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Author Archives: Purvi Patel

Circuit Guide: Rye House

  Rye house, situated near Hoddesdon, Herfordshire is one of the UK’s premier club circuits hosting the annual London Cup, along with its monthly Club meetings on the first weekend of every month. The circuit is also visited by Club 100, BUKC, and also played host the 2016 Biz Champions challenge in February. One of Rye House’s main claims to ... Read More »

Karting in the year 2003: a history

JANUARY 2003 The Formula A World Cup at La Conca was won by Jerome D’Ambrosio (Birel/TM). The first Brit was Paul Di Resta down in 17th place. We took a look at the Brooklands circuit that was to hold a round of the Stars of Tomorrow series later in the year. Unfortunately the event didn’t take place and the series ... Read More »

Karting in the year 2002: a history

JANUARY 2002 Paul Di Resta and Alessandro Piccini won our 2001 Kart Driver Rankings, compiled in association with Champion spark plugs. WTP Cadet arrived in the UK. We told the story of GP Karting in Kenya, the only kart circuit within 2,500 miles. The tarmac broke up the first time it was used, poisonous snakes were a regular hazard and ... Read More »

Karting in the year 2001: a history

JANUARY 2001 The first ever Rotax Grand Finals were held on the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico with 67 entries from 18 countries. At that time the event was only for Seniors and drivers used their own chassis with the pooled engines. The Rotax 125 MAX DD engine was unveiled.Paul Di Resta won the JICA ‘O’ Plate at Rowrah. Fraser ... Read More »

Karting in the year 2000: a history

JANUARY 2000 Following the success of Rotax MAX for Seniors it was announced that a dedicated engine without powervalve would now be produced for Juniors. There was some consternation at the news that water-cooled engines would soon begin appearing in the Formula A and ICA classes in the UK. Mugen of Japan were set to start producing gearbox karts using ... Read More »

Karting in the year 1999: a history

JANUARY 1999 Johnny Herbert had a go in a twin 100cc engined kart at his charity event at The Raceway at King’s Cross. One engine was a JICA Vortex, the other a 100C PCR. Gianluca Beggio won his 4th Formula C World title in a row at Charlotte in the USA. George Robinson track tested two BRM chassis for the ... Read More »

Karting in the year 1998: a history

JANUARY 1998 We tested the Rotax FR125 MAX engine prior to it becoming an official class. Our man raved about its combination of low noise, high speed and reliability. Also tested in this issue were the latest Biz Pro-Kart, PVP’s Formula E and the Ecomoto 250cc 4-Stroke. Mike Spencer and Paul Di Resta won the JICA and Cadet ‘O’ Plates ... Read More »