Webb Claims Magnificent Euromax Title Win

Harry Webb completed an astounding turnaround to clinch the European Senior Rotax title despite missing the opening round of the season.Webb missed the first weekend at Genk but stormed through the rest of the season, claiming victory in each pre-final and final in the remaining four weekends of the year, including at the final round at Salbris. Webb then went on to compete at the World

KF Championship with the Strawberry Racing squad.“The third round of the season at Zuera was the turning point,” Webb said. “Before then, I hadn’t even contemplated the title having missed out at Genk. I knew that I couldn’t have a bad round as Genk was my dropped round. I also learned from the experience of being excluded from last year’s round at Salbris.”Webb travelled to Essay immediately after his title triumph to begin testing and said he has wanted to compete in KF machinery for some time.“I think KF is a good class, despite the criticism it can receive,” he added. “The Dunlop tyres in KF are a big difference between that and Rotax. They’re much harder and affect the kart’s handling. The KF power is more fun too. You can constantly hit the rev limiter in Rotax whereas the KF just keeps going.”

Lennox-Lamb: Max’s Rise Good For Karting

Jordon Lennox-Lamb believes that Max Verstappen’s rapid rise to F1 after only a single year in cars will have a positive impact on the sport of karting. The CRG factory driver was Verstappen’s team-mate during the Dutchman’s time with the Italian squad. “Karting paddocks have been getting smaller and smaller over recent years,” Briton Lennox-Lamb said. “You see many drivers getting to a high level of car racing now. But I never remember them in karting because some of them probably didn’t compete at the high-level or didn’t kart at all. “I think Max’s rise from karting into F1 is going to help the sport a lot. It has been said that karting is not important and drivers need to have more mileage in cars. Well Max has only had nine months in cars and he’s already been handed an F1 seat. That tells you everything you need to know about the influence karting had on that decision, and what karting does to prepare a driver for their future career.”

Ilott : Title A Special Moment

Callum Ilott says claiming the CIK-FIA European KF title was a special moment in his career to date.Ilott, who plans to graduate into single-seater racing next year, scored a comfortable final win at the final round of the championship at PF International last month. It is Ilott’s second title of the year following victory in the WSK Super Masters Series, but the first CIK-FIA honour in his four-year international karting career to date.“I’ve won WSK titles and finished runner-up at the World Cup in 2012,” Ilott said, “but knowing that I’m a CIK-FIA outright champion gives me a huge self-confidence boost heading to the end of the season. It’s not sunk in yet. This victory takes the pressure off me heading into the rest of the season. I don’t get carried away with results, I’m pretty level headed, but we now need to focus ahead of the remaining weekends.”