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CIK-FIA fail to test new front bumper fairing correctly

Bosses of the CIK-FIA have admitted that they failed to test the new front bumper fairing for safety on uneven ground, away from the track. The use of the fairing, which was introduced at the start of this year, was suspended last month following criticism from drivers and concern at the possibility of the bumper being ripped off and travelling ... Read More »

Track Test: 1978 Kestrel v 2005 Tonykart

With the sport of karting celebrating its 50th birthday in 2006, it seemed an interesting exercise to pit a kart from the earlier days of the sport against its contemporary counterpart to see what progress has been made in kart development in recent decades. Using the driving services of Buckmore Park Kart Shop co-owner David Catt, a fully restored Sisley ... Read More »

Track Testing: Tony ROK

Why a Tony ROK After months of organization and setting up of the new “Track Testing” column, me and my photographer managed to visit the great Tony Kart Company and collect our Tony EVR ROK  engine kart. We have chosen this solution as it seems one of the easiest ways to start karting with a very performing chassis (Tony Racer ... Read More »

We test the new BMB Kart Grand Prix

BMB came straight out of the traps at the start of the year, winning at their first attempt, the Winter Cup at Lonato. This new company is a collaboration between Birel and Carlo Boscolo. Boscolo is one of the famous dynasty of engine men that count Baroni, Corrona, Villa and Bossaglia among his rivals. Famous for his successful period with ... Read More »

Track Test: Maranello RS7

Maranello was a relatively new name on the karting block when Paul Ibbotson and his Botech racing team started to distribute it in the UK back in 2003. However the marque was already becoming well known through the expert exploits of its star driver Ben Hanley who has since gone on to make a name for himself in single seaters ... Read More »

Track Testing: LeCont tyres – a long run

After out test of three different types of LeCont slick tires, with diverse IRHD hardness degrees, we have decided to long test them. We actually decided for the mid performing tires, the LH03, so to have the average performance of the LeCont range we had tested (on www.lecont.com you can find the complete offer of tires by LeCont). We believe ... Read More »