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SPECIAL THE CHEMICAL PART OF POWER

N. 181

JULY 2016 2016 € 5.00

W W W.V R O O M K A RT.C O M

INTERNATIONAL

KARTING

JOYNER STRIKES AGAIN In Portimao, Continental round 3, Tom Joyner (Zanardi/Parilla) gets a deserved win and now leads the OK Championship

CLOSE UP MODENA ENGINES MKZ FORMULA MEDICINE TALKING TO AXEL CHARPENTIER

RACES

PORTIMAO, CIK-FIA European OK-OKJ Championships RND. 3 CIK-FIA Academy Trophy RND. 2 ADRIA, CIK-FIA European KZ2-OK-OKJ Championships RND. 2 Rotax MAX Asia Challenge RND. 4 Rotax MAX Australian Pro Tour RND. 4 ROK Cup USA - Florida Championship RND. 4 IAME International Open German Kart Championship RND. 2 US Open Karting Championship RND. 2

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CONTENTS JULY 2016 20

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PETROL FOR KARTS

COLUMNS 6 8 72 92

SAYING AND DOING TECHNICAL POST VROOMBOX VINTAGE “COPPA DEI CAMPIONI” IN JESOLO 97 #VROOMMAG 98 2016 INTERNATIONAL RACING CALENDAR

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NEWS 12 MONDOKART CLOSE UP 18 MODENA ENGINES 20 AXEL CHARPENTIER 86 MENTAL AND PHYSICAL TRAINERS FOR MOTORSPORT FORMULA MEDICINE

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RACE REPORTS 24 CIK-FIA EUROPEAN OK, OK JUNIOR & ACADEMY TROPHY CHAMPIONSHIPS – PORTIMAO (POR) 36 CIK-FIA EUROPEAN KZ2, OK & OK JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS – ADRIA (ITA) 52 ROTAX MAX ASIA CHALLENGE – SELANGOR (MAL) 56 ROTAX MAX AUSTRALIAN PRO TOUR – IPSWICH (AUS) 58 ROK CUP USA FLORIDA CHAMPIONSHIP – PALMETTO (USA) 62 IAME INTERNATIONAL OPEN – GRANTHAM (UK) 64 DKM – AMPFING (GER) 68 US OPEN KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP – TOOELE (USA)

TECHNICAL SIDE 76 SPECIAL SPECIAL PETROL FOR KARTS 82 TELEMETRICKS STUDY OF DRIVER’S PERFORMANCE

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T HE SE NSE OF A NE W C OL UMN

I know my kid

Let’s start, as anticipated in last month’s issue, in this new column we’ll be critically analysing some of the “usual” sentences that we adult say in front of children and youngsters, in sports context, but not only. From here on, readers can gather any suggestions or reflection we give that they think are important, or they can keep the ones the think are more significant for their life experience. This month we are dealing with an “illusion” that, either because they are convinced or to convince themselves many parents usually say: “I know my son”. Happy reading !

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Parents are usually convinced that they know their children perfectly well, and the latter have no secrets for them. So, there are no surprises in store? But if truth be known, we all know this isn’t true: often a child doesn’t express his fears or his wishes immediately and tends to conform to the parent’s’ authority; in his adolescence years the situation gets even more complex, when the young lad amplifies his hidden worlds looking to being autonomous. “Out of the blue” we can’t take everything for granted. Everything should be carefully evaluated according to future decisions and it seems too easy to express hasty opinions, whether they be negative or positive. We may be conditioned by our previous experience every time a child starts a new activity, conditions where perhaps our son was lazy, not constant in what he was ding and simply didn’t want to do anything, so we are convinced that it’s part of his character. But, maybe it doesn’t even cross our mind that he hasn’t found anything that stimulates his interest and he’d like to do yet. Something that gives him a go, something that that will make him come through with flying colours, often when youngsters find something that interests them they change and often it helps to change other aspects of their life and their behaviour. At the Green Karting School we remember with pleasure the story about Andrea. Andrea is a young lad (a while ago) now he’s a grown man and greatly admired as a driver), he is shy and a bit lazy, who had earlier on tried, thanks to the love his parent’s had, to practise other sports but there was no continuity. He then got to know karting and that was it: proud to wear a racing suit and got a grips with mechanics and learnt about it and driving, excitement just hearing the roar of the engine, experience so he could learn more and improve with each day that passed, going through all the hard work for which he has been repaid, he has gained self esteem, he’s more sure of himself in relationship with the other lads and he now has a passion that he can share with his parents.. This doesn’t always happen, and lots of children have practised karting for just a short time in their life, but this shows that most of the time, as adults we ought to listen and patiently look out for what is happening without necessarily knowing what your kids really want. To conclude, don’t forget that the watchful eye of someone outside the family, like an instructor is worth a lot and it is something that is really worth talking about... Glenda Cappello and Michele Aglieri


technical post

Hi I’d like you to talk about carburetion from a point of view of studies concerning a lambda probe in your technical column. After having read your last column on this I would like to know what your collaborator Simone Suardi thinks about it. Personally, I think that using a lambda probe on a 2-stroke engine is practically useless because this type of sensor works well when exhaust is clean while the oil in the exhaust of a 2-stroke forms a film on the ceramic surface of the probe blocking its porosity and with this the exchange of oxygen

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ions in the air and the gas at the exhaust making the result of carburetion reading imprecise and unstable from one turn to another. In the best of cases, if you want to get consistent results you should change the probe every time preventing however, the engine from heating up on the stand. Over the past years using 2-stroke engines for the Moog I haven’t see the lambda probe being used nut just a thermocouple that measure the gas temperature and an electric probe that used to measure engine knock for controlling the electronic jet.

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I don’t think that in that sort of racing there were incompetent people there, if they didn’t use a lambda probe there must have been some reason. This is what I think, and I would like you to say if I am right or wrong from a technical point, and tell me whether it’s useful to use a lambda probe because the probe is useful or because it’s just a cheaper way of doing it (seeing that the system used in motorbikes with high quality knock probe is much more expensive) to get information that is incorrect. I think that it’s much better to have no information rather than having incorrect

information. Compliments for having added a column regarding data analysis in the karting environment where there is still much ignorance on the issue, seeing that several teams, even top teams still work by feelings even if they have all the instruments and often when there is contradiction they are capable of covering up saying that data acquisition data is useless, it doesn’t work. I know something about it, seeing that I have been working with data acquisition since 2005 and I have had many opportunities of seeing how who work in

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R E A D E R S this field are sceptical especially Italians, while abroad, there is already a different culture about this, and it’s not by chance that often an English team beat official teams that use the same instruments, In any other Motor Sport category, cars, motorbikes, etc. it would be absolutely unimaginable.

valid data, useful for getting information on tuning, you have to mix the lambda data properly with exhaust temperature data, in fact, depending on the

I have noticed that for a few months now you have been publishing columns on 
telemetry. Being an amateur in all effects so I play it by ear like they used to, I have noticed that on any track they go to race there is always someone who’s one up on the book. Why not try to compare all the effects and therefore, the old way to fine tune engine (by ear) as there are some tuners about and what they say using telemetry? f.z. from internet What we are doing in our column is exactly what you have suggested, that is, checking the results of old methods used using new data acquisition instruments. Sometimes the old methods are proved wrong, other times they are true. In the near future there will be a test with a well known engine tuner. We’ll look into these aspects with him.

Pretosi Stefano

About your doubt concerning the probe, what you say is right if you are talking about narrow-band probe, while the probes used for motor-sport are the wide-band (probe with current pump) and they work very differently to the narrow-band. These wide-band probes are, in fact, used for Diesel engines (also the ones that are made in series) and put before the abatement device (catalyst- dpf- scr). They are continuously hit by combustion residues that, as you may know, are rich with unburnt material (eg. particulate) not to talk about the regeneration phase (post-injection) where the probe is also hit by fuel. For this reason, these probes (heated up correctly and checked) are suitable to be used on 2-stroke engines. Several comparison tests have however, been carried out at the end to guarantee the consistency of measurements. However, to get

type of 2-stroke engine you may find that, to determine speed, part of the fresh gas pass directly to the exhaust without going through combustion. This means that reading of oxygen residue is false, because the amount is due to the contribution of fresh unburnt oxygen summed up together with the combustion residue. The reading of a value that corresponds to a lean fuel mixture doesn’t therefore; always describe a real situation for a lean engine. Just the same, a Lambda reading of more than 1 (engine apparently lean) could be due to partial combustion of fuel could be due to weak ignition that is unable to break the dielectric between the electrodes and the spark plug with the right strength. Personally, I know several

people who still today work in the MotoGP (moto 3,moto 2 and world superbike) who have come up from the 125 class (Yamaha and Honda), well, I asked them the question that you have asked me, that is, “I don’t think that in competitions like those you have incompetent people so, if they don’t use Lambda probes there has to be a reason.” The answer they gave was that at that time there was no one capable of using wideband probes that were more commonly used in the automobile world. To conclude I can say that the lambda (intended as previously described above) together with a little bit more data allows you to elaborate information concerning very punctual carburetion.

I really like your articles in the magazine. I would love to see you do a segment on rear tire lift. I have some ultrasonic sensors on my rear axle to play with this.

Cheers. Chris from Canada The sensors mentioned with our reader are useful for measuring distance (it works like sonar)

They are sensors with electronic internal, you can log the signal to see kart height and when there is internal rear lift at a turn

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CIK FIA EUROPEAN OK CHAMPIONSHIP

31-07-2016 Circuit Horensbergdam, Damstraat 1, 3600 GENK, Belgium – RND 4

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THE DUELLISTS

protagonists: Tom Joyner (Zanardi/Parilla) vs Karol Basz (Kosmic/Vortex) PHOTOS: WAFEPROJECT

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mondokart NEWS & PREVIEWS

TONY KART RENEWED ITS WEBSITE There are many significant improvements, beginning with the layout which has been completely renovated, with a responsive design giving every user’s device (both mobile and

UPDATE FOR THE ROTAX 125 MAX EVO The Rotax 125 MAX EVO engine series has been on the market for about fifteen months. BRP-Rotax’s intention is always to provide the customer with the latest technology in karting. Since the introduction of the EVO engine, there have been some great positives but also some speed bumps along the way. Effective immediately, the Rotax top management has involved themselves heavily in the karting segment to innovate and improve the current market condition. In the last months the company has put a tremendous amount of effort into diagnostics and development in order to offer a great product for racers worldwide. “Some of the technological adoptions such as the conrod, electronically timed exhaust valve (E-RAVE) as well as the new wiring harness are already implemented in the current engine package and we know that there has been some positive feedback along with some challenges,” said Peter Oelsinger, Vice President Rotax Propulsion Systems and Finance at BRP-Rotax.

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“More than ever, we take all technical issues very seriously and we are confident to solve all remaining issues shortly. We are also confident that our customers will experience a product that is more user-friendly than ever. We are working hard to provide race ready engines out of the box to ensure parity and low cost of operation,” said Ölsinger. User-friendliness, consistent engines, product warranty and providing global service are main objectives of BRP-Rotax. The Rotax karting community counts more than 7,500 active Rotax MAX drivers in the Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) program. Additionally, the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals with its equal chance of winning is one og the most important international kart sporting event in the world expanded to 360 drivers. “We count on our customers and our commitment towards the kart sport, as we will deal with all issues as professionally as possible,” said Oelsinger.

desktop) an optimized highdefinition view. These are not the only new features: a video gallery section allows for a more detailed overview of the company. Special attention was paid to the Tony Kart Racing Team section, further enriched with insights on the team and its facilities. Moreover, the focus on Tony Kart’s chassis range is more detailed, to provide more information for Tony Kart’s ever growing customer base. Of course, even with these new innovations you will never lose sight of Tony Kart’s competition news and its latest technical innovations, which are covered continuously. This all-new modern site becomes Tony Kart’s key communication tool in developing an ever increasing Tony Kart social media network. In addition to Tony Kart’s Facebook, there is a Tony Kart Instagram page, so fans will be connected better than ever to the Tony Kart brand.


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mondokart NEWS & PREVIEWS

Dare To Be Different girls meet Claire Williams

On June 22nd Daytona, Milton Keynes staged the third headline event for the newly-established Dare To Be Different initiative, introducing 100 local schoolgirls to the highly diverse world of motor sport. Founded by former racing driver, Susie Wolff and the Motor Sports Association (MSA) – the governing body of British Motor Sport – Dare To Be Different has been created to inspire and connect females in all aspects of the motor sport industry. Daytona Motorsport is a key partner to Dare To Be Different, providing three out of the five venues for the headline events – Daytona Sandown Park, Daytona Milton Keynes and Daytona Manchester – and consults on all aspects of kart driving and venue activities. The focus for Dare To Be Different at the five headline events is to educate young girls aged between eight and 11 in the various career and sporting opportunities within the motor sport arena. Campaign partner

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Williams F1 had staff and a show car on hand to explain the workings of a Formula One car, and all the girls were able to take part in the Pirelli Pit-Stop Challenge competition using a specially prepared frame. “This is a fantastic initiative and we are delighted to be involved,” said Claire Williams OBE – Deputy Team Principal of the Williams Formula One Team and one of the Dare To Be Different Ambassadors. “Motor sport offers so many career opportunities as well as the obvious participation, and as a woman working in the sport I am delighted to be able to help encourage future generations into the paddocks of the world. “For these girls to be doing things like pit-stop challenges, testing their engineering skills as well as karting and media, they gain experience in so many diverse disciplines. It is a great snapshot of the sport, something which will hopefully leave a lasting impression so when they come to choose

their subjects, they’ll think, ‘you know what, I’d love a career in motor sport’. It may propel them to do something.” The karting aspect of the day at Daytona Milton Keynes was obviously hugely exciting for the girls, most of whom had never sat in a kart and the smiling faces at the end of each ontrack session told the story – a welcome sight to all at Daytona Motorsport. “Daytona Motorsport is delighted to be partnering with Susie and Dare To Be Different,”said Daytona Motorsport Director Jim Graham. “More than 90 per cent of the 100,000 drivers who race on our circuits each year are male. Any initiative that attracts girls into the sport should be applauded.” The girls also spent time with campaign partner, Sky F1, who provided a camera for total authenticity and ITV motor sport presenter Louise Goodman was on hand to offer invaluable tuition – an experience none of the girls will forget. To help bring the racing aspect of the day alive, the girls also met disabled

driver, Nathalie McGloin and from the world of two wheels, Maria Costello, who showed them around their racing machines and explained their entry into competitive motor sport. The topic of health and fitness was similarly an important aspect for the youngsters, who were given an exercise class and a healthy eating tutorial and a chance to try some juices and healthy snacks. The Willow Water Workout, meanwhile, included a chance to test reaction skills on a BATAK board. To complete the circle, Dare To Be Different partner, the national flagship programme STEMNET (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network) was again present to assist with a fun and educational hovercraft-building exercise, providing an engaging and ‘hands-on’ introduction to the world of engineering. The day was thoroughly enjoyed by the girls – particularly the karting aspect – and they all left inspired and unafraid of ‘daring to be different’.


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SPEEDSPORTZ RACINGPARK IS BECOMING REALITY

OKKART Srl Registered office: Via Mozart, 50 - 04011 Aprilia (Italy) info@vroom.it - www.vroom.it Giuliano Ciucci Giuliani (Editor in chief) cggiuliano@vroom.it FABINA GAVILLUCCI (Executive editor) fgavillucci@vroom.it WALTER GUCCI wgucci@vroom.it MARIA VERRENGIA mverrengia@vroom.it SPECIAL COLUMNS Maurizio Voltini

Delays from a variety of different sources now surpassed as construction is in full swing. After nearly a year of delays due to many reasons, SpeedsportZ Racing Park at Grand Texas and the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy is finally under construction.  Opening is planned for late Fall 2016. "It has been a long time coming but we are now in full construction mode and the conceptual ideas are finally coming together," explained Alan Rudolph, Operating Partner at SpeedsportZ Racing Park. "We have had horrible weather that had put a hold on the new road and offsite utility construction.  However, we are finally beyond that and happy that our own shovels are in the ground." SpeedsportZ Racing Park is North America's new prototype outdoor karting facility.  Located in North Houston, 15 minutes from the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, the property is just off I-69/Hwy59 and near Hwy 99, the Grand Parkway and adjacent to the Grand Texas Sports and Entertainment District, which is also under construction.  "It was nearly two years from concept to ground breaking.  My company is still helping Alan with development but once completed he will handle operations 100%," explained co-founder, Tim Crawford.  "With that in mind, I am already planning our next facility and am searching for sites in the big cities in Texas.  In under two years we will have another one or two locations open." The SpeedsportZ Racing Park campus includes a dedicated half-mile concession rental track and facility, a separate .8-mile performance track and facility as well as a paved skid pad and paddock.  A total of four 16 VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

buildings include the main for concession and meeting space with a second floor viewing deck, a separate performance shop with a second floor viewing deck, rental garages for members, and a stacked-kart storage building. Three separate, massive outdoor canopies will keep customers and racers out of the hot Texas sun and provide a sitting/ viewing area of the facility. The business plan focuses on concession karting, group programs utilizing both karts and cars, the Alan Rudolph Racing Academy courses for all levels of drivers, and club memberships with club racing. "We have a little bit of everything for racing enthusiasts, novices and experts.  There is nothing needed with this phase of development short of my original vision," says Alan Rudolph.   "A future phase will include a few motorsports-oriented amusement components, as other entertainment projects in Grand Texas open up." The Houston location is planned as the "flagship" site.  "Any future Speedsportz locations will focus on rental concession-based business with exciting amusement track options we have been working on with our consultant," Crawford continued.  "The nonflagship concept is smaller in scale and land use, and its business plan can exceed the revenue of an indoor karting track plus eventual land residual." Those interested in more information can contact Alan Rudolph via e-mail to Alan@ SpeedsportzTX.com. Visit www. speedsportzracingpark.com this summer for the fall/winter schedule and class offerings.

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UniTire uses a flexible cable between the handle and the gauge, and that means that all the air that is normally wasted in the hose, is no problem in UniTire. both a Laptimer and a Data Logger. It means that all data are stored in the Laptimer at up to 60 times per second. It makes it possible to transfer the results to a PC or MAC for further analyzing. The included analyze program will give you the complete overview together with the possibility to compare results between drivers, training sessions and heats.

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MODENA ENGINES

WHAT A WIN Fabian Federer’s win during round two of the CIK-FIA European KZ2 Championship in Adria, MODENA ENGINES is back under the spotlight

The winning history of the KK1 engine goes on: after Alberto Cavalieri’s third place at the 2015 CIK-FIA World Championship in Le Mans, thanks to Fabian Federer, the Modena-based firm sees its engine at the top of international karting in the CIKFIA European KZ2 Championship. “I’m really happy about this result for Fabian and for Team SRP” – says Eng. Roland Holzner, Modena Engines engine designer and developer – “this is how we answered those who say that our KK1 engine was outdated. A winning project is a matter of several factors that come together, so some merit goes to the team SRP, engine tuner and owner Maik Siebecke and his crew. The engine was well-tuned and it was able to express all its potential.” In the near future of Modena Engines is upgrading their new engine, the MKZ: “MKZ is one of those projects that look to mark a new standard: important changes in fluid dynamics make it unique thanks to an innovative reed valve system called V-FLOW. - Holzner continues – “Nowadays, we are working hard on a new cylinder, changes in piston rod movement and improved V-FLOW.” There is always room for stories on burning passion and hard work in racing: “In the future we want to create a factory version of the MKZ and officially get into racing, but at the moment, how and when hasn’t been defined yet” concludes Holzner. Many people in the international karting paddock thought that Modena Engines had had it, and

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Above, Antonio Gerardi Technical director from ASPA Left, Roland Holzner in charge of Modena Engines research and development department

info MODENA ENGINES Via Serio, 9 25015 Desenzano del Garda Brescia (Italy) info@modena-engines.it several misunderstood strategic moves made by manufacturing firm, ASPA “We moved back engines production in our set up here in Modena because now we have an opportunity to go on from drafting to the finished engine without having to move a single van” – explains Antonio Gerardi, Technical director – “in factory, in Desenzano del Garda, we still have our research and development department

where Engineer Holzner and his crew work. We have only moved our production here, we haven’t closed!” We remind readers that ASPA produces for companies such as Pagani and Ducati, just to mention two that are in automotive environment, also being constantly up to dated with the newest technologies, they were able to look beyond natural disasters like earthquakes and floods.

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CLOSE UP AXEL CHARPENTIER

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IN PALESTRA CON DAVIDE FORÉ

Euro

LEADER AXEL CHARPENTIER, STRAWBERRY RACING TEAM DRIVER, LEADS ROTAX MAX EURO CHALLENGE, ONE OF THE TOUGHEST CHAMPIONSHIP IN EUROPE. LET’S SEE WHO AXEL… REPORT: A. ROCA PICS: KARTPIX / KARTPHOTO

Two races done and two to go before the International Open in Adria on October 9th. The Rotax Max Euro Challenge is one of the most important European karting championship, and in 2016 it is maintaining its high ranking thanks to exciting races and full grids of highly skilled drivers. Despite his young age, Axel Charpentier’s background is very multicultural:“Not only am I a French driver with an English team… I was born in Spain and grew up in France and Australia! I moved to UK 2013 for

my father’s work, but it has certainly be a very positive move for my racing career”. His career continues this year participating in the Super One championship both in Rotax Junior and OKJ, and obviously the junior class in the Rotax Max Euro Challenge. Before a regular season, he was involved in a fierce battle with his teammate Mark Kimber in Valencia, during the Rotax Max Winter Cup. Both drivers were penalized after the race for cutting the last chicane: “I actually think it was a very positiVROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE 21


CLOSE UP AXEL CHARPENTIER ve start. The team did a great job and delivered a very competitive package for a track that was new to most of us. Both Mark  and I had an incredible pace and we managed to stay in up front throughout the weekend. The last few meters of the final are just an anecdote… These are one-off races where all of us take more risks than usual to win, and things like that do happen. But the pace was there, which is what matters in that case”. Teammate: drivers’ worst enemies. Ask Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton if you want a full explanation…! But the spirit is different under the Strawberry Racing tent: “We have a good relationship. We obviously are competitors, and fairly close ones seeing our performance and the fact that we race for the same team. But we push each other to improve and collaborate well during testing to find optimal set-up, which is critical. As to his strength: he is quick…but so am I!” Only two races separate Axel from the title of Rotax Max Euro Challenge Junior class winner, but Zuera is his home circuit: “To me the Rotax Max Euro Challenge is the highlight of the season. Racing on the best European tracks, with the best drivers knowing that everyone is going to try their best

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to win the championship makes it very special. The first two rounds have gone fairly well with very good results. I knew both circuits; Castelletto from last year, while I’ve been to Genk several times over the years. Now, Zuera is probably what I would call my “home circuit”. I raced there many times when I lived in Spain and have unforgettable memori-

karters is more difficult than people think, their life is a continuous challenge to balance their private life with their racing commitments: “I’m racing the Super One championship in both Rotax Junior and OKJ which represents about 10 rounds during the year. Then add some stand alone races and test days and you realize that I am on a track virtually every weekend, most of the time from Friday to Sunday. So it doesn’t NOT ONLY AM I A FRENCH DRIVER WITH AN leave much time for leisure. The rest of the week is esENGLISH TEAM… I WAS ALSO BORN IN SPAIN AND sentially working out to stay GREW UP IN FRANCE AND AUSTRALIA! I MOVED fit and obviously staying on TO THE UK BACK IN 2013 FOR MY FATHER’S top of school work. In that WORK, BUT IT HAS CERTAINLY BE A VERY POSITIVE respect, I must really thank my school CFBL for being DEVELOPMENT FOR MY RACING CAREER so supportive.” Generally karting is seen as es. I scored some important wins there, a launch pad to car racing, sometimes it including securing my vice-champion isn’t…“My future? Well, you should speak title for the Spanish Rotax Max Challento my sponsor...which also happens to be ge back in 2010 (losing to my brother my father! Seriously speaking, I may surwho took championship win!) and a win prise you, but I am not in karting to be a in 2012 which would eventually give me Formula 1 driver or even move up to sinthe title that year. Zuera was also the gle seaters. My aim from the beginning playground of my endless battles with has been to become a top karting driver Sami (Taoufik), this year’s WSK chamand win an international title. And this pion. So I am really looking forward for could happen this year; I feel I am well the forthcoming round in Zuera, and prepared and in the right team to achiehopefully I will continue to build memove this aim. So, as far as I am concerned, ries from this lovely place.” I just need to stay focused  on my season and make it happen. Next year is another As said, this year Axel is also competing year and we’ll see what opportunities in other championships. Being a young we’re given then.”


CIK-FIA OK EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP KARTÓDROMO INTERNACIONAL DO ALGARVE, PORTIMAO (POR) JUNE 26th 2016, RND. 3

OK JOYNER GETS

HIS OWN BACK Finally in Portimao, stage of third round of the OK European Championship, Tom Joyner grabs what he deserves. Zanardi driver had an unfinished business with Lady Luck after the first two rounds in Zuera and Adria. REPORT: W. GUCCI / PICS: WAFEPROJECT

Right, Tom Joyner (ZanardiParilla) between Ben Hanley (CrocPromotionTM) and Pedro Hiltbrand (CRGParilla). After being abbandoned by Lady Luck, this podium is a great comeback for the two Brits. Hiltbrand confirms himself among the leaders.

He always have been one of the protagonists in this European championship, always being on top of each race. In both races he became the biggest loser during last lap fights, even if he stepped on the podium in Adria. Despite that, with only the Belgian round missing, Tom Joyner is the championship leader by five point on his direct rival (eight if we consider erasable results) Polish Kosmic driver Karol Basz, who in Portimao slid away in 23th position after the green light in final, and thirdteen points (ten if we consider erasable results) on CRG ensign Pedro Hitlbrand, who after the win in Adria and the third place in Portimao remains one of the eligible drivers for the final victory: Spanish driver should be able to make the most of the duel between the 2013 and the 2015 world champions. Genk event will be a re-start. To conquer the European crown drivers are forced to be on top since qualifiers until the final chequered flag. Marta Garcia Lopez keeps shocking everyone, despite the misdirected results of the last two races. She misses 10 points to be able to fight for the title, but it is not finished yet. Looking at the

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event held in Adria, she doesn’t like a wet track, so she is probably hoping for a dry race in Genk, on the other hand the young girl is absolutely awesome with perfect climate conditions like the last race in Portimao. She was on top for the whole weekend, but on the difficult Portuguese track she suffered the pressure of her expert colleagues. It is her first racing experience at this level, but Marta demonstrated that she has all it takes to stay in front of the field. Let’see. Ben Hanley leaves his mark in Portimao during his first race in OK class. The reigning European champion missed the first round because he was in Imola for the European Le Mans Series and he missed also the second round in Adria because he got injuried during the last round of the WSK Super Master Series. Finally he debuted in Portugal, showing his racing instinct and his tremendous speed since Saturday: third in qualifying, first in the prefinal and second in final after a duel with Tom Joyner. What can we say? Ben Hanley is back in perfect shape and he could tip the balance in favour of one of other championship pretenders…


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FINAL LINE UP. THIRD EUROPEAN ROUND PROTAGONISTS AT PORTIMAO, READY FOR FORMATION LAP. ROW ONE START TOM JOYNER (104) AND BEN HANLEY (102).

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PREFINAL Ben Hanley (CrocPromotionTM) triumphs in the OK prefinal race using only what it takes to hold off Tom Joyner (Zanardi-Parilla): he uses his experience to keep the gap constant without stressing himself and his kart. Just after the start Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG-Parilla) grabs the lead overtaking Marta Garcia Lopez (EvoKartParilla). On third lap an huge battle flares up and it shakes position: Hanley and Joyner chase the leader followed by reigning world champion Karol Basz (Kosmic-Vortex). Lorenzo Travisanutto (Tony Kart-Vortex) tries to make the most of the situation and overtakes Marta Garcia Lopez, who falls in 6th. Hiltbrand’s reign is short, and he has to settle for third position after that the British duo attacked and overtook him. Garcia overtakes Travisanutto, and she has to pay attention to Alex Smoylar (Tony Kart-Vortex) who gets the better of Ward Racing driver. A special

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Spanish Marta Garcia (EvoKart-Parilla) continues to surprise: she stops best time in qualifiers despite it being her first season in OK class. A bit more experience and she could well fight for lead.


OK FINAL P N Driver

Karol Basz (Kosmic-Vortex) is penalized due to a contact on first final lap, which puts him at rear. Despite having stopped fastest lap it doesn’t mean much. Nothing it is compromised for the championship. Present world champion has to fight it out with Tom Joyner (left) who dominated round three in Portimao leading on Ben Hanley.

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

104 102 107 111 123 108 110 195 105 113 101 118 103 132 196 130 128 121 194 112 125 119 114 124 116 127 192 117 106 134 193

Joyner, Tom Hanley, Ben Hiltbrand, Pedro Garcia Lopez, Marta Smolyar, Alexander Travisanutto, Lorenzo Lundgaard, Christian Armstrong, Marcus Janker, Hannes Novalak, Clément Basz, Karol Pits, Andriy Tiene, Felice Milell, Noah Mota, Tomas Sario, Robin Legeret, Lucas Gheno, Jacopo Al Qubaisi, Amna Gadois, Alexandre Brinkmann, David Tonteri, Paavo Viscaal, Bent Arnold, Felix Sargeant, Logan Kermanshahchi, Taymour Pescador, Jorge Carlos Lappalainen, Konsta Van Leeuwen, Martijn Simmenauer, Jean Baptiste Villanueva Herranz, Rafael

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Equipements

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

Zanardi / Parilla / Vega Croc Promotions / TM Racing CRG / Parilla / Vega Evokart / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Ricciardo Kart / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Kosmic / Vortex / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega Kosmic / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Birel Art / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega Kosmic / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Kart / Vortex / Vega Birel Art / Parilla / Vega Praga / TM Racing / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Birel Art / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Praga / TM Racing / Vega

20 Laps 0.486 1.469 1.739 3.201 4.778 6.400 6.450 6.583 6.631 8.304 8.445 9.253 9.441 14.033 14.847 18.802 18.982 27.446 36.269 38.034 6 Laps 6 Laps 13 Laps 14 Laps 15 Laps 15 Laps 19 Laps 20 Laps 20 Laps 20 Laps

OK CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING AFTER PORTIMAO (PRT) P N Driver Esp qh Esp pf Esp F Ita qh Ita pf Ita F Prt qh Prt pf Prt F Pt

mention goest to Logan Sargeant (FA KartVortex) protagonist of a great comeback from the 14th place to 7th.   FINAL Pedro Hiltbrand repeats the great start shown in the prefinal and leads the pack, while the poleman Ben Hanley loses another position in favour of Tom Joyner. The 2013 KF world champion grabs the lead on lap 3, while behind the leading trio Lorenzo Travisanutto steps in fourth position ahead of Marta Garcia Lopez. Karol Basz and Logan Sargeant lose positions and are forced to battle at the end of the group. After a few laps of “relax”, Ben Hanley overtakes “Pedrito” Hiltbrand while Marta gets the better of 2016 WSK Super Master Series champion Lorenzo Travisanutto. The girl sets the fastest lap trying to catch her rivals, but the leading trio is still too far from her. Hanley tries to pass his countryman, but after a few unlucky races  is the Joyner’s time to greet the chequered flag in first.  

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

104 101 107 111 116 108 114 110 102 123 103 119 105 106 113 132 115 118 128 129 134 117 135 125 112 127 130 124 126 121 109 133 122 120

Joyner, Tom Basz, Karol Hiltbrand, Pedro Garcia Lopez, Marta Sargeant, Logan Travisanutto, Lorenzo Viscaal, Bent Lundgaard, Christian Hanley, Ben Smolyar, Alexander Tiene, Felice Tonteri, Paavo Janker, Hannes Van Leeuwen, Martijn Novalak, Clément Milell, Noah Yueyang, Sun Pits, Andriy Legeret, Lucas Bale, Thomas Michael Simmenauer, Jean Baptiste Lappalainen, Konsta Becamel, François Brinkmann, David Gadois, Alexandre Kermanshahchi, Taymour Sario, Robin Arnold, Felix Lippkau, Luca Gheno, Jacopo Lessennes, Benjamin Gonzalez, Javier Ohlin, Simon Gangi Jr, Anthony

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

25 108 6 103 16 95 13 84 0 79 10 55 0 54 9 53 20 46 11 46 4 41 0 41 8 40 0 37 7 30 3 23 E 21 5 15 1 14 12 0 11 0 8 7 0 7 0 6 0 4 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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CIK FIA EUROPEAN OK JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP KARTÓDROMO INTERNACIONAL DO ALGARVE, PORTIMAO (POR) JUNE 26th 2016, RND. 3

OK Junior

Victor Martins (Kosmic-Parilla) cutting through to win round three of the European OK Junior. He leads from start to finish both prefinal and final, winning the latter by seven seconds on Brazil’s Collet.

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MARTINS LE MÉTÉORE

VDK driver Victor Martins sweeps OK Junior winning both prefinal 1 and final over a weekend where favourite drivers don’t seem to have the same pace. REPORT: W. GUCCI / PICS: WAFEPROJECT


Victor Martins leaves an indelible mark in this championship winning the third round. He has never been under spotlights in the first two rounds, but in Portimao he’s very fast in heats after a fifth place in qualifiers. This French driver starts on prefinal grid five and leads from second lap. Behind him drivers fight losing the contact with the leader. Final race is another flag-to-flag win, but this time we were prepared for his tremendous pace: Collet and Mizzudin are the other two who complete podium, they finished with a gap of just over 7 seconds. Unfortunately for him and for his team, VDK. It’s too late to fight for the title, even if it is mathematically possible. Taking into account also erasable results

(the worst 3 out of 12) Noah Watt leads with 88 points on Caio Collet 86 points and Isac Blomqvist 79 points, so everything is possible. Also Caio Collet and Abdul Gafar Muizzuddin Musyaffa impressed spectators with their races: The Brazilian seemed quite at ease during duels, while the Malyasian DR driver was not; he also risked losing podium. Muizzuddin stopped second best time in qualifiers, proving to be fast enough but he needs more expertise in duelling. Under Danilo Rossi’s watchful eye he will work on this. In the meantime, the final rush promises excitement: a dozen drivers will be fighting for the final crown. Watt is still leading the scoreboard, but he has to find himself in Genk, while thanks to his being constant, Collet is the favourite.

TOP, MIZZUDDIN (DR-TM) FROM MALAYSIA IS OUTSTANDING IN PORTIMAO AND HE GETS A WELL DESERVED PODIUM.

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Prefinal 1 start: row one grids Kenneally (253) is the fastest also in qualifiers and Henrion (233) next to him. Below, Teddy Wilson (CRG-Parilla) top protagonist at this third round in Portimao. The Brit missed his chance to get podium after getting caught up in fights on early laps.

PREFINAL 1 Frenchman Victor Martins (Kosmic-Parilla) pulls away from an aggressive quartet in the early stage of the race tailed by Teddy Wilson (CRG-Parilla) grid nine start. Championship leader Noah Watt (Tony Kart-Vortex) ccompletes podium, while behind him comes Gillian Henrion (Kosmic-Vortex) who touches Isac Blomqvist (Tony Kart-Vortex) and flies off the track, finishing the race 12th. PREFINAL 2 Oscar Piastri (FA Kart-Vortex) wins a tough race leading flag to flag costantly shadowed by Bin Abdul Gafar Mizzudin Musyaffa (DR-TM). Kiern Jewiss (Exprit-Vortex) grabs third managing to hold back a strong Dennis Hauger (CRG-Parilla) up from grid 6.    FINAL Victor Martins dominates the field in the OK Junior, leading the pack from the first lap to the chequered flag. The Frenchman makes the most of a great battle going on behind him. A lot of place swapping set the stage for an amazing comeback of Caio Collet (BirelART-Parilla) who gains nine places. Third place for DR ensign Bin Abdul Gafar Mizzudin Musyaffa up from grid four but dropps places in the early stage of the race. A contact pulls Kiern Jewiss away from the battle for the lead. A very disappointing race for him. Not a great race for round 1 winner Noah Watt (Tony Kart-Vortex) who from grid five can do no better than seventh.

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OK JUNIOR FINAL P N Driver 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

274 201 238 251 255 234 205 273 218 247 253 208 215 265 220 209 212 206 202 233 207 263 261 243 272 271 203 225 241 245 260 237 219 250

Martins, Victor Collet, Caio Jotta Mizzuddin Musyaffa, Hauger, Dennis Taoufik, Sami Eriksson, Hampus Watt, Noah Uitto, Ville Piastri, Oscar Bulantsev, Pavel Kenneally, Finlay Vidales Ajenjo, David Serravalle, Antonio Eteki, Adam Ptacek, Petr Wilson, Teddy Blomqvist, Isac Lindh, Rasmus Lahoz Lopez, Alejandro Henrion, Gillian De Wilde, Ugo D'Orlando, Michael Moggia, Guido Dante Simonov, Mikhail Jewiss, Kiern Owega, Jusuf Shvetsov, Ivan Weerts, Charles Muth, Esteban Eichenberger, Tara Marseglia, Leonardo Malukas, David Alatalo, William Chovet, Pierre-Louis

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OK JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING AFTER PORTIMAO (PRT) P N Driver Esp qh Esp pf1 Esp pf2 Esp F Ita qh Ita pf1 Ita pf2 Ita F Prt qh Prt pf1 Prt pf2 Prt F Pt

FRA BRA MYS NOR MAR SWE DNK FIN AUS RUS GBR ESP CAN FRA CZE GBR SWE SWE ESP FRA BEL USA ARG RUS GBR DEU RUS DEU BEL CHE ITA USA FIN FRA

17 Laps 7.152 7.184 7.549 7.743 7.965 8.369 8.729 9.723 11.021 11.081 11.535 11.891 12.811 13.291 15.080 15.596 15.997 16.255 16.518 17.266 18.381 18.502 19.464 20.877 21.032 21.059 21.117 21.193 21.535 23.272 31.677 16 Laps 16 Laps

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

Kosmic / Parilla / Vega Birel Art / Parilla / Vega DR/TM Racing / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega FA Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega FA Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega FA Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Formula K / TM Racing / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Ricciardo Kart / Parilla / Vega Exprit / TM Racing / Vega Kosmic / Vortex / Vega Kosmic / Parilla / Vega Birel Art / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Kosmic / Vortex / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Comp / TM Racing / Vega Exprit / TM Racing / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega

205 201 212 253 251 238 272 274 208 255 211 203 218 214 209 227 247 243 223 207 234 206 241 233 273 261 215 260 268 202 219 265 254 237

Watt, Noah Collet, Caio Jotta Blomqvist, Isac Kenneally, Finlay Hauger, Dennis Mizzuddin Musyaffa, Jewiss, Kiern Martins, Victor Vidales Arenjo, David Taoufik, Sami Milesi, Charles Shvetsov, Ivan Piastri, Oscar De Pauw, Ulysse Wilson, Teddy Bogdanov, Dmitrii Bulantsev, Pavel Simonov, Mikhail Peisselon, Timothy De Wilde, Ugo Eriksson, Hampus Lindh, Rasmus Muth, Esteban Henrion, Gillian Uitto, Ville Moggia, Guido Dante Serravalle, Antonio Marseglia, Leonardo Pourchaire, Théo Lahoz Lopez, Alejandro Alatalo, William Eteki, Adam Kruetten, Niklas Malukas, David

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

17 16 11 12 0 14 15 0 9 10 13 0 0 2 7 3 8 0 0

15 17 12 9 0 11 13 16 10 14 6 0 0 2 8 -

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

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

12 17 15 16 7 14 13 5 E 4 11 0 0 8 0 6 1 2

14 10 12 17 8 16 13 11 15 9 0 4 0 1 0 -

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

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

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

14 16 15 13 17 0 7 9 1 11 5 12 0 8 10 -

9 107 20 91 0 90 5 86 13 81 16 73 0 70 25 65 4 64 11 60 47 0 45 7 42 40 0 40 38 6 34 0 32 30 0 27 10 25 0 24 0 22 0 22 8 19 0 18 3 16 0 16 15 0 15 0 14 2 13 11 0 10

OK JUNIOR FINAL MARTINS (274) LEADS IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE START

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CIK-FIA ACADEMY TROPHY KARTÓDROMO INTERNACIONAL DO ALGARVE, PORTIMAO (POR) JUNE 26th 2016, RND. 2

ACADEMY

HANDSAEME WINS, BRADSHAW SURPRISES

Callum Bradshaw is dominating the CIK-FIA Academy Trophy: after the win in Essay he is forced to a unfair second position in the last round in Portimao because a technical problem during the first laps of final race. REPORT: W. GUCCI / PICS: WAFEPROJECT

The young Brit is stronger than Lucky Lady: despite a problem with his Vortex engine he is able to fight back and step on the podium. This week-end he found in Belgian Xavier Handsaeme his main rival, who set the fastest lap in qualifying and he also started prefinal in pole position. After a great first round Thomas Mialane and Mads Eielso Hansen are unable to stay on top in Portimao, finishing the final in 17th position and 11th. So Bradshaw seems to be the favourite for the final win having almost the double of points of Handsaeme, who is the runner up.

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PREFINAL Brit Callum Bradshaw loses the lead of the race during on first turn, being forced to the outside. He falls in fifth place, but his pace is simply unstoppable and he starts re-gaining positions until a great overtake on Xavier Handsaeme during lap 8. The Belgian driver can’t hold off the championship leader and has to settle for second. Third spot for Spanish Ruben Sabater Saura.   FINAL Kasparas Vaskelis overtakes the leader immediately after the start and opens a considerable gap.

Bradshaw slows down the whole pack because of a mechanical issue and starts loosing position. In the meanwhile the new leader gains a 2 seconds advantage on his runner up, but it takes only a few laps for Xavier Handsaeme to close the gap, and take the first place. The championship leader Callum Bradshaw doesn’t give up and he fights against his engine in fourth place. After a few laps the problem seems to be solved and he starts closing the gap with his rivals, and steps back on the podium overtaking Vaskelis and finishing in second place.


ACADEMY FINAL P N Driver 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

516 505 523 501 513 506 527 510 515 520 532 526 502 511 545 512 509 507 530 533 531 542 544 503 524 543 550 529 508 517 519 540 551 521

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Handsaeme, Xavier Bradshaw, Callum Vaskelis, Kasparas Sabater Saura, Rubén Nilsson, Alfred Clarke, Oliver Tsukada, Kaito Imbourg, Thomas Goldstein, Elie Zviedris, Valters Hansen, Mads Eielso Füngeling, Luke Saval Martín, Carlos Ventura, Simão Lee, ChanJoon North, Jordan Mialane, Thomas Tunik, Arsenii Szyszko, Maciej Jones, Jagger Wisnicki, Piotr Beshara, Talal Dalkiran, Mehmet Mert Forest, Henri Heyerdahl, Emil D'Arcy, Alexander Al Habsi, Shihab Ang, Zi Yang Alvis Lomko, Lev Haverkort, Kas Ollikainen, Jonne Leedmaa, Siim Prunk, Nik Machulda, Marek Boris

BEL GBR LTU ESP SWE GBR JPN FRA BEL LVA DNK DEU ESP PRT KOR ZAF FRA RUS POL USA POL BHR TUR BRA NOR GRC OMN SGP RUS NLD FIN EST SVN CZE

17 Laps 0.237 0.539 0.951 1.557 3.921 3.931 3.967 7.532 8.331 9.388 9.619 12.924 13.045 13.142 13.530 13.719 14.066 15.710 19.421 19.476 19.545 19.656 19.915 26.954 2 Laps 4 Laps 5 Laps 7 Laps 9 Laps 12 Laps 12 Laps 12 Laps 15 Laps

ACADEMY TROPHY STANDING AFTER PORTIMAO (PRT) P N Driver Fra qh Fra F Prt qh Prt F Pt

Above, final start with Bradshaw (505) and Handsaeme (516) leading the field. Right, the final podium with Belgian Handsaeme first, followed by Bradshaw and Vaskelis

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

505 516 532 506 513 523 509 524 501 533 529 510 545 527 517 502 515 531 520 526 511 540 518 512 507 530 543 514 542 535 547 544 503 537

Bradshaw, Callum Handsaeme, Xavier Hansen, Mads Eielso Clarke, Oliver Nilsson, Alfred Vaskelis, Kasparas Mialane, Thomas Heyerdahl, Emil Sabater Saura, Rubén Jones, Jagger Ang, Zi Yang Alvis Imbourg, Thomas Lee, ChanJoon Tsukada, Kaito Haverkort, Kas Saval Martín, Carlos Goldstein, Elie Wisnicki, Piotr Zviedris, Valters Füngeling, Luke Ventura, Simão Leedmaa, Siim van Walstijn, Senna North, Jordan Tunik, Arsenii Szyszko, Maciej D'Arcy, Alexander Bergqvist, Alex Beshara, Talal Schmidli, Titus S. Dimitrov, Alexander Dalkiran, Mehmet M. Forest, Henri Ugran, Filip-Ioan

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

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

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

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

64 35 33 30 28 25 25 19 16 16 16 16 12 10 8 8 7 7 6 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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CIK-FIA KZ2 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP ADRIA KARTING RACEWAY, ROVIGO (I) JUNE 5th 2016, RND. 2

Who’s going to do it! A CIK-FIA European championship that will go down in history. At least for what we have seen up to now. After Essay, Zuera and Adria the only Italian stop on the CIK-FIA schedule the final result has confirmed all three categories despite the variable weather throughout the day: sun mixed with rain made things even more exciting. REPORT: W. GUCCI - PICS: WAFEPROJECT

Fabian Federer (Crg/Modena Engines) gets the better of Stan Pex (CRG-Vortex) on the last lap in KZ2 and jumps to the top of the scoreboard. Like in Zuera, OK rewards spectators with great excitement. Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG-Parilla) is first over the line after making the most of a crash at the last turn, which slowed down Joyner, leading, and Basz who followed behind. There are now five pilots within 22 points. Same thing for OK Junior final where Spain’s Vidales (Tony Kart-Vortex) is first and is now among those who will fight for title together with Norvegian Hauger (CRGParilla), Brits Jewiss and Kenneally, Brazil’s Collet, Sweeden’s Blomqvist and championship leader Watt from Danmark.”

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Right, Joyner and Hiltbrand going over the line side by side during OK final watched over by CRG team. (Pic: FM Press) Below, Fabian Federer and Stan Pex at the end of the KZ2 final. The two CRG standard bearers lead the race but in the end they duelled under a rain fall on slicks. Race marshals did well to stop the race on lap nineteen.

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KZ2 Who’s Runner up in Essay and winner in Adria, Fabian Federer leads the championship by only three points over Stan Pex. The fight for the crown is open, but the Italian wants to repeat his 2011 European title.

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next? The only two things that makes the first round of the European KZ2 Championship like the second one is the rain and Fabian Federer (CRG-Modena Engines), everything else is different. Different drivers lead and fight for the Continental open title open. CRG chassis monopolize KZ2 podium with Federer first and Stan Pex (CRG-Vortex) and Dylan Davies (CRG-TM) in second and third.

CRG’s team manager Dino Chiesa isn’t surprised: “This is the result of all our hard work which is paying off. – he says – We will keep working this way to be as constant as possible in terms of performance and results. We are competing in all the classes and we are aware thatit wouldn’t be easy to get back to the top.” Luca Corberi (Tony Kart-Vortex), first round winner in Essay, finishes


19th scoring zero point and loosing championship lead. Things are worse for Paolo Besancenez (Tony Kart-Vortex): after third place in France, in Adria he is out immediately after the green flag in prefinal and his race weekend is over earlier than expected. This second event highlights a consistent performance for both Matteo Viganò (Top Kart-Parilla) and Alessandro Irlando (Energy Corse-TM), pole-man and third classified after official qualifying session. Second place in qualifiers goes to Fabian Federer who completes an all Italian podium. Italian drivers also dominate qualifying heats with five drivers in the top six places. Pole goes to Alessandro Irlando who takes podium in each round. Behind the Energy Corse driver comes Matteo Viganò followed by Stan Pex. Fabian Federer is sixth, behind Matteo Zanchi (GP Racing-TM) and the wild card coming from Italian KZ2 Championship Francesco Celenta (Formula K-TM).

PREFINAL Alessandro Irlando dominates the first prefinal; he sets the pace lap after lap, posting the fastest lap on lap 14. Dutchman Stan Pex has to settle for second, he’s constantly slower than the leader. Behind him, Leonardo Lorandi (Tony Kart-Vortex) is protagonist of a great race starting from grid 6. The Baby Race driver starts well after the light and comes up to fourth on lap one. With a clean move during the following lap, he overtakes Francesco Celenta to grab third

KZ2 podium with Kees Van de Grint ,CIK-FIA Vice President, handing rewards to winner Fabian Federer and the Dutch duo Stan Pex and Dylan Davies. All three on different powered CRGs. With this win Modena Engines leads the European championship and is three points ahead of Stan Pex on Vortex. They will fight it out in Genk, Belgium, at the end of July. Opening picture, KZ2 final start.

PREFINAL 2 Matteo Zanchi drops places after a bad start and Fabian Federer starts climbing up gaining two places immediately after the start: SRP Racing Team driver gets the better of Dylan Davies and Zanchi on lap one. In the meantime, Matteo Viganò tries to pull away from the pack, but Federer closes the gap, he overtakes at turn one on lap five. From there on Federer gets faster, he wins with a 1,8 second gap. Viganò is second and Davies third.

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CIK-FIA KZ2 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP KZ2 FINAL P N Driver 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

307 305 324 343 340 327 311 313 314 337 325 339 381 306 304 329 319 333 301 383 341 317 347 350 390 391 320 326 385 318 334 309 310 336

Federer, Fabian Pex, Stan Davies, Dylan Irlando, Alessandro Vigano, Matteo Leuillet, Tom Törnqvist, Persson B. Mosca, Tommaso Norris, John Dahlberg, Alexander Loubere, Pierre Lorandi, Leonardo Celenta, Francesco Piccini, Alessio Kremers, Marijn Simoni, Mauro Romkema, Ricardo Iacovacci, Francesco Corberi, Luca Kallasmaa, Kaspar Johansson, Andreas Nilsson, Brandon Martinez Merono, E. Schmidt, Dominik Simon, Karel Zanchi, Matteo Rosati, Fabrizio Leuillet, Gabin Manduchi, Roberto Horio, Fuma Tanko Yurrebaso, Jon Cavalieri, Alberto Skaras, Emil Zani, Cristopher

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KZ2 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING AFTER ADRIA (ITA) P N Driver Fra qh Fra pf1 Fra pf2 Fra F Ita qh Ita pf1 Ita pf2 Ita F

ITA NLD NLD ITA ITA FRA SWE ITA IRL SWE FRA ITA ITA ITA AUS ITA NLD ITA ITA SWE NLD SWE ESP DEU CZE ITA ITA FRA ITA JPN ESP ITA SWE ITA

19 Laps 0.252 2.942 5.323 6.738 7.456 8.940 15.191 16.584 16.843 19.478 19.599 26.475 27.253 28.010 29.711 30.363 31.182 32.104 32.578 32.895 34.000 35.082 35.828 36.621 38.342 39.707 40.354 41.428 42.426 53.870 1 Lap 11 Laps 19 Laps

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

CRG / Modena Engines / Vega CRG / Vortex / Vega CRG / TM Racing / Vega Energy Corse / TM Racing / Vega Top Kart / Parilla / Vega Sodi / TM Racing / Vega CRG / TM Racing / Vega Maranello / TM Racing / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Sodi / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Formula K / TM Racing / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Birel Art / Parilla / Vega DR / TM Racing / Vega Birel Art / Maxter / Vega Luxor / LKE / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega CRG / Modena Engines / Vega CRG / TM Racing / Vega Righetti Ridolfi / Vortex / Vega Praga / Parilla / Vega CRG / TM Racing / Vega Rosso Korsa / TM Racing / Vega GP Racing / TM Racing / Vega CRG / Maxter / Vega Sodi / TM Racing / Vega GP Racing / TM Racing / Vega CRG / Maxter / Vega Lenzokart / LKE / Vega Maranello / Modena E. / Vega Tony Kart / TM Racing / Vega DR / TM Racing / Vega

Matteo Viganò (Top Kart-Parilla) leading on Federer, he is getting some satisfaction this season. He is the fastest in practice (47”258), being protagonist also in heats and prefinal. He deserved a podium place.

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307 305 343 301 339 324 340 302 327 306 337 311 310 312 304 314 325 313 303 333 336 347 334 350 320 329 317 346 330 316 322 315 309 326

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

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

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

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

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

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

16 17 13 15 0 14 7 12 11 10 9 8 6 0 4 -

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

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

Pt 85 82 70 66 58 51 44 40 36 36 35 32 28 27 26 25 21 19 19 19 17 15 14 13 13 11 11 10 10 9 9 9 8 6


FINAL Enegry Corse standard bearer Alessandro Irlando is off to a fantastic start and leads on Fabian Federer, Matteo Viganò and Stan Pex, but his lead doesn’t last because Federer is faster and overtakes him. Matteo Viganò takes advantage of the situation, he overtakes Irlando. Stan Pex rounds out a compact leading quartet, but Federer takes advantage of a fight for second place between the Dutchman and Viganò on lap 9 and pulls away from the pack. On lap seventeenth a heavy storm changes the scenario; making the race almost impossible. Stan Pex tries to make the most of the situation overtaking Federer, who manages to defend his position under impossible condition up to the red flag, which goes up on lap nineteenth and sets the end of the race. Helped by the rain, Dylan Davies grabs third from Alessandro Irlando.

Dylan Davies (CRG-TM) grabs a spectacular third place making the most in wet condition on slick tyres Worse still for Luca Corberi, Brescian Tony Kart driver and winner of the first round in France. He is in no condition to drive especially in long races like prefinal and final: such an evident problem that doctors at the circuit advised him once he had finished to go for a check up in hospital. The tests have confirmed the reasons for his sudden physical condition vitamin deficiency and slight form of anemia . His state of health has therefore jeopardized his chance of defending championship lead.

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CIK-FIA OK EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

OK

Being a champion is a matter of perseverance, taking advantage of any opportunity that comes your way. Pedro Hiltbrand is well aware of this, he makes the most of a contact between Logan Sargeant, Karol Basz and Tom Joyner and goes on to win a crazy final race. REPORT: A. ROCA - PICS: WAFEPROJECT

Hiltbrand clever

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Above, final start on rain tyres. Poleman Hiltbrand (107) leads the pack in the middle, Basz (101) on  the outside and Sargeant (116) the inside. Left, Hiltbrand thumps the air as he crosses the finishing line. Below, CRG Spanish driver can’t believe his eyes for being on podium,  his win is well deserved.

When three world champions fight for the lead, something special usually has to happen. The final race in Adria isn’t an exception because there’s contact between Logan Sargeant (FA Kart-Vortex), Karol Basz (Kosmik Kart-Vortex) and Tom Joyner (Zanardi-Parilla) on last lap creating a huge tangle that helps Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG-Parilla) to win his first European round this year. Thanks to this amazing result, Pedro is now in fourth in the championship standing with a gap of just 20 points from the top. The CRG driver scored a zero in his homeland after the first round of the European championship, but now he has a chance of fighting for championship title. The leading trio is within 15 points on the championship scoreboard, where Karol Basz in first with 76 points followed by Logan Sargeant with 68 points and Tom Joyner with 61. The stage where the continental crowns are to be assigned is Portimao. Not a lucky weekend for Marta Garcia Lopez (EVOKart-Parilla) and Ben Hanley (Croc Promotions-TM): she goes into a spin during the formation lap and finishes 25th. Croc Promotion driver broke a rip during the WSK Super Master Series in Adria two weeks before and is unable to start the event. The weekend starts with the KF Junior reigning world champion,

Logan Sergeant, who gets pole stopping 47,243 seconds, he’s less than a tenth of a second faster than Marta Garcia Lopez. Third place for Tony Kart driver Clement Novalak (Tony Kart-Vortex). Pedro Hiltbrand wins the first heat also thanks to a lot of penalties given after the race for front fairings not being in the right position. Bent Viscaal (Tony Kart-Vortex) and his team-mate Paavo Tonteri (CRG-Parilla) follow the Spaniard. Pole sitter Logan Sargeant, who crosses the line ahead of Tonteri and Martijn Van Leeuwen (BirelArt-Parilla) wins the second heat. Fourth place for Lorenzo Travisanutto (Tony Kart-Vortex) who comes up six positions from starting grid. After qualifiers it’s Finland’s Tonteri who grabs the prefinal pole and starts ahead of Logan Sargeant and Bent Viscaal. PREFINAL Poleman Paavo Tonteri loses the lead as he duels against Logan Sargeant and Pedro Hiltbrand, the latter manages to pull away from the battle with the first place. Rain shakes the classification, and Paavo Tonteri is out after a contact. Reigning champion Karol Basz is the one able to make the most of this situation and starts gaining places. On the finishing line, runner up Sargeant slows down and allows Basz to grab second, a great move

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CIK-FIA OK EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

OK FINAL P N Driver 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

107 116 104 101 103 119 110 113 135 128 134 106 108 115 123 132 129 133 112 118 124 114 121 197 111 120 126 122 125 127

Hiltbrand, Pedro Sargeant, Logan Joyner, Tom Basz, Karol Tiene, Felice Tonteri, Paavo Lundgaard, Christian Novalak, Clément Becamel, François Legeret, Lucas Simmenauer, Jean Baptiste Van Leeuwen, Martijn Travisanutto, Lorenzo Yueyang, Sun Smolyar, Alexander Milell, Noah Bale, Thomas Michael Gonzalez, Javier Gadois, Alexandre Pits, Andriy Arnold, Felix Viscaal, Bent Gheno, Jacopo Lindberg, Philip Garcia Lopez, Marta Gangi Jr, Anthony Lippkau, Luca Ohlin, Simon Brinkmann, David Kermanshahchi, Taymour

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Gap

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

24 Laps 1.229 2.339 2.570 7.854 8.655 11.649 14.428 16.094 16.186 18.589 18.693 19.572 24.256 24.965 31.105 33.295 33.430 33.944 34.913 35.224 37.549 39.977 40.152 43.688 43.700 7 Laps 9 Laps 17 Laps 23 Laps

CRG / Parilla / Vega FA Kart / Vortex / Vega Zanardi / Parilla / Vega Kosmic / Vortex / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega Ricciardo Kart / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Kosmic / Parilla / Vega Birel Art / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Birel Art / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega FA Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Kosmic / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Ricciardo Kart / Parilla / Vega Kosmic / Parilla / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Sodi / Parilla / Vega Evokart / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Birel Art / Parilla / Vega

OK CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING AFTER ADRIA (ITA) P N Driver Esp qh Esp pf Fra F Ita qh Ita pf Ita 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

101 116 104 107 114 111 110 106 103 108 119 105 113 115 123 128 132 129 134 135 125 112 118 117 126 121 109 133 124 122 130 120 127 102

Basz, Karol Sargeant, Logan Joyner, Tom Hiltbrand, Pedro Viscaal, Bent Garcia Lopez, Marta Lundgaard, Christian Van Leeuwen, Martijn Tiene, Felice Travisanutto, Lorenzo Tonteri, Paavo Janker, Hannes Novalak, Clément Yueyang, Sun Smolyar, Alexander Legeret, Lucas Milell, Noah Bale, Thomas Michael Simmenauer, Jean Baptiste Becamel, François Brinkmann, David Gadois, Alexandre Pits, Andriy Lappalainen, Konsta Lippkau, Luca Gheno, Jacopo Lessennes, Benjamin Gonzalez, Javier Arnold, Felix Ohlin, Simon Sario, Robin Gangi Jr, Anthony Kermanshahchi, Taymour Hanley, Ben

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pt 76 68 61 56 54 48 41 35 32 31 30 24 23 21 18 13 13 12 11 7 7 6 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0


Photos show a topic moment of OK final. On the last lap Joyner (104) surprises the leader Sargeant (116). Basz (101) makes the most of the situation and overtakes Sargeant at the next hairpin. In the second pic. Basz runs into Joyner and Sargeant overtakes on the outside, Hiltbrand races on to grab win. Tom Joyner has a bone to pick with Lady-Luck: he is protagonist of an exciting final and in the end he gets the better of Sargeant  it is enough to deserve the win.

to earn the clean side of the track for the final race. FINAL After the green flag Hiltbrand tries to get away from the pack followed by Basz, Sargeant and Joyner, the American is very fast and overtakes KF reigning world champions and starts chasing the leader, passing him after a few laps. Since then, Sargeant leads

the way from the top spot with more than 3 seconds lead on his rivals. In the second part of the race, Tom Joyner overtakes Basz and Hiltbrand to grab runner up position. Karol Basz is faster than Hiltbrand, he gets the better of the Spaniard and earns the lowest podium step. As the race draws to an end, Tom Joyner starts closing the gap to Sargeant and starts a fierce battle over

the last three laps. On last lap Sargeant blocks the way in front of Joyner and Basz tries to take advantage of the situation, but they crash and Hiltbrand takes the win over Sargeant and Christian Lundgaard (Tony Kart-Vortex) who was coming up behind the tangle. Joyner finishes the race immediately after podium, ahead of Basz.

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CIK-FIA OK JUNIOR EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

OK Junior VIDALES, WINS THE BET It’s only the first year as Tony Kart official driver for the young Spaniard and he wins the second round of the European OK Junior Championship at Adria Karting Raceway. Kiern Jewiss backs on top, while Isac Blomqvist finishes once again on podium. REPORT: A. ROCA - PICS: WAFEPROJECT

Out for a contact during prefinal 1 in Zuera, David Ajenjo Vidales (Tony Kart-Vortex) has to work hard to make a great comeback, but he doesn’t make the final race. After that, the Tony Kart ensign does his best in Adria, he’s constantly in the highest part of the standing for each session and wins the final race with two laps to go. Isac Blomqvist (Tony Kart-Vortex) takes third replicating his performance in Zuera, now he’s second in championship just 4 points behind Noah Watt (Tony KartVortex). The championship leader finishes eleventh, starting and crossing the finish line in the same position. Not really a great weekend for him. Second place goes to Kiern Jewiss (ExpritVortex) prefinal 2 winner with Vidales following in third. Dennis Hauger (CRG-Parilla) leads the qualifying session with more than a tenth of a second on Bin Abdul Gafar Mizzudin Musyaffa (DR-TM) and David Ajenjo Vidales. The pole-man confirms his amazing pace throughout heats scoring a win and three second places. Second Vidales who shadows him and gets the better of championship leader Noah Watt who grabs third. PREFINAL 1 Prefinal 1, pole-man Denis Hauger has to deal with aggressive rivals: on lap one the CRG driver drops back to fifth. Frenchman Charles Milesi (Tony Kart-Vortex) takes the lead, tailed by Noah Watt and Belgian Ulysse De Pauw (BirelARTParilla). Milesi starts opening up a big gap, but pole sitter Denis Hauger makes a comeback from fifth and in a few laps he slips back into the lead. Charles Milesi has to settle for second, behind him Malaysian Bin Abdul Gafar Mizzudin Musyaffa (DR-

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Above, Spaniard Vidales (Tony Kart-Vortex) wins in Junior. A well deserved win for the newcomer to Tony Kart Racing Team. He did very well in  the toughest race of the weekend, raced on slicks. Right, final drivers on the first right turn after the start. A strange, risky condition, especially for young drivers. Race marshals should be more careful.


OK JUNIOR FINAL P N Driver 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

208 272 212 227 214 251 238 253 255 268 205 274 219 211 234 217 209 265 206 264 261 218 259 260 240 239 203 237 201 243 248 207 231 252

Vidales Ajenjo, David Jewiss, Kiern Blomqvist, Isac Bogdanov, Dmitrii De Pauw, Ulysse Hauger, Dennis Mizzuddin Musyaffa, Bin Kenneally, Finlay Taoufik, Sami Pourchaire, Théo Watt, Noah Martins, Victor Alatalo, William Milesi, Charles Eriksson, Hampus Jonusis, Justas Wilson, Teddy Eteki, Adam Lindh, Rasmus Civico Espona, Genis Moggia, Guido Dante Piastri, Oscar Hughes, Lachlan Marseglia, Leonardo Morricone, Edoardo Moretti, Marzio Shvetsov, Ivan Malukas, David Collet, Caio Jotta Simonov, Mikhail Morozov, Ilya De Wilde, Ugo De Castro Petecof, Gianluca Muth, O'neill

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OK JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP STANDING AFTER ADRIA (ITA) P N Driver Esp qh Esp pf1 Esp pf2 Esp f Ita qh Ita pf1 Ita pf2 Ita f

ESP GBR SWE RUS BEL NOR MYS GBR MAR FRA DNK FRA FIN FRA SWE LTU GBR FRA SWE ESP ARG AUS AUS ITA ITA ITA RUS USA BRA RUS RUS BEL BRA DEU

20 Laps 0.446 2.617 5.571 7.042 7.133 8.616 9.237 9.292 9.557 15.293 15.653 15.838 18.541 19.220 19.348 21.346 22.209 23.112 23.169 23.484 24.621 24.689 24.808 27.607 27.787 37.551 51.665 1 Lap 7 Laps 20 Laps 20 Laps 20 Laps 20 Laps

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

Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega FA Kart / Vortex / Vega Birel Art / Parilla / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega GDaR f/a TrM Racing / Vega FA Kart / Vortex / Vega FA Kart / Vortex / Vega Kosmic / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Kosmic / Parilla / Vega Exprit / TM Racing / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega DR / TM Racing / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Ricciardo Kart / Parilla / Vega Croc Promotions / TM Racing Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega FA Kart / Vortex / Vega Lenzokart / LKE / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Exprit / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Comp / Parilla / Vega Birel Art / Parilla / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Kosmic / Parilla / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega CRG / Parilla / Vega

205 212 201 253 208 272 251 211 214 227 203 238 223 255 243 209 241 274 207 247 268 206 219 254 260 261 248 217 264 218 202 233 235 231

Watt, Noah Blomqvist, Isac Collet, Caio Jotta Kenneally, Finlay Vidales Arenjo, David Jewiss, Kiern Hauger, Dennis Milesi, Charles De Pauw, Ulysse Bogdanov, Dmitrii Shvetsov, Ivan Mizzuddin Musyaffa, Bin Peisselon, Timothy Taoufik, Sami Simonov, Mikhail Wilson, Teddy Muth, Esteban Martins, Victor De Wilde, Ugo Bulantsev, Pavel Pourchaire, Théo Lindh, Rasmus Alatalo, William Kruetten, Niklas Marseglia, Leonardo Moggia, Guido Dante Morozov, Ilya Jonusis, Justas Civico Espona, Genis Piastri, Oscar Lahoz Lopez, Alejandro Henrion, Gillian Giardelli, Alessandro De Castro Petecof, Gianluca

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

17 16 0 11 14 9 10 15 12 13 3 0 8 7 2 0 0 -

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

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

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

12 17 16 14 15 E 5 13 0 6 11 1 8 10 9 7 0 -

10 14 12 16 17 15 11 13 8 9 0 4 6 0 0 7

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

Pt 77 73 59 57 56 55 54 47 40 38 36 36 30 29 26 24 21 21 20 17 15 15 12 11 11 10 10 9 9 9 7 7 7 7

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CIK-FIA OK EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP Brit Kiern Jewiss (Exprit-Vortex) after sixth place in prefinal in Zuera, shows his skill in Adria. 18th in qualifiers, 2nd in final thanks to his fighting mindset who led him to take prefinal win. He is one of the driver to watch out for in final duel for title. Below, Denis Hauger (CRGParilla) deserves his win: he dominates from practice, but in final he drops speed.But despite that he shows great skill once again.

TM) who finishes third, followed by Ulysse De Pauw.

Bogdanov (FA Kart-Vortex), grid eleven, who gains eight places during this heat.

PREFINAL 2 David Vidales and Kiern Jewiss set the pace; the win is a private question between them. Immediately after the start Forza Racing driver gains three places and starts chasing the leader Vidales. Vidales’ reign doesn’t lest long, on second lap the Brit overtakes and leads for the rest of the race. The duo pulls away from the pack and finish the race with more than 3 seconds advantage over the third, Dimitrii

FINAL Charles Milesi takes advantage of the fight between Kiern Jewiss and Denis Hauger and slips into the lead, while pole-man drops to fifth. The leading duo pull away, in the meantime a fierce battle for the third place is going on between Bogdanov, Hauger and Collet. An amazing Isac Blomqvist makes a comeback, up from grid 15; he leads the pack on lap eight. Dimitrii Bodganov follows suit with the new leader and robs

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third from David Vidales. After a while, the Russian driver makes a mistake and leaves his place to Vidales who starts closing the gap with Blomqvist, He passes him on lap fifteen. The Swedish driver’s tyres are worn and this allows Jewiss to overtake and grab runner up place. The Ward Racing driver has to settle for third, but once again he has shown all his skill. A special mention goes to William Alatolo (Exprit-TM) who comes up 20 places in the final; he’s 13th to the chequered flag.


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ROTAX MAX ASIA CHALLENGE SEPANG KARTING CIRCUIT, SELANGOR, (MAL) MAY 29th 2016 – RND 4

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After a breathtaking race Dylan Bondi takes an amazing win over Amer Harris in Micromax, while it’s private matter between Stratos Motorsports drivers Romain Leroux and Prassetyo Hardja in the Junior class. Ricky Donison sweeps the Senior category REPORT & PICS BY: B. LEONG and once again Senna Noor tops in DD2.

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RICKY DONISON BEATS CHAMPIONSHIP LEADER SILVANO CHRISTIAN.

SENNA

MEANS

SPEED

The 4th round of the Rotax Asia Challenge has been held in Sepang karting Circuit in Malaysia under typical hot Malaysian weather throughout the race weekend, however, the skies did threaten to rain on Sunday, but luckily it didn' t and the race finished as scheduled. Already with half the season gone, there are still 2 more rounds before we know who will be racing at the Rotax Grand Finals in Sarno, Italy. The next round is scheduled at Shah Alam circuit, but recent news says that the venue might go back to the Elite Speedway Plus circuit much to the delight of some drivers, however talk between the organisers and the state council is still on going. MICROMAX - Dylan Bondi grabbed his 2nd win of the season ahead of Amer Harris. Dylan, grid 2 start, was pushed back to 3rd at the start, but he quickly made up and takes back 2nd from Shahan Ali in one lap. The top 5 karts fought hard, swapping places at every turns, but Amer managed to hold on to the lead up to lap7, where he lost it to Dylan Bondi. The battle among the first 5 karts went on to the last 3 VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE 53


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ROTAX MAX ASIA CHALLENGE

AFTER A HARD FOUGHT RACE, DYLAN BONDI TAKES HOME HIS SECOND WIN OF THE SEASON laps then it all boils down to the first 2 karts. Amer and Dylan swap places continuously; it could be anyone’s game. On the last lap Amer got back into the lead but halfway round the track, he left a small gap and Dylan took his chance and overtook. Amer tried to win back the lead, but Dylan didn’t give him a chance to. It was a frustrating weekend for Amer, he had been very close to winning but blew it on the last lap. Li Hao Ran (China) was set to finish 3rd but Oscar Ng and Shahan Ali who were following closely behind push him back. Oscar finished 4th and Shahan 5th. Oscar didn’t have the pace this time to challenge Dylan and Amer. Shahan Ali, winner of the AMC Round 3 Micromax, didn’t wasn’t as fast as he would have liked because his kart had been damaged during practice and he had to change the frame and he only had 2 practise sessions to test. However, with this 4th position win, Shahan Ali is still leading the championship. JUNIOR - Stratos Motorsports drivers, 54 VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

Romain Leroux and Prassetyo Hardja, dominated the category from practice to the final. They finished 1st and 2nd, giving Stratos Motorsports a 1-2 finish. From the start, Romain and Prassetyo pulled away from the pack and built up quite a gap. Ananthorn Tangnainatchai (Thailand) was a surprise, he not only pulled away from the pack but he also managed to keep up with Romain

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and Prassetyo. In the end Ananthorn grabbed 3rd with Arsh Johany and vNik Zamir finishing 4th and 5th. Arsh managed to steer clear from trouble and made his way up to 4th, the same goes for Nik Zamir. He starts well and managed to keep up despite pressure from Alex Brown who was getting closer and closer, but he was overtaken by Kane Shepherd. Kane had the pace only to keep himself ahead of the pack, but unable to catch Nik Zamir. SENIOR - Ricky Donison was very fast over the weekend, he dominated the timed practice and grabbed both heat wins, prefinal and final in the senior class. Previously he had followed Silvano Christian, this round; he managed to pull away from the rest and took home the win. In the final, Ricky had a bit of a scare as Silvano managed to overtake Izzat and take over 2nd place starting to chase the leader. Silvano managed to close the gap on corner entry, but Ricky pulled away at the exit. However, Silvano couldn’t do more,


STRATOS MOTORSPORTS DRIVERS, ROMAIN LEROUX AND PRASSETYO HARDJA, ARE INCREDIBLY FAST THROUGHOUT THE WEEKEND

CHAMPIONSHIP DD2 1) 342 Senna Sulaiman Noor 355; 2) 401 Riki Tanioka 319; 3) 369 Nayan Chatterjee 317; 4) 322 James Veerapen 303; 5) 300 Long Mohammad Nor Ariff 289; 6) 311 Brendan Paul Anthony 280; 7) 317 Nazim Azman 264; 8) 412 Ong Chee Mang 255; 9) 336 Hafizi Samad 243; 10) 330 Eshan Pieris 239; 11) 555 Kong Chun Keat 220; 12) 525 Handi Hargja 218; 13) 488 Peter Chua 215; 14) 312 David Sitanala 210; 15) 514 Eric Asgirmur Hughes Mancini 201; 16) 577 Lee Lung Nien 187; 17) 444 Lim Seng Leo 179; 18) 323 Jon Lee 178; 19) 432 Alan Saw 158; 20) 515 Oliver Dennis 145; 21) 422 Eric Yong 116; 22) 419 Thiru Kumaran 107; 23) 307 Melvin Moh 85; 24) 394 Weiron Tan 83; 25) 327 Rahul Raj Mayer 83; 26) 370 Dhruu Mohite 77; 27) 313 Oscar Ruiz De Luzufiaga 68; 28) 386 Pavan Ravishankar 61; 29) 321 Najiy Ayyad Abdul Razak 58; 30) 351 Zahir Ali 46; 31) 400 Johnny Shang 44 SENIOR 1) 251 Silvano Christian 346; 2) 208 Ricky Donison 341; 3) 210 Darryl Wenas 323; 4) 250 Gabriella Teo 303; 5) 209 Barrichello Noor 302; 6) 225 Izzat Hanif 300; 7) 253 Rifqi Rakamulya 290; 8) 248 Ahmad Gunadi 271; 9) 215 Pasha M Shaquille 264; 10) 268 Nabil Hutasuhut 220; 11) 202 Adam Haikal Mazrul Haizad 149; 12) 283 Adam Muqri 142; 13) 297 Jethro Jevon Arman 130; 14) 257 M.Ferrel Fadhill

78; 15) 269 Yu Hsuan Cheng 67 JUNIOR 1) 177 Kane Shepherd 329; 2) 168 Prassetyo Hardja 322; 3) 171 Romain Leroux 319; 4) 138 Arsh Johany 305; 5) 131 Lin Tsen Han 300; 6) 135 Muhammad Sidqi Ahmad Said 293; 7) 105 Alexander Dimaano Brown 288; 8) 101 Danial Frost 287; 9) 115 Nik Zamir Zakwan 276; 10) 153 Anathorn Tangnainatchai 265; 11) 125 Muhammad Amirul Haikal 261; 12) 178 Ryan Chapman 254; 13) 127 Shin Ting Hau 243; 14) 126 Anakawee Tangnainatchai 219; 15) 108 Akheela Chandra 188; 16) 106 Alex Huang 178; 17) 121 Akmal Mohammad Ashibli 167; 18) 134 Manav Sharma 135; 19) 113 Tai Zulberti 116; 20) 174 Ariel Bahran 116; 21) 173 Bianca Bustamante 105; 22) 179 Tayaphol Kongsuwan 93; 23) 172 Alvito Hardianto 60; 24) 175 Iman Jazlan 51; 25) 199 Harry Swift 46 MICRO MAX 1) 11 Shahan Ali Mohsin 333; 2) 22 Oscar Ng 327; 3) 55 Dylan Bondi 324; 4) 77 Amer Harris 321; 5) 81 Hayden Haikal 321; 6) 90 Sergio Noor 306; 7) 20 Adam Mikail 277; 8) 80 Aditya Wibowo 218; 9) 99 Krit Boonyang 211; 10) 68 Li Hao Ran 150; 11) 96 Christopher Joaquin 139; 12) 27 Calvin Wibowo 127; 13) 18 Xu Zhenhe 81; 14) 21 Yevan David 69; 15) 17 Nikhil Bohra 68; 16) 17 Tara Laconico 63; 17) 33 Askay Bohra 63; 18) 10 Ruhaan Alva 61

his equipment was at max capacity and he had to settle for 2nd. Izzat Hanif took 3rd without much pressure from the others. Seven racing team mates, Darryl Wenas finished 4th and Gabriella Teo finished 5th. There was a sigh of relief for Gabriella her kart was performing well compared to the previous round where she had technical problems and had to make a pit stop. DD2 - Senna Noor still managed to create waves despite coming out on his own and changing his preferred CRG DD2 kart to a Praga DD2 kart. Senna stopped 2nd best practice time, losing out to Melvin Moh by 0,086. Melvin Moh missed out the previous rounds due to work commitment; he made a comeback and drove a Prague too. Melvin started off well in the heats, but Senna managed to catch up and overtake. In the prefinal and final, Senna grabbed the lead at the start and held on till the end with Melvin shadowing him, but he’s not close enough to attack. Nazim Azman was 3rd at the chequered flag, while Dhruv Mohite from India, newcomer to the DD2, was brilliant at the start and bagged 4th. Nayan Chatterjee and Eshan Pieris fought for 5th, Nayan was faster managed to grab 5th. VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE 55


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2016 ROTAX MAX AUSTRALIAN PRO TOUR IPSWICH KART CLUB, IPSWICH (AUS) JUNE 5th 2016 – 4th ROUND

LEHANE UNBEATABLE No one rivals Sebastian Ruiz in Micro and Luke Pink wins a shortened final in Mini. Tomas Gasperak sweeps Junior class on his homeland. Rotax 125 shows Pierce Lehane’s comeback, while Chris Farkas dominates the heavy division. Adam Lindstrom continues his domain in DD2 while Lee Mitchener grabs a final win. REPORT: L. HANATSCHEK PICS: IDK / IAN WARD

During the Queensland State Championship, more than 100 mm of rain fell in the region, this made leading Officials abandon racing on the opening day. For this reason, a revised racing program was released with one heat followed by the previously planned pre-final and final. Round 5 of the 2016 Rotax Pro Tour, the Jason Richards Memorial Event takes place at the Bolivar Kart Circuit, South Australia from 15-17 July. The event will be the first time the Rotax Pro Tour have run an event in South Australia. MICRO – After scoring the pole position, Canberra’s Sebastian Ruiz maintained his impressive form in the Micro Max class, securing victory in both the 56 VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

pre-final and final, putting him at the forefront of the class in an effort to be part of it’s debut at the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Italy in October. Ruiz finished ahead of New Zealand’s Emerson Vincent with Lachlan Platten third. 1. Sebastian Ruiz 2. Emerson Vincent 3. Lachlan Platten MINI – Adrian Haak set the pole position in Mini Max with a 52.961, 0.02 seconds ahead of Jack Westbury. On Sunday Queensland’s Luke Pink made the most of the longer laps in the prefinal, driving his way from 15th through to third, showing strong form on home soil. Likewise, Victorian James Wharton who made his way from 13th through to sixth. The pair would come home in first and second in a shortened eight lap final with the race having declared due to a red flag incident which took place beyond the minimum required 50% race completion mark. Jack Grambauer picked up his best result of the round with third. 1. Luke Pink 2. James Wharton 3. Jack Grambauer JUNIOR – Tomas Gasperak took full

advantage of racing on his home track claiming the win in both the pre-final and final. Gasperak’s two victories came on the back of a fifth place finish in the heat. In a race that saw multiple changes for position within the top five podium places, Cody Brewczysnki eventually broke through to secure second following on from a third and fourth place finish in the two prior races, securing the result ahead of fellow series favourite Dylan Hollis. The Victorian entered this weekend leading the points and picked up a second and third place result in the two points scoring races. 1. Tomas Gasperak 2. Cody Brewczysnki 3. Dylan Hollis ROTAX 125 LIGHT – Reigning Rotax MAX Euro and Australian Challenge Champion Pierce Lehane returned to the winners circle in Ipswich. The victory came in a rain-shortened event that saw the number of heat races reduced from three to one. After qualifying fourth in the Rotax Light class the CRG Australia driver worked his way towards the front during the heat race and prefinal before taking


2016 SERIES POINTS

JUNIOR TROPHY Pos. Name

Official Series Points as of Round 4 of 7 1) TRAVIS WORTON

MICRO MAX over the lead on lap two of the final. Form that point Lehane edged away from his rivals before greeting the chequered flag almost three seconds clear of second placed Joshua Fife in the Final. Second place was enough for Fife, who had won the pre-final after being pipped by his Tom Williamson Motorsport team-mate Cody Gillis in qualifying and the heat race, to remain at the top of the points standings. Third across the line was local driver Nicholas Andrews ahead of the previous round winner Brad Jenner. 1. Pierce Lehane 2. Joshua Fife 3. Nicholas Andrews ROTAX 125 HEAVY – Chris Farkas managed to take maximum points from both the pre-final and final by taking the win, thus setting his sights towards defending his Rotax MAX Australian Challenge series win from 2015. Farkas finished ahead of fellow Queenslander Lane Moore who earned secured a trio of second place finishes in his return to the CRG Australia team. Joshua Davey delivered ultimately the drive of the day for the class, after finishing 16th in the heat, he drove through to take seventh in the pre-final and third in the final. 1. Chris Farkas  2. Lane Moore 3. Joshua Davey DD2 – In the DD2 class it was points leader Adam Lindstrom who continued his strong run in 2016 with another victory. The Formula K driver delivered a progressive performance finishing fifth in the heat race and second in the pre-final, the regular front runner moved his way to the lead, claiming victory ahead of Nathan Tigani. Daniel Rochford claimed third sport ahead of fellow Victorian Troy Woolston.

1. Adam Lindstrom 2. Nathan Tigani 3. Daniel Rochford DD2 MASTERS – In the DD2 Masters class there were three different winners across three races but it would ultimately be Victorian Lee Mitchener who came out on top in the final. Mitchener, who led the series points entering the weekend, secured a pair of fourth place finishes in the heat and prefinal before working his way to the lead in the final, thus taking maximum points and the State title. Scott Howard made a strong start to the longer race, leading in patches on the back of his victory in the pre-final before settling for second behind Mitchener with fellow Queenslander Kris Walton finishing third, making a trio of top three finishes for the weekend. 1. Lee Mitchener 2. Scott Howard 3. Kris Walton

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

Name SEBASTIAN RUIZ EMERSON VINCENT XAVIER RENSHAW MACKA HAZARD RYAN TOMSETT HARRY ARNETT JORDAN ENSBEY ALEX NINOVIC LACHLAN PLATTEN COSTA TOPARIS

Pt 10,200 10,117 8,666 7,911 5,186 4,674 4,428 2,633 2,544 1,926

MINI MAX US OPEN - LAS VEGAS Pos. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)

Name JAMES WHARTON KAI ALLEN HUGH BARTER LUKE PINK ANGUS GIFFIN JACK WESTBURY CONNOR DAVISON CODY MAYNES-RUTTY JONATHON MARCUSSON DYLAN DEBONO

Pt 10,458 9,601 7,033 6,893 6,787 6,363 5,651 5,607 5,379 5,324

MINI MAX RGMMC GF - SARNO, ITALY Pos. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)

Name JAMES WHARTON KAI ALLEN HUGH BARTER ANGUS GIFFIN LUKE PINK JACK GRAMBAUER JONATHON MARCUSSON CONNOR DAVISON DYLAN DEBONO PAIGE RADDATZ

Pt 5,185 4,950 4,286 3,656 3,310 3,211 3,038 2,678 2,619 2,569

2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)

SAM WRIGHT CALLUM BISHOP BRODIE WHITMORE ZAYD TONES JAIDEN POPE TAYLOR HAZARD JAC PRESTON TAYLA HARNAS ARON SHIELDS

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

Name DYLAN HOLLIS CODY BREWCZYNSKI NATHAN HERNE CAMERON LONGMORE KYLE BONSER ALEC MORSE LUCAS LICHTENBERGER JORDAN PIKE AARON LOVE REECE COHEN

ROTAX 125 LIGHT Pos. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)

Name JOSHUA FIFE BRAD JENNER CODY GILLIS PAUL RODGERS TROY MORRISSEY LIAM FORD PIERCE LEHANE KODY GARLAND WAYNE BOURKE MATTHEW LOPINO

ROTAX 125 HEAVY Pos. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)

Name CLEM OMARA LANE MOORE BEN RITCHIE SHAY MAYES GAVEN WHITMORE COREY LEAN CHRIS FARKAS BRENDON HART ALEXANDER MILWARD DAMON SCHOFIELD

DD2 Pos. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10)

Name ADAM LINDSTROM TROY WOOLSTON NATHAN TIGANI JASON PRINGLE LEE MITCHENER CHRIS BREGONJE JOSHUA CAR RYAN KENNEDY * DANIEL ROCHFORD BROCK PLUMB

DD2 MASTERS

LEE MITCHENER DEFENDS HIS LEADERSHIP IN DD2 MASTERS

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

Name LEE MITCHENER SCOTT HOWARD MARK FLOOD KLINTON HANCEY * KRIS WALTON TROY BRETHERTON BEN LILLIS SCOTT SIMPSON ASHLEY SEWARD JOSH WILLETT

Pt 8,797 8,794 8,684 8,659 7,565 6,998 6,867 5,482 5,082 4,536 Pt 10,224 8,088 7,383 6,586 6,449 6,390 5,900 5,732 5,500 5,312 Pt 10,171 8,587 8,039 6,978 6,656 6,146 5,637 5,578 5,354 4,914 Pt 9,375 9,329 9,166 7,624 7,464 6,956 5,950 3,690 3,107 2,983 Pt 10,256 9,954 8,939 7,975 7,897 7,803 6,226 6,035 5,630 5,110 Pt 10,297 9,512 8,106 7,834 6,847 6,829 5,146 4,387 4,351 4,064

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ROK CUP USA - FLORIDA CHAMPIONSHIP ANDERSEN RACEPARK, PALMETTO (USA) JUNE 5th 2016 – RND. 4

ROARS IN FLORIDA Emmo Fittipaldi grabs his first win in Micro, while Tyler Maxson and his Benik Kart make it in Mini class. Mathias Ramirez is the man to beat in the Junior classes, sweeping both direct drive and shifter. Ryan Norberg wins final race and championship in Senior ROK, Miguel Gransuall wins in Master ROK and Jimmy Cabrera in Senior ROK Shifter. Despite a seventh place Guilherme Jacob wins the Master ROK Shifter championship. REPORT: A. ROCA - PICS: B. TURANO/ROK CUP USA

The fourth season of ROK Cup USA Florida finished with a humid weekend in Palmetto, Florida at Andersen RacePark. On Sunday a tropical storm hits the karting facility, turning two classes into wet races. Now it' s time for ROK Cup USA Midwest Championship that starts on July 1st at Pitt Race Complex, Pittsburg before the USA National Final in Orlando, Florida.

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wins the final race managing a good gap on point leader Nikita Johnson. Pole-man and prefinal winner Alex PoPow opens the door in the second lap of final, and Emmo doesn' t think twice and overtakes him. Fittipaldi leads the race until the chequered flag despite rain tyres on a drying track. The second place for Nikita Johnson is enough to win the 2016 ROK Cup USA Florida Championship. Jesse Carrasquedo rounds out the podium. Mini ROK Despite not perfect heats,

Tyler Maxson achieves his goal with a strong performance in both prefinal and final. Starting the main race in second place, he settles into third after the green light behind Elio Giovane and Alessandro De Tulio. The Benik Kart driver overtakes both his rivals before halfway winning over Sebastian Montoya and De Tulio. Junior ROK Mathias Ramirez starts his weekend in Junior ROK with a second place in qualifying behind Aiden Keel, who easily sweeps qualification heats.


A SEVENTH PLACE IS ENOUGH FOR GUILHERME JACOB TO EARN THE SEASON CHAMPIONSHIP. MATHIAS RAMIREZ WINS JUNIOR ROK MAKING THE MOST OF DIFFICULT TRACK CONDITIONS

JIMMY CABRERA DEFENDS HIS SENIOR SHIFTER ROK TITLE FROM NICHOLAS HARGRAVES Same scenario during the prefinal, but rain shakes the stage for the final: a rain shower hits the facility two races before Junior final, but the racing line is almost dry. However, the inside row is not as dry as the racing line, and it slows down Keel through turn one,

allowing Ramirez to pass into the lead for the first time on the weekend. Keel' s pressure on Ramirez is limited by the tight circuit, and Ramirez is able to defend his leadership. Third spot of the podium is for the young and talented Tyler Gonzalez. Despite an eight place on Sunday, Zachary Hollingshead is the new 2016 champion. Senior ROK Ryan Norberg seems to be back in perfect shape, leading every official session and winning the championship. In the final race Victor Franzoni tries to get the better of the Orlando Karting Center driver, but it takes only a while before Norberg regains the lead and pulls away from the pack. Franzoni remains alone for 19 of 20 laps, finishing the race over Franco Carabetta in third.

Master ROK Miguel Gransuall sweeps the Master ROK, winning the fourth round and the championship. Despite a spin in the pace lap, he leads the race over Miles Frantz and Ryan Gordon, who tries ever possible way to get around his preceding driver. Pressure afflicts the latter who spins exiting the last turn just past midway through the race allowing Andre Duek to gain the third spot. Juniort Shifter ROK Mathias Ramirez simply dominates the 20-lap final winning with a huge gap of more than 7 seconds. With the first position gone, Jett Noland and Nicholas Sanchez inflame a fierce battle for the runner up position, but in the end Noland gets the better of his rival. With this clean win, Ramirez is crown 2016 champion with 4 points more than Noland.

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ROK CUP USA - FLORIDA CHAMPIONSHIP

MATHIAS RAMIREZ WINS IN JUNIOR ROK EXPLOITING DIFFICULT TRACK CONDITIONS

FITTIPALDI’S DNA DOES ITS BEST: FIRST WIN FOR EMMO IN MICRO ROK!

RESULTS JUNIOR SHIFTER 1) 747 Ramirez Mathias 125; 2) 750 Noland Jett 115; 3) 708 Sanchez Nicholas 105; 4) 741 Stevens Michael 95 JUNIOR 1) 258 Ramirez Mathias 125; 2) 269 Keel Aidan 115; 3) 257 Gonzalez Tyler 105; 4) 250 Noland Jett 95; 5) 288 Taurino Giano 85; 6) 287 Fairbairn Jeremy 75; 7) 267 Zecchinato Nicola 65; 8) 256 Hollingshead Zachary 55; 9) 211 Famularo Alessandro 45; 10) 219 Zappone Anthony 35; 11) 244 Karam Andres 25; 12) 259 Gennaro Dylan 15; 13) 212 Famularo Anthony 5; 14) 221 Hubert Jade 1; 15) 223 Fritsch Christian 1; 16) 232 Brennan Tomasin 1; 17) 277 Hensley Colt 1; 18) 273 Hughes Garrett 1 MASTER 1) 403 Gransaull Miguel 125; 2) 428 Frantz Miles 115; 3) 418 Duek Andre 105; 4) 434 Gordon Ryan 95; 5) 471 Julien Marc 85; 6) 457 Dacosta Francisco 75 MASTER SHIFTER ROK 1) 652 Hankinson Tom 125; 2) 655 Sandford Matthew 115; 3) 689 Aponte Gonzalo 105; 4) 605 Bagheri Farshad 95; 5) 625 Mathewson Kurt 85; 6) 608 Jacob Guilherme 75; 7) 628 Myers Michael 65; 8) 633 Hannen Tim 55;

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9) 603 Carrasquedo Jesse 45; 10) 610 Piazza Carlos 35; 11) 663 Levy David 25 MICRO 1) 1 Fittipaldi Emmo 125; 2) 7 Johnson Nikita 115; 3) 33 Carrasquedo Jesse 105; 4) 5 Costa Miguel 95; 5) 51 Perra Granger 85; 6) 11 Ortiz Jorge 75; 7) 19 Bueno Ernesto 65; 8) 77 Bocuse Paul 55; 9) 4 Gerke Jacob 45; 10) 10 Popow Alex 35 MINI 1) 174 Maxson Tyler 125; 2) 158 Montoya Sebastian 115; 3) 120 De Tullio Alessandro 105; 4) 122 Fletcher Jeremy 95; 5) 188 Mars Luca 85; 6) 155 Gold Reece 75; 7) 112 Giovane Elio 65; 8) 123 Trisini Santiago 55; 9) 172 Zilisch Connor 45; 10) 142 Engel Rylee 35; 11) 195 Rodriguez Lucas 25; 12) 148 Egozi James 15; 13) 144 Menge Jordan 5; 14) 181 Leonard Anderson 1; 15) 111 Chin Kalen 1; 16) 178 Davila Tristan 1; 17) 109 Nazario Julian 1; 18) 103 Juncos Leandro 1; 19) 165 Chilton Ashton 1; 20) 107 Devendorf Travis 1 SENIOR 1) 348 Norberg Ryan 125; 2) 317 Franzoni Victor 115; 3) 320 Carabetta Franco 105; 4) 322 Cole Christian 95; 5) 335 Perego Simone 85; 6) 355. Armas James 75; 7) 307 Bialaski Austin 65

Senior Shifter ROK Jimmy Cabrera leads over Nicholas Hargraves, leaving to his rival just the pole position and heat 1 win. In a slightly wet final race Cabrera is able to manage Hargraves’ pressure until the final lap, when the runner up tries to get under the Kosmic, but he is not fast enough to pass the leader. Thanks to this amazing defensive race, Jimmy Cabrera is the new champion. Third position for Vicenzo Sarracino. Master Shifter ROK Tom Hankinson tails Guilherme Jacob since the heats and pre-final, but the latter loses a nose cone in the pre-final, resulting in a poor starting position in the final. Without his main rival, Hankinson leads without pressure from Matthew Sandford in second, winning the race. Gonzalo Aponte finds his way to the podium, after the win in heat 1. Jacob finishes seventh, but it is enough to earn the season championship.


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IAME INTERNATIONAL OPEN PF INTERNATIONAL KART CIRCUIT, GRANTHAM (UK) JUNE 19th 2016

CALLUM BRADSHAW

IAME battles Trent Valley Kart Club organised the inaugural IAME INTERNATIONAL OPEN at the World renowned PF International kart circuit in the UK.  REPORT: TVKC PRESS OFFICE / PICS: KARTPIX

Three classes took part - IAME Cadet, X30 Junior & X30 Senior - providing a grid of each. Despite mixed prior forecasts, the weather held for the race days and competitors enjoyed extended track time within the relaxed timetable. The racing built up into a spectacular set of finals, all of which provided sensational races!

IAME Cadet – The final showed a 10 kart train at the head of the pack meant a grandstand finish which had the crowd on its feet! Bray Kenneally (AIM Motorsport/Zip) took a sensational win

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with Alex Simmonds (AIM Motorsport/ Zip) second and Joseph Taylor (Fusion Motorsport/Synergy) third. The top 3 cadet drivers walked away with free entries to the MSA Kartmasters British Kart Grand Prix (to be held at PFi from 4-7 August 2016) plus cash prizes of €1000 (1st), €500 (2nd) and €250 (3rd). X30 Junior – Junior drivers looked to be settling into a rhythm when all hell broke loose with two laps to go. At the front though Callum Bradshaw (BKC Racing/Exprit) showed maturity and class to take a well-deserved win (along with €3000 cash prize, an entry to the


BRAY KENNEALLY

DANNY KEIRLE

IAME X30 World Finals at Le Mans in October), runner up was a worthy Owen Byatt (Privateer/ Kosmic), and the final podium spot went to an ecstatic Mario Mills (JM Racing/RK). Byatt and Mills also received cash prizes of €2000 and €1000 respectively and also secured their places to Le Mans later on in the season. Entries to the Kartmsters GP were also awarded to the top 3.

IAME X30 Senior – Top class looked to be the property of Oliver Hodgson who dominated proceedings, even upto the last corner of the Final, but a sensational overtake by underdog Danny Keirle stole the show. A stunning end to some brilliant racing! 1st Danny Keirle (Jade Karts/Gold) - winning the €3000 cash & IAME X30 World Final Ticket, 2nd Oliver Hodgson (PF

International/Birel ART) – receiving €2000 cash & IAME X30 World Final Ticket, 3rd Tom Joyner (AMT/Zanardi) – awarded €1000 cash & IAME X30 World Final Ticket. Just as the other two categories, the top 3 in X30 Senior also received entries to the forthcoming Kartmasters GP event, due to take place later this Summer.

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DEUTSCHE KART MEISTERSCHAFT SCHWEPPERMANNRING, AMPFING (G) JUNE 5th 2016 – RND 2

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TRICKY WEATHER The second round of the German Kart Championship is raced at the 1,063m long Schweppermannring track in Ampfing. DSKM Jorrit Pex strengthens his lead and finds a valid rival in Marco Ardigò. DSKC double win for Symen Wiggers, while in DJKM Charles Milesi and Denis Hauger share wins. Viscaal and Simmenauer take Tony Kart to top in DKM. REPORT: A. ROCA PICS: FAST MEDIA

DSKM JORRIT PEX BACKS ON TOP WINNING RACE 2

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Unstable weather is a tough variable for 141 DKM drivers racing in Ampfing: rain on Saturday and Sunday cause panic at the prestart. In the four DMSB grade series DKM, DJKM, DSKM and DSKC a couple of new winners are causing suspense on the ranking list. The German Kart Championship will go on to the Belgium, in Genk drivers will be fighting for the halfwaychampionship. DSKM Patrik Hajek (Kosmic KartVortex) starts his weekend on top grabbing the first pole position of the season, but Marco Ardigò (Tony Kart-Vortex) makes his comeback during heats and steals the top spot from the Czech driver. The Italian starts well and defends his lead holding back the Kosmic driver. The


DKM – After a fourth place in race 1, Jean-Baptiste Simmenauer find his way through to grab race 2win. Left, DJKM start.  DJKM – Dennis Hauger completes a great weekend with a win and a third place.

race goes on with the leading duo setting the pace, Guust van Specken (Gillard-Vortex) who gets the better of Jorrit Pex (CRG-Vortex) follow behind. The second race is more exciting, 14 drivers fighting after the green light. Ardigò tries to repeat his win, but Pex thinks otherwise and grabs first race win. Paolo De Conto (CRGMaxter) rounds off podium in front of Specken. DSKC Rookie Maximilian Paul (DR KartTM) is brilliant during the temporary rainy qualifying heat and secures pole position for heats. Throughout heats, Dutchman Jeroen Bos (CRGTM) is on pole thanks to two wins. Before the first race rain sets in and the competition is postponed to allow drivers and teams to adapt to new climatic conditions. Poleman

Bos tries to pull away from the pack, but with growing racing distance, the Dutchman drops back to fifth. Symen Wiggers and Maximilian Paul fight for the win, but Wiggers is the one who greets the chequered flag first. Toni Greif (Mach1-TM) is third beating local driver Stefan Weber (Praga-TM). Because of penalties for

Paul and Greif, Webers earns second place over Bos, third. Dry track for the second race, where Wiggers tries to pull away from the pack, but he has Stefan Weber, Patrick Kreutz (Mad Croc-TM) and Max Weering (CRG-TM) close behind. With five laps to go Weber tries to escape with a win, but Wiggers holds him off and grabs his VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE 65


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DSKM – With a great performance Marco Ardigò challenges Pex and Hajek for the title in Ampfing. DJKM – Charles Milesi concentrating before the race.

DKM – PAAVO TONTERI STRENGTHENS HIS LEAD OVER KAROL BASZ second win of the weekend, taking over championship lead. Third place for Patrick Kreutz. DJKM Weather plays a crucial role in junior qualifying session, because both groups drive under different conditions and are placed next to each other. Christian Cobellini (BirelART-Iame) and Cameron Boedler (Mach1-Rexon) 66 VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

take pole in first and second group. During heats, championship leader Charles Milesi (Tony Kart-Vortex) is back on top winning both heats. With a perfect start, the Tony Kart driver pulls away from the group and slows down due to rain half way through the race. Petr Ptacek (Formula K-TM) finds his way to the front and builds up an exciting final, but he is not fast enough to

beat his rival, so the win goes to the Frenchman. Behind the duo, Dennis Hauger (CRG-Parilla) comes through to complete podium. Norwegian driver takes the lead after race two start, while behind other drivers fight for places losing important time. Among these drivers there is Milesi, who has to settle for second., Italian guest driver Cobellini is third


DKM – BENT VISCAAL WINS HIS FIRST DKM RACE IN AMPFING. DSKC – SYMEN WIGGERS IS THE ONLY ONE TO DOUBLE HIS WIN OVER THE WEEKEND

STANDINGS DKM 1. Paavo Tonteri.........................92 Points 2. Karol Basz...............................84 Points 3. Jean-B. Simmenauer............78 Points

STANDINGS DJKM

1. Charles Milesi........................115 Points 2. Dennis Hauger.......................81 Points 3. Petr Ptacek.............................72 Points

STANDINGS DSKM

1. Jorrit Pex.................................101 Points 2. Patrik Hajek............................71 Points 3. Marco Ardigo.........................65 Points

STANDINGS DSKC

1. Symen Wiggers.....................84 Points 2. Max Tubben...........................77 Points 3. Christoph Hold......................55 Points

in front of David Vidales (Tony KartVortex). DKM KSM Schumacher Racing Team is off to a great start sweeping the qualifying session with David Brinkmann and Luca Lippkau (Tony Kart-Vortex). Championship leader Paavo Tonteri (CRG-Iame) comes back with a win and a second place after heats, starting the first race

in pole position. On the drying track, the whole field starts the first race mounting their rain tyres and wearing them out quickly. Tonteri opens a considerable gap, but a slight drop gives Bent Viscaal (Tony Kart-Vortex) a chance to take over the lead, butt they haven’t considered Noah Milell (Kosmic Kart-Vortex) who finds his way up from rear to the lead and goes on to win. After

the race, a penalty drops him back to sixth. Therefore, Viscaal gets his first DKM win over German Manuel Valier (FA Kart-Vortex) and Paavo Tonteri. The second race tells another story: Viscaal drops places whilst Simmenauer takes the lead and wins shadowed by Milell. Karol Basz (Kosmic Kart-Vortex) completes a strong catching-up race and grabs last podium step VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE 67


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US OPEN KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP UTAH MOTORSPORT CAMPUS, TOOELE (USA) JUNE 26th 2016, RND. 2

AWARD CEREMONY After opening the 2016 Sofina Foods US Open Presented by Fikse Wheels in New Orleans in April, teams and drivers descended on the picturesque Utah Motorsports Campus (formerly Miller Motorsports Park) in Tooele, Utah, just 20 minutes from Salt Lake City. REPORT: MAX SPEED ENTERTAINMENT / PICS: CODI SCHINDEL/CKN

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With extra championship points on the line, and 2016 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF) tickets for class point leaders, the stakes were as high as the temperatures for round two of the series. History was also made in North America, as the first Rotax Micro MAX and Mini MAX invitations were awarded for a Rotax Grand Finals. Among of host of mid-season team/chassis changes, several drivers rose to the occasion and


Kyle Kirkwood and Nick Neri on front row in Shifter.

left Utah with their sights on Italy for the RMCGF and for the series finale the first week of November at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Carson Morgan (BENIK/BENIK Kart) led the way in AM Engines Rotax Micro MAX qualifying to start the four subsequent heat races from the pole position. BENIK teammate Diego LaRoque was able to go perfect in the heats, and was poised for the final win until three laps to go in the feature. Morgan went for the lead putting LaRoque back to forth with Josh Pierson (Rolison Performance Group/ TonyKart) and Santiago Trisini (BENIK/

BENIK Kart) part of the battle. LaRoque made his move for the win on the last lap, going three wide through corner 12. Contact ensued which allowed Trisini through to the point. LaRoque made his best effort but it was Trisini at the line with his maiden victory, followed by LaRoque and Pierson to complete the podium. With his victory on hand from round one in NOLA, LaRoque leads the Micro MAX points and was awarded the Rotax Grand Finals ticket in Utah. In PSL Karting Rotax Mini MAX, Team Koene USA new recruit Jak Crawford (TonyKart) edged out his competition

for the pole position on Friday. From there, it was all Tyler Gonzalez (Ocala Gran Prix/TonyKart), as the reigning US Open Mini MAX champion ruled the four heats and the final, with Crawford just behind in second in each wheel-towheel session. Along with his final win from NOLA, Gonzalez’s five-second victory in Utah solidified his name at the top of the points, earning him the Mini MAX RMCGF ticket for Team USA. The podium was completed by Crawford in second and Luca Mars (Ocala Gran Prix/ Tony Kart) in third. Mexican pilot Manuel Sulaiman (BENIK/

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US OPEN KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP

BILLY CLEAVELIN TAKES THE SECOND WIN IN 2016 US OPEN AND GETS A TICKET FOR SARNO

Kosmic) was tops in Koene USA Rotax Junior MAX qualifying. The runner-up in NOLA continued his strong run with a win in heat one. Ryan MacDermid (Ocala Gran Prix/TonyKart) kept his name near the top of the charts with the heat two victory, while Nick Brueckner (Orsolon Racing/TonyKart), who already earned his RMCGF berth from the Challenge of the Americas took heat three. Mathias Ramirez (AKT Racing/FA Kart) became the fourth different Junior winner after claiming heat four, with the 2015 Rotax Grand Finals Junior Vice-Champion showing strong with his new new team and chassis. MacDermid found himself on pole for the final after the heat points were calculated, however a wild final saw Ramirez make his way to the point on the last lap followed by Dylan Tavella (Iron Rock/TonyKart) and Hannah Greenemeier (Rolison Performance 70 VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

Group/Kosmic). Ramirez’s victory put him in place to earn the RMCGF invite, with Brueckner still on top of the points heading into Las Vegas. Oliver Askew (PSL Karting/BirelART) continued his perfect streak from NOLA, as he again dominated the Rolison Performance Group Rotax Senior MAX category in Utah. Austin Garrison, who recently made the switch to J3 Competition/ COMPKART, and Luke Selliken (Rolison Performance Group/Kosmic) kept Askew humble, but were never able to catch him. The three finished on the podium, with Garrison earning the RMCGF invite with the help of his second place result in NOLA. In Falcone GP Rotax MAX Masters, France’s Jeremie Charon (PSL Karting/Birel ART)

Santiago Trisini Santiago Trisini tastes his win


FINAL RESULTS

ROTAX DD2 PODIUM: DEV GORE, JEFF KINGSLEY AND ALESSANDRO BIZZOTTO. clocked quick in qualifying to take the pole position, with Rolison Performance Group teammates Mike Rolison (Kosmic) and Billy Cleavelin (TonyKart) mere hundredths off Charon’s time. Cleavelin won the first two heats, with Charon claiming heats three and four. Cleavelin came to the forefront in the final, passing Charon and leaving the rest of the field to battle. With Rolison out just over halfway, Scott Roberts (Ocala Gran Prix/TonyKart) and Derek Wang (BBR Karting/FA Kart) entered the mix for the final podium position. Cleavelin cruised to his second victory in 2016 US Open action and the RMCGF ticket, with Charon in third and Wang completing the podium. Jeff Kingsley made it another sweep for PSL Karting/BirelART, as the Canadian dominated the Dallas Karting Complex Rotax DD2 MAX class in Utah. The BirelART chassis was the class of the field, as Dev Gore (Andersen Racing) and PSL’s Alessandro Bizzotto made it 1-2-3 for the red army. Kingsley secured his place on Team Canada for the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals, as his stellar US Open racing has him firmly on top of the points. Nathan Mauel added another victory for PSL Karting/ BirelART, as the multi-time Team USA member took the Dallas Karting Complex Rotax DD2 MAX Masters victory ahead of 2015 US Open class champion Luis Zervigon (PSL Karting/BirelART) and Joseph Licciardi (Team Midway/

CRG). Mauel will join Team USA for the seventh time, as he earned this DD2 Masters invite in Utah. Kyle Kirkwood continued the PSL Karting/BirelART winning ways in the Energy USA Shifter Senior division, as he was nearly untouchable in official competition. Female standout Sabre Cook (Energy Kart USA/Energy) made it two podium results in two US Open events in 2016 and her third in a row dating back to 2015, as she claimed the runner up position, matching her current overall series championship point standings position. Nick Neri (Champion Racing/ Intrepid), although finishing third, gained two points in the championship battle as he will have the target placed directly on his back as he retains the overall championship point lead entering the final round of the 2016 season in Las Vegas. Ryan Kinnear (Intrepid/Champion Racing) and Chris Jennings (DRT/DR Kart) matched their US Open of New Orleans finishes as they both held station in the MG Tires Shifter Masters class. With Kinnear scoring two victories on the season and Jennings with two runner-up results, the Champion Racing driver has jumped out to a 70-point advantage entering the final round. Ryan Pool would be the third driver to cross the stripe and claim his first podium result of the 2016 Sofina Foods US Open.

SENIOR MAX 1) 380 Oliver Askew; 2) 329 Austin Garrison; 3) 303 Luke Selliken; 4) 399 Kellen Ritter; 5) 318 Walker Hess; 6) 333 Max Hewitt; 7) 320 Michael Michoff; 8) 316 Mateo Diaz; 9) 382 Brett Mitchell; 10) 312 Samuel Gerlof MICRO MAX 1) 23 Santiago Trisini; 2) 56 Diego Laroque; 3) 41 Josh Pierson; 4) 69 Branyon Tiner; 5) 88 Carson Morgan; 6) 22 Jeremy Fletcher; 7) 80 Alex Powell; 8) 48 James Egozi; 9) 5 Miguel Costa; 10) 17 Miles P Hewitt; 11) 49 Noah Baker; 12) 18 Gabby Brienza; 13) 7 Nikita Johnson; 14) 21 Enzo Swan; 15) 44 Jack Jeffers; 16) 19 Kabis Jacobs; 17) 37 Lasse Gaxiola; 18) 89 Jacob Hansen; 19) 63 Tuesday Calderwood JUNIOR MAX 1) 258 Mathias Ramirez Barrero; 2) 214 Dylan Tavella; 3) 208 Hannah Greenemeier; 4) 221 Zoey Edenholm; 5) 274 Nick Brueckner; 6) 216 Ryan Macdermid; 7) 281 Payton Durrant; 8) 269 Aidan Keel; 9) 210 Edward Portz; 10) 294 Reece Cohen; 11) 215 Jacob Gulick; 12) 280 Alejandro Jaramillo; 13) 204 Nathan Ratton; 14) 218 Matthew Latifi; 15) 226 Alexis Apodaca; 16) 248 Brandin Warwas; 17) 266 Cash Tiner; 18) 213 Marcelo Garcia; 19) 282 Manuel Sulaiman; 20) 224 Cade Mckee; 21) 201 Filip Niemkiewicz; 22) 233 Brody Shucard; 23) 231 Rayce Dykstra; 24) 220 Josh Fine; 25) 296 Kyle Francis; 26) 217 Weston Mcdonald Clatt; 27) 253 Riley Dickinson; 28) 223 Ellie Musgrave; 29) 245 Yuven Sundaramoorthy DD2 & DD2 MASTERS 1) 416 Jeffrey Kingsley; 2) 412 Dev Gore; 3) 425 Alessandro Bizzotto; 4) 516 Nathan Mauel; 5) 496 Lawson Nagel; 6) 588 Luis Zervigon; 7) 407 Michael Mccarthy; 8) 422 Charlie Craig; 9) 525 Joseph Licciardi; 10) 464 Mckenna Carey; 11) 514 George Zarragoitia; 12) 518 Conrad Park; 13) 579 Dave Innes MINI MAX 1) 157 Tyler Gonzalez; 2) 152 Jak Crawford; 3) 180 Luca Mars; 4) 199 Arias Deukmedjian; 5) 105 Joey Brienza; 6) 187 Jeremy Fairbairn; 7) 144 Aidan Fox; 8) 124 Thomas Nepveu; 9) 159 Jason Leung; 10) 136 Logan Calderwood; 11) 168 Ethan Ho; 12) 177 Liam Letzsch; 13) 171 Cole Killian; 14) 198 Jonathon Portz; 15) 179 Joe Innes; 16) 191 Cooper Becklin Masters MAX 1) 658 Billy Cleavelin; 2) 637 Jeremie Charon; 3) 688 Derek Wang; 4) 628 Scott Roberts; 5) 644 Blake Choquer; 6) 659 Jim Carey; 7) 625 Mike Rolison; 8) 687 Nonerene Bine; 9) 613 John Robicheaux 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) 9309 Kyle Kirkwood; 2) 9317 Sabre Cook; 3) 9367 Nick Neri; 4) 9325 Tyler Bennett; 5) 9327 Sky Finley; 6) 9329 Austin Wilkins; 7) 9326 Alex Yates; 8) 9685 Ryan Kinnear; 9) 9324 Graig Alvarez; 10) 9355 Ben Schermerhorn; 11) 9675 Chris Jennings; 12) 9642 Ryan Pool; 13) 9358 Billy Drury; 14) 9633 David Conyers; 15) 9328 Carson Mueller; 16) 9323 Connor Thomas; 17) 9600 Hugh Templeman

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VROOMBOX SUPER ONE SERIES BUCKMORE PARK, KENT (UK) JUNE 26th 2016 – ROUND 6

The Awning Company Super One Series Round 6: Buckmore Park, June 25/26

RESULTS

Seven classes packed into the twisty Kent circuit. Harry Thompson grabs the first final in the MSA British IAME Cadet but in the second race he is pulled away from to sixth position, and Jonny Wilkinson wins the race. No problem, because he Thompson wins also the second final of the ABkC National Championship for Honda Cadet, being second behind Oliver Bearman in the first race. Jenson Butterfield sweeps the MiniMax winning both finals. In the Junior Max Rory Hudson and Tyler Chesterton share the wins. Josh Collings scores a double win in Senior

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MSA British Cadet Championship for IAME Final 1: 1 Harry Thompson (Synergy); 2 Alex Simmonds (Zip); 3 Bray Kenneally (Zip); 4 Matthew Rees (Zip); 5 Jonny Wilkinson (Zip); 6 Maxwell Dodds (Synergy). Final 2: 1 Wilkinson (Zip); 2 Rees; 3 Joseph Taylor (Synergy); 4 Taylor Barnard (Synergy); 5 Zak O' Sullivan (Synergy); 6 Dodds.   ABkC National Championship for Honda Cadet Final 1: 1 Oliver Bearman (Project One); 2 Harry Thompson (Synergy); 3 Lucas Ellingham (Zip); 4 Wesley Mason (Project One); Sam Heading (Project One); Ivan Lomliev (Synergy). Final 2: 1 Thompson; 2 Ben Kasperczak (BRK); 3 Bearman; Ellingham; 5 Alex Eades (BRK); 6 Caden McQueen (Zip)   ABkC Mini Max National Championship Final 1: 1 Jenson Butterfield (Tony Kart); 2 Alex Lloyd (Alonso); 3 Tom Canning (Kosmic); 4 Kieron Jermey (Tony Kart); 5 Jonny Edgar (Tony Kart); 6 Lorcan Hanafin (Tony Kart). Final 2: 1 Butterfield; 2 Lloyd; 3 Canning; 4 Hanafin; 5 Finlay Bunce (Tony Kart); 6 Edgar;   ABkC Junior Max National Championship Final 1: 1 Rory Hudson (Tony Kart); 2 Myles Apps (Alonso); 3 Tommy Foster (Tony Kart); 4 Johnathan Hoggard (Kosmic); 5 Axel Charpentier (Tony Kart); 6

Max. Abbi Pulling is still on top in Junior TKM, thanks to a second place behind Bradley White

Mark Kimber (Tony Kart). Final 2: 1 Tyler Chesterton (Tony Kart); 2 Hoggard; 3 Apps; 4 Hudson; 5 Joe Turney (Kosmic); 6 Thomas Turner (Tony Kart).   ABkC Rotax Max National Championship Final 1: 1 Josh Collings (Alonso); 2 Charlie Turner (Tony Kart); 3 James Johnson (Tony Kart); 4 Josh Skelton (Tony Kart); 5 Harrison Thomas (Kosmic); 6 Sam Baker (Kosmic). Final 2: 1 Collings 2 Johnson; 3 Jack McCarthy (Tony Kart); 4 Skelton; 5 Zak Fulk (Tony Kart); 6 Thomas.   ABkC Junior TKM National Championship Final 1: 1 Bradley White (Tal-Ko); 2 Abbi Pulling (TalKo); 3 Adam Sparrow (Tal-Ko); 4 Lee Whittingham (Tony Kart); 5 Joe Fowler (Jade Karts); 6 Ian Sisson (Tony Kart). Final 2: 1 Pulling; 2 Fowler; 3 Whittingham; 4 Ross Deal (Tal-Ko); 5 Jordan Lee-Chapman (Tony Kart); 6 White.   ABkC TKM Extreme National Championship Final 1: 1 Christopher Whitton (Tony Kart); 2 Kyle Sproat (Tony Kart); 3 Lewis Round (Alonso); 4 Harry Moore (Jade Karts); 5 Matthew Taylor (Tony Kart); 6 Charlie Bruce-White (Tony Kart). Final 2: 1 Sproat; 2 Taylor; 3 Round; 4 Moore; 5 Whitton; 6 Louis Beaven (Tony Kart).

and a win. Christopher Whitton and Kyle Sproat are TKM Extreme winners.


NEW ZEALAND – 2016 ROK CUP NZ

EVENT 1 - BAYLEYS WPKA GOLDSTAR CHAMPIONSHIP, WAITARA TARANAKI (NZ) EVENT 2 - DVS SUNBELT SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP, BLENHEIM & NELSON (NZ) JUNE 5th 2016 – RND. 3

RESULTS

Points after Rnd 3 of 4 MINI ROK

1. WILLIAM EXTON .................... 147 2. JACKSON ROONEY ................ 145 3. THOMAS BONIFACE .............. 133 4. RYAN CROMBIE ..................... 130 5. LOUIS REDSHAW ................... 128 6. JOSH RICHMOND ................. 122 Cadet ROK

1. MASON POTTER ..................... 143 2. RYAN BELL ...............................141 3. LOUIS SHARP ......................... 139 4. BO HILL .................................. 136 5. LOGAN MANSON ................... 134 6. LIAM SCEATS .......................... 132 New Cadet ROK class leader Mason Potter (#NZ).

All eyes on the 2016 ROK Cup New Zealand are on the final round in just over a month' s time with the points situation after the split North/South round over Queen' s Birthday still too close to call. The overall series winner of the Vortex Mini ROK class earns entry to the annual ROK Cup International Finals meeting in Italy later this year, (joining 2016 National Champion Breanna Morris who has already qualified for ROK Cup International Finals) while the overall series winner in the Cadet ROK class gets a brand new Vortex Mini ROK engine. Heading into the split third - of four - rounds of this year' s ROK Cup New Zealand series William Exton from Picton had a two point lead in the Vortex Mini ROK class standings over Jackson Rooney from Palmerston North with Thomas Boniface and Louis

Redshaw tied for third a further nine points back. In Cadet ROK, meanwhile, Ryan Bell had a one point lead over Auckland driver Mason Potter with Christchurch' s Louis Sharp in a three-way tie for third with Auckland' s Logan Manson and Nelson' s Bo Hill just four points further back. For the third series round competitors had the option of competing at one of two meetings, the Bayleys 2016 WPKA Championships meeting at Waitara in Taranaki in the North Island, and at the annual Sunbelts series meeting at Blenheim and Nelson in the South. Both meetings saw bumper entries in each ROK class. In Vortex Mini ROK Jackson Rooney just edged out local ace (the difference was a single point after five heat races) Thomas Boniface to claim the top spot at the North Island meeting while William Exton swept all before him

(winning all eight heat races he started) to claim class honours at the South Island one.  The result - in terms of overall series points - is that Exton retains his lead over Rooney with the gap still just two points, with Boniface third, 12 points back.  Points-wise it is also still close in Cadet ROK though by winning his class at the North Island meeting, reigning class NZ Sprint champion Mason Potter has taken over the series lead from Ryan Bell who finished third at Waitara. A dominant performance at the South Island meeting (winning eight of his nine heat races and finishing second in the other) reigning class South Island champion Louis Sharp has also edged ahead of  Bo Hill from Nelson and Logan Manson from Auckland to consolidate third place in the series' points standings just two points adrift of Bell in second and four behind new leader Potter. The focus of this year' s ROK Cup New Zealand now turns to the final round to be held in conjunction with the annual Todd Energy supported KartSport New Zealand National Schools' Championship meeting at Waitara in Taranaki over the July 16-17 weekend. Vortex Mini ROK class points leader William Exton (#SI) and title rival Jackson Rooney (#30)

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VROOMBOX SWITZERLAND – SCHWEIZER KART-MEISTERSCHAFT FREE KART 88, MIRECOURT (FRA) JUNE 19th 2016 – 3rd ROUND

KZ2 START

Swiss karting pilots fight on French soil in Mirecourt for the third out of six championship races. In the premier class KZ2 Isabelle Von Lerber (Swiss Hutless) is very fast but she has to give up overall lead to Loic Vindice (Praga). Luckily rain failed to materialize and Sunday’s races were raced in perfect conditions. X 30 CHALLENGE CHAMPIONSHIP Pos. N. Name 911 FELBER Alessandro 1) 3 LEHNER Norick 2) 44 MAZOU Hicham 3) 24 PLANCHAMP Steven 4) 4 MUTH Lukas 5) 21 NÄSCHER Patrick 6) 46 JETZER Ramona 7) 94 WÄLTI Kevin 8) 93 RIZZO Stefano 9) 54 STANCO Dario 10) 97 POZZO Luca 11) 9 BUSCEMI Alessandro 12) 8 VITAL Micola 13) 2 DI DONATO Valentino 14) 15) 19 EIGL Nico 16) 26 PEDRAZZINI Philippe 74 HAUSER Daniel 17) 18) 311 WÄLTI Beat 19) 42 ENGELI Markus *

Equipment Tony Kart / IAME X30 MAD / IAME X30 Kosmik / IAME X30 Croc Promotions / IAME X30 Tony Kart / IAME X30 Tony Kart / IAME X30 Kosmik / IAME X30 Kosmik / IAME X30 Tony Kart / IAME X30 PCR / IAME X30 Zanardi / IAME X30 Praga / IAME X30 Tony Kart / IAME X30 CRG / IAME X30 Swiss Hutless / IAME X30 Kosmik / IAME X30 Swiss Hutless / Iame X30 / Le Cont Swiss Hutless / Iame X30 / Le Cont Tony Kart / Iame X30 / Le Cont

X 30 JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP Pos. N. Name 111 MOCCIA Savio 1) 57 KUWABARA-WAGG Julian 2) 6 WIGGER Elias 3) 13 MESSMER Silvano 4) 27 BORN Miklas 5) 132 SHAW Elliott 6) 118 MOSER Timo 7) 2 STANCO Luana 8) 7 MÜLLER Mike 9) 20 MONNIER Cyril 10) 77 DI PRIMA Livio 11) 28 LUYET Samuel 12) 15 CARIO Angelo 13)

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Equipment Praga / IAME X30 Kosmik / IAME X30 Praga / IAME X30 Tony Kart / IAME X30 Praga / IAME X30 Exprit / Iame X30 / Le Cont Praga / IAME X30 Exprit / Iame X30 / Le Cont Swiss Hutlees / IAME X30 GP Racing / IAME X30 Birel / IAME X30 Tony Kart / IAME X30 Swiss Hutless / Iame X30 / Le Cont

Points 159 157 156 116 115 111 103 81 64 56 54 52 51 27 23 22 21 18 8 Points 189 139 136 116 101 92 87 79 75 74 69 51 25

KZ2 Podium: Reinhard, Vindice, Rohrbasser


KZ2 CHAMPIONSHIP Pos. 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)

N. Name

92 10 12 53 22 33 5 39 2 17 45 35 28 8 77 21 9 94 37 1 23 16 13 69 63 14 6

VINDICE Loic REINHARD André VON LERBER Isabelle HÖKFELT Paul ROHRBASSER Nicolas LUISIER Sébastien WOHLWEND Fabienne VON ALLMEN Pascal WEIBEL Dominik ALVARO Vincenzo MÜLLER Sven RHYN Rudolf VANTAGGIATO Evan FREIMANN Marc KISSLING Philipp WIDMER Tobias AUBRY Ivan VON AESCH Yves Oliver ZÜRCHER Mike LUYET Jean NUSSBAUM Arnaud SÄTTELI Samuel SALLIN Arnaud TRUMMER Simon JAQUEMET Christophe WEBER Alain WOLHAUSER Marc

Equipment Points 151 Praga / Parilla 146 Tony Kart / Vortex 139 Swiss Hutlees / TM Racing 139 CRG / Maxter 116 Kosmik / Vortex 104 Croc Promotions / TM Racing 67 DR / Modena 62 Swiss Hutless / Maxter 60 Exprit / Modena 56 Swiss Hutless / TM Racing 53 Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega 43 Birel / TM Racing / Vega 40 Croc Promotions / TM Racing 39 Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega 34 DR / TM Racing 33 DR / TM Racing Croc Promotions / TM Racing / Vega 30 24 Swiss Hutless / TM Racing 19 MAD / TM Racing 19 Tony Kart / Vortex 18 Tecno / TM Racing 14 Intrepid / Modena 9 Tecno / TM Racing 9 Praga / Parilla 6 Praga / Parilla / Vega 3 Formula K / TM Racing / Vega 0 ----

OK SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP Pos. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5)

N. Name

8 35 46 91 45

LEIMER Fabio KLAEY Yannick WEIBEL Samuel FROTÉ Arthur MAIQUEL Santos Freitas

Equipment Mach 1 / TM Racing Kosmik / Vortex Exprit / Vortex Swiss Hutlees / TM Racing Tony Kart / Vortex / Le Cont

SUPER MINI CHAMPIONSHIP Pos. 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8) 9) 10) 11) 12) 13) 14) 15) 16) 17) 18) 19) 20)

N. Name

65 48 5 77 53 3 27 44 12 91 7 24 4 2 11 18 88 57 8 14

FAGONE Alessio SPERANDIO Elia LUGASSY Shannon BEN Samir LAGROTTERIA Antonio HÊCHE Quentin POSE Satya-Saian SCHOTT Esteban SAUTER Michael ZIMMERLI Pirmin PANÈS Florent NAUDE Toni LOVRENOVIC Levin STEIGER Valentin LÜSCHER Ekaterina RAIS Mathias NEF Jesse ISGRO Devin OJJHE Ilian NEUHAUS Lynn

Equipment Exprit / TM Racing Praga / TM Racing Birel / LKE Swiss Hutlees / TM Racing Exprit / TM Racing Swiss Hutless / Parilla Swiss Hutless / LKE Birel / LKE Exprit / TM Racing Exprit / LKE / Vega Tecno / Parilla Kosmik / LKE Birel / TM Racing Birel / LKE Top Kart / Parilla Birel / LKE Praga / Parilla / Vega Exprit / LKE / Vega Kosmik / LKE / Vega Tony Kart / Parilla / Vega

Points 192 173 173 116 45 Points 166 155 125 118 113 105 101 99 93 81 62 60 56 42 30 28 14 13 9 2

ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE GERMANY HUNSRÜCKRING, HANN (GER) JUNE 19th 2016 – 2nd ROUND

The Hunsrückring in Hahn on 18 and 19 June is the stage of the second round of the ROTAX MAX Challenge Germany. Over 130 participants traveled to the airport area in Rhineland-Palatinate, to compete in the six classes Micro, Mini, Junior, Senior, DD2 Masters and DD2. Unfortunately, the weather once again proved highly unpredictable. The rain - including a storm that on Saturday night - forced the race direction to cancel the DD2 race and move it to Sunday. Sunday began with inclement rain before it abated for the first race, it was drying and increasingly the majority of the race could be held ultimately under dry conditions. Changeable weather produced a number of new faces at the top at the end.

X30 CHALLENGE FELBER (911), LEHNER (3), NAESCHER (21)

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BESIDES EXCISE AND TAX, ALSO FOR RACING PETROL, THE FINAL COST ADDS UP WITH MONEY SPENT ON TRANSPORT, LOGISTIC AND DISTRIBUTION, WHICH MAKE IT ABOUT 30-40% MORE.

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SPECIAL PETROL FOR KARTS

THE CHEMICAL PART OF POWER WE ALL ARE AWARE THAT THE COMBUSTION OF FUEL IS WHAT GIVES POWER TO A THERMAL ENGINE. BUT LET’S TRY TO LEARN A BIT MORE ABOUT THE FUEL, SPECIAL PETROL FOR KARTS AND WHAT IT’S USED FOR. REPORT: MAURIZIO VOLTINI

We have talked about this many times in these articles, directly or with experts and karting fans about what needs to be done to get more power from an racing engine (especially a kart racing engine, obviously). Sometimes the ideas were quite different or not specific, but there have never been any doubts on one thing, it is so basic that often it was taken for granted and maybe they thought that an explanation wasn’t necessary: you get power from fuel that burns. Something that is really obvious, which however, always brings to reasoning that isn’t always correct, especially when you are talking of getting more horse power from the same fuel. So, here we are in a field that often has more “magic” in it than technical explanations: we’re talking about special petrol. As we’re talking about chemistry, notoriously a very different field

from mechanics where karters are more at home, it comes almost natural that one doesn’t always think technically properly on the use of various types of fuels that are available and can be used (more or less regularly…) but base their knowledge on what is generally said. For example, it’s said that petrol with more octane makes you go faster: well, just that isn’t enough; unless we do something to the engine it is really difficult to see this happening. So, let’s see and try to understand a bit more about all this by taking a closer look at various things concerning this aspect and seeing what people who know more about the issue and are more or less personally involved with this issue have to say.

SPECIAL BUT CONFORM TO REGULATIONS Talking about special petrol we

can’t help but refer to the main manufacturer of petrol for karting, Panta. The firm from near Crema is the official supplier for various CIK-FIA and WSK championships, but also the World and Italian Championships and the WTCC Rally, the GT Open F3 international and so on not to mention the motorbike world. In our case it distributes Kart RON 102 petrol, giving 102 octain fuel grade as the limit set by international regulations. Furthermore experts from Panta collaborate with race officials to check whether the set limits are respected, no additives added and moreover it hasn’t been made by others. Just to give you the “idea” of the firm, Panta responds to Mol the Hungarian group (among other things, the one that produces IES petrol) and the company is in charge of the “racing fuel” field.

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SPECIAL PETROL FOR KARTS

INTRODUCED FOR HEALTH REASONS

However strange it may seem, for karting use, there’s a short story to tell also as far as fuel is concerned. Besides the initial research looking to octane grade, one of the most important changes about it was when we passed to using the “super” in the last century, the green oil. The passage to green was on an international level because the ecological vehicles that were getting popular (until there was a general legal imposition for the use) couldn’t work with lead, which would “poison” the catalyst. At a certain point we had to accept and even impose (for uniformity) green fuel also for karting. Apart from issues concerning lubrication (lead helped in this sense) 2-stroke karting engines had a great problem; great loss of unburnt hydrocarbons at the exhaust. We aren’t talking about consume waste, always a very relative aspect in racing, but more for the fact that petrol vapour from green fuel was going into the air. Which due to the high percentage of aromatic hydrocarbons, could prove to be carcinogenic and in effect they caused several problems for We spoke to Giovanni Cristofanilli, a those who had to stand there all “chemist” from the firm, asking him day at the track, for example race to explain to us first and foremost what these so-called special fuels” marshals and photographers. For are, and what is the difference once the CIK saw to the problem between them compared to without delay – the worry was what we can usually find at petrol that someone might sue the pumps along the highways, apart federation – finding someone who from the 102 octane rating (petrol could certify that they weren’t grade) compared to the maximum using any components that would of 95 in normal “green” gas (and cause cancer in their fuel. At that 98-100 octane rating for some time ELF was the only firm who “super” petrol available from some could do it, so they decided to brands”). make everyone use this fuel and «We can usually certainly say – he so as not to influence engines answers – that racing fuel is much that had been manufactured for better performing thanks to a international events, which did precise decision that involves the have better, superior technical raw material. These are for at least specifications than using green 80% made by oil production, but fuel from a normal pump, what counts is that they allow for too much. That’s how they all higher oxygen contained, higher started using “the same special octane rating and, last but not least, fuel” according to set norms in higher caloric power. » international events. What are the first exactly, compared

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to the petrol one gets at the petrol pump? «It’s not that there are special raw materials. Obviously there are specific “cuts” depending on what the petrol is going to be used for and its destination, but generally speaking we can say that it refers mainly to some toluene, xylems, alcohols and MTBE (metilterbutiletere, author’s note). The latter is used for almost 15%, therefore it’s a very important element in the composition of petrol, it is often used because it increases both octane rating and amount of oxygen, and therefore it is very good. » We know that octane rating is something very particularly sought for gas used in karting. «Yes, but from this point don’t forget that when fuel is made for racing purpose, we always start from the regulating norms set up by the federations, so we make it


within the given parameters. At an FIA level it has by now become a standard octane rating is 102 maximum for all categories, karting included. Well, when we defined the petrol that won the tender for the CIK and WSK championships we tried to respect all the specific norms requested, trying to get the best performing product and keeping costs monitored. In other fields there is petrol that is much more expensive. » Now, here we are at a point in the question that makes people turn up their noses a bit: cost, how much…? «For karting petrol it’s 3.60 euro per litre, plus VAT depending on the country where it’s being distributed. » If on one hand it’s understandable that the petrol made with “finer” components costs more compared to a normal pump near our house, why is there such a difference? «Apart from the various gasoline

tax and so on that has to be paid for racing fuel the final costs are often connected to the logistic expense, that is, transport and distribution. Expense that covers about 30-40% of the final cost. Depending on the race, we must take from 5 thousand to 10 thousand litres of fuel with our fuel-tanker (Panta has about thirty of these, author’s note) and we have to work out and cover any complications that may arise when we cross frontiers, because fuel is a very particular thing when you consider transport. For example, take the next race in Portimao the driver has to leave four days before the event and must come back for days after. Besides this, having to distribute packed fuel, that is, in 25 litre tanks means that there is added cost also for the tank. Just to give you an example, you save a lot in rallies because we fill up the cars directly from the fuel truck».

In all this, how much does cost influence the expense of tenders, CIK homologation and promotion with those who organise the series of events and so on? «Really a lot…», Cristofanilli concludes without saying too much.

FUEL GRADE ISN’T EVERYTHING We talked to one or two engine tuners so that we could get a better understanding of the advantages or problems that special fuel may cause compared to fuel from a normal petrol pump. Once you have the general picture of the situation, we must say that their reasoning has been very coherent, univocal and “all saying the same thing” that it is even difficult to say who said what. So, let’s try to sum everything up, starting from the one which seems to be one of the main “legends” regarding

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HOW DOES IT BURN?

WHAT DO REGULATIONS SAY?

According to regulations, the use of fuel in Italian races is article 5.19 in the Technical Regulations, which talks about both gas and oil used for the fuel mixture, seeing that 2-stroke engines are used. If oil mixture used (to be declared at sports checks) has to be part of the list of homologated oils, and that you can’t put any additives, up to this point it’s logical, we have to say that there is some ambiguity in this article, which we can’t deny. In fact, there are all the parameters that oil used has to abide by, in order for it to be considered regular, or within norm. But, at the same time they say that conformity is checked by comparing a sample of the petrol used with a sample taken from a fuel pump named by the organizer. You see, the fact that you must use fuel named by the organiser isn’t written anywhere, also because it would be illegal. So, it could happen that for personal reasons like time, or not having 80 VROOM INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE

an empty tank readily available or anything else, all feasible, you might use fuel that is regular but bought at a different pump, or maybe you use the fuel left over from a previous race, and because of this you could get disqualified. This because technical officials could easily find different values compared to the sample it has to be compared with. The thing is that the decision taken by race officials in this case is final. They have the right to have other tests done, but if they don’t do it, you will never have a chance of proving that the petrol used was perfectly within norm. We don’t think this is all good sportsmanship and congruent, but in any case, you should know and be very careful with what you do with your “old” fuel mixture. We are going to end reminding you that checks can be carried out at any moment during an event. You might even have to change the “full” tank before any race, and any refusal to do so means possible delays, besides being excluded from the race.

We all know that fuel burns. But from a more scientific and chemical point, how does what we should more appropriately define as “combustion of a hydrocarbon” occur? It’s a chemical reaction that occurs between the fuel that oxidizes thanks to oxidising (oxygen in the air) producing energy, both as heat and electromagnetic radiation (among which is luminosity). Usually hydrocarbons are organic compounds that contain carbon atoms and hydrogen, and they stand out according to the number of atoms in each single molecule: so CH4 is methane, C4H10 butane, C8H18 octane, C6H6 is benzene and so on. However, remember: hydrocarbons aren’t made up of separate molecules, but chains of molecules; furthermore, gas isn’t petrol it isn’t a hydrocarbon, but a mixture of various hydrocarbons (and also alcohols, another category of fuel) and, we have written how it’s the different percentage of composition that makes the final characteristics different. Combustion itself is a reaction of oxidisation, where the oxygen in the air connects to the carbon and hydrogen in the fuel. In a chemically perfect combustion the resulting products are therefore carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O), but as it’s hard to always have a correct ratio between air and fuel (stoichiometric), and air is not just made up of oxygen, it is oxidised, there’s carbon monoxide, unburnt hydrocarbons and so on.


special fuel: octain grade. Now, true that once when they first used kart fuel, they aimed at very high

IN THE ARC OF A WEEKEND’S RACING A TEAM CAN USE UP QUITE A LOT OF FUEL: A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT AND YOU ALSO HAVE TO PAY EXCISE AND TAX ON IT.

values, over 130-140 octane grade. However, it’s also true that to make the most of these fuels they used to use engines whose compression ratio was just as high: this way yield increased exponentially. Nowadays, though, this is no longer possible due to regulations that set a minimum limit for combustion chamber volume. And as the compression ratio – at least the geometric one – depends on that and displacement (obviously this too is set by regulations) too, well, the way to make the most of a higher octain grade no longer exists. «<With today’s “decompressed” engines there is practically no difference compared to the petrol you get from the pump», or «you can race without really having to change anything on your engine»: these are the answers we got when we asked if we ought to “adjust” ignition. Then again, we must say that, if on one hand passing from octain grade 95 to102 would allow for advance to be a bit more ”forced” without any problems, on the other hand this wouldn’t allow us to make the most of the advantageous effects on exhaust

and from delayed ignition, as we have always said in Vroom some time ago in important columns written by Suardi. So, to stay calm, they have suggested adjusting advance by a few degrees if we have an engine that has always used special fuel and we go to normal petrol, but no more than that. So, what are the advantages of fuels like Panta? A mechanic also gave us an “alternative” answer: «The fact that they bring the fuel to the track is important: you don’t have to transport it, and I don’t mean just the van where there is never enough room, but also if they stopped you and checked out what you were carrying along the way or at a frontier and found you had a certain amount of fuel. If a fussy frontier guard stops you there could be problems – and fines – huge fines». Apart from this issue of “logistic”, the focal technical point is carburetion. «They allow for a risk or two more with jets»; «If you get petrol from the pump, it’s better to have a rich fuel immediately even before getting onto the track»; «Special petrol has a colder combustion and there are less worries concerning carburetion»: these are the general replies we have had. And if we add to this the other qualities that are appreciated by engine tuners and mechanics on the track, for example it is cleaner, (no dirt in filters) and stable composition. Instead, normal petrol can vary from one pump to another – if you are unlucky enough to find one with water or diesel… and having been made with composites that are more volatile, you also have to take greater care of use in time and in storage. Consequently, according to what they have said, you work differently and with more or less reliable results depending on the petrol you have been using also at the test bench.

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Part 6 – We continue our column on looking into a driver’s performance that we have now been dealing with in two parts. REPORT: ANDREA SACCUCCI After having talked about the importance of braking and how useful it is to know how to go about it to get good performance, we move on to “another piece of the puzzle” that is, the turn. A kart tyre (cross-tread) is capable of getting (more or less) the same grip on braking, turn and acceleration, obviously a lot depends on kart balance and how rubbery the track is. One of the instruments for measuring this phenomena is the so-called ‘ traction circle’ , that is, a diagram by (see previous issues) where you match longitudinal acceleration and lateral acceleration, to do this you need a data logger with these sensors (typical tri-axial accelerator meter).

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acceleration

left turn

right turn

braking

As you can see from the picture, diagram G-G doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t look much like a circle, this is because the longitudinal accelerator is connected to the amount of kart traction there is.

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TELEME...TRICKS You can see that at some points they come out of the line, how

CURVE AND RADIUS

come?

Racing speed round a turn determines the speed along the following straight so

I’ll leave this question to readers

it’s important to understand your ideal path line to make the most of both.

and we can discuss it by writing to

In the professional software concerning mathematical relationships (we have

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studied them in past columns) you can set a specific parameter

An interesting part of the graph is where there’s the change between longitudinal acceleration and lateral acceleration, practically speaking at those points the driver brakes and

Practically speaking, this parameter will be the minimum when lateral acceleration

turns the steering wheel or at the

is maximum, telling us the actual curb points (anticipated, delayed).

points where he accelerates either too early or too late. In the graph we can see the combined G; these points can be graphed by means of a mathematical relationship (for the more technical readers):

Example of anticipated curb point.

Another useful way for this is to use a gps

TO CONCLUDE, WITH A COMBINED G YOU CAN ESTIMATE THE DRIVER’S ACTIONS ROUND A TURN AND EVALUATE ITS EFFICIENCY.

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FORMULA MEDICINE THEY HAVE BEEN CONSIDERED AS GUARDIAN ANGELS FOR RACING DRIVERS SINCE 1989, THAT’S THE YEAR WHEN DR. RICCARDO CECCARELLI FOUNDED FORMULA MEDICINE: VANGUARD MEDICS FOR PREPARING ATHLETES PHYSICALLY AND MENTALLY.

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ormula Medicine founded in 1989 is a group of physical and mental trainers for motorsport, thanks to a doctor who has had the longest experience in F.1, Dr. Riccardo Ceccarelli. The idea stems from the awareness that studies on drivers’ performance in the motoring world didn’t exist, none had ever been carried out, and therefore a general culture on preparing for a psycho-physical test didn’t exit. A medical-scientific project was developed on this topic, one of this kind that has “torture and vivisection” several F1 racing drivers, they had to donate blood to Dr. Ceccarelli before the start of a GP and after it was over too, or they had to race covered with electrodes

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MENTAL & PHYSICAL TRAINERS FOR MOTORSPORT and cables to register some parameters concerning body movement, which were later analysed and studied in detail. This research then gradually involved more and more people, experts, Universities and Research Centres and in the end, they set up a group of staff made up of doctors, psychologists, athletic trainers, physiotherapists and nutritionists capable of giving any team complete assistance at 360 degrees and they were very meticulous in every aspect, medical, athletic and mental.

MENTAL ASPECTS: MENTAL ECONOMY TRAINING Thanks to numerous scientific studies on F1 pilots, Dr. Ceccarelli and his team have set up instruments and methods developed especially for improving drivers’ performance. These studies, however, aren’t just for psycho-physical preparation, as a recent study has proved a driver’s preparation during a race isn’t directly proportional to just his athletic preparation, but it mainly depends on his mental yield. From some parameters registered on body movement during a race, and in particular by studying the kinetics of cardio frequency, in fact, it was evident that even the best F1 champions are unable to carry out extreme racing throughout a whole race like they do in qualifying races. Usually heart beat in a race is about three tenths less compared to his maximum potential, and when drivers look to the extreme heart beat even increases by about 15-20 beats compared to heart beats measured during a normal race. Further studies show that increased

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stress is nearly all due to the nervous system using up more energy. Therefore, increasing the heart beats is a component caused by waste of energy which is not necessary. This waste brings about precocious psychophysical tiredness that prevents the driver from carrying out a complete race keeping up a maximum rhythm at all time. In other words, the effort of attention and concentration required to drive a racing car

always at the limit, but without making any mistakes, often means having to have massive cerebral activity and a lot of contraction of muscles in the body, including those that

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are not necessary for driving. Then they compare cerebral function and activation of 12 top drivers aged about 30 and 12 “non athletes” of the same age. Judging just their mental performance, there were no differences in terms of results between F1 drivers and “non drivers”, but studying cerebral function in more detail you can see that a racing driver consumes less energy in each district. What is exceptional remains in the proof that the brain of racing drivers is optimised, because it activates fewer cerebral areas and the ones that work are working at a much lower level: the muscles of “non drivers” aren’t as abundantly and pointlessly contracted throughout the body, while racing drivers activate only the necessary muscles. Furthermore, it’s very interesting to see that the “non pilots” carry out tests with the support of hundreds of thoughts and reasoning, while drivers have a much simpler approach, “easier” and hence more natural.


Directly from these results, Formula Medicine has developed a “Mental Economy Training” program, a unique and innovative method aimed to improve the cerebral characteristics previously mentioned that make the difference for top drivers, using a series of instruments and techniques that allow evaluating cerebral performance objectively and at the same time quantifying the loss of neurological energy. With this work method you can train athletes and get improved mental performance using up less nervous energy and keeping up a good performance throughout the race as in qualifying. Today, this training is carried out within an area of 130 square metres, which is the first example on a world wide scale of a gym for group training entirely dedicated to mental training, “Mental Economy Gym”. Twenty people can train here at the same time competing between themselves with the aim of recreating the typical psycho-physical tension found when racing.

TRAINING PROGRAMS AT FORMULA MEDICINE: Going on to the practical part, we can sum up saying how a week’s training is covered at Formula Medicine: From Monday to Friday you have two sessions daily of training, about 6-7 hours, equally divided between mind and body. Each morning session and afternoon session, in fact, is divided into two distinct parts: the first half is dedicated to mental training and lass about 90 minutes, and 90 minutes is usually dedicated to the next session for the athletic part. Only in case of aerobic exercise outside the session can last longer than three hours. It would be too complicated to explain the training for mental exercise, we’ll just say what the main characteristics are; coordination and concentration, attention focalised on reaction time, ability to control thoughts, visual-spatial ability and visual-coordination ability and being able to control psychological anxiety and pressure. Also in this field training can be brief and “forced” or “endurance”. Instead, the physical component is equally

ATHLETIC PREPARATION The 3 winning aspects of physical and conditional ability for a racing driver can be as follows: Endurance: motor sport is an endurance sport discipline where heart beat is on average higher, therefore, constant training of this conditional ability is very important. During their stay in Formula Medicine they carry out at lest one session a day of aerobics, usually sessions are held outside , and varying the interval of racing on bicycle on mixed tracks, or with a kayak on the lake, just to mention some. The athletes are monitored with cardio-frequency meters and assisted by athletic trainers so as to personalise and increase performance as much as possible. Neck Training: due to lateral accelerations, race drivers must have strong and tonic musculature, and at the same time avoid overloading this part of the body that is quite fragile. In Formula Medicine there are 6 different methods for training that activate neck, shoulder, arm and forearm muscles, like when you are driving, at the same time. The wide choice of training methods allows you not only to get harmonic and functional training that prevents accidents, but also stops drivers from getting bored. In fact, the latter is one of the main reasons why drivers don’t carry out training for their neck, even if it is one of the most important parts of training for a racing driver. Neuromuscular Coordination: a racing driver must have strong and resistant muscles, but at the same time a great sense of coordination and sensitivity to optimize on the economy of an athletic action. Formula Medicine has set up different types of training on the track for recuperate in a short time, which allow the driver to exercise the strength of the muscular districts, general resistance, harmony and control of movement, concentration and reaction time all at the same time. Generally speaking, it’s training that is the connection ring between purely physical components that are finalized to re-create psycho-physical stress and the situation of hard work that one has to go through when racing. Among the many instruments used there’s the slackline for equilibrium, cables for suspension and boxing for reaction time and coordination.

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subdivided in alternate sessions dedicated to resistance aerobics, at the circuits you have neuromuscular, at exercise for neck and at core-stability exercises. Saturday morning is dedicated to finishing off sessions and/or downloading. Saturday afternoon and Sunday is the long awaited relaxing “hour of fresh air” for the driver… time to relax ready to start again the morning after.

Food Food is an important part of an ideal psychophysical condition program for an athlete. It’s important for every driver to be able to see to this for himself, but too often they only have approximate ideas that are quite muddled up too and deviate from very important rules. The first therefore, is to give the driver the priorities to prevent him from making silly mistakes, that is, he has to take in few concepts that are simple and easy to remember.

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Well, what are these fundamental rules for healthy eating? It’s not easy to answer this question because still today dieticians from all over the world argue and all have their own theory, and sometimes these are rather contrasting ones. Let’s start thinking that food is our fuel, and therefore it has to be well dosed. We can divide it in 3 macro categories: carbohydrates (pasta, bread, rice, potatoes, fruit, vegetables, and sugars sweets), protein (meat and fish) and fats (butter and oil). Furthermore, there is food denominated that can be defined as “mixed”, like milk, yoghurt and eggs, legumes and cheeses. Over these last few years eating habits have changed, there is a greater intake of complex carbohydrates. The staff at Formula Medicine suggests that we should not exaggerate with complex carbohydrates, the ones that derive from cereals and reduce the simple ones until you actually eliminate them from the diet, but increase intake of carbohydrates


that derive from vegetables and fruit, which many of the younger generation simply overlook. What effect does the wrong diet have? A meal based mainly on complex carbohydrates increases of glycaemia, the value of glucose concentration in the blood; this brings about a high level of insulin, a hormone that has a protective function, circulating in the blood. However, insulin tends to reduce the level of glycaemia too much and this has a double consequence: hunger and tiredness. The latter derives from the fact that glucose is the only “fuel” for the brain. A wrong diet therefore makes you eat more and getting overweight and going through phases of sort of misty brain, two situations that are not suitable for racing drivers. Here are three basic rules to avoid such situations: 1 – Avoid eating excessive amounts of cereals, potatoes and sweets 2 – Eat more fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and legumes. 3 – Eat small amounts frequently, at least 5 times a day breakfast, break, lunch, break and dinner These are 3 easy rules to remember and to apply. Especially the third one is very important indeed for preventing the wellknown hyperglycaemia, to get a light digestion and it is even more important on the track, when the dynamics of the tests, qualifiers and race have no interest for the stomach, leaving it very little time to digest. The time required for digestion is another very interesting topic for drivers, and it can be summed up as if it were a “pyramid”: > 3 hour competition - “normal meal”: 3 hours are enough for a correct

digestion, so you can eat a whole meal and stick to the above rules. For example, it could be an average portion of pasta, a portion of meat or fish, vegetables and if you like a bit of fruit. < 3 / > 2 hour competition – “small meal”: we can still at a meal following the same rules, but a smaller portion, especially of pasta and meat/fish. < 2 / > 1 ore competition – “snack area”: there’s not enough time to digest a normal meal, so you should have a snack: ham and cheese toast, bar of energetic fruit, fruit, yoghurt and liquid malto-dextrin (a particular ready to use hydrocaburate). If you haven’t got any, you can always use the same fruit just mentioned but in even smaller quantities, opting for fruit, bars and malto-dextrin.

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VINTAGE RECALLING THE “COPPA DEI CAMPIONI” - ASI GO KART SHOW PISTA AZZURRA IN JESOLO

THE PAST DOESN’T DIE

THE HISTORIC PISTA AZZURRA IN JESOLO HOSTED THE FIFTH EDITION OF THE HISTORIC RECALLING OF THE “COPPA DEI CAMPIONI” THAT WAS HELD ON THE CIRCUIT NEAR VENICE FOR 11 EDITIONS, FROM 1972 TO 1982. THE SHOW WAS CALLED UP IN 2012 TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS OF THE CIK-FIA AND HAS NOW BECOME, TOGETHER WITH THE HISTORIC MASTER GO KART, ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR INTERNATIONAL HISTORIC KART EVENT IN ITALY. THE AIM OF THESE EVENTS IS TO LET PEOPLE LIVE THE HISTORY OF KARTING, RE-DISCOVERING WHAT USED TO BE THE INNOVATIONS AND SPORTS RIVALRY IN THE PAST, BUT EVEN MORE IT IS FOR KEEPING A MOTORING PATRIMONY THAT, WOULD HAVE OTHERWISE GOING INSTEAD OF JUST LEAVING KARTS IN GARAGES OR EVEN WORSE DESTROYING THEM IF THERE WAS NO FURTHER USE FOR THEM. REPORT: LUIGI GARATTI

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A 1961 TONY MOD. NL, FIRST IN ITS CLASS AS WELL PRESERVED KART.

AN ITALKART GMC WITH TWO 1961 MINARELLI 100 CC ENGINES

Foreground, double engine Hako mounting JLO engines made in 1960, further back a 1962 McCulloch 200

The number of historic kart lovers is growing especially abroad, where there are many more events like this. Italy though has already started setting up such events and some karting circuits have already set up a “Memorial” for themselves like the one in Pomposa that, dedicated its event last November to Tony Bosio and Kalì Vanaria. Not having any competition aim, these events allow fans to deal with karting circuits with just the

aim of showing how efficient old karts that have made the history of world karting actually are, and how reliable they are too. The event in Jesolo has seen the entry of 130 drivers coming not just from Italy but from Holland, Belgium, Germany, UK, France and Switzerland. The foreign delegation numbered 59 drivers and British representants were the most. There were 150 karts on the Pista Azzurra and they were

subdivided in classes set up for these events, which have been set up together with the federation as from 2010, that is: CIK 1 (from 1956 to 1963), CIK 2 (from 1964 to 1971), CIK 3 (from 1972 to 1977), CIK 4 (from 1978 to 1984) and Modern (from 1985 to 1995). Furthermore the karts were further divided according to displacement and whether they have gears or not. Going around the paddock we were able to admire some really

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VINTAGE incredible karts, the fruit of genius engineering minds of men who in building a kart saw the apex of their inventive, which was aiming to build unbeatable vehicles. Historical Italian manufacturing firms were well represented: Tony Kart, Kalì Kart, Birel, ItalKart, Dap and TecnoKart. There were quite a few foreign brands present too like Hispakart, McCulloch, Swiss Hutless, Robardie and Landia. To conclude, there were the hand made karts, made by small manufacturers to satisfy the needs of individual drivers who besides having a passion for tracks they also loved to make their own kart according to their personal intuition and mechanical knowledge. On schedule for the two and a half day programme, dynamic exhibition of drivers subdivided into batteries and grouped according to era and displacement. Therefore, each member has been able to drive eight times with each kart they had, seeing that several entries had more than one kart. Although the event wasn’t a competitive one, we did see some rivalry build up between old drivers and karts who had once been such, but they were kept under control by the race marshals on the track. All this gave a bit of “verve” to the show helping to make the drive more exciting and not just a catwalk for restored karts and older drivers. There were well known celebrities from the world of karting at the event like Kees Van de Grint (CIK vicepresident) who took his

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marvellous Landia and Silvercar that date back to the 60s. There was Gabriele Gorini too, he was the only one who won two consecutive wins of the event and was able to hold the trophy forever. Even more recent champion drivers were there like Zazzaroni and Bizzarri in force with Baroni with all the team who with their MBA powered Kali proved that they still have a real ace up their “sleeve” whilst driving their little

over 50 hp monsters. The highest number of Italian representation was from Brescia, who lined up about twenty vehicles all from Tony Bosio’s production. As there was no competition, final awards were for karts only. Over the three day even, a board of experts studied the karts that were there judging them by their efficiency, the way they had been kept or had been restored and in

THE “LA COPPA DEI CAMPIONI” (CHAMPION’S CUP) IN JESOLO HAS BEEN A COMMEMORATION WHERE THE DYNAMIC PART OF THE TRACK HASN’T BEEN JUST A CATWALK FOR KARTS THAT HAD BEEN RESTORED AND OF OLDER DRIVERS, ACTUALLY ALONG THE TRACK E DID SEE SOME OLD RIVALS, KARTS AND DRIVERS, PUTTING UP A GOOD SHOW. Kees Van De Grint and his 1959 and 1961 Landia karts


the end the best three for each class received a prize. The whole even went smoothly, I’d even say almost perfectly, the ASI men really worked hard, especially Giorgio Formini and Gepi Proni who coordinated the whole event from the first arrivals on Friday to the award giving ceremony on Sunday afternoon, where they said goodbye till the next event, always at the memorable Pista Azzurra in Jesolo.

Taking the advantage of being able to say something, perhaps a bit critical, to all the kart manufacturing setups before we finish, these sort of events have always been brilliant due to their total absence. I just can’t understand their lack of interest for the historic karting world; maybe they ought to be reminded that the future doesn’t exist without remembering both the spirit of the past and past events that have left

Certification plate showing historical significance of the kart ( Asi Kart Group )

a mark in karting on a world wide scale. The next meeting for fans of historical karts is the eighth edition of Historic Master Go Kart on the renovated track in San Martino del Lago (Cremona Circuit) that will be held on September 17th. For further information visit website: www.mwvcc.it.Per informazioni e iscrizioni è consultabile il sito www. mwvcc.it.

A 1983 Un Kaly Kart powered by a powerful Morbidelli double cylinder.

SOME VERY YOUNG ENTRIES

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2016 INTERNATIONAL CALENDAR DATA

CIRCUIT

EVENTS

CATEGORIES

9.07 - 10.07

ADRIA

PAYS

ITA

CAMPIONATO ITALIANO ACI KARTING (3)

OK, OK-JUNIOR, KZ2

7.07 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9.07

PARIS

FRA

SODI WORLD SERIES FINAL

SPRINT CUP, ENDURANCE CUP, JUNIOR CUP

11.07 - 17.07

ZUERA

ESP

X30 EURO SERIES (2)

X30 SR, X30 JR, X30 SUPER, X30 SUPER SHIFTER

14.07 - 16.07

BYDGOSZCZ

POL

INTERNATIONAL POLAND CHAMPS (1)

OK, MAX, MAX JR, DD2, DD2 MASTER, ROK-JR, ROK-GP

16.07 - 16.07

KF1 KARTING CIRCUIT

SGP

ROK CUP 2016 (3)

ROK, ROK JR, ROK DVS, ROK GP

16.07 - 17.07

GENK

BEL

KARTING GENK

KZ2, KF, KF-JUNIOR

18.07 - 24.07

ZUERA

ESP

ROTAX MAX EURO CHALLENGE (3)

DD2, MAX, MAX Jr

22.07 - 24.07

7 LAGHI KART

ITA

KRS Open Series (2)

28.07 - 31.07

GENK

BEL

CIK-FIA EUROPEAN KZ2 CHAMPIONSHIP - 3 ROUND

KZ2

28.07 - 31.07

GENK

BEL

CIK-FIA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP - 4 ROUND

OK

28.07 - 31.07

GENK

BEL

CIK-FIA EUROPEAN JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP - 4th ROUND

OK-JUNIOR

28.07 - 31.07

GENK

BEL

CIK-FIA EUROPEAN KZ CHAMPIONSHIP - 3 ROUND

KZ

05.08 - 07.08

ASSEN

NLD

CIK-FIA EUROPEAN SUPERKART CHAMPIONSHIP - 3 ROUND

SK D1

05.08 - 07.08

CIRCUITO DI SIENA

ITA

KRS OPEN SERIES (3)

OK, OK-JUNIOR, KZ2

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