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Jason Parrott’s Japanese Journey

This year Formula A racer Jason Parrott has been keeping us up to date with his exploits abroad. We thought the World Championship at Braga was to be to his last International outing of 2005, however, as you will read, some exciting developments have taken place and, at the last minute, he secured a drive at the CIK Asia-Pacific Championship ... Read More »

Whatever happened to the World Cup

I’m not talking about Sven’s tinkerings with the England formation and let’s not even mention Scotland against Belarus (we wuz robbed!) but probably the best ever series of events to grace short circuit karting. The event started off in 1968 at Heysham Head circuit near Morecambe. This was what was known as a ‘challenging’ circuit, unkindly described as a couple ... Read More »


In the early 1990s, Austrian company, BRPRotax, known as Bombardier Rotax at that time, stirred the karting community by producing a stunning, new 100cc ICA kart engine. Having caught the world by surprise, BRP-Rotax, an affiliate of the Canadian company BRP, continued the development of this engine before making a stunning return to the karting scene in 1999 with the ... Read More »

No kart show in 2006?

After 17 years, Kart Promotions have announced that they will not be staging the International Kart Show in 2006 When the show was first held back in February 1988, many of today’s generation of karters weren’t even born but, over many years and at six different venues, the show has continued to cater for the whole spectrum of karting whether ... Read More »

The Max Column

With two shows behind us, we now have Christmas and Autosport International to look forward to! The first of the really cold weather hit us in mid November and I really hope none of you were caught out with plain water in the radiator. It is such an easy mistake to make after running just water in the height of ... Read More »

The Max Column

The winter months are relatively quiet on the racing front, both at MSA and non-MSA level. A lot of clubs have a break for a month or two from running meetings as the short days and potential for bad weather really conspire against them being able to complete a full day’s race programme. As it has also been the Christmas ... Read More »

The Max Column: April 2005

By: George Robinson This is the time of year when many people start to think about getting their karts out to play again after the cold of the winter. Unfortunately, as I write this it is probably the coldest day of the year so far and it has just started to snow! Things can only improve, the balmy days of spring ... Read More »