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Karting in the year 1994: a history

JANUARY 1994 Stefan Hodgetts won the Cadet ‘O’ Plate event at the Birmingham Wheels event. Nicolas Kiesa, who has now made it into F1, won ICA at Copenhagen. In excess of 250 entries raced at the Three Sisters track with more than 100 being for the gearbox classes. Paul Fletcher asked for support from karters in his planning application for ... Read More »

Karting in the year 1993: a history

JANUARY 1993 The annual 24 Hour Kart Race at Le Mans again attracted a quality international field with the winners being the Stoc Comod team that led the race for all but four hours, covering 1923km.There was rain for most of the ABkC Super One O Plate Championship at Buckmore Park. Jenson Button added the Junior UK O Plate to ... Read More »

Karting in the year 1992: a history

JANUARY 1992 The first major meeting at the refurbished Buckmore Park circuit saw Jenson Button win the Cadet class ‘0’ plate. Bruno Ferrari gained RAC homologation for the water-cooled TM 125 cc motor. Oran Park Raceway near Sydney, Australia, staged The Kart GP. Australia’s David Besnard beat Simpson for the CIK Junior title and fellow Australian Jon Targett won Formula ... Read More »

Karting in the year 1991: a history

JANUARY 1991 The RAC conducted track tests of intake and exhaust silencers at the Three Sisters track prior to announcing which makes and models would be compulsory. Corporate racing on ice at Billingham, Durham and Sunderland was introduced by a subsidary of Langbaurgh Kart School.The J-Kart, powered by two 12 volt batteries, was launched at the NEC ‘Drives and Motors’ ... Read More »

Karting in the year 1990: a history

JANUARY 1990 Roger Norman described his team’s adventures at the Le Mans 24 hours. We compared Gert Munkholm’s world championship winning Atomik AKV90 100cc motor with an out-of-the-box version. The spec. was released of the latest Rotax 125 gearbox class engine. Playscape Racing staged the highly successful RAC Pro-Kart Challenge at the London Arena with all proceeds going to charity. ... Read More »

Karting in the year 1989: a history

JANUARY 1989 An article on kart racing indoors helped to stimulate global interest in this soon to be very important branch of the sport. Former bus garages at Clapham and Chiswick were amongst the venues being used. Roger Norman from Jersey, the proud owner of 16 historic karts, stated the case for introducing historic kart racing. Technicalities from the World ... Read More »

Karting in the year 1988: a history

JANUARY 1988 There was coverage of technical matters at the top 100cc events. Originally conceived by Neil Hann, 100 UK (Formula TKM), using the TKM BT82 motor, was announced by the RACMSA as the new entry level 100cc class. No British Championship was scheduled for 1998 and it was suggested that series racing shouldn’t be allowed. We were shown over ... Read More »