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Division 1 Superkarts, Silverstone The familiar face of Gavin Bennett claimed pole position with a time of 55.090s, which was inside the existing lap record and he held the lead in the first race. But the leader was in trouble and dived into the pits with a broken seat bracket which was causing problems changing gear. After making some adjustments ... Read More »


In Karting, as with all motorsport, it is important that you are aware of your rights and redress if you feel that a decision has been made against you which you do not feel is fair but what do you do if you find yourself in that position? Protests for competitors If you find yourself needing to launch a protest ... Read More »

International Karting Insight: April 2011

  So it’s the start of a new season again and after a few weeks off I finally started driving again and testing for the season ahead. This month I did two tests, one at La Conca and one at Lonato and I also drove in the Winter Cup which was also held in Lonato. This year I have changed category. With all the professional drivers now ... Read More »

Schumacher still racing karts even with F1 drive

Michael Schumacher competed in the first round of the German Winter Series at his home track of Kerpen and was 2nd in the first final after dropping back at the start and gaining back many places. In the second race he fell victim to a technical problem and dropped down the field. The race winners were Arjan Kievitsbosch and Marvin ... Read More »

ABkC News

The ABkC Steering Group and Kart Regional Committee had a very productive day’s session near Donington for its mid-year meeting. This is the meeting when all the classes have to inform the ABkC and the MSA of any changes envisaged for 2011, so suitable notice can be given to drivers. Chairman Russell Anderson reported on CIK meetings with major manufacturers ... Read More »


The ABkC had it’s AGM on 27th November, where the issues facing British karting in the coming year were addressed. Russell Anderson was re-elected as Chairman of the Association of British Kart Clubs and in his address to the sixteen clubs attending, he said: ÒThe role of the ABkC will be to generate proposals and review those from others to ... Read More »

Rotax News: Martin Rump’s 2010 World title confirmed

BRP-Powertrain originally announced that they will not be following the direction of the CSAI and reinstating Martin Rump as the 2010 Rotax Junior Grand Finals winner. Jordi Van Moorsel, as the 2nd-placed driver, was declared the winner. However, as a CIK-FIA approved race series BRP-Powertrain are required to abide by the decisions of the national governing body so they eventually ... Read More »