World KF champion squad Chiesa Corse has formed a partnership with British-based sportscar and single-seater squad Strakka Racing.
As part of a re-structuring at the Italian outfit, boss Dino Chiesa will step down from his managing of the team’s general operations to a scouting and technical consultancy position. The Chiesa Corse outfit will no longer be directly involved in the management of the factory team, with Italsport instead running the outfit under the new Zanardi Strakka Racing banner.
A Chiesa Corse statement read: “The company director Rickard Kaell, a unique figure in the karting world has produced immediate signs of change with the news that Italsport will collaborate with Strakka Racing. The goal of the new partnership is to create a direct line of development from karts, with the Zanardi and Strakka Racing Team, all the way to the highest levels of international motorsports.”
Novice Boost at There Sisters
Manchester & Buxton Kart Club are making a concerted effort to attract more new racers in 2014 with both the Rookie Cup and the Academy.
Drivers starting as novices in 2014 in Cadets, Juniors and Seniors are eligible for the Rookie Cup and the highest placed MBKC member in each class will win the cup.
The Academy has been set up as a port of call for those new to karting and wanting help in their first year at MBKC. There will be a selection of Cadet and Junior karts to try on race weekend Saturdays at a nominal charge of £5 for new drivers and those with their own karts already will be mentoring and support from established drivers and even awning space to help them get up and running.
Sweet Deal For Bee
Dunkeswell Kart Racing Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Jim Bee as Club Chairman. Jim has been involved with the club for over seven years, serving on the committee as Club Secretary and several other roles as well as mechanicing for his son. He is looking forward to the challenges this role will provide and to continue building on the good work of Paul Bromham. Along with the current committee, he will be working closely with the new circuit manager, Njal Lovell, to ensure the club continues to evolve and improve.
Paul Bromham decided to stand down as chairman of the club for medical reasons. Having recently been diagnosed with diabetes, he was told by his doctor to focus on his health and accordingly Paul has taken the difficult decision to cut back on his commitments. DKRC thanked Paul for all his efforts during his tenure as club chairman and they hope that he is back to full health as soon as possible and look forward to seeing him around the paddock soon.
Tal-Ko Issues Starter For One
Tal-Ko Racing, controllers of the Formula TKM classes, have issued a clarification to regulations concerning two items which takes effect immediately.
TAG engines – the clarification makes it clear that at all times a fully operational starter system must be in use and if required must be demonstrated to officials as operating both before and after being on track. Use of an outboard starter is also permitted as a back-up but not as a replacement.
Exhausts – for all engines it is underlined that while the exhaust may be rubbed down externally to clean, excessive removal of material will be classed as a breach of regulations which expressly forbid the removal of material.
Both of these clarifications take effect immediately and are available on www.tal-ko.com.