Babington Sets KZ Sights in Strawberry Switch

British Senior Max champion Sean Babington says his determination to compete in KZ racing in 2015 was why he decided to switch to the Strawberry Racing squad for a final assault on DD2 this year.

The 20-year-old claimed his second consecutive Super One Senior Max title last season with Dan Holland Racing but missed out on the Rotax Euro Challenge DD2 title by a single point to Canadian Ben Cooper. Babington will focus on a European assault this season as well as racing in the Belgium-based BNL series. He believes that joining Strawberry Racing will give him the best chance of landing a factory KZ drive in 2015.

“I’ve always wanted to race in KZ,” he said. “I didn’t have the chance to race in KZ with DHR due to finance and backing but Strawberry has links to the TonyKart factory team. KZ is another step in my career as I couldn’t get any better by staying in Senior Max in the UK. A DD2 Grand Finals victory is also an ambition this year.”

GX200 and GX160 Run Side By Side

Stock GX200s ran alongside the sorted GX160s at Teesside Club Endurance Championship for the first time. The result? All competitors felt that this class was a breath of fresh air and they had never been as close to the top drivers as in these races. The wet weather performance of GX200 on slicks was not dramatically better than GX160 but is likely to be in the dry. Some are saying 3sec on a 1000m circuit. Let us hope that once the novelty wears off that the performance can be policed to ensure the level playing field and that the business model allows the costs to be controlled better than GX160s.

Buckmore’s Enduro Regulations Released

Technical regulations are now available for Buckmore Park’s Pro Kart owner driver Team Enduro race on Friday evening, 14th March.

The three hour race is the first of a planned series of Friday evening events throughout the spring and summer of 2014.

Chris Pullman, Buckmore’s COO, says “For many years we ran a highly successful owner driver Prokart series on a Friday night attracting up to 45 teams and over the last few months we’ve been gauging the level of interest in resurrecting the series this year. So far we’ve had over 25 teams that say they want to race.”

There will be classes for Pro and Clubman and by running the race on a Friday night teams will be able to practise during the day at Buckmore as the race coincides with our normal open practice day before our race weekend. If this first race is a success entry level wise, then we will run a series, so it’s really up to the teams to enter. I’m sure there are a lot of Prokarts that haven’t been used for a few years and this will be an ideal time to re-launch owner driver Enduro racing in the south east.”

For more details contact Chris Pullman on chris@ buckmore.co.uk.