Saturday 9th July see’s Round 5 of the RHPK series take place and Karting magazine are bringing a karting legend into the team in the shape of Colin Brown along with his brother James.
Colin was the Formula A World Champion in 2000 beating the likes of Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg and has gone down as a legend in the sport ever since. Earlier this year we exclusively announced Colin will be returning to racing this year after a 13 years absence.
He’s already been testing abroad with the Top Kart factory and has done some arrive and drive races in the UK, but this will be his first owner driver race since returning. After a bad spout of luck, the team is in desperate need of a good result and we think the injection of Colin and James could do just that.
Colin’s other achievements include a win in the 29th Torneo Industrie Open, Monaco Kart Cup and a podium in the Formula A World Cup in his World Championship winning year.
Ahead of the race on Saturday Colin commented: “I’m proud to announce I’ll be representing Karting magazine this weekend in the RHPK Series on a BIZ chassis, which I’m looking forward to ragging the life out of! Many thanks to Lee Henderson (Karting magazine team captain) for the call up!
Although most of the talk may have been about Colin so far, his brother James is also a big name around karting paddocks after a hugely successful career. He won the Italian Championship along with podiums in the Andrea Margutti Trophy, Torneo Industrie Open and a 4th in the European Championships.
There’s no doubt Colin and James will be able to work great together which is key part to doing well in endurance racing! Their experience should hopefully be enough to better our best result of the season which is currently a 5th place.
Ahead of Round 5 James commented: “I’m excited to be partaking in the RHPK series for Karting magazine with a fantastic team of drivers on the BIZ chassis. I’m confident we’re going to be the team to beat this weekend!”
Finally, we have out Team Captain Lee Henderson. Lee, as always, organised the guest drivers for this month and it’s fair to say he’s done another great job! Colin is our second World Champion in the team this year and I’m sure will be very well greeted around the paddock along with James.
Ahead of the event Lee commented: “To be able to bring the experience of Colin and James into the team at this pivotal point of the season is a great attribute. With the knowledge they have on and off track combined should hopefully be enough for us to get the result required to kick on for a strong result in the overall championship.”
Karting Magazine are being sponsored by BIZ who are supplying the karts and UFO engines with Rye House Kart Raceway sponsoring all the entry fees.
Karting Magazine expresses huge gratitude to these extremely important supporters. You can find out how the team fares in our full Round 5 report early next week.