This weekend eight Brits will head out to the Castelletto circuit in Italy for the annual Easykart World Finals. A one off event where drivers battle for the most prestigious title in Easykart racing, World Champion.
The eight Brits racing in the event are:
Ahead of the weekend we caught up with Junior driver, Harry Barlow to get his thoughts on what he thinks his chances are this year and how he thinks his compatriots may do.
How does it feel to be heading out to the World Finals?
It feels great going to the World Finals and to be given the chance to compete against some of the best drivers in the world of Easykart.
Will this be your first World Finals?
This is my third time going to the World Finals, but my first time at Castelletto so I’m looking forward to a new challenge. The track itself looks goo and very fast and flowing. I can’t wait to get on the circuit!
Who are the ones to watch out for?
The Italians usually dominate the event with it been their home circuit, but I’m hoping to change that this year.
How’s your season been as a whole?
This year has not been one of the best for me. I’ve had three DNF’s in the main finals, but still managed to get four podiums with two wins, one 2nd and one 3rd and finished 4th in the championship in a very strong field. Without the DNF’s I certainly would have finished higher.
How to you think the other Brits will do?
In my opinion the two Senior drivers; Sam Faulkner and Sam Dimelow, have been untouchable in the UK and I’m sure they are in with a chance.
How would winning the event feel?
It would make me very happy if I won the world finals. I’m sure it would look good on my Racing CV too!
Do you think you can win?
I’m going to give it my best shot!
So that’s what Harry Barlow’s thoughts are, but as always all the talking will now be done on track!
From all of us here at Karting magazine we wish all the British drivers the best of luck!
Let’s hope we are bringing you some good news on Sunday evening…
Written by Chris McCarthy
Images courtesy of Kartimage & Stu Stretton