORUA (NZ) 76 ROTAX MAX ASIA CHALLENGE - SELANGOR (MAL) 80 US OPEN - NEW ORLEANS (USA) 84 SUPER ONE SERIES - CHILTERNS (UK)

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VORTEX SOLE ENGINE SUPPLIER FOR THE BRITISH NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP New-born Vortex models, DDS and DDJ, give life to the British National Championship reserved to CIK-FIA categories. Vortex DDS and DDJ engines will be official engines of the British National Championship, respectively in the OK and OK-Junior categories. In order to guarantee to UK drivers the best professionalism and transparency the DDS and DDJ engines made for the British Championship, are coming out from Vortex factory sealed with specials stickers saying “Vortex sealed”. These were made by Vortex factory with the aim to assure competitors the highest fairness. The Vortex engines made for the British National Championship follow the CIK-FIA regulations and specifications. The MSA and Vortex decided to mark also other parts of the engines in order to recognize original UK engines and avoid the use of not original Vortex parts. In fact, thanks to the marking of some parts, non-original parts can be easily seen. The goal is to guarantee the integrity and steadiness of the Championship. Strawberry Racing, Vortex UK official importer, has DDS and DDJ engines available in stock. For more information about the Vortex OK The British National Championship will be contested DD/DDJ engines plus the complete over 3 rounds. The full three-round calendar is: range of OTK karts, components and 28-29 May: Whilton Mill
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DAVID VIDALES JOINS TONY KART RACING TEAM YOUNG SPANISH DAVID VIDALES ENHANCES TONY KART RACING TEAM Vidales will compete in the Junior OK class and will attend all the CIK-FIA competitions, European and World Championships, as well as the final round of the WSK Super Master Series. In addition to the abovementioned races, Vidales will also take part in the DKM (German Championship) with the Tony Kart-Vortex colours of the KSM team. David Vidales, who becomes fourteen years old next May, was born in Léon (Spain) and owns already a good international experience in the Junior category.

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Giacomo Aliprandi - Tony Kart Racing Team’s Team Manager "We have very promising drivers in OKJ class and with the arrival of Vidales we can only further improve this situation. David will be supported with all our experience and the best technical material so that he can get familiar soon with Racing Team and perform at his best. " Ralf Schumacher – KSM Racing Team “We are looking forward to work with David in our team. After watching his races in the beginning of the year I'm sure he will be a strong addition for us.”


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DR FORMULA TEAM STARTS ON TOP

One of the toughest open wheeler championship, if not the toughest: with 41 drivers on grid, the F.4 Italia Championship collects the most talented drivers, mainly from karting. DR Formula driver Raul Guzman scored three podiums and is currently second in championship. Great start for DR Formula at Misano for F.4 Italia Championship 2016: thanks to 58 points earned througout the last weekend, Mexican Raul Guzman is second in the overall classification just 8 VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

behind Mick Schumacher. Guzman finished second in the first race of the weekend starting from the 7th position, and closing the race with just 1.3 seconds behind the winner. The Mexican stressed too much his tyres, being unable to overtake the leader who drived a consistent race. The battle for the first victory of the season took place during race 3, when Guzman replied a great comeback from 7th place and won ahead of Siebert and Van Uitert. Another podium came in race 4 when the Mexican driver passed into third under the chequered flag. Petrov Artem was 21st and 14th respectively in race 1 and race 2, while he did not finish race 4 because of a contact after only 10 laps. Now the team is getting ready for the second round that will take place at Adria on May 8th.


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NEW TRACK LAYOUT FOR THE CIRCUITO INTERNAZIONALE DI NAPOLI MAXSPEED ROAD TO INDY

2016 Rotax Senior MAX class champion will be awarded with an entry ticket to the Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout. As an Official Feeder Series of the Mazda Road to Indy, MAXSpeed Entertainment announces the 2016 Rotax Senior MAX class champion in the US Open series will be awarded an entry ticket to the Mazda Road to Indy USF2000 $200K Scholarship Shootout. With champions of select junior level open-wheel and karting series from around the world all vying for a $200,000 scholarship from Mazda to enter the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda in 2017, MAXSpeed Entertainment and Rotax MAX Challenge racing will be represented by the champion in one of the most hotlycontested classes that will see action in the US Open series. The Shootout, set to take place at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on December 6-7, 2016, will feature a knock-out style format with the winner taking home the Mazda scholarship money to begin the first step of the Mazda Road to Indy. “We are excited to have the Rotax Senior MAX class field vying for an entry ticket to the Shootout,” said Michelle Kish, COO of Andersen Promotions. “There is a lot of talent in this very competitive category and we will be watching their progress over the course of the season to see who will be crowned champion and join us in December.”

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After nearly a decade, the layout of the track in Sarno, the Circuito Internazionale Napoli, changes. No great changes to path that has evolved most of the current and those from recent past motorsport and Karting champions. Most of Sarno’s iconic straights and corners have remained in the new layout: vehicles in the race course have maximum stress for both chassis and engine, and setup is never definitive or standardized. A challenge in the challenge to increase the value of a race in Sarno. The new 2016 track now measures 1,590 meters, 109 meters less than the previous one. A significant change is in the last part where once there was the famous and terrible “triple s” that disappears in the new design. Drivers will now turn left twice, then right, engaging and drawing something like a hook then into the usual last turn before the starting grid straight. Work is in progress also for park fermee structures. 
 On Circuito, crew are carrying out works on the asphalt at certain points as well as some curbs along the track. New Circuito figures: lenght 1,590 mt, 9 straights, 13 corners with different radius and 1 light chicane between the two segments of the main straight. “Circuito Internazionale Napoli” is getting ready for the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2016, next October.


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2016 CIK-FIA HISTORIC KARTING SUPER CUP HELD AT KRISTIANSTAD This year CIK-FIA Historic Karting Super Cup will take place as part of the most prestigious meeting of the sporting season. Historic Karts will be welcomed to the Kristianstad circuit, in Sweden, on the first weekend in September, at the CIK-FIA World KZ Championship and the CIK-FIA International Super Cup for KZ2. The largest international gathering of the CIK-FIA Historic Karting Super Cup to date will take place in Northern Europe in 2016 at the crossroads of Sweden, Denmark and Norway and not too far from Germany. Thanks to the privileged position occupied by the Kristianstad circuit in this geographical area, we can expect to see some rare gems. 34 Karts, reflecting the history of the discipline from its origins, will be invited to participate in numerous demonstrations on the track during the World Competition and will enjoy the popularity of the event to show a wide audience the ingenuity of the pioneers of the discipline along with the rigour of restoring the venerable machines on display in the paddock.

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CLOSE UP FORMULA 4

THE RECIPE FOR SUCCES

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TWELVE CHAMPIONSHIPS AROUND THE WORLD SOUNDS LIKE A HUGE VICTORY FOR THE FIA, WHO LAUNCHED THIS CATEGORY IN 2013 AS A PROPEDEUTICAL SERIES FOR DRIVERS COMING FROM KARTING. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AND SEE HOW THIS SUCCESS HAS BEEN BUILT UP.

REPORT: A. ROCA

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IN THE NAME OF HIS FATHER Mick Schumacher is catching the media’s attention, and not only for his name: three wins in the first two meetings of the 2016 season. What a great start! When your last name is Schumacher and you are a racing driver, your life will not be easy on a racetrack. Mick Schumacher knows very well how much pressure media can put on him very well, but he is coping well. Mick started his career in karting in 2008, and won his first title in 2010: the Kerpener Kartchallenge Bambini. The following year he passed to the ADAC Kart Master and in some international events until 2014, his last year in karting: he was second in both the European and the World CIK FIA KF Junior championships, and achieved good results also in KF Junior WSK Champions Cup and Super Master Series. 2015 has been his first year in the ADAC F.4 Championship, and he took a win and two podium places. He was also protagonist of a bad accident at Spielberg, where he broke his hand. The 2016 season has started greatly: Mick is racing with Prema Powerteam in both ADAC F.4 Championship and F.4 Italian Championship. In the first round of the Italian series at Misano, he scored a double win in race one and race two, being the leader of the championship. Just

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one victory during the first round of the ADAC F.4 Championship at Oschersleben rounded out with two fourth places, enough to be the runner-up in the overall classification.


THREE YEARS AGO GERARD BERGHER CAME UP WITH A NEW CONCEPT OF CHAMPIONSHIP THAT SHOULD ACT AS A BRIDGE BETWEEN KARTING AND F.3 CHAMPIONSHIPS: THE FORMULA 4

W

TECHNICAL PACKAGE:

ho doesn’t remember positive effects

other. Nowadays a lot of championships

produced by Michael Schumacher

have closed, included the Italian

To have the homologation of F.4 chassis

when he took part to 2001 FSA World

championship which has been one of the

and engines, manufacturers have to

Karting Championship at Kerpen? The

most important, due to the economical

respect a regulatory framework (Art. 274

F.1 champ attracted a lot of journalists

crisis and a low commitment from

of Appendix J). With an eye on costs,

and reporters to that little town, and

Renault Sport after it left F.1. One of the

development is stricly supervised in

what was going on has been streamed

goals of the Single Seater Commission is

order to maintain a real fairness between

worldwide thanks to an incredible media

to create a well defined path from karting

different products.

coverage. A great publicity for karting,

to F.1, passing through higher categories.

as never happened and as never could

For this reason the FIA repositioned the

happen again. Today, thanks to his son

F.3 as the most important propaedeutic

Mick, media’s attention is focused on F.4

category, and created the F.4 as a first

compliance with latest FIA F.3 safety

championship. Launched three years ago

step into car racing environment for

standards;

from Gerard Bergher, who was FIA Single

karters. Together with this category, the

Seater Commission President, F.4 aims to

FIA created also some basic guidelines in

to 160 HP with a minimum longevity of

act as a bridge between karting and F.3.

order to develop synergies between the

10.000 km;

F.4 is the first step into car racing for karters

FIA and all the ASNs, while keeping costs

who wants to be a professional driver. After

down and guaranteeing organisational

ASNs expert guidelines on the

Michael, now it is the turn of Mick to favour

standards, sporting regulations and

best practice and processes to be

media’s attention toward a propaedeutic

marketing and communications. This

implemented during scrutineering.

category. Some years ago this role was

consistency across countries allows to

Furthermore, they support teams

conducted by the F. Renault 2.0, which

judge drivers within the same framework

providing assistance and auditing the

has been one of the best single seater

of rules. Championships that meet the

technical management of the various

champiship ever, where a lot of famous

defined criteria will therefore be

drivers have been racing: Felipe Massa,

granted the FIA label. The FIA policy

Jaime Alguersari, Daniil Kvyat, Kimi

is composed as follows:

PRICE: a ready-to-race FIA F.4 cars will have a sale price of maximum €40,000; CHASSIS: carbon monocoque in

ENGINE: maximum power from 140

SCRUTINEERING: the FIA provides

championships;

Raikkonen, Stoffel Vandoorne, Jules Bianchi, Valtteri Bottas, Daniel Ricciardo and many

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CLOSE UP FORMULA 4 ENTRY POLICIES Licence: national licence; Championship maximum entry fee: €5,000; Single event entries allowed registration via ASN or Promoter

OTHER CONDITIONS Drivers aged from 15 years old; 7-8 events per season; 21-28 races per seasons; € 100.000 target budget per season

ORGANISATIONAL STANDARDS FIA supports ASNs in creating their national F.4 championships in order to expand these standards, establishing a new benchmark in national singleseater championships. On the other hand, the FIA label granted to Formula 4 championships assures the qualiwty

FIA SUPPORTS ASNs IN CREATING THEIR NATIONAL F.4 CHAMPIONSHIPS IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH A NEW BENCHMARK IN NATIONAL SINGLE-SEATER CHAMPIONSHIPS

of the series, which is crucial for teams, partners and obviously drivers. These are some crucial points of a F.4 championship imposed by the FIA: Championships organised as part of leading national events, held on

TYRES: a single supplier will be

The FIA suggests to use of a sporting

minimum grade 4-rated racing circuits;

appointed by each ASN or promoter

format as follows, inspired by the FIA F.3

organising a F.4 championship. Six slick

European Championship:

organisation period of the ASN;

the free practice sessions, qualifying

FORMAT

the ASN or a promoter nominated by the

sessions and races. Wet-weather tyres

Day 1: FP1 & FP2 (from 30 to 45 minutes);

ASN;

may be used when required by the

Day 2: Qualifying (from 20 to 30 minutes)

conditions.

& Race 1 (30 minutes max);

tyres will be available at each event for

SPORTING REGULATIONS

Minimum commitment of a 3 years Championship managed directly by

Day 3: Race 2 and Race 3 (30 minutes max)

Appropriate insurance policy contracted by the organiser;

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS TOOLS

The FIA has defined also sporting

STARTING GRIDS

The FIA provides ASNs pre-approved

regulations in order to ensure a good

Race 1 – fastest qualifying times set in Q1;

tool box containing prints, TV graphics,

training programme for young drivers.

Race 2 – reverse grid with first ten drivers

website and social media templates,

Differently from other points, this one

from Race 1;

event signage, etc in order to uniform

is more flexible in order to enable the

Race 3 – second fastest qualifying times

communication means. All comunications

ASNs to develop their championship in

set in Q1.

have to be published in English and

accordance with local opportunities and

in each national language, in order to

habit. Different kind of homologated

POINTS SCORING SYSTEM

chassis may be allowed in the same

FIA international championships scale:

championship, but engines must be

25, 18, 15, 12, 10, 8, 6, 4, 2 and 1 point for

A minimum of two press releases (a

identical. It is recommended that private

the ten first drivers of each race;

preview press release which contains

testing be entirely unrestricted and to

5 bonus points for the best qualifying time;

key issues of the weekend and a full race

organize the day before each event a

1 bonus point for the fastest lap time in

report) have to be made during each

collective test day.

each race.

weekend.

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increase the audience of the message.


F.4 CHAMPIONSHIPS

1. F.4 Italian Championship (Italy); 2. ADAC F.4 Championship (Germany); 3. SMP F.4 NEZ Championship (Russia, Finland, Estonia, Holland, Sweden and the rest of Nord-East Europe); 4. F.4 Spanish Championship (Spain); 5. F.4 Chinese Champioship (China); 6. F.4 Japan (Japan); 7. Ford MSA Formula Championship (U.K.); 8. Australian F.4 Championship (Australia); 9. F.4 US (United States of America); 10. F.4 Nacam (South America); 11. F.4 UAE (United Arab Emirates); 12. F.4 South-East Asia Championship (Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Phillippines, Taiwan, Indonesia, India).

F.4: why? DANILO ROSSI ± DR FORMULA (F.4 ITALIAN CHAMPIONSHIP) ª This is the third year that DR Formula is competing in the F.4 Italian championship, and with 41 drivers on the grid we are pleased to be part of it. The main reason of the success is the direct effort of the FIA to create a series which helps karters to get into car racing. They wanted to create a defined path from karting to F.1: F.4, F.3, F.2 and then F.1. Young drivers must earn points for their Superlicence since their debut in F.4. Their approval is a guarantee for everybody. Moreover the car is absolutely fantastic: the Tatuus-Abarth F.4 is really reliable and cheap, and drivers are able to drive it fast very quickly. The engine is the deriving from the Abarth 500, slightly modified. It can produce 160 HP, which is a good power for young guys. The paddle shifter makes everything easier. Overall is a great championship for a relatively low cost.º

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TRACK TEST TYRE TEMPERATURE WITH CRG-MAXTER

TYRES & HEAT: A PARAMOUNT DUO

THANKS TO INSTRUMENTS MADE AVAILABLE BY OFFICINE IN PROGRESS, THE ANALYSIS OF THE BASIC OPERATING PARAMETERS OF KART GOES ON. TODAY’S TOPIC IS THE OPERATING TEMPERATURES OF TYRES REPORT: M. VOLTINI ± PICS: A. TESCARI - TRANSLATER: M. BUGIOLACCHI

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TRACK TEST TYRE TEMPERATURE WITH CRG-MAXTER

T

he analysis of the “excessively obvious”, almost neglected features of karts, goes on thanks to the instruments made available by Officine in Progress. As the temperature and pressure generated inside the braking system of a kart while making use of trailing throttle oversteer have already been dealt with, today’s topic will be a relatively established one: tyres heating up while being used. The fact of the matter is: how, and how much? Such question required us to attend a CRG practice session in Lonato supervised by Dino Chiesa to be answered, as we mounted specific infrared sensors on the CRG-Maxter KZ2 kart of Japanese driver Fuma Horio, thereby recording what happened as test sessions were carried out and modifications were made. Here is how the test was carried out, and what the results were.

INFRARED MEASUREMENT

The three sensors used in this kind of measurement were of the infrared type, mounted in proximity of the rear and left front wheels (the latter being subject to more wear compared to the front right one, due to the shape of the Lonato track). Since sensors do not perceive temperature as heat, but as an emission, the datum is not affected by tyre installation distance. However, such distance influences the reading “cone”, and therefore the measurement area. The sensors were thus positioned so as to “point to” the most important part of the tyre tread, namely the internal one, with a 5-6 cm width. As far as the rest is concerned, the usual sensors were used, including the GPS one, the one used to measure acceleration on the three axes, but also the one for braking system pressure, so as to collect data on the link between braking and tyre temperature. Worn tyres were used from the beginning, so as to prevent wear from affecting the measurements (and performance), whilst new tyres progressively wears (and get worse) after entering the track a few times. 22 VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

Team Manager Dino Chiesa and Andrea Saccucci analyse data

CHANGES DURING VARIOUS RUN

So as to fully assess the different results, here is a list of the set-up configurations of Horio’s kart, namely a CRG Road Rebel equipped with the latest version of the manual transmission Maxter 125 engine (the MX-S 2), together with the modifications made during the different laps. 47”027 - 132,4 km/h - 50°C average temperature The first entry was made with the standard setup as a reference point. The driver did well, though he said he would have preferred better cornering, due to the slippery track. The ambient temperature was around 25°C on average, and was therefore good.

SECOND RUN 47”382 - 133,0 km/h - 60°C average temperature The front caster was loaded with a further 1° for better cornering. The driver did better, though he complained about steering-wheel heaviness. Moreover, the pneus were loaded way more.

THIRD RUN 47”136 - 130,9 km/h - 65°C average temperature The last issue required tyre pressure to be lowered from 0.54 to 0.50 bars to be managed. The kart “ran properly” a bit later, but little changed as far as exploitability and temperatures are concerned.

FOURTH RUN 47”330 - 129,6 km/h - 65°C average temperature More angled spindles (from 10,5° to 11,0°) were used at this point, together with standard setups, especially as far as the camber and caster are concerned. This way, the internal back wheel can be raised more, incidence being equal. The driver appreciated such modification, as he considered the kart as easier to drive and steer.

FIFTH RUN 47”720 - 130,2 km/h - 70°C average temperature The last set of laps saw the use of less used tyres for a final comparison, though things did not substantially change.


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TRACK TEST TYRE TEMPERATURE WITH CRG-MAXTER

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2

3

CHARTS SHOWING CORRELATION BETWEEN DRIVING AND TYRE TREAD TEMPERATURE, WHICH GENERALLY INCREASES AFTER USING TRAILING THROTTLE OVERSTEER 24 VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE


HOW THEY HEAT UP

This first chart (1) enables one to see tyre tread temperature not only during the lap, but also at the beginning, during the first quick lap. Clearly, front wheel temperature (red line) increases in correspondence of braking points, and cools down during straights. The other two (green) lines, representing instantaneous speed and brake pressure, confirm it. The slight delay in temperature increase compared to the application of the brakes is due to the fact that the tyre needs some time to “generate heat” when stressed. Also witness how average temperature increases during the “warmup” lap.

4 STABILISING LAPS

The specific table (2) indicating back minimum, medium and maximum tyre temperature shows how long is required to adequately warm up tyres. Without considering the first lap, the minimum value of which is influenced by the equipment, the tyres clearly reach “decent” working temperature during the fifth lap. Indeed, 4 laps are required to “stabilise” wheels with a balanced setup (the standard one). After the eight lap, maximum and medium temperatures do not necessarily “agree”, which depends on the driver’s possible mistakes or slowing. A skid can significantly increase instantaneous temperature, while speeding down has the opposite result.

of the previous run: a maximum of 70°C in the first run, and more than 100°C in the second one. Of course, several factors lead to this result: on one hand the increased load on the front axle, which led the rear axle to bounce while braking, thereby increasing the temperature of both axles. On the other hand, the increased confidence shown by the driver with the more steering-oriented setup led him to tackle curves more aggressively, both when hard-braking and when cornering. However, chronos went higher, and forcing tyres to work at temperatures higher than ideal could have played an important role in achieving this result.

SETUP EFFECT

The third chart (3), obtained after modifying the setup for the first time by Daniele Parravano and Andrea Saccucci of Officine In Progress increasing the caster angle so as to load the front axle, shows not only how the front tyre works during the lap, but also how it reaches temperatures way higher than those

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TRACK TEST TYRE TEMPERATURE WITH CRG-MAXTER

TEMPERATURE RANGE Speaking of ideal temperatures, those who deal with data collection can benefit from charts such as these, as they show the correlation between tyre tread temperature and absolute longitudinal acceleration (which means braking is also expressed with a positive value here), and therefore tyre performance. One instance refers to the front one (4), while the other refers to the back one (5). The areas where the red dots gather show where tyres work more, but it also worth noting that when the front and back tyres reach temperatures higher than respectively 83°C and 58°C, maximum performance is not achieved. Chart 6 is included for those who are more into telemetry, as it shows how this point of reference ª variesº during a first lap: the ª peakº reached between 60 and 63 degrees shows how the best performances are achieved within this temperature range. Certain values achieved at lower temperatures (51-52°C) are the result of ª extreme manoeuvresº made by the driver to warm up the tyres.

LET' S NOT GET TOO HEATED Without lingering on details for too long, this test enabled us to understand that certain setup modifications are more effective than others as far as the working temperature of tyres is concerned. More in

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detail, modifications involving tyre or axle ª loadº (caster or height) have a significant effect, while others don' t. Tyre pressure, for instance, does not significantly influence the final value, but it helps one to anticipate or delay when tyres work best. However, other than being lower than expected, tyre tread temperature proved important as far as tyre performance is concerned, being able to determine a better final result (namely lap time) more than certain modifications, especially when tyres reach temperatures higher than a specific limit. In short, tyre tread temperature should be taken in consideration more directly when trying to achieve the ideal setup of a kart. After all, certain motorsport experts are for real when they say that the car (or the kart) is a tyre accessory, and not the way round; even though it means development or set-up tests need a different approach.


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5

6

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TRACK TEST TYRE TEMPERATURE WITH CRG-MAXTER

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SENSORS UNDER A M


MAGNIFYING GLASS

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TRACK TEST TYRE TEMPERATURE WITH CRG-MAXTER

OVER 48 HORSEPOWER AT THE WHEEL During the test we used an old CRG chassis, a Road Rebel, but it mounted an engine which is a state of art of modern engine manufacturing, the latest Maxter 125 shifter, a MX-S 2. Usually there is little to say about the normal “omologation form” which follows a normal layout: reed induction, five transfers and oval exhaust with booster… Thanks to sensors and data gathered by Officine In Progress, we can understand the engine’s actual delivery and the power it transmits to the wheels. Graph 7 shows throttle performance at some parts of the track, giving it in horsepower

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required. Obviously the data system also registers situations where the kart is not flat out, but it’s obvious that maximum values are reached with a full open throttle. It’s interesting to see that this Maxter can supply up to 48.2 hp at 13,600 rpm, and almost at the same crotation speed it reaches 25.0 Nm maximum torque. Anyway, we can see that torque also reaches a good level between 11,500 and 12,600 rpm.


THE DRIVER

FUMA HORIO

19 YEARS OLD - FROM NAGOYA (JPN) Japanese driver Fuma Horio, who usually participates in the European KZ2 championship, helped us carry out this test. He started competing twelve years ago with the Yamaha category; he then went on to KF2 for two years, and he now competes in KZ2. He is the only Japanese driver in the KZ2 category.

THIS TIME THE TEST HAS BEEN CONDUCTED WITH THE TEAM MANAGED BY DINO CHIESA, IN PARTICULAR WITH DRIVER HORIO AND HIS MECHANIC MASSIMILIANO, ALONG WITH OFFICINE IN PROGRESS

TECHNICAL FORM CHASSIS

CRG ROAD REBEL

CIK CERTIFICATION

4/CH/14

FRAME HEIGHT

MEDIUM-LOW FRONT, LOW BACK

ADDITIONAL BARS

NONE

WIDTH

4 NOTCHES FRONT, 139.5 CM BACK

CAMBER

10 MM OPEN BELOW

CASTER

STARTING NEUTRAL

TOE-IN

OPEN 3 MM

REAR AXLE

STANDARD Ø50 MM

THIRD BEARING

FIXED, WITHOUT GRAINS

TYRES

VEGA XM CIK F/Z PRIME

ENGINE

MAXTER 125 MX-S 2

CIK CERTIFICATION

13/M/24

TRANSMISSION RATIO

17/24

FUEL MIX

Castrol 4%

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electric karts T R A C K

TEST

AND YET IT MOVES!

WE TESTED THE ELECTRIC KART FROM THE GSIDE PROJECT, A KART DEVELOPED BY THE “UNIVERSITÀ DI CASSINO”. IT STILL NEEDS A BIT MORE ACCELERATION (BY CHOICE) BUT THE BASIS IS THE AND ON THE WHOLE IT HAS NOTHING TO ENVY “THERMAL” KARTS FOR. REPORT: M. VOLTINI - PICS: OIP

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In the previous reports dedicated to the “electrification” of karting, we have seen that there are already several applications with electric traction in motorsport and also in various indoor karting applications. But what about kart racing? Well, we can assure you that: although we are undoubtedly in the early stages, the theoretic project level is over and done with, and there is already an electric kart lapping along the track. Even better, there are two. And we had a chance of trying one at the Valle del Liri track in Arce, near Frosinone, south of Rome. The karts are those that have been developed within the GSide project (GSide meaning Green Side) from the “Università di Cassino and Lazio Meridionale”. However, let’s take a closer look at how this kart responds on the track.

STUDENTS’ DAY The day organised at the track in

Arce was for setting up two university teams that “compete” in the set-up of the two GSide karts on the track, and there is a third team that sees to the general development of the project (a sort of R&D department). Remember that this is an idea starting from a university, therefore particularly aimed for student formation, giving them “on the field” experience that is very important for their future. This is why the result has been, to put it mildly, fantastic. About sixty students have taken part in this project, there are about fifty from Engineering and about ten from the Physical Science faculty. This project started out in 2014 as electric kart “racing” and, if you look just at electric traction applied to generic four-wheeled vehicles we go back to 2013. In December 2015 they started to get students officially involved in the project. With this foresight, the region Lazio funded the project led by university

professor Giuseppe Tomasso and supported by Aci Sport (the italian racing federation) in particular by Mario Bonifacio. Here a mention goes to the technical partners who have helped to define and develop these karts, BAR Engineering and Officine in Progress, they have always been there to give their help and support. All this of course, without diminishing the importance of the various “suppliers” involved each time for the various karting “accessories”, such as engines, batteries and so on.

BALANCED SET UP Now, what’s the GSide electric kart like? First of all, you start with a “normal” base, that is, a normal 125 chassis like the one used for KZ, and leave for example the braking system with disc also at the front (pedal controlled). Then the batteries, which are lithium polymer batteries, are placed at the side of the seat,

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TRACK TEST

NOT JUST TECHNICAL INTEREST

The day spent at the track in Arce was very successful, Giuseppe Tomasso tell us all about it: «My greatest satisfaction is in seeing how an electric kart can draw so many youngsters closer to the

world of racing, even if at first it is for a mere technical interest. Out of the more than 50 students, studying engineering, involved in this early phase of the project, more than 30 had never driven a kart and half of them hadn' t ever even been anywhere near the sport world involved with motor racing. They are stimulated, we are stimulated by the fact that we are planning to make ecological racing vehicles, but preserving the environment (a noble aim) isn' t the only target, the aim is also to prove that electric vehicles can now compete on an equal standing with an endothermic one. Judging by the expression on the faces of those who drove our karts last Sunday, I think that we are gradually getting there».

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between the seat and side pods: this location is quite protected and allows you to put them there without changing the weight distribution. For the time being, there is a battery charger, ª slowº mono-phase 2.4 kW, but with a three-phase current you can have 7kW ª fastº one. An electric engine was mounted in the usual position, therefore, without needing to change anything; a commercial model was used, a three phase asinchronous one capable of reaching 8000 rpm with a 21 kW power peak (that is, about 28.5 hp) besides 58 Nm maximum torque gained at about 3000 revs. Drive as usual is chain drive, with a final ratio of about 1:4. Everything is run by a vector control inverter situated where the tank is normally positioned. We must also point out the potentiometer acts as an accelerator (controlled by the right pedal), communicates via CanBus, a Battery Management System

developed at home, and there are some protection and safety elements: GPS and crash sensors have been applied to the ª big general push-buttonº that allows you to disconnect energy delivery automatically in case of accidents. The final result is a kart that not only limits weight to 115 kg (batteries included), but already at first sight shows a very ª cleanº general disposition, it is simple and linear without anything ª out of lineº , almost as if you were dealing with a 100 aircooled kart; and obviously, this is a compliment.

ELECTRIC SENSATIONS Obviously we were very curious on this occasion and couldn' t wait to try this kart personally. Once we sat in it, they told us that all we had to do was to switch on the red button and press ª forwardº with the switch below, the same one that controls reverse motion.


AN OPEN SOURCE KART To help the manufacturing of an electric kart and hence the entry to a future championship, and undoubtedly also because among the aims of anyone working in a university there’s also the will to divulge knowledge, the GSide project will also be available “open-source”. To be more precise, the part that is available to everyone

your kart homogeneously and correctly. This way any limits in know-how in this specific field are overcome. The algorithm should even supply, once having finished, a prediction on possible performance in terms of maximum speed, acceleration, efficiency and average duration of batteries, up to information on kart set-up according to the tracks. In fact, inserting the GPS data

is a programming software of an electric kart: some of

of a given circuit, you get adjustment parameters of the

the students working on the project are, in fact, making

best inverters, or almost: this will allow you to arrive on

a platform that will be freely accessible, where all the

the track with a pedal-accelerator-dynamic response

suppliers of components can insert their apparatus and

conformity, which is ideal or almost so, as long as you

give detailed characteristics of the same. We’re talking

use direct tests for the fine adjustments. All this should

about engines, batteries, BMS, converters, telemetries

make things easier for those who would like to have a

and so on. With this database correctly “tuned”, the

go at building their own kart and draw closer to this

software in question will allow you to make up your own

world of karting, everything is simplified also thanks to

propelling and management mechanism “ideal electric

an interfacing designed as simple as possible. It is also

kart” by choosing your favourite components – or by

an instrument for the various manufacturers to use for

combining other components with those you have

showing their components, as they are the ones who

adequately. It practically allows you to virtually design

deal with the commercial aspect.

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TRACK TEST

THE CURRENT THREE-PHASE ASYNCHRONOUS ENGINE HAS 28 HP, BUT IT IS ALREADY FORESEEN THE ARRIVAL OF A UNIT OF 50 HP Then just press the right pedal. Yes, and at this point you realise that there is something missing, something whose presence we feared: the ª on-off effectº o n the gas pedal (so to speak), that is a brusque power coupling. Instead, thanks to the already advanced stage of the software used for this system, we find that everything is progressive. Once on the track you are a bit ª bewilderedº b ecause there is no sound coming from the engine like we are used to hearing, but not for the lack of thrust: torque is good on corner exit, and even if it is expressed in a fluid manner it also allows you to control oversteering, so that in the mixed part of the track you don' t feel any particular ª strangenessº c ompared to a normal direct drive kart. Instead along the straight there is a bit of power lacking, but we must say that the vehicle had been a bit

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ª cappedº o n purpose, so as not to go over the 7100 revs out of 8000 maximum. This is to allow all the students who have taken part in this test to lap before the batteries got flat (it should have about fifty minutes autonomy, in this modality, after being recharged for about 2 hours), maybe because the team' s approach has been rather prudent and they preferred to increase performance gradually. The strange thing is that along the straight you can smell a sort of ª electricº scent, something that is technically due to the ionization of the air around the engine. If we get distracted by this, or by not hearing the ª roarº o f the engine, we will tend to relax; but then as we draw closer to the turn, at quite a speed, we ª wake upº a gain: an electric kart mustn' t be underestimated. However, we can count on powerful controllable braking, either because of the three discs,

or because the recharge function on release (an electric engine also acts as a ª dynamoº w hen there is no thrust) also brings about a sort of ABS effect that makes the rear stable on braking. In this case, they didn' t use this function to the maximum, this is something that might make it possible to mount a smaller rear brake, or perhaps even do without. You can actually feel overall weight a bit, especially if you don' t take the curbs properly, but in the end the engine gets the better of the situation. Regarding this topic, we will have a separate column with the impression, very similar, that our collaborator Alessandro Roca had when he tried the GSide kart.

BRILLIANT FUTURE… COMING UP Well, the impression we got was that we had something that was worth having, even as a racing class to


A QUESTION OF SENSES support the usual racing categories, in the near future. In the meanwhile, we must say that, lapping alongside some 125 gear-class, you could see the difference along the straights; however, when the two GSides were running very close each other, the “race effect” was really positive. Then we mustn’t forget that already in 2017 – if not earlier – we would be able to see these vehicles in real racing competitions. And, this we will get to after the forthcoming evolutionary developments. In this case GSide, already see the imminent arrival of a permanent magnet brushless engine with 50 hp (37.5 kW) and 70 Nm, electronic running with even more thrust looking to “racing” and having the battery packs (that will go from 72 to 88 Volts, always with 40 Ah) so it is easy to change them, or to be able to recharge them better. The time is right, and for once Italy is even ahead of other European countries.

OUR FRIEND ALESSANDRO ROCA TRIED THE ELECTRIC GSIDE KART TOO, AND THIS IS THE IMPRESSION HE GOT A human being relates to the world around him trying to make the most of his senses, and it’s here that things start being quite different: as there is hardly any sound or smell makes you underestimate this vehicle, it is as if we aren’t using two out of our five senses. However, it doesn’t take long to see that things aren’t so, you only have to get closer to the early turns and press down the accelerator pedal. A lot of torque, even if it is limited for this occasion, and it’s immediately available. The electric engine has a strong thrust, it is easily controlled and allows you to get a smooth fluid drive, without the normal aggression, which is typical of a two-stroke engine. Furthermore, it helps during the braking phase: thanks to the engine brake and a double braking system, you manage to brake determinedly without blocking the kart, with the kart “stopping dead” without forecarriage pecking down. The weight of the battery packs is felt, but they are well-distributed on the chassis avoiding any disturbance whilst driving. Seeing how heavy it is, the only thing that you have to do is avoid jumping on the curbs too much, the batteries are thankful. Basically speaking the first word that came to mind when I got out of the kart was: “strange”, but meaning it in a positive way! To tell the truth I was rather skeptical (complete opposite compared to the editorial line of the magazine), with my nature as a 23-year old who was nostalgic for the old motorsport, I’ve had to change idea: ladies and gentlemen here we have progress. The “soft” characteristic concerning delivery and the smooth drive make it a perfect instrument for newcomers to the sport and for children. To conclude, it would be really good to see these karts used for competitions, but (this is where nostalgia steps in) personally I can’t see them taking over from the endothermic karts, but as complementary to the latter.

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TRACK TEST

SMOOTHER ALSO IN THE GRAPHS This time too, like in the other tests, we try to find some interesting comparisons in the telemetry supplied by Officine in Progress, who moreover in this specific case collaborates actively with the Università di Cassino in measuring everything that happens on the electric kart on the track, to be able to see what actually happens. Graph 1 shows us a lap covered by the GSide (green line) compared with the lap of a 125 gear class (blue line). A comparison with a direct drive kart would have undoubtedly been more correct ª sports wiseº . However seeing that the federation has practically managed to make them disappear¼ anyway, you can see how drive for the electric kart is much smoother, more fluid with less ª peaksº both in longitudinal and lateral accelerations (LatAcc and LonAcc) and in speed. In particular, you can see how the latter ª capsº also due to the software, and for this reason less current is absorbed by the engine: in fact, on corner exit, this ª strainsº and makes tension drop (vBatt) the same that later stabilises when less energy is needed. Graph 2 focalises the internal part of the track more in detail, the part that includes the last four turns before the straight box.

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Graph 3 instead evidences parameters that are more specific for the electric kart: you can see how even in one ª variableº lap ( speed is given by the green line) the engine absorbs current in proportion as to how the kart is used (purple line) while tension (blue line) rises suddenly when you reach the braking points. This is the effect of recuperating energy on braking, and you can see how this represents a significant percentage in that part of the track. Well, when you get to the real competitions , it' s hard to underestimate (or ignore) this aspect of electric traction.

TECHNICAL FORM ENGINE

ALTERNATE CURRENT, THREE-PHASE ASYNCHRONOUS

POWER MAX

21 KW (28.5 HP)

TORQUE MAX

58 NM AT 3000 RPM

SPEED MAX

8000 RPM

BATTERIES

LITHIUM BATTERIES, 72 VOLT, 40 AH

MANAGEMENT

VECTOR CONTROL INVERTER

CHASSIS

WILD TYPE 125 KZ

WEIGHT

115 KG BATTERIES INCLUDED (WITHOUT DRIVER)


1

2

3

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TELEME...TRICKS

DRIVER PERFORMANCE ANALYSIS

ISSUE NUMBER 4 – Data analysis is not to be limited only to monitoring the engine or equipment: drivers are just as important. Very useful information can be obtained by “recording” all their movements, which can help the team as well as the same driver to understand how to improve performance… here’s how. REPORT: A. SACCUCCI - TRANSLATER: M. BUGIOLACCHI When one analyses the performance of a driver, they should not fall into a trap which usually leads to making modifications, almost on the starting grid during a race weekend: a problem “experienced” by the driver may be due to his lack of driving technique, and vice versa. Analysing what happens on the vehicle and what the driver does through actual data is paramount. Such phase requires the driver’s presence, as well as telemetry support. Drivers are usually able to remember how the vehicle behaves bend after bend, lap after lap. Telemetry support is able to confirm what the driver says with actual data. Of course, the driver is required to learn how to read charts (also through specific training) by using basic techniques and knowing how the vehicle works, so as to improve performance.

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THE INSTRUMENTS THE DRIVER HAS IN HIS ª OFFICEº ARE: THROTTLE PEDAL, BRAKE PEDAL, STEERING WHEEL AND GEAR SHIFTER

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TELEME...TRICKS

THE FOLLOWING CHART CAN BE USEFUL SO AS TO ASSESS THE DRIVER’S DRIVING STYLE. Performance: the actual result to be

DRIVING STYLE ASSESSMENT GRID

achieved, for instance: speed when driving

PERFORMANCE

LINEARITY

RESPONSE TIME

CONSISTENCY

ACCELERATION

AVERAGE HISTOGRAM POSITION

SPEED TPS

TPS POINT MAX TIME BREAK OFF-TPS MAX

PERFORMANCE RIPETITIVITY

BRAKING

PMAX / MINGLONG BRAKING / POINT BRAKING DISTANCE

RELEASE

PEDAL AGGRESSION TPS OFF BRAKE ON

PERFORMANCE RIPETITIVITY

GEAR SHIFT

SHIFT POINT SHIFT DURATION

BLIPPING

WHEEL

TRAJECTORY VS TIME

LINEAR TRAJECTORY

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and maximum pressure on the pedal;

Response time: the time passing between two actions, such as “throttle pedal off” and “brake pedal on”;

PERFORMANCE RIPETITIVITY SPEED

out of a corner, acceleration, braking point

PERFORMANCE RIPETITIVITY SMOOTHNESS AND RESPONSE

Consistency: the cyclic nature of identical actions lap after lap, such as using trailing throttle oversteer always in the same point.


The image shows that stepping on the throttle too early (red arrow) in an unstable way causes an excessively early gear shift (black arrow), which leads the red track to go slower than the blue track in the straight.

The picture shows a breaking operation: the red track has achieved a better performance by raising the system' s temperature very quickly (aggressive braking). However, both are not very linear during the release phase, as the driver is forced to brake several times, thereby increasing braking time. Of course, this suggests that the driver has experienced too many problems when performing such manouvres. Further channels are to be looked for in the same turn.

IN THE NEXT ISSUE WE WILL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE DRIVER ANALYSIS. KEEP PUSHING! THOSE INTERESTED IN SUGGESTING TOPICS CAN WRITE TO: MOTORSPORT@OFFICINEINPROGRESS.IT VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE 43


TECHNICAL SIDE COMBUSTION PROCESS AND KNOCK – PART III

KNOCK KNOCK... WHO’S THERE?

REPORT: SIMONE SUARDI - TRANSLATER: M. BUGIOLACCHI

Dear Vroom readers, we have finally reached the third and last part of this column on knock, where we are going to try to draw to an end (at last). I advise you to go through the previous two articles, since the topic below is the same. The physical nature and effects of knock have been described quite well up to this point. However, if one does not know how to study, measure and prevent it (as far as possible), this information serves no actual purpose. Motoring enthusiasts like us have a tendency to pragmatism, as we deem theoretical knowledge useless, if it does not have a practical application.

THE DRAFTSMAN’S PERSPECTIVE…

thermocouple fast enough to

one intervenes depends on the

Knock is nowadays analysed by

follow the significant temperature

specific problem, as solutions

use of the computer, thanks to

variation occurring during the

can consist in making slight

complex computational fluid

engine cycle. Such input can only

geometrical modifications,

dynamics software where the

be provided by a calculation. The

increasing or chamfering tip

whole engine cycle is simulated,

“ideal” thermocouple that should

radiuses, or restructuring pipes so

including charge replacement and

be used with the exhaust manifold

as to optimize fresh charge motion

combustion phases.

so as to define optimal carburation

within the cylinder, and therefore

What is known as “boundary

should not exceed 1.5 mm (I

turbulence. Does that ring a bell?

conditions”, namely pulsations in

think 3 mm is excessively slow),

All the above, when an engine is

inlet and exhaust pipes during the

though 0.5 mm thermocouples

designed from scratch, is but a

cycle, comes from a 1D simulation

have been used to obtain more

collection of preventive measures:

of the entire engine (the same

precise measurements, with the

the process is optimised so as to

software used for the performance

understanding that they would not

minimise self-ignition within the

development of engines; the most

last longer than a turn, let alone

framework of those conditions,

widespread ones are GT-Power

a few speeds. Remember, we are

based on experimental data.

and Wave).

trying to obtain an average value,

Of course, knowledge does not

The way combustion takes

not the temperature profile of a

appear out of the blue, as one

place within cylinders can be

cycle lasting a few hundredths of a

should do their research before

studied by keying in petrol

second!

saying that “this engine, if made

specifications, spark advance,

Once critical areas due to

this way, will surely detonate.” Let’s

and other parameters. I would

high temperatures, flame front

not make fools of ourselves, shall

like to underline that, though

asymmetry, or the composition

we?

pressure profile can be measured

of the air-fuel mix are pinpointed,

by appropriate, quite expensive

one can move on to solve the

…AND OF THE TESTER

quick sensors, there is no

problem. Obviously, THE WAY

When a trier handles a ready

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engine, the structure of the pipes

charge up, thereby screwing our

course), while a 2-stroke engine

and head has already been dealt

dear volumetric efficiency up.

is better off cold. A 55 °C limit is

with by someone else, as have

Such increase in inlet air

advisable, though it depends on

ignition features, in the case of a

temperature is problematic for

the clearance of piston, cylinder,

direct-injection 4-stroke model.

two reasons, as engines intake

bearing, and so forth. Of course,

Should you be working on a

a VOLUME of air, therefore, the

if the whole thing is not designed

reliable direct injection system for

hotter (and less dense) the air,

for “unusual temperatures”, a 45 -

2-stroke engines… this is about

the lower the mass, which is what

50 °C temperature is nothing but

time!

actually matters. Moreover, if

beneficial, as it will lead to better

Many parameters affecting

the temperature is higher when

volumetric efficiency and lower

detonation, namely charge motion

closing the transfer ports (or inlet

tendency to knock. Could focusing

within the cylinder (turbulence),

valves), so is the temperature of

on a consistent performance be

squish height, compression

the charge during compression. A

better than looking for further

ratio, and so forth, have already

hotter charge inevitably leads to

horsepower?

been set, and are therefore not

an increased tendency to knock.

Based on this brief digression,

modifiable, unless you screwed

On the other hand, the lower the

2-stroke enthusiasts would

up the design phase. Timing

temperature, the better the margin

obviously benefit from variable

is all that is left to work on, so

one has to intervene on the spark

systems such as those mentioned

as to make use of all available

advance, thereby enhancing power

above, enabling the engine to

horsepower while keeping an

and efficiency.

be matched for a wider range

adequate reliability margin. Here,

Our aim is thus that of keeping the

of engine speeds. Bid farewell

more developed 4-stroke engines,

air/petrol mix as cold as possible

to the need to change exhaust

namely highly-performing ones, outrun 2-stroke engines, thanks to an additional feature: the possibility to use speed to alter inlet and exhaust timing when equipped with a VVT (Variable Valve Timing), or even valve lift, should they be equipped with an all-the-rage VVA (Variable

AFTER HAVING TAKEN A LOOK AT ENGINE KNOCK AND ITS EFFECT, IF WE WERE NOT ABLE TO MEASURE AND PREVENT IT, ALL THIS WOULD BE NOTHING BUT KNOWLEDGE

Valve Actuation). The above is not chicken feed, as when considering timing variation, speed variators

until transfer ports are closed,

temperature by subtracting

can cover ranges amounting to

which is why, given the distance

advance to higher speeds, as said

dozens of engine degrees by trying

it has to travel, I think the engine

beforehand (in the two previous

to keep the engine as matched as

should be kept as cold as possible.

articles): it is an effective, albeit

possible (within the limits of fluid

Water should not go through the

inefficient, way to gain horsepower.

dynamics), maximising entrapped

cylinder first, but if the draftsmen

air on one hand and minimising

designed the whole thing that way,

exhaust gas residuals on the other.

it is high time they changed job, as

OFF TO THE BENCH!

The latter, if you remember, have

they have no clue how a 2-stroke

Moving back to the introduction,

a twofold, if not a threefold side

engine works. This should also

picture having advance as the

effect, as they: take up space,

show why the average temperature

“only” parameter to be optimised

thereby subtracting it from air;

of a 4-stroke engine is about

so as to control knock. A few

burden combustion, thereby

90°C (as far as the water coming

elements are paramount to get the

slowing it down; heating the fresh

out of the head is concerned; of

job done:

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The above chart shows three MAPO profiles with respect to speed. The dotted line indicates the limit. The fact that the curve has a “knee” shape is not binding, as it generally consists of conditions/conventions defined based on experiences and reliability test campaigns. The MAPO limit is quite often represented as an upward straight line, with just a different tilt. You should always try to get a “detonation limit” mapping, representing the optima condition, here shown in red.

A dynamometer;

the software) and the achieved

detonation is what is known as

A quick high-resolution pressure

one¼ n

MAPO (Maximum Amplitude of

ot to blow everything up!

Pressure Oscillation), measured in

sensor (half engine degree at maximum engine speed) inside

Why a dynamometer instead of

bars. Keep calm, it is way simpler

the combustion chamber;

a traditional inertial/chassis test

than it looks, just pay attention.

An encoder on the drive shaft

bench? Because, as everyone

A certain number of pressure

ª communicatingº w ith the

knows, an engine, as well as it may

cycles is acquired through the

above sensor. Both need to be

work, shows a certain degree of

quick sensor positioned on the

acquired, otherwise pressure

cyclical variability, meaning there

verge of the combustion chamber.

would be measured without

is no such thing as two identical

The sensor' s signal is properly

knowing its position, which

cycles. Of course, if one works well,

filtered, thereby cutting everything

would be like having a torque

such variability will be low. The

below 4 kHz, so as to eliminate

curve without an rpm scale;

engine therefore requires a fixed

the ª noiseº of normal combustion,

A control unit enabling ignition

speed when stationary (stabilised),

and everything above 20 kHz,

advance variation, as well as

so as to acquire the amount of

so as not to see the resonance

a reliable system allowing

cycles (about 500) required to

of sensor membranes. Finally,

the lowest possible variance

obtain a sound statistical basis.

knock intensity is identified as the

between the ª desiredº a dvance

One of the most widespread

maximum recorded pressure peak.

value (namely the one written in

indexes used to ª assessº

More clearly, a filtered pressure

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signal works as reference point,

which works as explained. They

and a MAPO = 6 means that a

measure how much the engine is

peak 6 bars higher was recorded.

detonating, and apply the required

Simple, isn’t it? Not too much,

advance to go back to threshold

as this is where statistics kick in:

levels. Picture large stuff, such as

basically, a maximum MAPO limit

a turbo V8: if our engine were able

(which can depend on speed) is

to achieve a 560 hp with RON 98,

set only if it is recorded a limited

but we were so mean as to only

number of times through the

use RON 95, the engine would

acquired 500 cycles.

not break down. The chamber

A MAPO = 10 is acceptable only if

sensor would “realise” the engine

recorded once in 500 cycles (we

detonates too much due to “poor-

are talking about a MAPO 100,

quality” petrol and cut advance.

meaning it is recorded at least

Mark my words, 20 to 40 hp is

once in the acquired cycles), but it

easily lost! If you use 98, though, all

no longer is if recorded 5-10 times

horsepower is restored. Of course,

out of 500, as it would mean the

this happens only if the engine was

phenomenon is not so sporadic,

mapped with high-octane petrol,

and the engine detonates more

otherwise performance gain will be

frequently, which could lead to

negligible. In this case, traditional

reliability problems. Basically, the

cars and motorcycles, as well as

engine is to work at its “maximum

our beloved karts, require us to

knock” speed without mechanical

sit at the bench and look for the

problems. Of course, if one wants

advance that the petrol we want

to obtain as much horsepower as

to use needs. Then, you’d better

possible from a highly-performing

not reduce the number of octanes,

engine, knowing it will never work

unless you want your pistons to

at constant speed, you can raise

be holed after the first straight! If

the tolerance level, which is the

you’re going to do something, do

result of practical experiences.

it well!

The same concept applies to

I do not think I need to remind you

determining ideal carburation

that “good” petrol requires “good”

through exhaust gas temperature.

spark plugs (as well as wires and

Half advance degree after half

coils), working properly when

advance degree, one can map

required. Never leave anything to

their engine up to the detonation

chance, you would risk everything

limit, thereby getting the best

because of some tiny detail you

from it. For instance, working on

overlooked.

TO JOE

I would like to end by remembering my friend Joe, who passed away two years ago. Not only was he a friend to me, he was also a mentor, a sincere and brilliant person. I remember the time we spent on the phone, engaging in small-talk for three, maybe three and a half hours, without mentioning motors. His expertise, together with his culture and technique, always amazed me. No wonder he scolded me when I said “Joe, I don’t understand this stuff”. He got really angry! He had a vision, and most of the time he was right. I still remember when, a few years ago, we spoke about why he had made “trefoil” plates, while sitting on the dismantled seats of an M5, or when we spoke about how to determine the perfect balance for a drive shaft, while eating on the balcony of his seaside house. He would play some Dream Theatre riff on his left-handed guitar, just like Jimi Hendrix’s… though he had never installed the strings the right way! He told me “Simo, I realised something was wrong, playing that way did not feel right… but who cares, that’s how I do it”. I literally burst out laughing. He was unique. Goodbye Joe, a lot of people miss you, I assure you of that. A big hug, Simone

R&D departments of well-known companies know. Indeed, though

this threshold is the only way to gain from high-octane petrol,

Well, this is the end of our perilous

some may find it strange the

otherwise only the slight increase

journey in search of combustion

factors that play an important role

in combustion speed will bring

and knock. One could write even

in developing highly-performing

about benefits.

more, but I think describing

engines. Moreover, should anyone

Modern 4-stroke engines are

something in too much detail

want to set up a racing department

generally well-calibrated for 98-

is detrimental. I just wanted to

worthy of its name, they now know

100 octane petrol, and they are

share notions and concepts that

how to make things work. I’m

equipped with a knock sensor

all the technicians working in the

joking, of course… or am I?

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CIK-FIA EUROPEAN KZ & KZ2 CHAMPIONSHIPS OUEST KARTING, ESSAY (FRANCE) 24th APRIL 2016 – 1st ROUND

Ardigò, chapeau! SINCE THE LAST DECADE, THE PREMIER CLASS OF KARTING HAS THE RESPONSABILITY OF BEING THE MOST APPEALING SIDE OF THE SPORT AND THEREFORE THE MOST CREDIBLE AND SPECTACULAR OF THE KARTING CLASSES, THANKS TO THE PARTICIPATION OF THOSE DRIVERS WHO HAVE MADE HISTORY WITH THEIR CHALLENGES SUPPORTED BY STRONG PERFORMING RELIABLE ENGINES. THE FIRST ROUND OF THE CIK FIA WHICH TAKES PLACE IN ESSAY, FRANCE, CONFIRMS MARCO ARDIGÒ AS THE BEST. REPORT: W. GUCCI / PHOTO KSP

For those who live motor racing, crossing the finish line first is the result of many things, on which all competitors focus trying to win. These things affect their reputation because winning is the goal that justifies the commitment for an entire season. Winning the 125 shifter class means having the right mix of preparation, intuition and self awareness. Winning is the recognition of – work, which may last a lifetime, or perhaps just one day. Winning makes you a protagonist, a reference point for the whole karting circus. Marco Ardigò always shows his talent: his success in racing has never come by chance. His victories ripen during the race, facing each situation with the right tactic and his Vortex engine powered Tony Kart makes things easier for him. When racing at this level - strategy is very important. In Essay, on a particularly disastrous track condition, Ardigò is the master, the question is: who is going to be the driver skilled enough to beat him? Everybody wants to do better than Ardigò’s Tony Kart-Vortex; it is an obsession for all his fellow competitors because winning without beating Marco Ardigò is not considered creditable. To become number one in the world is fundamental, you have to win the duel against the Tony Kart ensign. Only - this way will such a victory prove to be worthy. Who will be the bold driver who will have the right equipment and skill to challenge the Brescian driver?

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HERE WE SEE MARCO ARDIGÃ’ (2) LEADING DURING THE EARLY PART OF THE FINAL WITH JEREMY IGLESIAS (4) AND CRG DUO PAOLO DE CONTO (19) AND FLAVIO CAMPONESCHI (1) TAILING HIM

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KZ

2 1 4 5 97 7 6 25 19 9 8 22 10 14 23 11 12 18 21 3 16 17 98 15 24 99

Ardigo, Marco Camponeschi, Flavio Iglesias, Jérémy Hajek, Patrik Hanley, Ben Lennox-Lamb, Jordon Pex, Jorrit Pescador, Jorge Carlos De Conto, Paolo Puhakka, Simo Abbasse, Anthony Armstrong, Marcus Lammers, Bas Fore, Davide Camplese, Lorenzo Lundberg, Douglas Dalè, Andrea Carlton, Gary Habulin, Kristijan Johansson, Joel Backman, Andreas Dreezen, Rick Deharte, Julien Thonon, Jonathan Chang Wing Chung, A. Samon, Enzo

Nat. Equipements

Gap

ITA ITA FRA CZE GBR GBR NLD ESP ITA FIN FRA NZL NLD ITA ITA SWE ITA USA HRV SWE SWE BEL FRA BEL MAC FRA

25 Laps 2.298 2.843 3.711 4.022 4.657 5.566 6.729 8.294 9.270 11.912 12.858 13.027 13.190 13.776 15.301 15.409 16.009 20.814 21.488 2 Laps 10 Laps 11 Laps 12 Laps 14 Laps 25 Laps

Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega Sodi / TM Racing / Vega Kosmic / Vortex / Vega Croc Promotions / TM Racing Birel Art / Parilla / Vega CRG / Vortex / Vega Praga / Parilla / Vega CRG / Maxter / Vega CRG / Maxter / Vega Sodi / TM Racing / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Sodi / TM Racing / Vega Righetti Ridolfi / TM Racing/ Vega Parolin / TM Racing / Vega Mach 1 / TM Racing / Vega CRG / TM Racing / Vega Formula K / Parilla / Vega TB Kart / TM Racing / Vega Righetti Ridolfi / TM Racing/ Vega Kosmic / Vortex / Vega Ricciardo Kart / Parilla / Vega CRG / Vortex / Vega Praga / Parilla / Vega CRG / Maxter / Vega RK / Vortex / Vega

GAME OF STRENGTH

The first round of the European championship of the KZ and KZ2 final is raced with typical winter conditions (7 ° C), on a hostile track for tire life where it is hard to overtake. Marco Ardigò, once again, risults impeccable and if he continues with this pace, it will be very hard for his opponents. Camponeschi and Iglesias step on the final podium with honour. Also Hanley is protagonist of a good race, but snubbing heats is not a champion behaviour.

Does the saying “well begun is half done” fit the situation? Looking at what happen during KZ qualifications it does not fit: Marco Ardigò is in tenth place, but only Pescador, Habulin and De Conto use slicks tyres resulting faster. Other drivers use rain tyres, being forced to settle for reserve positions. As said the track was a real puzzle, because also rain tyres on wet track wear out quickly. Qualifications result unreliable, whilst heats start anticipating better the real potential of participants. Pescador remain the fastest, earning 52 VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

KZ CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING AFTER ESSAY (FRA) P N Driver Fra qh Fra pf Fra f 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23

2 4 1 19 25 5 7 17 6 8 9 22 15 3 14 10 18 23 16 11 12 21 24

Ardigo, Marco Iglesias, Jérémy Camponeschi, Flavio De Conto, Paolo Pescador, Jorge Carlos Hajek, Patrik Lennox-Lamb, Jordon Dreezen, Rick Pex, Jorrit Abbasse, Anthony Puhakka, Simo Armstrong, Marcus Thonon, Jonathan Johansson, Joel Fore, Davide Lammers, Bas Carlton, Gary Camplese, Lorenzo Backman, Andreas Lundberg, Douglas Dalè, Andrea Habulin, Kristijan Chang Wing Chung, Andy

7 8 0 9 10 4 3 5 0 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0

17 14 13 15 12 11 8 16 6 1 5 7 10 9 4 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

25 16 20 8 9 13 11 0 10 6 7 5 0 0 3 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0

Pt 49 38 33 32 31 28 22 21 16 13 12 12 10 9 7 6 4 2 2 1 0 0 0


Above, Jeremy Iglesias (4) overtakes Ardigò on lap 6, he is unable to pull away from Tony Kart’s standard bearer. Below left, Flavio Camponeschi gets away from his rival De Conto and heads for flag

the pole position for the prefinal. Also Paolo De Conto confirm what showed in qualifying. Good performance also for Iglesias, who join Ardigò on the second row. The third row is composed by Abbasse and Dreezen.

PREFINAL Flying start by Paolo De Conto, followed by Iglesias, Ardigò, Abbasse and Pescador. Ardigò sets the fastest lap, stopping the chrono on 48.600 seconds and overtaking De Conto on the following lap. Ardigò gets away on the fourth lap, and behind his shoulders Dreezen is the fastest setting a lap of 48.479 seconds, overtaking Abbasse and chasing Iglesias. The Belgian wants to gain more positions, and he overtakes also Iglesias and De Conto. On the seventh lap positions seem to be defined, and the race goes on smoothly except for the contact between Abbasse and Pescador, which forces the Frenchmen to the

16th position. Ardigò leads the race followed by Dreezen, who decides to settle for the second place after some furious laps. Also Iglesias prefers staying behind De Conto in fourth position. Fifth place for a brilliant Flavio Camponeschi who starts from the 14th position. Even Hanley, sixth on the finish line (which did not race the heats in order to exploit new sets of tires in the final stage), reaches his goal with 18 overtakings.

FINAL After qualifying session, heats and the prefinal race the final outcome of this first event begins to take shape. Ardigò is the driver to beat. But who will be his antagonist? After few laps Iglesias seems to be the most inclined to ruin the Tony Kart driver’s party. The Frenchmen easily puts his Sodi Kart-TM ahead of Ardigò during lap six, but the race is long… On seventh lap Camponeschi overtakes De Conto, starting his own race. Dreezen, who VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE 53


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was one of the fastest in the prefinal race, looses the leading group. In the meantime, Marco Ardigò is following Iglesias as his shadow who is not able to exploit his leadership. In the second half of the race the pace starts slowing down, and during the fifteenth lap Ardigò overtakes the leader. Camponeschi is third and thanks to his pace slightly faster tries to catch Iglesias, who is opening a considerable gap from the leader.

RIGHT, BEN HANLEY (97) IS UNABLE TO DEFEND FOURTH PLACE FROM PATRICK HAJEK . BELOW, ANTHONY ABBASSE (8) AND JORGE PESCADOR (25) BEFORE A BUMP THAT WILL PENALISE THE FRENCH SODI DRIVER

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Few laps to go, but the race is done. Ardigò is getting ready to conquer the the first round of the European championship, leaving everybody astonished. On the penultimate lap, Flavio Camponeschi gets the better of Jeremy Iglesias. Is the Roman driver the Ardigò’s antagonist? Looking at this first round he could be the right one. Anyway, Iglesias is happy for this podium in his home country.


KZ2

CORBERI, WHAT A VICTORY! LUCA CORBERI WINS THE FIRST ROUND OF THE EUROPEAN KZ2 AND IS ONE OF THE ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES FOR TITLE WIN. BESANCENEZ AND PEX ARE HIS STRONGEST RIVALS. BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE BY OTHER ITALIAN DRIVERS FEDERER, LORANDI AND IRLANDO Leading the KZ2 is not so easy, and this year the category is harder than ever. Leonardo Lorandi is the fastest in qualifying, followed by Davies, Pex, Federer, Gonzales, Dahlberg, Corberi, Besancenez, Kremers and Piccini. Half of a second between the leader and the tenth driver, but even in this category

drivers are forced to face changing climatic conditions. Heats confirm protagonists in the first five rows, with Lorandi and Pex leading the two groups.

PREFINAL 1 Stan Pex leads the first heat in front of

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LUCA CORBERI (301) MAKES THE MOST OF THE EARLY PART OF THE FINAL, THEN IT STARTS RAINING. HE PULLS AWAY FROM THE PACK. NO ONE CAN MATCH HIS PERFORMANCE

Besancenez. Behind the leaders, a quartet of drivers composed by Piccini, Irlando, Davies and Tornqvist is fighting for the third place. In the second half of race, the leading duo increases his gap. Davies is slower than the other, but Tornqvist is not able to get the better of his opponent, underlining how difficult is to overtake. Pex wins the race ahead of Besancenez, who settles for second without trying to grab the leadership. Piccini wins the duel against Irlando finishing third with more than five seconds of gap.

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Fabian Federer (307) is once again the most competitive. His attempt to catch Corberi in the final and the remaining doubt whether he’d be able to overtake 3 laps from the chequered flag is worthy of note. Leonardo Lorandi (339) stops best practice time but loses pole after dueling with Pex and Besancenez race, but when finally is close to the leader the red flag is waving to allow the rescue of a commissioner hit by Matteo Viganò. The race is stopped and Corberi wins it, delaying the duel to the final race. Lorandi finishes third in front of Schmitz who started from the tenth place.

FINAL Pex and Corberi are leading the grid, followed by Besancenez, Federer, Piccini, Irlando and Lorandi. After the green light Pex is still ahead of Corberi, but the Tony Kart driver exploits a rain shower during the third lap and grabs the top spot. Federer seems to be in perfect shape, and during the following lap is in second place. Corberi’s strategy pays off, and the gap earned in the beginning of the race is just unbridgeable and everybody looks behind their shoulders to mantain the position. In the end Pex, Besancenz and Lorandi are close to Federer and, with just two laps to go, Besancenez and Lorandi overtake Pex.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34

301 307 302 339 305 343 312 310 337 397 340 303 306 309 327 325 311 346 324 336 333 347 350 316 304 394 344 322 317 331 334 315 314 330

Corberi, Luca Federer, Fabian Besancenez, Paolo Lorandi, Leonardo Pex, Stan Irlando, Alessandro Gonzales, Nicolas Skaras, Emil Dahlberg, Alexander Petit, Hubert Vigano, Matteo Schmitz, Alexander Piccini, Alessio Cavalieri, Alberto Leuillet, Tom Loubere, Pierre Törnqvist, Persson B. Picot, Nicolas Davies, Dylan Zani, Cristopher Iacovacci, Francesco Martinez Merono, Eliseo Schmidt, Dominik Azedo Sousa, Yohan Kremers, Marijn Jamin, Geoffrey Prette - Junior, Louis Fontaine, Paul Nilsson, Brandon Neubauer, Thomas Tanko Yurrebaso, Jon Prosperi, Oliver Enrico Norris, John Ippolito, Paolo

Nat. Equipements

Gap

ITA ITA FRA ITA NLD ITA FRA SWE SWE FRA ITA DEU ITA ITA FRA FRA SWE FRA NLD ITA ITA ESP DEU PORT AUS FRA MCO FRA SWE FRA ESP ESP IRL ITA

25 Laps 4.259 4.443 4.611 5.445 5.650 9.541 11.174 15.459 16.666 16.818 17.434 18.008 18.238 18.430 18.697 20.694 21.533 22.169 22.516 23.369 24.337 24.520 24.963 26.014 26.727 29.527 30.200 30.450 35.636 39.655 39.948 22 Laps 25 Laps

Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega CRG / Modena Engines / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega CRG / Vortex / Vega Energy Corse / TM Racing / Sodi / TM Racing / Vega Tony Kart / TM Racing / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Sodi / TM Racing / Vega Top Kart / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Maranello / Modena Engines Sodi / TM Racing / Vega Sodi / Parilla / Vega CRG / TM Racing / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega CRG / TM Racing / Vega DR / TM Racing / Vega Luxor / LKE / Vega Praga / Parilla / Vega CRG / TM Racing / Vega Zanardi / Parilla / Vega Birel Art / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Sodi / TM Racing / Vega Sodi / TM Racing / Vega Righetti Ridolfi / Vortex / Vega Birel Art / TM Racing / Vega Lenzokart / LKE / Vega CRG / TM Racing / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Lenzokart / LKE / Vega

KZ2 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING AFTER ESSAY (FRA) P N Driver Fra qh Fra pf1 Fra pf2 Fra f 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34

301 302 305 339 307 343 312 337 306 310 303 324 311 314 346 330 333 315 304 340 336 350 316 334 327 322 347 317 344 325 309 331 329 326

Corberi, Luca Besancenez, Paolo Pex, Stan Lorandi, Leonardo Federer, Fabian Irlando, Alessandro Gonzales, Nicolas Dahlberg, Alexander Piccini, Alessio Skaras, Emil Schmitz, Alexander Davies, Dylan Törnqvist, Persson Benjamin Norris, John Picot, Nicolas Ippolito, Paolo Iacovacci, Francesco Prosperi, Oliver Enrico Kremers, Marijn Vigano, Matteo Zani, Cristopher Schmidt, Dominik Azedo Sousa, Yohan Tanko Yurrebaso, Jon Leuillet, Tom Fontaine, Paul Martinez Merono, Eliseo Nilsson, Brandon Prette - Junior, Louis Loubere, Pierre Cavalieri, Alberto Neubauer, Thomas Simoni, Mauro Leuillet, Gabin

7 8 10 9 0 6 5 3 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

16 17 14 15 11 13 12 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

17 15 16 13 12 14 11 10 9 8 2 7 6 4 5 1 3 -

25 16 11 13 20 10 9 7 4 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 -

Pt 49 40 38 37 36 30 27 22 21 19 19 17 12 11 10 10 9 9 9 8 8 7 7 6 6 6 5 5 4 4 4 3 2 1

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TRACK On this occasion, the International Circuit Aunay doesn' t seem to be not so

appropriate for this event. The most important aspect is the difficulty in overtaking. It is a flowing track without important braking points and asphalt when wet is very rough and slippery. In brief theese conditions are the worst for racing at this level. The European KZ class needs perfect condition to allow these mini-racing cars to express their power. Moreover, the tyres wear-out quickly: it seems that Vega sold more than 250 sets of tyres between Friday and Saturday to allow drivers to find the right set-up. Ironically, during the official qualifying session, slick equipped drivers are faster than drivers who mount rain tyres on a wet track. On the other hand, there is someone does undertsand the situation, Hanley, who preferred not to take part in the heats, he uses a new set of tyres for the prefinal; this allows him to overtake 18 times because grip is better (about 1º faster per lap). If you want to finish the race ª pedal-to-metalº is not very good. As the old saying goes, going slow is not always a bad thing, look at ª the hare and the tortoiseº . Out of those who know how to deal with tyres, during the early stages of the race Ardigò concentrates more on saving his tyres for later. During the final he decides to avoid duelling with Iglesias and prefers to let him go and wait for the right moment to get back into the lead and carry on from there

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BRAD-SHOW

OUT OF 51 DRIVERS ON GRID CALLUM BRADSHAW (GBR) DOMINATES, LEAVING HIS RIVAL, FRENCHMAN THOMAS MIALANE (FRA), ONLY THE LEADERSHIP IN THE QUALIFYING SESSION CALLUM BRADSHAW DOMINATES THE OPENING ROUND OF THE CIK FIA KARTING ACADEMY. HE IS SIMPLY UNSTOPPABLE. A TOTAL OF 51 YOUNG DRIVERS ON THE GRID EQUIPPED WITH EXPRIT CHASSIS AND DDJ VORTEX ENGINES FIGHTING FOR A PLACE IN THE OK JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP IN BAHRAIN. REPORT: A. ROCA

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51 drivers from 39 nations attend the first round of the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, all motivated to win the opportunity to race the OK Junior World Championship that will be on scene on November 19th in Bahrain with a team of the OTK Group, official supplier of the trophy. All driver were selected by their ASN respecting some characteristics: they have to be between 13 and 15 years old and they should never be ranked in the top 15 places of a CIK-FIA junior championships. One place is reserved for a lady selected by the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission. From Saturday afternoon the Brit monopolises the higher step of the podium until the final race: an accident in the first manche involved nine drivers,

forcing the polesitter Thomas Mialane to slow down the pace. After the yellow flags, Bradshaw is able to exploit the re-start gaining the first position. The Brit replies also in the second manche, gaining the pole position for the prefinal race. The Frenchman Thomas Mialane has to settle for runner-up position, followed by Oliver Clarke (GBR) who will start third. Despite changing climatic conditions, Callum Bradshaw wins both prefinal and final races leading the pack from flag to flag. In the prefinal Thomas Mialane steps on the second spot of the podium, followed by Mads Eielso Hansen (DNK). The two drivers exchange positions in the final race, with the Brit always in front of the group.


ACADEMY FINAL P N Driver

Above, final podium with Bradshaw first, Hansen second and Mialane rounds out the podium. Below, drivers stand for a photo with promoters and technical staff from OTK Kart Group

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34

505 532 509 506 533 529 545 510 531 524 517 523 502 540 527 515 507 511 526 543 514 535 547 520 537 542 534 501 522 539 518 513 504 528

Bradshaw, Callum Hansen, Mads Eielso Mialane, Thomas Clarke, Oliver Jones, Jagger Ang, Zi Yang Alvis Lee, ChanJoon Imbourg, Thomas Wisnicki, Piotr Heyerdahl, Emil Haverkort, Kas Vaskelis, Kasparas Saval Martín, Carlos Leedmaa, Siim Tsukada, Kaito Goldstein, Elie Tunik, Arsenii Ventura, Simão Füngeling, Luke D'Arcy, Alexander Bergqvist, Alex Schmidli, Titus Shanghai Dimitrov, Alexander Zviedris, Valters Ugran, Filip-Ioan Beshara, Talal Shaw, Elliott Sabater Saura, Rubén Peklin, Ivan Sharma, Manav van Walstijn, Senna Nilsson, Alfred Schoma, Victor Tsujimoto, Shion

Nat. Equipements

Gap

GBR DNK FRA GBR USA SGP KOR FRA POL NOR NLD LTU ESP EST JPN BEL RUS PRT DEU GRC SWE CHE BGR LVA ROU BHR CZE ESP UKR IND NLD SWE BRA JPN

21 Laps 0.990 2.784 5.123 5.594 6.063 6.360 6.559 6.707 6.864 6.985 7.400 8.066 9.596 11.750 13.440 13.671 14.057 14.267 14.487 15.284 16.793 21.037 21.490 21.901 22.114 22.378 23.315 25.546 28.319 18 Laps 18 Laps 21 Laps 21 Laps

Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega

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CIK-FIA Vice President Kees Van De Grint comments: “Finally, the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy has been very exciting with all of the young enthusiastic and motivated Drivers from around the world. I extend my congratulations to the technical team from the OTK Kart Group which was able to offer the participants in the first Competition effective equipment of equal quality for all. Many engine exchanges were made at the initiation of our technical delegate without a variation in performance. The winner used different engines while remaining at the forefront of the category. The track behaviour of the drivers has improved significantly over the weekend, thanks to the front fairing fasteners limiting contact. We noticed that some drivers needed better training in the rules of competition, in addition to regular briefings, to better take into account cultural differences. On the other hand, the presence in Essay of a representative of the FIA Women in Motor Sport Commission should be emphasised.”

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34

505 532 509 506 533 524 545 529 513 510 517 531 523 502 540 527 518 515 507 511 526 543 514 535 547 520 537 542 534 501 522 539 504 528

Bradshaw, Callum Hansen, Mads Eielso Mialane, Thomas Clarke, Oliver Jones, Jagger Heyerdahl, Emil Lee, ChanJoon Ang, Zi Yang Alvis Nilsson, Alfred Imbourg, Thomas Haverkort, Kas Wisnicki, Piotr Vaskelis, Kasparas Saval Martín, Carlos Leedmaa, Siim Tsukada, Kaito van Walstijn, Senna Goldstein, Elie Tunik, Arsenii Ventura, Simão Füngeling, Luke D'Arcy, Alexander Bergqvist, Alex Schmidli, Titus Shanghai Dimitrov, Alexander Zviedris, Valters Ugran, Filip-Ioan Beshara, Talal Shaw, Elliott Sabater Saura, Rubén Peklin, Ivan Sharma, Manav Schoma, Victor Tsujimoto, Shion

10 4 8 7 5 6 2 0 9 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

25 20 16 13 11 6 9 10 0 8 5 7 4 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Pt 35 24 24 20 16 12 11 10 9 8 8 7 4 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES LA CONCA, LECCE (ITALY) 3rd APRIL 2016 – 3rd ROUND

BADASS ARDIGÒ Marco Ardigò wins the third round of the WSK Super Master Series ahead of Jordon Lennox Lamb after a breathtaking KZ final. Logan Sargeant wins the OK class whilst Noah Watt triumphs in OK Junior. Evan Mallett chase Mini title winning the third round.

The WSK Super Master Series arrives at La Conca, Lecce (Italy) for its third and penultimate round, featured by a perfect weather which has contributed to another week-end of intense races. Titles will be assigned after the last round at Adria the 22th of May, with Ardigò (KZ), Hiltbrand (OK), Taufik (OKJ), Pollini (KZ2), Mini (Mini) leading the respective classifications.

REPORT: A. ROCA / PICS: D.PASTANELLA

KZ ± Flavio Camponeschi (CRG-

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Parilla-Vega) starts the week-end strongly setting the fastest time in the qualifying session ahead of Paolo De Conto (CRG-Maxter-Vega) and Jordon Lennox Lamb (BirelART-Parilla-Vega). After the qualyfication heats, Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) and Lennox Lamb present themselves as candidates for the victory, winning respectively the prefinal A and the prefinal B. They confirm the prevision after the green flag, with Lennox Lamb


and Camponeschi who overtake Ardigò during the first lap. The Tony Kart driver doesn' t give up, and he takes the lead back with two aggressive manoeuvers over Camponeschi during the third lap, and over Lennox Lamb during the fourteenth lap. The race ends with the leading duo wheel-to-wheel on the finish line, and the victory goes to Ardigò for only fifteen tousandth of second! Third place for Ben Hanley

(CrocPromotions-TM-Vega) who gets the better of Paolo De Conto thanks to an amazing overtaking, sliding into the turn ahead of the Italian driver. Leonardo Lorandi (Tony Kart-VortexVega) wins the KZ2 class with the eight place overall. OK ± The American Logan Sargeant (FA Kart-Vortex-Vega) dominates each session of the entire week-end, leaving his opponents amazed. The

OK FINAL P N Driver

Nat. Chassis

Gap

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25

USA GBR GBR ESP POL NLD ITA RUS FRA ITA FIN SWE ITA FIN GBR DEU CHE MEX USA DNK PRT ARE ITA SWE ROU

20 Laps 3.418 3.564 4.437 5.260 6.275 7.306 7.705 7.893 8.397 8.591 9.008 10.872 11.268 12.032 12.237 15.642 20.253 31.917 1 Lap 4 Laps 8 Laps 10 Laps 15 Laps 20 Laps

227 208 204 206 201 215 214 213 205 207 211 202 218 209 231 233 216 217 212 220 236 237 222 235 223

Sargeant Logan Joyner Tom Novalak Clement Hiltbrand Pedro Basz Karol Van Leeuwen Martijn Travisanutto Lorenzo Smolyar Alexander Simmenauer Jean Baptiste Tiene Felice Lappalainen Konsta Noah Milell Lombardo Davide Tonteri Paavo Bale Thomas Brinkmann David Legeret Lucas Gonzalez Javier Gangi Jr Anthony Lundgaard Christian Ferreira Joao Kermanshahchi Taymour Maestranzi Marco Ohlin Simon Vasile Daniel

Fa Kart / Vortex / Vega Zanardi / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Crg / Parilla / Vega Kosmic / Vortex / Vega Birel Art / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Crg / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Kosmic / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Tm / Vega Crg / Parilla / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Birel Art / Parilla / Vega Ricciardo Kart / Parilla / Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Ricciardo Kart / Parilla / Crocpromotion / Tm / Vega Birel Art / Parilla / Vega Evokart / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega

OKJ FINAL P N Driver

Nat. Chassis

Gap

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34

DNK MAR BEL GBR ESP GBR NOR AUS IDN SWE RUS BEL BRA SWE RUS FIN ITA RUS RUS ESP ITA RUS FRA CHE FRA BEL RUS FRA DEU CAN RUS FRA LTU ITA

16 Laps 1.443 6.809 7.344 8.007 8.505 8.639 8.704 13.047 13.299 13.591 13.680 14.536 15.610 15.691 18.249 19.901 20.764 20.826 21.110 21.205 22.484 24.166 24.577 33.913 34.058 34.490 10 Laps 13 Laps 14 Laps 15 Laps 16 Laps 16 Laps 16 Laps

330 326 308 349 345 324 350 325 338 310 313 337 307 301 312 359 303 375 306 366 368 321 336 353 363 334 329 327 328 354 302 339 319 315

Watt Noah Taoufik Sami De Pauw Ulysse Wilson Teddy Vidales David Kenneally Fin Hauger Dennis Piastri Oscar Minang Perdana Lindh Rasmus Rozenfeld David De Wilde Ugo Collet Caio Blomqvist Isac Berets Ivan Alatalo William Giardelli Alessandro Aleksandrov Nikita Morozov Ilya Lahoz Lopez Alejandro Carenini Danny Grigoryev Ivan Chappard Franck Eichenberger Tara Martins Victor Weerts Charles Bogdanov Dmitrii Peisselon Timothy Kruetten Niklas Serravalle Antonio Bulantsev Pavel Milesi Charles Jonusis Justas Moretti Marzio

Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Fa Kart / Vortex / Vega Birel Art / Parilla / Vega Crg / Parilla / Vega Energy / Tm / Vega Fa Kart / Vortex / Vega Crg / Parilla / Vega Fa Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Ricciardo Kart / Parilla Exprit / Vortex / Vega Kosmic / Parilla / Vega Birel Art / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Tm / Vega Tony Kart / Tm / Vega Dr / Tm / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Fa Kart / Tm / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Dr / Tm / Vega Kosmic / Vortex / Vega Crg / Parilla / Vega Kosmic / Parilla / Vega Kosmic / Vortex / Vega Fa Kart / Vortex / Vega Fa Kart / Vortex / Vega Fa Kart / Vortex / Vega Crg / Tm / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Dr / Tm / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega

final race seems another day in the office for the Ricky Flynn Motorsport driver: he gets passed by Thomas Joyner (Zanardi-Parilla-Vega) in the early stage of the race, coming back in first position during lap four. From that moment Sargeant starts opening a considerable gap of more than three seconds until the chequered flag. Clement Novalak (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) finishes third a

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Nat. Chassis

Gap

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34

ITA GBR GBR ITA CZE ITA FRA ITA BEL NLD ITA ITA ITA ITA FRA SWE SWE SWE SWE ITA ESP LTU ROU ITA BEL FIN ITA NLD ESP NLD NZL USA ITA SWE

20 Laps 0.015 0.583 0.945 2.344 4.219 5.601 6.119 6.823 7.159 7.268 8.826 11.626 12.290 12.455 13.617 14.669 15.683 17.037 17.194 18.837 20.323 21.339 27.364 3 Laps 3 Laps 4 Laps 7 Laps 8 Laps 8 Laps 13 Laps 13 Laps 20 Laps 20 Laps

3 7 27 2 9 5 24 102 15 1 20 122 131 112 19 8 114 110 115 107 117 108 113 120 11 6 106 26 16 25 4 18 123 111

Ardigo© Marco Lennox Lamb Jordon Hanley Benjamin De Conto Paolo Hajek Patrik Camponeschi Flavio Abbasse Anthony Lorandi Leonardo Thonon Jonathan Pex Jorrit Camplese Lorenzo Pollini Giacomo Musio Luigi Iacovacci Francesco Iglesias Jeremy Backman Andreas Dahlberg Alexander Tornqvist Persson Skaras Emil Alex Martinez Eliseo Baciuska Rokas Marcu Dionisios Rosati Fabrizio Dreezen Rick Puhakka Simo Corberi Luca Davies Dylan Pescador Jorge Lammers Bas Armstrong Marcus Carlton Gary Piccini Alessio Johansson Andreas

Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Birel Art / Parilla / Vega Crocpromotion / Tm / Vega Crg / Maxter / Vega Kosmic / Vortex / Vega Crg / Parilla / Vega Sodikart / Tm / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Praga / Parilla / Vega Crg / Vortex / Vega Parolin / Tm / Vega Crg / Tm / Vega Crg / Tm / Vega Luxor / Lke / Vega Sodikart / Tm / Vega Kosmic / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Benjacmrgin / Tm / Vega Tony Kart / Tm / Vega Energy / Tm / Vega Praga / Parilla / Vega Energy / Maxter / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Crg / Maxter / Vega Ricciardo / Parilla / Vega Crg / Maxter / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Crg / Modena / Vega Praga / Parilla / Vega Sodikart / Tm / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Formula K / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Crg / Tm / Vega

MINI FINAL P N Driver

Nat. Chassis

Gap

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33

FRA ITA ITA MYS NLD RUS ITA ROU ITA ITA RUS CZE EST SRE GBR ITA ITA NLD ITA ITA NLD ITA ITA ITA ITA RUS ITA SGP ITA ITA CZE ITA CHN

10 Laps 0.466 1.350 4.513 5.770 5.926 6.082 10.880 11.736 12.316 12.406 12.674 12.828 13.298 13.360 14.094 14.470 15.102 15.330 15.678 15.743 16.098 17.485 18.012 18.836 19.850 20.228 29.552 34.716 36.784 7 Laps 9 Laps 10 Laps

517 538 546 518 536 549 529 559 535 525 547 530 524 595 510 557 545 532 543 544 537 501 505 560 526 558 577 506 561 527 521 503 513

Mallet Evann Paparo Michael Mini Gabriele Putera Adam Polman Justin Smal Kirill Pizzi Francesco Iancu Alexandru Coluccio Luigi Delli Guanti Pietro Lomko Vladislav Stanek Roman Aron Paul Day Jamie Griggs Luca Mazzola Rocco Ugochukwu Ugo Weug Maya Marrocco Matthew Pulito Francesco Gustafsson Viktor Antonelli Andrea Caglioni Leonardo Famularo Anthony Cenedese Alessandro Ignatov Dmitry Sgobba Pio Francesco Kattoulas Alexandros Famularo Alessandro Cuman Nicolo Skocdopole Dan Giardelli Luca Han Cenyu

Crg / Tm / Vega IP Karting / Tm / Vega Energy / Tm / Vega Crg / Tm / Vega Crg / Tm / Vega Energy / Iame / Vega Energy / Iame / Vega Tony Kart / Tm / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex Tony Kart / Tm / Vega Energy / Iame / Vega Energy / Iame / Vega Tony Kart / Tm / Vega Energy / Iame / Vega Energy / Iame / Vega Energy / Tm / Vega Energy / Iame / Vega Tony Kart / Tm / Vega Luxor / Lke / Vega Praga-Ok1 / Tm / Vega Exprit / Tm / Vega Exprit / Tm / Vega Energy / Iame / Vega Evokart / Tm / Vega Tony Kart / Tm / Vega Energy / Tm / Vega Energy / Iame / Vega Tony Kart / Tm / Vega Joesveokart / Tm / Vega Tony Kart / Tm / Vega Crg / Tm / Vega Tony Kart / Tm / Vega Crg / Tm / Vega

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Left, Noah Watt (330) triumphs in OK Junior after a strong weekend. Below, Evann Mallet (517) challenges Gabriele Mini for the title.

consistent race, ahead of an amazing Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG-Parilla-Vega) who starts from the fourteenth position on the grid, showing why he is leading the championship. OK Junior ± The OK Junior week-end is opened by Noah Watt (Tony KartVortex-Vega) with the fastest lap

during the qualifying session, almost three tenth of second faster than Fin Kenneally (FA Kart-Vortex-Vega) and Sami Taoufik (FA Kart-Vortex-Vega). The Danish drivers confirms his value during the qualifying heats winning four rounds followed by Taufik and the Spaniard David Vidales (Energy-TMVega). These three drivers contend


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Championship standings after three events

OK RESULTS Pos. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)

N. 206 227 204 214 203 208 215 205 201 213

Name HILTBRAND PEDRO SARGEANT LOGAN NOVALAK CLEMENT TRAVISANUTTO LORENZO NIELSEN NICKLAS JOYNER TOM VAN LEEUWEN MARTIJN SIMMENAUER JEAN B. BASZ KAROL SMOLYAR ALEXANDER

OKJ RESULTS

OK PODIUM

OK LOGAN SARGEANT

Pos. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)

N. 326 330 345 308 305 301 324 343 349 327

Name TAOUFIK SAMI WATT NOAH VIDALES DAVID DE PAUW ULYSSE SHVETSOV IVAN BLOMQVIST ISAC KENNEALLY FIN FETISOV BOGDAN WILSON TEDDY PEISSELON TIMOTHY

KZ RESULTS the victory in the final race since the word ª goº , with Taufik who touches Ulysse De Pauw (BirelART-Parilla-Vega) after the start, and Vidales during lap four. The polesitter drives in solitude, and behind him there is Taufik. With the first two positions confirmed, the fight switches to the lowest step of the podium with De Pauw, Vidales, Kenneally and Teddy Wilson (CRGParilla-Vega) involved in a fierce battle. Under the chequered flag is the Belgian driver who steps on the podium. 60 Mini ± The battle for the title continues between Mallet Evann (CRG-

TM-Vega) and Gabriele Mini (EnergyTM-Vega), with the French drivers who gets the better of the Italian during the qualifying session. Mini wins three qualifying heats earning the top spot in the prefinal A, while his opponent is the poleman for the prefinal B. After two victories for both drivers in their respective prefinal races, the final race shows an unstoppable Mallet who looks the rest of the group from the first position, while Michael Paparo (IPKarting-TM-Vega) finishes second ahead of Gabriele Mini, who looses the chance to earn more point for the championship.

Pos. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)

N. 3 24 2 7 5 25 19 9 27 1

Name ARDIGO© MARCO ABBASSE ANTHONY DE CONTO PAOLO LENNOX LAMB JORDON CAMPONESCHI FLAVIO LAMMERS BAS IGLESIAS JEREMY HAJEK PATRIK HANLEY BENJAMIN PEX JORRIT

KZ2 RESULTS Pos. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)

N. 122 102 131 107 101 129 110 112 123 114

Name POLLINI GIACOMO LORANDI LEONARDO MUSIO LUIGI ALEX PEX STAN SIMONI MAURO TORNQVIST PERSSON B. IACOVACCI FRANCESCO PICCINI ALESSIO DAHLBERG ALEXANDER

MINI RESULTS Pos. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)

N. 546 538 517 529 549 553 518 505 530 525

Name MINI GABRIELE PAPARO MICHAEL B. MALLET EVANN PIZZI FRANCESCO SMAL KIRILL BIZZOTTO LEONARDO PUTERA ADAM CAGLIONI LEONARDO STANEK ROMAN DELLI GUANTI PIETRO

Nat. ESP USA GBR ITA DNK GBR NLD FRA POL RUS

Pt 162 156 111 110 106 105 87 56 44 35

Nat. MAR DNK ESP BEL RUS SWE GBR RUS GBR FRA

Pt 180 168 165 124 103 94 85 60 57 55

Nat. ITA FRA ITA GBR ITA NLD FRA CZE GBR NLD

Pt 262 185 160 122 109 101 92 91 60 53

Nat. ITA ITA ITA ITA NLD ITA SWE ITA ITA SWE

Pt 240 177 129 125 117 79 77 73 71 68

Nat. ITA ITA FRA ITA RUS ITA MYS ITA ZE ITA

Pt 190 160 151 150 81 77 75 68 64 63

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ROTAX MAX EUROCHALLENGE GENK CIRCUIT, GENK (BEL) APRIL 3rd 2016 – 1st ROUND

BELGIAN REVENGE The ROTAX MAX Euro Challenge kicks off its 13th season, with over 150 drivers from over 20 nations fighting for the European title. Axel Charpentier is Junior class winner on the 1,360 meter-long circuit, Nicholas Schoell sweeps the Senior class and Kevin Ludi and Martin Pierce win the DD2 and DD2 Masters REPORT: A.ROCA / PHOTOS: RGMMC PRESS OFFICE Senior Max start

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2016 ROTAX EURO CHALLENGE DRIVERS

JUNIOR PODIUM

A warm weather greets the first round of the ROTAX MAX Eurochallenge 2016 promoted by RGMMC Group at Genk, Belgium. After the terrifying terroristic attacks, Belgian people re-start from the sport: crowded grandstands assist to an intense week-end of spectacular races. The next appointment is for the 15th of May at Castelletto di Branduzzo, Italy. JUNIOR MAX – The show begins with almost 45 drivers being separated by less than a second in the qualifying session, setting the stage for an awesome week-end. Coles Racing’s 68 VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

driver Adam Smalley sets the fastest lap being followed by KR Sport’s duo composed by Joe Phillips and Oli Caldwell. The qualification heats show different winners for each race: Dutchman Glenn Van Berlo (Hugo Motorsport), the Brits Mark Kimber (Strawberry Racing), Oli Caldwell, Joe Phillips and Axel Charpentier (Strawberry Racing) as well as Frenchman Thibaut Clement (SG Drivers) are the victorious youngsters. The pole position for the prefinal race goes to Glenn Van Berlo, beside with Adam Smalley on first row. Joe Phillips and Oli Caldwell compose the second

ROTAX JUNIOR FINAL P N Driver

Nat. Equipment

Gap

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34

GBR NLD GBR FIN GBR GBR BEL GBR GBR DEU BEL NLD FRA BEL DEU NLD POL FRA EST LVA DNK FRA SWE NLD CHE HUN FRA POL EST SWE DEU EST EST GBR

14 Laps 7.383 7.603 7.733 7.801 8.556 8.737 8.933 9.003 9.010 9.231 9.280 9.460 9.489 9.902 9.958 11.012 11.099 11.162 11.730 11.930 12.203 12.294 12.991 13.073 13.278 16.096 16.192 16.471 16.808 16.849 17.020 17.206 17.959

88 49 25 36 64 7 61 23 31 33 53 100 44 73 28 37 45 55 35 62 29 59 39 34 89 42 65 54 27 86 50 32 20 38

Charpentier Axel Van Berlo Glenn Smalley Adam Leppa Lauri Caldwell Oli Kimber Mark Handsaeme Xavier McCarthy Connor Phillips Joe Bergmeier Tamino Przybylak Xander del Sarte Ruben Perceval Antoine Aerts Kenzo Doerr Phil Kraaijeveld Pepijn Wisnicki Piotr Valente Enzo Koss Georg Zviedris Valters Lund Mathias Clement Thibaut Andersson Hugo Willemse Daan Schmidli Titus Shanghai Toth Laszlo Nomblot Jean Pylka Max Leedmaa Siim Radne Madeleine Walter Andre Muru Marko Andreas Oja Jakob Mattias Canning Tom

Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo OTK / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Kosmic / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Kosmic / Rotax / Mojo FA Kart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Kosmic / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo OTK / Rotax / Mojo CRG / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Sodikart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo FA Kart / Rotax / Mojo FA Kart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Sodikart / Rotax / Mojo Kosmic / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo CRG / Rotax / Mojo Flandria / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Kosmic / Rotax / Mojo

row. Van Berlo cannot hold to pole position for long as Adam Smalley takes the lead within the first lap. Then more juniors join the leading group, with also Oli Caldwell, Glenn Van Berlo and Axel Charpentier in the leading role for at least one time. In the end is the


KEVIN LUDI LEADS THE DD2 GROUP

DD2 MASTERS WINNER MARTIN PIERCE.

Strawberry Racing’s driver Charpentier who shows the best pace taking the top spot ahead of Glenn Van Berlo and Adam Smalley. In the early stages, the final race seems to be a business of Axel Charpentier and Glenn Van Berlo until up to twenty drivers close the gap and join the leading duo, starting a fierce battle. The Brit Charpentier finds some speed, opening a relaxing gap from the rest of the pack. Under the chequered flag, he has more than seven seconds of advantage on Glenn Van Berlo and Adam Smalley, taking his revenge after the Winter Cup at Valencia. After the

race Adam Smalley was penalized, so Lauri Leppa climbs on the podium. SENIOR MAX - In the Senior MAX class, the Turkish Berkay Besler (Bouvin Power) sets the pace in the qualifying session, being faster than Josh White (Coles Racing) and Jordan BrownNutley (JBN Racing). The latter is the only one driver able to win two qualifying heats, and 21st place on the grid! with a third place in the last heat he scores the pole position for the prefinal race. Second place for the last years’ European junior champion Jack McCarthy (Strawberry Racing)

DD2 PODIUM

ahead of Denis Mavlanov (KR Sport) and Josh White. Tough races for the Friday’s fastest driver Berkay Besler, who starts from the 14th place. The prefinal begins with a huge group which involves almost helf of the grid, where positions starts changing quickly. After few laps, it is Nicolas Schoell (Strawberry Racing) who comes up as the new race leader. With his Irish teammate Gary Donnelly (Strawberry Racing) on his tail, the Austrian driver pulls away from the rest of the group winning the prefinal race by a gap of 0.651 seconds. Belgian driver Glenn van Parijs (Bouvin Power) rounds out the

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ROTAX MAX EUROCHALLENGE

SENIOR DOUBLE WINNER NICOLAS SCHOELL podium starting from the 21st place. Nicolas Schoell shows the way from the top spot in the final race too: after the first lap the Austrian driver is steadily on top winning the race with a secure gap of 1.294 seconds on his teammate Gary Donnelly who takes home another second place hardware. The battle for the lowest step of the podium sees the reigning vice champion Rinus van Kalmthout (Daems Racing) from the Netherlands conquering the third place. DD2 – Another Austrian drivers shows the way during this first appointment of the ROTAX MAX Eurochallenge, and he responds to the name of Constantin Schoell (Daems Racing). He sets his Tony Kart chassis in front of the group, followed by Kevin Ludi (Spirit Racing) from Switzerland in second position and Abdullah Al Rawahi (KMS) in third. All changes in the heats: the Dane Martin Mortensen (RS Competition) gains the pole position thanks to a victory, a fourth and a second place. Kevin Ludi confirms himself as the runner up, while Poland’s Lukasz Bartoszuk (CRG S.P.A.) is behind his shoulders. Constantin Schoell starts from the 15th position because of an exclusion from the first heat due to cutting the track over the curbs. In the prefinal race the poleman shows a terrible performance: from

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the top spot to the 21st position. On the other hand Kevin Ludi and Jordy Lievens are in a perfect shape settling the victory among themselves. In the end is Ludi the winner ahead of Lievens and with Barrie Pullinger (Dan Holland Racing) in third. In the main event, Kevin Ludi and Barrie Pullinger pull away from the group, begin fighting by halftime. Thanks to the battle for the leadership, Mick Wishofer, Lukasz Bartoszuk and the reigning DD2 champion Ferenc Kancsar (VPDR) close the gap starting fighting for the lead. The Swiss finds some speed and pulls away from the group, signing his first victory. Bartoszuk settles for the second place in front of Wishofer. DD2 MASTERS - Dennis Kroes (Team Kroes Goedsign/JVD Power) is the fastest in the qualifying until he has to leave his role to Martin Pierce (Uniq Racing Team) after the heats. From then on the Irish man is a class of his own, taking the deserved double win in the main races. In the prefinal Tamsin Germain (DG Racing) and Richard Faulkner (Coles Racing) follow in second and third spot, but none of them could repeat the performance in the final. Here Slawomir Muranski (Wyrzykowski Motorsport) from Poland and Dennis Kroes complete the top three on the podium.

ROTAX SENIORS FINAL P N Driver

Nat. Chassis

Gap

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34

AUT ITL NLD GBR FRA BEL RUS BEL SWE GBR GBR NLD BEL GBR DEU GBR FRA NLD NLD EST TUR GBR FIN GBR NLD FRA DEU POL SWE FRA GBR FRA SWE FRA

17 Laps 1.294 4.354 4.454 4.660 4.796 4.880 5.317 5.442 5.558 7.375 7.777 8.211 8.469 11.061 11.103 12.122 12.347 13.043 13.888 14.359 15.265 15.501 15.816 17.147 18.038 18.603 19.910 20.098 29.302 1 Lap 1 Lap 13 Laps 13 Laps

216 266 202 205 223 254 210 206 226 235 204 212 253 252 214 256 267 257 245 228 209 218 258 227 249 224 246 263 250 261 221 244 220 230

Schoell Nicolas Donnelly Gary van Kalmthout Rinus Marsh Sam Drouet Thomas Warge Felix Mavlanov Denis van Parijs Glenn Backman Jessica Skelton Josh Brand Edward Willemse Luc Roovers Noah Brown-Nutley Jordan Dreyspring Christopher Turner Charlie Jaloux Romain Bijdendijk Ruurd van Berlo Kay Korjus Kaspar Besler Berkay McCarthy Jack Lehtonen Niko Collings Josh van Vark Lars Renaudin Adrien Woik Daniel Wojtowicz Filip Andersen Charlie Brion Lucas White Josh Croquison Hugo Rehme David Evrard Paul

Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Alonso / Rotax / Mojo FA Kart / Rotax / Mojo OTK / Rotax / Mojo Kosmic / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo OTK / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo CRG / Rotax / Mojo FA Kart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo DR / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Alonso/OTK / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Alonso / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Sodi / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo Gillard / Rotax / Mojo Kosmic / Rotax / Mojo Sodikart / Rotax / Mojo Tonykart / Rotax / Mojo FA Kart / Rotax / Mojo RK Kart / Rotax / Mojo Kosmic / Rotax / Mojo

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Nat. Equipment

Gap

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ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE NEW ZEALAND KARTSPORT ROTORUA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY, ROTORUA (NZ) APRIL 24th 2016 – 2nd ROUND

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ABOVE, DD2 FINAL START MATHEW KINSMAN(30) LEFT, ROTAX JUNIOR CODY BREWCZYNSKI (81)

RESULTS Rotax Max Light The points leader in the 125cc Rotax Max Light class heading into the meeting, Daniel Connor from Auckland, found himself with work to do on Saturday but came back to dominate on Sunday. Young gun Michael McCulloch from the Kapiti Coast was quickest in qualifying on Saturday and last year’s Rotax Junior class winner Dylan Drysdale won the heats before multi-time class South Island champ Chris Cox came through to win the Pre-Final and Final

with Connor back in fifth at the flag. Defending class title holder Connor was back to his dominant best in the rain on Sunday, however, topping the time sheets in qualifying and winning all four class races, the first heat from Jordan Baldwin, the second and PreFinal from Michael McCulloch and the Final from Dylan Drysdale and Hamilton’s Mitch Beach. Rotax Max Heavy Campbell Joyes, and Auckland pair Keith Wilkinson and Sam Carpenter proved the form trio, finishing

FINAL Rotax Max Light 1. Daniel Connor; 2.  Dylan Drysdale; 3. Michael McCulloch; 4. Mitch Beach; 5. Kaleb Currie; 6. Caleb Huston Rotax Max Heavy 1. Campbell Joyes; 2. Keith Wilkinson; 3. Sam Carpenter; 4. Ashley Higgins; 5. Daniel Bugler; 6. Brendon Hart DD2 1. Josh Hart; 2. Mason Armstrong; 3. James Blair; 4. Mathew Kinsman; 5. Jonathan Buxeda; 6. Taylor Harte DD2 Masters 1. Ryan Urban; 2. Karl Wilson; 3. Tiffany Chittenden; 4. Aarron Cunningham; 5. Callum Orr; 6. Peter Wrightson Rotax Junior 1. Cody Brewczynski; 2. Ryan Wood; 3. Reece Hendl-Cox; 4. Kaleb Ngatoa; 5. Madeline Stewart; 6. Rianna O’Meara-Hunt

POINTS AFTER RND 4 OF 8 Rotax Max Light 1. Daniel Connor 346 points; 2. Dylan Drysdale 345; 3. Kaleb Currie 328; 4. Chris Cox 319; 5. Jacob Cranston 317; 6. Caleb Huston 306.  Rotax Max Heavy 1. Campbell Joyes 357 points; 2. Keith Wilkinson 348; 3. Daniel Bugler 323; 4.  Sam Carpenter 309; 5. Kevin Barker 306; 6. Teddy Bassick 302. DD2 1. Mat Kinsman 353 points; 2. Josh Hart 348; 3. Daniel Bray 335; 4. Dylan Drysdale 309; 5. James Blair 303; 6. CJ Sinclair 296. DD2 Masters 1. Ryan Urban 364 points; 2. Tiffany Chittenden, 336; 3. Karl Wilson 333; 4. Callum Orr 322; 5. Stuart Marshall 321; 6. Aarron Cunningham 317. Rotax Junior 1. Matthew Payne 343 points; 2. Ryan Wood 333; 3. Reece Hendl-Cox 319; 4. Madeline Stewart 309; 5. Rianna O’MearaHunt 303; 6. Jaden Ransley 302.

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all four Saturday races in that order. They were also quick in the wet on Sunday though this time Carpenter missed out on a place on the podium to Brendon Hart in the second heat and Darren Walker in the Pre-Final. DD2 Three drivers Daniel Bray, Mathew Kinsman and Josh Hart - battled hard on both days for class honours with Bray having the edge in the dry on Saturday but Josh Hart coming through to win the Final on a damp but drying track on Sunday. Tyre choice proved critical in this race with Mason Armstrong and James Blair claiming weekend-best finishes (second and third respectively), Kinsman hanging on for fourth and Daniel Bray back in eighth place by the time the flag came out. DD2 Masters Dry on Saturday or wet on Sunday, it made no difference, the pair claiming the only class clean sweeps (quickest in qualifying then eight race wins from eight starts) at the meeting. Having - just - missed out a clean sweep at the opening double header round of this year’s Giltrap Group-backed New Zealand Challenge at Palmerston North in February, Urban at least had something

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to aim for at Rotorua. But to complete the challenge he still had to master two very different sets of driving conditions - warm and dry on Saturday, and wet and cool on Sunday - which was some achievement, and one matched by only one other driver over the weekend, recently crowned NZ Rotax Max Heavy class Sprint champion, 17-year-old Campbell Joyes. In the dry on Saturday Urban led home top female driver and former UK Rotax category rep Tiffany Chittenden in the heats and Pre-Final then won the Final from experienced sprint and superkart ace Karl Wilson from Wellington with Chittenden a DNF thanks to a brake issue. In the wet on Sunday Aucklander Aarron Cunningham, Wilson and Chittenden battled mightily all day behind Urban who again won both class heat races and the Pre-Final and Final, the latter from Wilson, Chittenden, Cunningham and Palmerston North driver Callum Orr. Rotax Junior Pukekohe teenager Matthew Payne dominated on Saturday but was pipped in the rain in qualifying on Sunday by in-form local driver Reece Hendl-Cox who went on to win both heats and the Pre-Final and finish third in the Final behind visiting Australian driver Cody Brewczynski and Wellington young gun Ryan Wood. A spin on the second corner in the Final put Payne back down the field but he retained his series points lead.


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ROTAX MAX ASIA CHALLENGE SPEEDWAY PLUS KARTING CIRCUIT, SELANGOR (MAL) APRIL 3rd 2016 – 2nd ROUND

HOTTER THAN HELL

THE 2ND ROUND OF THE ROTAX MAX ASIA CHALLENGE HELD AT THE SPEEDWAY PLUS KARTING CIRCUIT, MALAYSIA ON APRIL 2ND-3RD, WHERE THE WEATHER WAS SCORCHING HOT IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON THROUGH THE EVENING REPORT M.NASSI / PHOTOS B.LEONG An hot weather tormented Asian drivers during the second round of the Rotax Asia Challenge, forcing them to an extraordinary effort. The 3rd round of the series will be held at the same track just 4 weeks later, with round 4 slated for Sepang. DD2 MAX - Indonesian driver Senna Noor continued his dominant form in the DD2 category. He put in a clean sweep as he took pole position, both heat wins, and maximum points from the pre-final and final. He held the lead at the start of the final but was followed closely by Eshan Pieris (India). Eshan having raced previously in the senior Max, made an impressive start in his first DD2 debut. He clocked in the fastest time for both prefinals and finals. It looked like he would overtake Senna but decides to play it safe and go for 76 VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

2nd. Other DD2 seniors that made up the top 5 is Weiron Tan (3rd), Nayan Chatterjee (4th) and James Veerapen (5th). James was struggling abit in the prefinal as his kart was not performing compared to the rest of the karts. Top with the hot weather, James had to push much harder and he managed to bagged 5th for his efforts. Riki Tanioka finished 1st in the DD2 master category despite missing out in the 2nd heat and starting at 17th in the prefinals. Riki was penalised 10 seconds in the 1st heat for the new CIK bumper regulations. He was not happy with the decision and decided not to race in the 2nd heat as a sort of protest. However, he managed to put his emotion in check and bag the top in the master category. JUNIOR MAX - Prassetyo Hardja crossed the line and took the first place in the

Junior Max final. This time there was no yellow flag incident to spoil his victory. From the start, Prassetyo powered on to pull away from the pack but was closely followed by Lin Tsen Han from Taiwan and Romain Leroux from Singapore. Prassetyo didn' t have it easy as he kept defending his line to stop Lin Tsen Han from trying to overtake. As the race goes on, the heat is starting to get to top 3 drivers and have settled down to their respective positions till the finish line. Kane Shepherd settled for 4th after dropping from 3rd and hold his position for the whole race. Danial Frost started at 6th, managed to overtake Arsh Johany to settle for 5th. SENIOR MAX - Ricky Donison won the Senior Max category ahead of Barrichello Noor and Silvano Christian. In the final, Darryl Wenas starts in pole


ABOVE, RICKY DONISON GRABS A SECOND PLACE IN SENIOR LEFT, JUNIOR ARRIVAL 

and Silvano Christian in 2nd. After the formation lap, both drivers kart bumper got tangled and spun to the edge of the first corner, opening up the way for Ricky Donison, Adam Haikal, Barrichello Noor and Gabriella Teo. Silvano managed to recover faster ahead of Darryl and overtook Gabriella Teo later in the race. Barrichello Noor got to 2nd and stayed

there as he and Donison built quite a gap from the rest. Adam Haikal was 3rd and defended most of the race and this continued to give Barrichello and Donison a huge lead. Silvano, in the end, managed to overtake Adam Haikal and held on for 3rd. Gabriella Teo started at 5th in the final, went up to 4th after Darryl and Silvano got into a shuffle with their karts. But she didn' t get to hang on to it for long as Silvano, Darryl and Nabil Hutasuhut came from behind and muscled their way through. Gabriella dropped to 7th but she fought back and went back up to 4th. Darryl Wenas at 6th place made a move on Adam Haikal and was pushed aside. The move was deemed to be deliberate and Darryl was penalised for it. This decision puts Adam Haikal back to 5th place position in the final result. MICRO MAX - In the Micro Max race, Dylan Bondi bagged his 1st place podium win after an exciting race between the top 5 drivers. Dylan started in the finals at 5th place but slowly going up one place at a time and eventually gained 1st place after 10 laps and held on to the top spot until the end of the race. Hayden Haikal who started 1st in the final, didn' t have the speed to match Dylan Bondi and was overtaken in the 10th lap. Amer Harris who is also one of the fastest in the race, took advantage of the tussle and slipped into 2nd. Oscar Ng, winner of

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CHAMPIONSHIP DD2 1) 342 Senna Sulaiman Noor 178; 2) 401 Riki Tanioka 163; 3) 300 Long Mohammad Nor Ariff 155; 4) 369 Nayan Chatterjee 154; 5) 322 James Veerapen 153; 6) 312 David Sitanala 141; 7) 311 Brendan Paul Anthony 138; 8) 336 Hafizi Samad 127; 9) 412 Ong Chee Mang 125; 10) 317 Nazim Azman 124; 11) 577 Lee Lung Nien 123; 12) 422 Eric Yong 116; 13) 525 Handi Hargja 108; 14) 419 Thiru Kumaran 107; 15) 488 Peter Chua 101; 16) 555 Kong Chun Keat 99; 17) 444 Lim Seng Leo 95; 18) 514 Eric Asgirmur Hughes Mancini 94; 19) 515 Oliver Dennis 89; 20) 330 Eshan Pieris 84; 21) 394 Weiron Tan 83; 22) 327 Rahul Raj Mayer 83; 23) 313 Oscar Ruiz De Luzufiaga 68; 24) 386 Pavan Ravishankar 61; 25) 321 Najiy Ayyad Abdul Razak 58; 26) 432 Alan Saw 49; 27) 351 Zahir Ali 46; 28) 400 Johnny Shang 44; 29) 323 Jon Lee 41 SENIOR 1) 251 Silvano Christian 173; 2) 208 Ricky Donison 169; 3) 210 Darryl Wenas 161; 4) 250 Gabriella Teo 157; 5) 209 Barrichello Noor 156; 6) 202 Adam Haikal Mazrul Haizad 149; 7) 225 Izzat Hanif 143; 8) 268 Nabil Hutasuhut 142; 9) 253 Rifqi Rakamulya 139; 10) 248 Ahmad Gunadi 133; 11) 215 Pasha M Shaquille 125; 12) 257 M.Ferrel Fadhill 78; 13) 297 Jethro Jevon Arman 67; 14) 269 Yu Hsuan Cheng 67

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JUNIOR 1) 177 Kane Shepherd 166; 2) 131 Lin Tsen Han 163; 3) 168 Prassetyo Hardja 159; 4) 138 Arsh Johany 157; 5) 171 Romain Leroux 150; 6) 135 Muhammad Sidqi Ahmad Said 147; 7) 101 Danial Frost 143; 8) 125 Muhammad Amirul Haikal 139; 9) 115 Nik Zamir Zakwan 137; 10) 134 Manav Sharma 135; 11) 105 Alexander Dimaano Brown 132; 12) 108 Akheela Chandra 127; 13) 178 Ryan Chapman 121; 14) 127 Shin Ting Hau 120; 15) 106 Alex Huang 120; 16) 174 Ariel Bahran 116; 17) 153 Anathorn Tangnainatchai 113; 18) 121 Akmal Mohammad Ashibli 101; 19) 126 Anakawee Tangnainatchai 100; 20) 172 Alvito Hardianto 60; 21) 113 Tai Zulberti 54; 22) 175 Iman Jazlan 51; 23) 173 Bianca Bustamante 49; 24) 199 Harry Swift 46; 25) 179 Tayaphol Kongsuwan 36 MICRO MAX 1) 22 Oscar Ng 167; 2) 11 Shahan Ali Mohsin 165; 3) 77 Amer Harris 163; 4) 81 Hayden Haikal 162; 5) 55 Dylan Bondi 159; 6) 90 Sergio Noor 155; 7) 99 Krit Boonyang 140; 8) 20 Adam Mikail 138; 9) 18 Xu Zhenhe 81; 10) 96 Christopher Joaquin 70; 11) 80 Aditya Wibowo 70; 12) 21 Yevan David 69; 13) 17 Nikhil Bohra 68; 14) 27 Calvin Wibowo 64; 15) 33 Askay Bohra 63; 16) 10 Ruhaan Alva 61

ABOVE AND BELOW, DYLAN BONDI IN AND OUT OF HIS KART

the AMC Round 1, went up to 2nd at one point but in the end slipped back down to 4th place. Shahan Ali Mohsin started 2nd in the grid but didn’t get a good start and was pushed further back down to 6th. Shahan fought his way up but could only stay at 5th place. It looked like he is going to settle at 5th until Sergio Noor overtook Shahan in the 2nd last lap. Dylan finished 1st ahead of Amer Harris (2nd), Hayden Haikal (3), Oscar Ng (4th) and Sergio Noor (5th).


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US OPEN NOLA MOTORSPORT PARK, NEW ORLEANS (USA) APRIL 24th 2016 – 1st ROUND

HEADING FOR SARNO The US Open kicks off at NOLA Motorsport Park and drivers are ready to fight for Grand Finals tickets. Exciting races and perfect weather featured this first round. REPORT A. ROCA / PHOTOS C.SCHINDEL (CANADIANKARTINGNEWS.COM)

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The Sofina Foods US Open presented by Fikse Wheels starts at NOLA Motorsport Park featuring nine classes and a new format: the prefinal is removed and replaced with an additional heat, so drivers have to avoid contacts while simultaneously defending against hard charging racers coming through the field. The US Open next heads to the Utah Motorsports Campus in Tooele, Utah. Hosted on June 23-26, the event will be the mark the halfway point for the US Open schedule before heading to the finale at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas in November.


ROTAX SENIOR MAX –Oliver Askew absolutely wipes this first round: the driver wins three out of the four heats gaining the pole position for the final race, which is easily won ahead of Austin Garrison and Trenton Estep. MICRO MAX – The hard fought Micro MAX category starts with James Egozi consistently on top winning two out of the four heats and placing second in the final heat. The final race shows Ashton Torgerson losing his leadership early on in the race, dropping down to third position and eventually into fifth. Josh Pierson makes a great comeback from eighth position to drag racing across the line with James Egozi, grabbing a great second place. In the meanwhile, Diego Laroque takes home the first victory. JUNIOR MAX – Nick Brueckner confirms himself as the man to beat in Junior MAX winning

half of the Saturday heats and placing fourth in heat four. The FWT champion leads the final race, while behind his shoulders Manuel Sulaiman and Reece Cohen battle for second position. In the end Cohen has to settle for third and Sulaiman finishes the race with just a half-second gap. DD2 MAX – Jeff Kingsley dominates the DD2 MAX class winning all four heats and taking home the first place in the final race by over five seconds. Dev Gore finishes second ahead of Lawson Nagel. DD2 MAX MASTERS – Nathan Mauel wins the Master class finishing fourth overall, several positions away from the nearest Masters driver. Luis Zervigon finishes second in the category and Joseph Licciardi is third. MINI MAX –Battling Jak Crawford and Arias Deukmedjian throughout the racing, Gonzalez

holds his own against the two talented racers earning the pole position. Tyler Gonzalez remains calm throughout the race, holding off Arias Deukmedjian in second position. Deukmedjian responds on the final lap, getting a run on Gonzalez and drag racing to the line, only to fall just short of overtaking. Jak Crawford rounds out the podium. MAX MASTERS – The MAX Masters heats show a battle between Mike Rolison, Derek Wang and Scott Roberts. Rolison opens up the action with a strong win in heat one but Derek Wang sweeps the following second and third heat. Heat four is won by Scott Roberts thanks to a contact between Wang and Rolison. Williams Clavelin wins the race taking the lead over Roberts early on in the race, and crossing the line in first. Roberts recovers to second position VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE 81


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Above, Diego Laroque exults on the finishing line. Top, Senior podium with Askew, Garrison and Estep. Right, Jake French listen to the national anthem.

and Derek Wang rounds out the top-three. SHIFTER SENIOR – Sabre Cook and Nick Neri create an exciting race for the crowd during heat one, opening up a gap from the field and swapping positions throughout the race. Cook wins the heat one but drops off considerable in speed for the rest of the day, giving Neri the opportunity to win the rest of the heats. In the final race Nick Neri confirms the his pace winning Sabre Cook by a margin of over three seconds. Sky Finleysteps on the lowest step of the podium. SHIFTER MASTERS –Placing in seventh overall, Kinnear wins the Master class followed by Chris Jennings who puts the pressure on Kinnear by never losing him in sight. Jennings places ninth overall in Shifter. 82 VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

SENIOR MAX 1) 380 Oliver Askew; 2) 329 Austin Garrison; 3) 300 Trenton Estep; 4) 325 Darren Keane; 5) 302 Rinus Van Kalmthout; 6) 399 Kellen Ritter; 7) 306 Jake French; 8) 301 Linus Lindgren; 9) 318 Walker Hess; 10) 308 Matthew Paesch; 11) 382 Brett Mitchell; 12) 332 Logan Mcdonough; 13) 322 Charlie Craig; 14) 321 Ellis Musso; 15) 304 Zach Holden; 16) 314 Gianfranco Mazzaferr MICRO MAX 1) 56 Diego Laroque; 2) 41 Josh Pierson; 3) 48 James Egozi; 4) 88 Carson Morgan; 5) 2 Ashton Torgerson; 6) 29 Enzo Scionti; 7) 23 Santiago Trisini; 8) 22 Jeremy Fletcher; 9) 9 Aden Rudolph; 10) 49 Noah Baker; 11) 69 Branyon Tiner; 12) 27 Paige Crawford; 13) 7 Nikita Johnson; 14) 8 Danny Dyszelski; 15) 44 Jack Jeffers; 16) 14 Jacob Kittleson; 17) 21 Enzo Swan JUNIOR MAX 1) 274 Nick Brueckner; 2) 282 Manuel Sulaiman; 3) 294 Reece Cohen; 4) 216 Ryan Macdermid; 5) 258 Mathias Ramirez-Barrero; 6) 218 Matthew Latifi; 7) 281 Payton Durrant; 8) 221 Zoey Edenholm; 9) 280 Alejandro Jaramillo; 10) 211 Stephen Mallozzi; 11) 215 Jacob Gulick; 12) 213 Marcelo Garcia; 13) 248 Brandin Warwas; 14) 252 Bryce Boada; 15) 259 Tyler Bruno; 16) 224 Cade Mckee; 17) 214 Dylan Tavella; 18) 269 Aidan Keel; 19) 208 Hannah Greenemeier; 20) 204 Nathan Ratton; 21) 292 Maxwell Waithman; 22) 253 Riley Dickinson DD2 & DD2 MASTERS 1) 416 Jeff Kingsley; 2) 412 Dev Gore; 3) 496 Lawson Nagel; 4) 516 Nathan Mauel; 5) 427 Rhett Thomas; 6) 481 Moises De La Vara; 7) 588 Luis Zervigon; 8) 525 Joseph Licciardi; 9) 514 George Zarragoitia; 10) 464 Mckenna Carey; 11) 407 Michael Mccarthy; 12) 515 Nicholas Pellerin; 13) 518 Conrad Park MINI MAX 1) 157 Tyler Gonzalez; 2) 199 Arias Deukmedjian; 3) 152 Jak Crawford; 4) 187 Jeremy Fairbairn; 5) 124 Thomas Nepveu; 6) 112 Yusuf Moola; 7) 188 Austin Torgerson; 8) 149 Ethan Arndt; 9) 121 Jade Hubert; 10) 111 Jesse James Mitchell; 11) 144 Aidan Fox; 12) 171 Cole Killian; 13) 195 Elio Giovane; 14) 168 Ethan Ho; 15) 132 Peyton Mcdonough MASTERS MAX 1) 658 William Cleavelin; 2) 628 Scott Roberts; 3) 688 Derek Wang; 4) 613 John Robicheaux; 5) 608 David Pergande; 6) 604 Zach Rouse; 7) 659 Jim Carey; 8) 685 James Dix; 9) 601 James Kreihs; 10) 600 Brandon Abidin; 11) 669 Curtis Terry ROTAX MINI MAX 1) 152 Crawford, 843 pts.; 2) 181 Durrant, 813; 3) 115 D'Orlando, 680; 4) 188 Torgerson, 539; 5) 108 Greenemeier, 528; 6) 166 Tiner, 501; 7) 157 Gonzalez, 451; 8) 114 Zanfari, 446; 9) 110 Niemkiewicz, 401; 10) 132 Langon, 371 SHIFTER SENIOR & SH MASTERS 1) 367 Nick Neri; 2) 317 Sabre Cook; 3) 327 Sky Finley; 4) 355 Ben Schermerhorn; 5) 329 Austin Wilkins; 6) 305 Brady Ross; 7) 685 Ryan Kinnear; 8) 369 Harry Gottsacker; 9) 675 Chris Jennings; 10) 377 Casey Ross; 11) 333 Taylor Ross; 12) 322 Stephen Lamana; 13) 328 Carson Mueller; 14) 351 Blaine Cavin; 15) 308 Jeremy Lee; 16) 316 Ryan Lankenau; 17) 625 Jerry Rhodes; 18) 600 Hugh Templeman


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SUPER ONE SERIES RISSINGTON, CHILTERNS (UK) APRIL 24th 2016 – 2nd ROUND

SECONDS OUT Temperatures were unseasonably cold but the racing was hot at the high level Gloucestershire circuit amid the heart of the Chilterns.  The sun shone most of the day on the 133 competitors until a sudden sharp shower punctuated the second final of the official British Cadet Championship.   REPORT: BETHANY LAWSON / PHOTOS: KARTPIX.NET

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Jensen Butterfield enjoyed lights to flag victories in both MiniMax finals. Tom Canning had earlier topped timed qualifying from Jonny Edgar but Butterfield won both heats whilst Canning suffered an exclusion for a non-compliance.  When Edgar took Lorcan Hanafin for second in the Dog Leg complex it gave Butterfield an unassailable lead he did not squander.  Edgar was bundled back to fifth but recovered for a three kart wide dash for second, taken by Dexter Patterson from Edgar and Hanafin.  Butterfield again had a break in the second final when several karts went off including Edgar.  But this time he was reeled in by Patterson and the recovering Canning to within half a second.  Edgar recovered to fifth.

Joe Turney had the upper hand throughout timed qualifying and the two heats, lining up on pole for the first final with Jonathan Hoggard alongside.  As Turney took the lead William Pettitt slotted briefly into second until Hoggard took it back.  Pettitt eventually claimed second with a light touch on Hoggard with Myles Apps in fourth.  Mark Kimber and Rory Hudson clashed on the last corner, Kimber surviving for fifth but Hudson out.  Turney and Hoggard traded the lead in the early part of the second final until Pettitt fired his kart up the inside to lead.  As the other battle continued to rage behind, Pettitt eased away for the win.  Once Turney had flung off the attentions of Luke Ide and Tommy Foster he started to close in for the finish.  Hoggard


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endured a long grassy trip falling to seventh.   

ABkC Rotax Max National Championship Josh White maintained his advantage from TQ through both heats to pole position with Josh Collings alongside for the first final.  But White was immediately hobbled at the dog leg as James Johnson dived in, letting Jack McCarthy take up the lead.  White started his comeback from tenth but the lead battle was a fierce rough and tumble of changing places, variously led by Collings and Johnson.  White also got back to the lead battle but a half spin saw him having to settle for fourth.  That fracas allowed Harrison Thomas to the front and he hung on for the win over Johnson and McCarthy.  Briefly usurped by McCarthy, Thomas hung onto the lead for most of the second final until the last lap when White dived in and won from Collings and Johnson with Thomas falling to fourth.  The latter two scrabbled over the grass at the

penultimate corner but made the flag.  The support race for Rotax Max 177 was won by Daniel Martin.  

MSA British IAME Cadet Championship Georgi Dimitrov and points leader Harry Thompson were quickest in the time trials, with Thompson claiming the first heat, Bray Kenneally the other two.  Kenneally and Thompson traded the lead in the first final with Rattican and Jonny Wilkinson battling behind.  After Thompson had eased Kenneally to one side on the penultimate lap they clashed on the final lap allowing

Rattican to take up the lead and win.  Whilst Wilkinson and Thompson slowed each other, Kenneally swooped round the outside for a provisional second until penalised 10s.  Thompson also took a penalty but a successful appeal to the Stewards put him back to third.  Rattican was hung out to dry in the second final in favour of Thompson after many karts crashed at the first corner, including Kenneally.  Thompson clung on to the lead ahead of Dimitrov and Tyler Read until a sudden rain shower had Taylor Barnard at one with the conditions catapulting himself from

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Above left, Angus Fender wins the Junior X30 International final 2, after a fourth place in final 1. Above right, Jenson Butterfield sweeps the Mini Max ABkC Championship

RESULTS MiniMax ABkC National Championship Final 1 (18 laps): 1 Jenson Butterfield (Tonykart); 2 Dexter Patterson (Kosmic); 3 Jonny Edgar (Esprit); 4 Lorcan Hanafin (Tonykart); 5 Alex Lloyd (BRK); 6 Finlay Bunce (Tonykart). Final 2 (18 laps): 1 Butterfield; 2 Patterson; 3 Tom Canning (Kosmic); 4 Hanafin; 5 Edgar; 6 Lloyd.

Senior Rotax ABkC National Championship Final 1 (19 laps); 1 Harrison Thomas (Tonykart); 2 James Johnson (Tonykart); 3 Jack McCarthy (Tonykart); 4 Josh White (Tonykart); 5 Josh Collings (Kosmic); 6 Ben Davis (Alonso). Final 2 (19 laps): 1 White; 2 Collings; 3 Johnson; 4 Thomas; 5 Davis; 6 McCarthy.

Junior X30 International Qualifier Final 1 (18 laps): 1 Gordon Mutch (tba); 2 Ethan Pitt (Gold); 3 Jake Douglas (Alonso); 4 Angus Fender (Gold); 5 Tom Douglas (Mach 1); 6 Ethan Rees (Tonykart). Final 2 (16 laps): 1 Fender; 2 Mutch; 3 Pitt; 4 Harry McQuillan (Tonykart); 5 Jake Douglas; 6 Oliver Greetham (Alonso). 

Junior Max ABkC National Championship Final 1 (18 laps): 1 Joe Turney (Kosmic); 2 William Pettitt (Tonykart); 3 Jonathan Hoggard (Tonykart); 4 Myles Apps (Tonykart); 5 Mark Kimber (Tonykart); 6 Axel Charpentier (Tonykart). Final 2 (18 laps): 1 Pettitt; 2 Turney; 3 Luke Ide (Alonso); 4 Tommy Foster (Tonykart); 5 Charpentier; 6 Tyler Chesterton (Tonykart).

MSA British Cadet Championship Final 1 (16 laps): 1 Joshua Rattican (Synergy); 2 Jonny Wilkinson (Synergy); 3 Harry Thompson (Synergy); 4 Max Dodds (Synergy); 5 Van Knapton (Synergy); 6 Joseph Taylor (Synergy).  Final 2: 1 Taylor Barnard (Zip); 2 Alex Simmonds (Zip); 3 Taylor; 4 Reggie Duhy (Synergy); 5 Thompson; 6 Rattican.

Senior X30 International Qualifier Final 1 (19 laps): 1 Sam Marsh (Alonso); 2 Mackrell (tba); 3 Brett Ward (Mach 1); 4 Matthew Hirst (Tonykart); 5 Josh Collings (Alonso); 6 Euan Wilson (Alonso).  Final 2 (18 laps): 1 Mackrell; 2 Mars; 3 Collings; 4 Ward; 5 Jack Partridge (Gold); 6 Hirst. 

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grid 21 to snatch the lead. Alex Simmonds followed him through, whilst Joseph Taylor salvaged third and Thompson fifth, split by Reggie Duhy all the way from winning the repechage following a heat exclusion.  And Kenneally made it back to seventh.   

Junior X30 International Qualifier Gordon Mutch had been fastest in the TQ but slipped a little in the heats, won by Jake Douglas and Ethan Pitt.  A three way fight for the lead between Pitt, Douglas and Mutch became a five kart battle when Harrison Smith and Angus Fender joined in.  But Smith was forced to retire whilst Mutch took advantage of the interference behind to ease away for the win.  The very wet track suited Fender better as he leapfrogged Douglas and Mutch for the second final win.  Behind Mutch and Pitt, Harry McQuillan moved up a few places for fourth, beating Douglas.  

Senior X30 International Qualifier Like the Juniors the Senior X30’s are battling for places in the X30 International Final later in the year.  Sam Marsh won both heats from Matt Davies albeit Davies had been faster in the time trials.  But Davies challenge in the first final was almost immediately thwarted when he was forced to stop.  Marsh took full advantage, never headed as Scott Mackrell and Brett Ward fought over second.  Charlie Bingham made a challenge on Matthew Hirst for fourth but ended bouncing along the grass for only tenth.  Still wet for the second final with a racing line starting to dry from the half way point.  Mackrell made a break over Marsh who had his rear filled by Ward until Collings came up to split them. 


CASH PRIZE FUND

19,750

€ ™

Junior / Senior / Masters 1st- €3,000 €3,000 € 2nd- €2,000 € 3rd- €1,000 1,000

Cadets

1st- €1,000 1,000 € 2nd- €500 3rd- €250

15th-19thJune 2016 PF International(GBR) Official Test Days: 10th & 11th June 2016 Supported by: IAME, Tillottson & IAME UK Entry Fees for the 5 day event: X30 Junior, Senior & Masters - £900 includes 2 sets of mandatory slick and 2 sets of mandatory wet tyres. IAME cadet - £600 includes 1 set of mandatory slick and 1 set of mandatory wet tyres.

Open to International drivers for:

IAME Cadet* X30 Junior X30 Senior X30 Masters (included on the NCAFP calendar) *restricted to maximum 36 drivers

No front brakes for X30 Junior, Senior or Masters Tillottson Carburettors to be used supplied free of charge by Tillottson for duration of event

End Cans to be used supplied free of charge by IAME for duration of event

Significant Prize Fund Live Streaming

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VROOMBOX USA – CHALLENGE OF THE AMERICAS SIMRACEWAY PERFORMANCE KARTING CENTER, SONOMA (CA) APRIL 3rd 2016 – 3rd ROUND

(344) CHRISTIAN BROOKS SECURED THE ROTAX GRAND FINALS TICKET IN SENIOR MAX WITH TWO VICTORIES IN SONOMA The 2016 Challenge of the Americas program came to a close over the April 1-3 weekend at the Simraceway Performance Karting Center. Nearly 100 competitors traveled to the Sonoma, California facility, taking to the 3/4-mile course situated above the famous Infineon Raceway circuit, looking out at the Sonoma Valley. The championships in the seven categories were up for grabs in the final two rounds of the sixround title chase. For the Senior Max, Junior Max, and Masters Max title winners, it was a chance to claim a ticket to be part of the 2016 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Italy this October

Nash Motorsportz Senior Max - After missing the 2015 title for only four points, this year Christina Brooks made sure there was no question who the title winner was with two victories on the last weekend. Brooks opened up the weekend with a victory on Saturday after running second through qualifying and the Prefinal. He drove away to a 4.2-second victory over championship contenders Kellen Ritter and Nathan Adds. The start to Round Six began with a setback, as Brooks was late reporting to the grid and not allowed to

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take a single lap in qualifying. This put him 15th on the grid for the Prefinal. The 17-lap performance was championshipesque, posting fast laps of the race to finish second. Needing only to finish, Brooks had the title in hand but wanted more. He was shuffled back early but eventually reeled in leader Adds with three laps remaining. Brooks held on to record his fourth victory of the season, putting an exclamation point on his championship season. It was a photo finish for second with Adds scoring the runner-up position over Canadian Coltin McCaughan. Ritter and Jim McKinney completed the championship podium. Rolison Performance Group Junior Max - Five victories in row for Nick Brueckner: he started the prefinal in fourth before winning both prefinal and final. Second place for Hannah Greenemeier ahead of Canadian Matthew Taskinen finished third for his fifth straight podium result. Greenemeier came back Sunday as the driver to beat, again qualifying quickest before losing out to Brueckner in the Prefinal. The newly-crowned champion sat out the main event, putting Greenemeier

to the point. She led the first half of the race until Taskinen put up a challenge. They swapped the lead lap after lap, allowing Riley Dickinson and Carter Herrera to close in. On the final lap, the top two went side-by-side entering the double lefts, both drifting wide and allowed Herrera to slip past. He held the lead to the checkered flag, earning his first series victory. Greenemeier settled for second, along with vice-champion with Dickinson into third to drop Taskinen to fourth, third in the championship chase. Cambrian Go-Karts Masters Max - Carlos Calderon was the quickest driver all weekend, only able to win Sunday’s main event with Billy Cleavelin landing on top of the podium Saturday. Calderon was the top qualifier for Round Five, and led the majority of the Prefinal until a broken axle sidelined him, handing the race win to Roman Alekseenkov. Cleavelin started the main event third, and was into the lead early, driving away to a four-second victory. Calderon closed in the closing laps, only to lose his chain attempting to pass Cleavelin. Point leader Mike Jones secured the second position,


and the championship with his finish as Alekseenkov completed the race podium. Calderon returned Sunday with fast lap in qualifying, but contact with Jones racing for the Prefinal lead cost him a chance at the win, which went to Cleavelin. The Round Five winner led the majority of the Final until a charging Calderon closed in and took over the lead. Calderon went on to score his first series victory by 2.3 seconds over Cleavelin with David Pergande in third for his second podium of the season. Energy Kart USA Shifter Senior Âą This category saw a three driver battle with local star Brett Buckwalter joining championship rivals Jake French and Kolton Griffin. French came away with a perfect score on Saturday, holding off both throughout the day to clinch the championship. Buckwalter stole the second position from Griffin to end the day. Sunday was much of the same with the trio battling hard for

the lead position throughout the day. French edged them out in qualifying, while Griffin stepped up the pace to win in the Prefinal. The fighting continued in the main event with French able to cross the line first. Officials however penalized the title winner for contact with Griffin, dropping him to third in the order to hand Griffin his second win of the series and move Buckwalter to second once again. French and Griffin were joined on the championship podium by Don Whittington.

ROTAX MASTERS - CARLOS CALDERON

The Dallas Karting Complex Shifter Masters was swept on the weekend by Patrick O' Neill with Kevin Woods placing second both days. The championship was awarded to Ryan Kinnear, who was absent on the weekend.

(152) JAK CRAWFORD RETURNED TO THE CHALLENGE, STEALING TWO VICTORIES FROM THE MINI MAX CROWD

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VROOMBOX MICRO MAX - CARSON MORGAN

SHIFTER SENIOR - PATRICK O’NEILL Go Kart Hero Mini Max - 2014 Micro Max series champion Jak Crawford earned victory both days. Championship contender Austin Torgerson set the pace in qualifying, and the two battled for the win in the Prefinal. Each were awarded penalties for contact, thus handing the win over to Ashton Torgerson. Crawford fought his way forward to land himself second, hounding race leader Dustin Salaverria. A last lap pass stuck for Crawford, earning him his first victory of the weekend. Salaverria settled for second with Ashton Torgerson in third. Crawford swept the day on Sunday, making another late race maneuver to secure the win in the Final. Salaverria crossed the line second but was handed a two-position penalty for contact, moving both Torgerson brothers Austin and Ashton onto the podium. Austin earned the championship by 32 points over Canadian Marco Kacic with Salaverria in the third position. Ruthless Karting Micro Max - Championship leader Ashton Torgerson went winless in Sonoma, but secured the championship with a pair of top-five finishes. The race wins went to Carson Morgan and last year’s series champ Diego LaRoque. Josh Pierson, also making his series debut in 2016, set the benchmark in qualifying and the Prefinal, but the field caught him in the Final. Morgan and LaRoque hooked up at the start, pulling away early with Carson able to hold off Diego at the checkered flag by two hundredths of a second. Pierson crossed the line trailing in third. Sunday,

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Torgerson put himself back at the front to help secure more points toward clinching the championship. Ashton was top qualifier and drove away to the win in the Prefinal. The top-five battled the entire 14-lap main event, but LaRoque got the better of his opponents being on top of the podium. Torgerson crossed the line in second with Morgan in third. That gave Torgerson the championship by 47 points over Morgan with Tuesday Calderwood in the third position

RESULTS MicroMax 1) 88 Carson Morgan; 2) 56 Diego LaRoque; 3) 41 Josh Pierson; 4) 02 Ashton Torgerson; 5) 69 Branyon Tiner; 6) 16 Sebastiaan Mulder; 7) 14 Enzo Swan; 8) 29 Christian Legaspi; 9) 09 Ryan Persing; 10) 17 Patrick Molnar; 11) 21 Graysen Andrews; 12) 20 Lucy Becklin Junior Rotax 1) 256 Carter Herrera; 2) 208 Hannah Greenemeier; 3) 253 Riley Dickinson; 4) 227 Matthew Taskinen; 5) 281 Payton Durrant; 6) 209 Nick Persing; 7) 205 Max Fedler; 8) 206 Griffin Dowler; 9) 238 Evan White; 10) 223 Ellie Musgrave; 11) 212 Brennan Stammer; 12) 272 Colin Mullan; 13) 202 Derek DesLauriers; 14) 267 Shawn Harmon; 15) 289 Cole Thompson; 16) 211 Ryan Tate; 17) 271 Mason Buck; 18) 286 Niki Johnston Rotax Masters 1) 610 Carlos Calderon; 2) 658 Billy Cleavelin; 3) 608 David Pergande; 4) 604 Mike Jones; 5) 662 Ken Maxfield; 6) 674 Kelly Heil; 7) 612 Roman Alekseenkov; 8) 627 Perry Needham; 9) 609 John Breidinger; 10) 670 Rob Kozakowski; 11) 617 DJ Ortiz; 12) 676 Stephan Gaudreau

MiniMax 1) 152 Jak Crawford; 2) 188 Austin Torgerson; 3) 102 Ashton Torgerson; 4) 183 Dustin Salaverria; 5) 114 Josh Pierson; 6) 112 Corbyn Andrews; 7) 191 Cooper Becklin; 8) 151 Marco Kacic; 9) 125 Cole Ciraulo; 10) 159 Jason Leung; 11) 136 Logan Calderwood; 12) 169 Carsen Kunz; 13) 119 Aiden O’Neill; 14) 110 Townes Allen; 15) 113 Rayce Dykstra; 16) 161 Jovy Levin; 17) 134 Jaden Stohr; 18) 168 Ethan Ho Rotax Senior 1) 344 Christian Brooks; 2) 313 Nathan Adds; 3) 320 Coltin McCaughan; 4) 325 Darren Keane; 5) 399 Kellen Ritter; 6) 319 Jim McKinney; 7) 318 Walker Hess; 8) 324 Tyler Bennett; 9) 326 Adam Smalley; 10) 357 Phillip Arscott; 11) 310 Kyle Dupell; 12) 388 Derek Wang; 13) 305 Kyle Loh; 14) 365 Brendan Fabular; 15) 328 Christopher Mann Shifter Senior 1) 4 Kolton Griffin; 2) 19 Brett Buckwalter; 3) 6 Jake French; 4) 66 Don Whittington; 5) 55 Ben Schermerhorn; 6) 22y Brian Keck; 7) 388 Colby Yardley; 8) 396 Lawson Nagel; 9) 64 Patrick O’Neill; 10) 994 Kevin Woods; 11) 238 Evan White


SWITZERLAND – SCHWEIZER KART-MEISTERSCHAFT 7 LAGHI KARTING, CASTELLETTO DI BRANDUZZO (ITA) APRIL 24th 2016 – 1st ROUND

MIKE MÜLLER (7) WINS THE X30 JUNIOR On April 24th took place in Pavia south of Milan the starting signal for the Swiss karting championship. In the five classes of exciting motorsport was offered at a high level. In the

KZ2 RESULTS Pos. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15)

N.

53 10 29 12 92 22 33 5 23 9 37 27 21 16 28

Name

HÖKFELT Paul REINHARD André COLOMBO Mirko VON LERBER Isabelle VINDICE Loic ROHRBASSER Nicolas LUISIER Sébastien WOHLWEND Fabienne NUSSBAUM Arnaud AUBRY Ivan ZÜRCHER Mike CERISOLI Andrea WIDMER Tobias SÄTTELI Samuel VANTAGGIATO Evan

OKJ RESULTS Pos. 1) 2) 3) 4)

N.

46 35 8 91

Name

WEIBEL Samuel KLAEY Yannick LEIMER Fabio FROTÉ Arthur

Nat SUI SUI ITA SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI FRA SUI ITA SUI SUI SUI

Chassis CRG Tony Kart ENERGY Swiss Hutlees Praga Kosmik Croc Promotions DR Tecno MAD MAD Zanardi DR Intrepid Croc Promotions

Gap 15 Laps +0.178 +2.919 +3.472 +3.519 +4.135 +6.263 +6.526 +7.246 +7.931 +8.138 +8.686 +9.236 +11.125 +16.721

Nat SUI SUI SUI SUI

Chassis Exprit Kosmik Mach 1 Swiss Hutlees

Gap 19 Laps +0.264 +8.142 +11.646

SUPER MINI RESULTS Pos. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9)

N.

65 48 5 27 77 3 12 53 15

Name

FAGONE Alessio SPERANDIO Elia LUGASSY Shannon POSE Satya-Saian BEN Samir HÊCHE Quentin SAUTER Michael LAGROTTERIA Antonio LECERTUA Lorens

Nat SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI BEL

KZ2 podium with Hökfelt first, Reinhard second and Colombo third

premier class KZ2 prevailed in the final Paul Hökfelt (CRG). The next SKM-run will be held on 21-22. May in Lignières to Neuchâtel in Switzerland. 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15)

18 7 4 24 2 44

RAIS Mathias PANÈS Florent LOVRENOVIC Levin NAUDE Toni STEIGER Valentin SCHOTT Esteban

SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI

X30 CHALLENGE RESULTS Pos. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14)

N.

44 211 46 4 93 97 119 26 94 24 8 54 21 19

Name

MAZOU Hicham FELBER Alessandro JETZER Ramona MUTH Lukas RIZZO Stefano POZZO Luca LEHNER Norick PEDRAZZINI Philippe WÄLTI Kevin PLANCHAMP Steven VITAL Micola STANCO Dario NÄSCHER Patrick EIGL Nico

Nat SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI

X30 JUNIOR RESULTS Chassis / Engine Exprit / TM Racing Praga / TM Racing Birel / LKE Swiss Hutless / LKE Swiss Hutlees / TM Swiss Hutless / Parilla Exprit / TM Racing Exprit / TM Racing CRG / TM Racing

Gap 11 Laps +3.241 +4.605 +8.025 +9.525 +11.220 +11.326 +13.559 +17.535

Birel / LKE Tecno / Parilla Birel / TM Racing Kosmik / LKE Birel / LKE Birel / LKE

Pos. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)

N.

7 6 11 57 28 27 13 118 20 77

Name

MÜLLER Mike WIGGER Elias MOCCIA Savio KUWABARA-WAGG Julian LUYET Samuel BORN Miklas MESSMER Silvano MOSER Timo MONNIER Cyril DI PRIMA Livio

Nat SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI SUI

Chassis Kosmik Tony Kart Kosmik Tony Kart Tony Kart Zanardi MAD Kosmik Kosmik Croc Promotions Tony Kart PCR Tony Kart Swiss Hutless

Chassis / Engine Swiss Hutlees / IAME X30 Praga / IAME X30 Praga / IAME X30 Kosmik / IAME X30 Tony Kart / IAME X30 Praga / IAME X30 Tony Kart / IAME X30 Praga / IAME X30 GP Racing / IAME X30 Birel / IAME X30

+19.369 +23.162 +24.851 +24.875 +25.314 +25.873

Gap 19 Laps +11.787 +11.854 +12.332 +19.739 +20.948 +26.720 +26.877 +30.218 +33.502 +39.653 +17 Runden +18 Runden +18 Runden

Gap 19 Laps +6.292 +9.068 +9.820 +13.616 +17.754 +20.014 +23.233 +30.527 +18 Runden

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VROOMBOX SUPERKART! USA PRO TOUR SPRINGNATS PHOENIX KART RACING ASSOCIATION, GLENDALE (USA) MAY 1st 2016, 2nd ROUND

S1 - DANIEL BRAY

2016 Superkarts! USA Pro Tour is off and running with new winners, exciting stories, and loads of momentum.  The first two races of this five-race national championship program are now in the books and SKUSA enjoyed the opportunity to celebrate 16 different winners in eight classes during the second day of the seventh annual SpringNationals, as there weren' t any repeat victors on Sunday.  The level of competition has rose to a new level, following the trend of the overall entry numbers, hitting record heights. In a simple statement, the competition in this year' s Pro Tour is stout. Nash Motorsports / CRG Nordam X30 Senior Ryan Norberg is quickest in qualifying, and holds off challenging through the two heat races from Braden Eves and Brandon Lemke. The fight goes on in the main event, with more players coming into the mix: the two go back and forth with Zach Holden and Matteo Viganò. A contact pulls out of the race Viganò and Norberg. Eves continues to lead with Holden now the top challenger, but a broken coil wire writes the word ª endº , leaving Koene Kart driver

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under attack from 2014 SKUSA Pro Tour champion Jake Craig. The latter cannot catch up the leader, being forced to settle for runner-up position. Last year' s Junior champion Brandon Lemke rounds out the podium. PSL Karting S1 Pro Stock Moto  Former champion Daniel Bray sets the pace in qualifying before going on to win Heat #1 over SuperNationals winner Daniel Formal. The latter is able to work around Bray for the lead and the win in Heat #2. The start of the main event shows a contact with Formal and Luca Tilloca after Bray grabs the holeshot. Kiwi karter establishes himself as the leader, and leads all 16 laps for the victory. Formal settles for second with Jake French on the third step on the podium. 3G Kart Racing S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto  CanAm driver Kyle Wick starts greatly leading the two heat races. The start of the main event sees S2 rookie Hunter Kelly grabbing the holeshot over Wick as the top two drive away from the field. Wick pushes hard, but Kelly respondes harder and he wins the race with more than a second of gap over the runner up. Jamaican Collin Daley wins the third position in his

S2 debut with the DRT Racing / DR Kart entry. Parolin Racing Kart X30 Master Veteran driver John Crow shows the way through qualifying and the two heat races, setting the pace in all three on-track sessions. During that time, Jamie Sieracki closes up and starting P2 for the main event. The Wisconsin driver gets the jump when the lights go out for the main event, and paces the field. Lap after lap, the top-five keet it close with defending champion Nick Tucker right there. On the final lap Tucker tries to put his nose inside, but Sieracki holds strong and fights off the challenge. At the line, it is a Merlin Nation victory for Sieracki in his Master debut. Tucker drops after climbing the bumper of Sieracki, allowing Jim Russell Jr. to move up into the second position. Derek Wang finishes third over Tucker. Rolison Performance Group S4 Master Stock Moto  Alan Michel sweeps the main event after a wet Saturday. Michel is able to keep four different national champions at bay during the 16-lap main event, scoring his first ever SKUSA Pro Tour victory. Ryan Kinnear drives to second with Elliott in third.


X30 M - JAMIE SIERACKI

Ruthless Karting S4 Super Master  Sunday is a solid day for local driver and former S4 front runner Nick Firestone, sweeping the second round of the Ruthless Karting S4 Super Master division. Missing out on the victory on Saturday, the DRT Racing driver drives to a 3.5-second advantage in the main event for his first Pro Tour victory. Rod Clinard finishes second with Saturday winner Robert Marks placing third. Ryan Perry Motorsport X30 Junior  Dante Yu secures his first Pro Tour victory along with the first for the CompKart chassis. In the main event Jagger Jones takes the lead on lap five, leading the next five circuits until Yu secures the top spot with three laps remaining. The SoCal driver holds on through the remaining laps, pulling out to nearly a one-second advantage at the checkered flag. Jones settles for second over Jonny Edgar. Top Kart USA Mini Swift  Georgia driver Tyler Maxson is able to escape with this first ever SKUSA Pro Tour win. Kyle Thome is the fastest in the qualifying session, while Maxson secures the win the opening heat race. Thome responds with this own late race maneuver to secure the win in Heat #2. That is followed by another late run, securing the lead on the final lap of the main event, crossing the line first by over a tenth of a second over Thome with Diego LaRoque in third. Benik Kart Micro Swift  Oliver Denny sets the pace in qualifying, while his fellow Great Britian’s Brandon Carr takes the opening heat while Denny secures the win in Heat #2. They both pull away again in the main event, with Carr beating Denny to the line by 85 thousandths of a second. Frankie Mossman takes the third position.

RESULTS X30 M

2) 16j Jamie Sieracki 3) 21e Jim Russell Jr. 4) 888z Derek Wang 5) 1 Nick Tucker 6) 31c John Crow 7) 576y Jason Vince 8) 59b Brian Phillipsen 9) 82j Laurentiu Mardan 10) 110a Eduardo Dieter 11) 11t Ric Baribeault 12) 52c Travis Irving 13) 55k Jonathan Silva 14) 328j Cristian Vomir 15) 76o Anthony Honeywell 16) 05n Phil Pignataro 17) 29c Rob Brackett 18) 117c Mark Vargo 19) 6j Roman Padans 20) 3 Vatche Tatikian 21) 37k Kurtis Breeding 21 13r Graham Sims

S2

1) 435y Hunter Kelly 2) 109z Kyle Wick 3) 412a Collin Daley 4) 8k Kol Bailey 5) 219j Kyle Kalish 6) 142j Derek Dignan 7) 29n Rory van der Steur 8) 327j Andrew Bujdoso 9) 012m Arturo Hernandez 10) 23c KC Cook 11) 22t Austin Wilkins 12) 97t Sky Finley 13) 19k Jim McKinney 14) 36y Hunter Pickett 15) 94c Aaron Schmitt 16) 18t Vincent Cossard 17) 725q Tyler Guilbeault 18) 6j Darin Marcus 19) 55x Morghan Loganathan 20) 146y Jason Pettit 21) 96t Lawson Nagel

Micro Swift

1) 16a Brandon Carr 2) 43a Oliver Denny 3) 777c Frankie Mossman 4) 48s Eli Trull 5) 15y Kai Sorensen 6) 151j Elliot Cox 7) 09a Sebastian Ng 8) 07f Emmo Fittipaldi 9) 44s Caleb Gafrarar 10) 171c Delaney Adamo 11) 7m Ian Aguilera 12) 717t Miles Hewitt 13) 80f Alex Powell 14) 8s Danny Dyszelski 15) 13y AJ Zarcone 16) 020b Brock Boyse 17) 12c Graysen Andrews 18) 25t Davis Cunningham 19) 217y Piers Aspiras 20) 98j Ryker Mattes 21) 33m Jesse Carrasquedo Jr. 22) 181c Cooper Hicks 23) 63x Tuesday Calderwood 24) 20c Dane Idelson 25) 87j AJ Brickley 26) 3n Sofia D’Arrigo

S1

1) 62nz Daniel Bray 2) 37a Danny Formal 3) 16t Jake French 4) 2 Billy Musgrave 5) 4k Kolton Griffin 6) 217f Nick Neri 7) 27z Joey Wimsett 8) 33k Jacob Neal 9) 38f Oliver Askew 10) 1 Carter Williams 11) 023a Riccardo Negro 12) 21y Nic LeDuc 13) 14c Matias Podboj 14) 218z Marco Eakins

S4/S4SM

1) 110c Alan Michel 2) 85t Ryan Kinnear 3) 2 Darren Elliott 4) 16t Jordon Musser 5) 3 Gian Cavaciuti 6) 055m Mario Dominguez 7) 175t Chris Jennings 8) 48c Gianfranco Casadei 9) 13z Terry Lawrence 10) 66c Nick Firestone 11) 127y Mirko Mizzoni 12) 72u Chris Neria 13) 710t Rod Clinard 14) 103x Robert Marks 15) 1 Jimmy McNeil 16) 16m Jorge de la Huerta 17) 78m Juan Garcia 18) 21x Ken

Schilling 19) 68t Venkat Reddy 20) 102x Darrell Tunnell 21) 27c PP Mastro 22) 10c Phil Conte 23) 107c Sean Bond 24) 36c Warren Kindberg 25) 104x Levi Bennett

Mini Swift

1) 74s Tyler Maxson 2) 36j Kyle Thome 3) 56x Diego LaRoque 4) 53a Enrico de Lucca 5) 44s Devin Gomez 6) 198x Jace Jones 7) 044a Zane Maloney 8) 52y Dominic Gorden 9) 3 Jak Crawford 10) 154c Daniel Inzunza 11) 15j Jason Welage 12) 555c Cole Cotham 13) 81g Caleb Bacon 14) 72x AJ Hernandez 15) 88y Carson Morgan 16) 114j Kaden Wharff 17) 48f James Egozi 18) 441f Jordan Menge 19) 55c Bryce Stevens 20) 10z Jonathon Portz 21) 102z Ashton Torgerson 22) 152x Tyler Ruth 23) 888n Luca Mars 24) 100c Carson Mallett 25) 5d Joey Brienza 26) 333a Rafael Modonese 27) 99t Aden Rudolph 28) 3t Chase Gardner 29) 911c Kasey Gillis

X30 Junior

1) 44x Dante Yu 2) 98x Jagger Jones 3) 142a Jonny Edgar 4) 12y Oliver Calvo 5) 221x Zoey Edenholm 6) 023q Lance Fenderson 7) 04j Alex Bertagnoli 8) 50y Tomas Mejia 9) 211z Edward Portz 10) 015n Nicholas d’Orlando 11) 25c Joseph Daniele 12) 28b Trey Brown 13) 18t Alejandro Jaramillo 14) 68m Emiliano Richards 15) 188z Austin Torgerson 16) 53z Jacob Hudson 17) 81u Payton Durrant 18) 270a Vinicius Ponce 19) 122j Sam Mayer 20) 67x Shawn Harmon 21) 202g Jacob Abel 22) 027y Jared Korth 23) 111c Corbyn Andrews 24) 017c Ryan Schartau 25) 96c Calder McWhinney 26) 95z Justin DeMars 27) 082j Jack Dorsey 28) 013c Jenson Altzman 29) 136x Logan Calderwood

X30 Senior

1) 41j Braden Eves 2) 2 Jake Craig 3) 1 Brandon Lemke 4) 98y Phillippe Denes 5) N1 Louie Pagano 6) 108n Brandon Jarsocrak 7) 92a Andre Nicastro 8) 83c Nick Ramirez 9) 9s Scott Saunders 10) 399r Kellen Ritter 11) 22z Stepanova Nekeel 12) 316t Brenden Baker 13) 55j Lane Vacala 14) 106c Anthony Sawyer 15) 09f Kyle Kirkwood 16) 103z Luke Selliken 17) 68j TJ Koyen 18) 301f Roger Ralston Jr. 19) 151c Nicky Hays 20) 63j Robby Seward 21) 204t Nathan Ratton 22) 115y Colby DuBato 23) 310z Kyle Dupell 24) 69t Nathan Adds 25) 344c Christian Brooks 26) 51x Josh Sarchet 27) 322c Billy Musgrave 28) 119a Pedro Goulart 29) 370y Zach Pettinicchi

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USA - GOPRO MOTORPLEX KARTING CHALLENGE

GOPRO MOTORPLEX KARTING, MOORESVILLE (N.C.) APRIL 23th 2016, 3rd ROUND Sunny and spring weather set the stage for Round Three of the GoPro Motorplex Karting Challenge Presented by Hoosier Racing Tire series on Saturday. A new format featuring two heat races that set the grid for the final race in all divisions provided additional excitement and racing action for a total of 96 competitors within nine divisions. RESULTS:

IAME Mini Swift Division 1. Sam Corry 2. Tyler Wettengel 3. Alex Delemo III

USA - CALIFORNIA PROKART CHALLENGE MONTEREY BAY KARTERS, MARINA (CA) APRIL 2nd 2016, 3rd ROUND

The California ProKart Challenge traveled north to the Monterey Bay Karters facility in Marina, California for the third round. The weather was ideal, as the 1/2-mile circuit provided a new and exciting challenge for nearly 160 drivers in attendance. Throughout the weekend the headline was new winners, with eight drivers securing their first victory of the season to tighten up the championship chases. RESULTS:

2Wild Karting S1 Pro Stock Moto 1. Jarred Campbell 2. Billy Musgrave 3. Jimmy McNeil Phil Giebler Racing X30 Senior 1. Matt Johnson 2. Billy Musgrave 3. Phillippe Denes Leading Edge Motorsport S2 Semi-Pro Stock Moto 1. Hunter Pickett 2. Jason Pettit 3. Hunter Kelly Vemme Kart/Extreme Karting X30 Master 1. John Crow 2. Nick de Graaf 3. Vatche Tatikian Nash Motorsportz S4 Master Stock Moto 1. Robert Marks 2. Justin Bennett 3. Gianfranco Casadei Mike Manning Karting S4 Super Master 1. PP Mastro 2. Ken Schilling 3. Warren Kindberg

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Ryan Perry Motorsport X30 Junior 1. Jagger Jones 2. Tomas Mejia 3. Oliver Calvo PKS Professional Kart Support Mini Swift 1. Jace Denmark-Gessel 2. Anthony Willis 3. Bryce Stevens Top Kart USA Micro Swift 1. Kai Sorensen 2. Cooper Hunt 3. Tuesday Calderwood Outsource Utility Contractor S3 Novice Stock Moto 1. Julian van der Steur 2. Royal McKee 3. Connor Solis Rolison Performance Group S5 Junior Stock Moto 1. Dean Heldt 2. Kent Hatada

Briggs LO206 Junior Division Sponsored by Race City Mobile Detailing 1. Seth Gentry 2. Jadyn Daniels 3. Tyrrel Rice Briggs LO206 Cadet Division 1. Aiden Baker Crouse 2. Bree Miller 3. Alex Delemo III Yamaha Junior Division 1. Emory Lyda 2. Chase Carey IAME Heavy Division 1. Nick Tucker

2. John Wehrheim 3. Todd Shambo IAME Swift Division Sponsored by HMS Motorsport 1. Aiden Baker Crouse 2. William Robusto 3. Isabella Robusto IAME Junior Division 1. Lance Fenderson 2. Brooke Natchmann 3. Drew Lindley Briggs LO206 Senior Division 1. Nick Tucker 2. Billy Duff 3. Justin Kraft IAME Senior Division 1. Blake Hunt 2. Dusty Davis 3. Justin Neu

UK – FOMULA KART STARS BUCKMORE PARK, KENT (UK) APRIL 10th 2016 – 1st ROUND

The 2016 Formula Kart Stars championship kicked off at Buckmore Park and the drivers were treated to the circuit looking better than ever! With brand new barriers around 60% of the circuit sporting the blue and white colours in Henry Surtees’ memory and with fully tarmacked run offs there was really no better place to start the season. RESULTS:

Super FKS 1. Dean MacDonald 2. Jack McCarthy 3. Bradley Liebenberg

Super Cadet 1. Harry Thompson 2. Joseph Taylor 3. Jack Davies

FKS Junior 1. Oliver Clarke 2. Jonny Edgar 3. Chris Lulham

FKS Cadet 1. Max Dodds 2. Aiden Neate 3. Harley Keeble


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Martono (KFJ) and Joyner (KF) grab the win at PFI, but despite the quality of the on-track action, the event was hardly a success. Too many problems afflict the sport, starting from ever-feeble grids. But dwindling numbers, now also at the highest level – both in directdrive and gearbox classes - is only the tip of the iceberg.

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2016 INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR MAY 15 Zuera ESP - 2nd rnd KZ; 1st rnd OK/OKJ CIK-FIA EUROPEAN KZ CHAMPIONSHIP CIK-FIA EUROPEAN OK CHAMPIONSHIP CIK-FIA EUROPEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 15 Kartodromo 7 Laghi (PV) ITA Rotax Max Euro Challenge (2nd rnd) DD2, MAX, MAX Jr 22 Kartodromo 7 Laghi (PV) ITA X30 Euro Series (1st rnd) - X30 Sr, X30 Jr, X30 Super, X30 Super Shifter 22 Adria International (RO) ITA WSK Super Master Series (4th rnd) OK, OK-Junior, KZ, KZ2 22 Lédenon FRA CIK-FIA EUROPEAN SUPERKART CHAMPIONSHIP - 1st round SK Championnat de France SK Open (3rd) 29 Sarno (SA) ITA Campionato Italiano ACI Karting (2nd rnd) OK, OK-Junior, KZ2

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JUNE 04 KF1 Karting Circuit Singapore SGP X30 Challenge Singapore (3rd) X30Jr, X30Sr, X30 Master, X30 Veteran 05 Adria (RO) ITA - - 2nd rnd CIK-FIA EUROPEAN KZ2 CHAMPIONSHIP CIK-FIA EUROPEAN OK CHAMPIONSHIP CIK-FIA EUROPEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP 05 Donington GBR - 2nd round SKD CIK-FIA EUROPEAN SUPERKART CHAMPIONSHIP 11 Adria International ITA WSK Night Edition OK, OK-Junior, KZ2 12 Ampfing DEU ADAC Kartrennen Ampfing KZ2, KF, KF-Junior 18 KF1 Karting Circuit Singapore SGP ROK Cup 2016 (2nd rnd) ROK, ROK Jr, ROK DVS, ROK GP

CIK-FIA ZONE SPORTING CALENDAR 2016 15/05 Unimap Karting Circuit, Perlis MYS X30 Challenge Malaysia (3) X30 Cadet, X30 Jr, X30 Sr, X30 Master, X30 Veteran 15/05 Autodromo Int. Miguel E. Abed MEX Mexico National Karting Champs Reto Telmex (1-2) KF2 29/05 Pannóniaring HUN 2016 FIA Central European Zona Karting Champs (2) MAX Sr, MAX Jr, DD2 29/05 Sepang Karting Circuit MYS Rotax Asia Zone Challenge (4) Max Sr, Max Jr, DD2, DD2 Master, DD2 Veteran, Micromax 19/06 Kecskemét HUN 2016 FIA Central European Zona Karting Champs (3) MAX Sr, MAX Jr, DD2 19/06 Kartodromo Int. Cd. de Mexico MEX Mexico National Karting Champs Reto Telmex (3-4) KF2


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