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Asif Kapadia Interview

“78, I came to Europe to compete for the first time. It was pure driving, it was real racing, and that… makes me very happy.” That a documentary charting the life of Ayrton Senna da Silva, or more simply Senna as became known to the world, should begin and end with grainy, slow-motion images of the future superstar and three-time ... Read More »

Kelvin Tatum MBE

It’s nothing new or unusual when a motor sport world champion retires and then decides to pass on his experience or stay in touch with his racing roots by becoming a Driver Coach or by running his own team. But it IS unusual when the world champion won his titles in a completely different branch of motorsport to the one ... Read More »

Vicki Butler-Henderson – A karting queen

What you see on television is what you get in real-life, and as sporting personalities go, the first thing that becomes immediately apparent is just how friendly Vicki Butler-Henderson is. Within minutes you could be forgiven for thinking you had known her for years. Her smile and captivating laugh are rarely far away from the surface, and as far as ... Read More »

Mike Wilson – The favourite son returns

“Pronto…?” The voice at the end of the phone beckoned in a relaxed, Italian accent. “Mike?” I asked. “Oh hi – how are you?” The accent seamlessly changed to the warm, distinctive tones of Barnsley. I was talking to Mike Wilson – six time World Kart Champion, hero and former favourite son of the Birel factory. Mike won three of ... Read More »

Drew Price Engineering AKA Arrow Karts

Drew Price has been exclusively involved with the kart industry for the past 32 years. The name is known, but perhaps not really understood here in the UK and Europe, DPE is the biggest name in Karting in Australia bar none. There are 7500 licence holders in Australia, which makes their ASN substantially more numerate in kart terms than the ... Read More »

Dave Bewley talks to Barrie Williams

It had been a long day at the 17th International Kart Show and it was almost time to start packing things away. A distinguished looking gentleman made his way rapidly towards the historic karting stand where a 1960 Fastakart/Villiers was being displayed by its owner, Steve Greaves. “Do you know, my father used to make these things,” he exclaimed delightedly. ... Read More »

SIMPLY THE BEST: Mike Wilson interview

The dialect was distinctly South Yorkshire and his appearance could only be described as nondescript. He was there beside the Delta Karting stand in his Parka jacket, looking like a market stall trader who had perhaps strayed into Donington Park by accident. One or two eminent personalities, including Paul Carr and Ricky Grice engaged him in animated conversation. However, 90% ... Read More »