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Richard Mille Young Talent Academy   Click for larger image...(18/04)

Click for larger image...As the birelART UK Importer, our new dedicated UK website for the Richard Mille Young Talent Academy is now live!

Drivers aged from 14 years old to 17 years old who drive a birelART or Ricciardo kart can register to be taken under consideration to be selected for the Richard Mille Young Talent Academy finals later in the season.

Full details can be found about the Richard Mille Young Talent Academy at the website, where in the UK we will follow registered drivers from the website racing in birelART UK Series, TKM classes, Rotax classes, X30 classes and OKJ and OK.

If you looking to choose a birelART or Ricciardo kart you can view our main model range on our website www.birelart.co.uk.

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MSA British Superkart Championship   (17/04)

Click for larger image...Rounds 1-3 of the MSA British Superkart Championship  took place on 14th - 15th April.

Four-time champion Paul Platt staked a claim for the title with two wins and a second-place finish in the opening round at Cadwell Park. Reigning champion Daniel Clark won race two.


In the opening race of the series, Platt took the lead just before half distance and pulled clear to win by almost five seconds. A much closer second race saw a three-way fight for the lead, with reigning champion Clark taking a narrow win.

Clark led race three until a broken chain forced him to retire, leaving Platt to take the lead. Jack Layton finished second ahead of Andy Bird.


Results - Round 1:
1 Paul Platt (PVP Gas Gas)
2 Daniel Clark (Anderson Gas Gas)
3 Ross Allen (Jade Honda)

Results - Round 2:
1 Daniel Clark (Anderson Gas Gas)
2 Paul Platt (PVP Gas Gas)
3 Andy Bird (Anderson Gas Gas)

Results - Round 3:
1 Paul Platt (PVP Gas Gas)
2 Jack Layton (Anderson DEA)
3 Andy Bird (Anderson Gas Gas)

Provisional championship standings:
1 Paul Platt - 115 points
2 Andy Bird - 92
3 Ross Allen - 88

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Tuto Super One Series   (12/04)

The 36th edition of the Tuto Super One Series kicked off over the weekend of 6th-8th April 2018 at PF International with racing for the Rotax, X30 and Cadet classes in variable weather.
 
The Rotax classes have been rejuvenated by a new two-day race programme with Qualifying and Heats on Saturday and Finals on Sunday. Senior Rotax has gone from zero to 69 drivers, necessitating C and B Finals, while there were full grids in 177 and Junior Rotax and an increase in Minimax entries. Along with the always-healthy X30 and Cadet grids, altogether there were 301 entries.
 
The next round will be at Whilton Mill on 27th-29th April for the same classes.

Click for larger image...MSA British Cadet Kart Championship
Qualifying on Friday evening saw Maxwell Dodds take pole ahead of William MacIntyre then Dodds and Arvid Lindblad won a heat each.
 
In a damp Final 1 Lindblad was on pole next to Dodds with Freddie Slater 3rd, and Lindblad led much of the race on his own before Slater caught up and overtook in the second half. Lindblad retook the lead with a lap to go and just managed to hold off Slater on the last lap. Harley Keeble was fastest and up to 3rd, with Dodds behind him.
 
In Final 2 it was now wet and there were many rolling laps before a red flag for the Race Director to have a word with the drivers. Lindblad held the lead from Slater with Dodds taking 3rd and a lead pack formed including the trio and Luke Watts. Dodds led half the last lap before Slater passed with a corner to go at the Mike Wilson complex.

Final 1: 1 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy), 2 Freddie Slater (Synergy), 3 Harley Keeble (Synergy), 4 Maxwell Dodds (Tonykart), 5 Luke Watts (Tonykart), 6 William Macintyre (Synergy)
Final 2: 1 Freddie Slater (Synergy), 2 Maxwell Dodds (Tonykart), 3 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy), 4 William Macintyre (Synergy), 5 Sam Shaw (Tonykart),6 Harley Haughton (Synergy)
Championship Standings: 1 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy) 132, 1 Freddie Slater (Synergy) 132, 3 Maxwell Dodds (Tonykart) 129, 4 William Macintyre (Synergy) 124, 5 Harley Keeble (Synergy) 112, 6 Harley Haughton (Synergy) 111

Click for larger image...MSA X30 Junior National Championship
Joseph Taylor took pole in Qualifying just ahead of Tom Edgar and Alex Lloyd but Axel LaFlamme took pole for Final 1 with a win and a 2nd in the heats, the other two wins going to Reggie Duhy and Clayton Ravenscroft.
 
Final 1 was almost dry and LaFlamme started on pole before being attacked for the lead by Ravenscroft, Duhy and others. Ravenscroft managed to get away while LaFlamme dropped back. Dragan Pinsent and Taylor fought for 2nd before Luke Whitehead carved his way through leaving Pinsent 3rd.
 
By Final 2 it was wet again and Ravenscroft pulled out a gap from pole ahead of Pinsent and Whitehead, who had swapped places. Pinsent was faster towards the end but not close enough to challenge on the last lap.

Final 1: 1 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic), 2 Luke Whitehead (Mad-Croc), 3 Dragan Pinsent (Tonykart), 4 Alessandro Ceronetti (Exprit), 5 Joseph Taylor (Fullerton), 6 Alex Walker (Kosmic)
Final 2: 1 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic), 2 Dragan Pinsent (Tonykart), 3 Luke Whitehead (Mad-Croc), 4 Reggie Duhy (Mad-Croc), 5 Joseph Taylor (Fullerton), 6 Shane White (Tonykart),
Championship Standings: 1 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic) 191, 2 Luke Whitehead (Mad-Croc) 184, 3 Dragan Pinsent (Tonykart) 183, 4 Joseph Taylor (Fullerton) 179, 5 Reggie Duhy (Mad-Croc) 176, 6 Axel Laflamme (Kosmic) 170

Click for larger image...MSA X30 Senior National Championship
Oliver Hodgson took pole 0.2s ahead of Derek Morgan and went on to win both heats ahead of Lewis Malin and Levi King.
 
Hodgson led Final 1 all the way while Owen Byatt came through from 6th on the grid to finish 2nd ahead of King but too far away to challenge.
 
In a fully wet Final 2, Hodgson led initially away from pole while Byatt went off at the first corner. Elliot Harvey took 2nd and Morgan Porter 3rd, with Harvey starting to reel Hodgson in. Harvey overtook and got away with six minutes to go but Hodgson again pulled him back to regain the lead, with Harvey dropping back in a spin on the last lap.

Final 1: 1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART), 2 Owen Byatt (Kosmic), 3 Levi King (Tonykart), 4 Morgan Porter (Tonykart), 5 Elliot Harvey (Alonso), 6 Joe Turney (Kosmic)
Final 2: 1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART), 2 Morgan Porter (Tonykart), 3 Joe Turney (Kosmic), 4 Thomas Turner (Compkart), 5 Elliot Harvey (Alonso), 6 Levi King (Tonykart)
Championship Standings: 1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART) 196, 2 Levi King (Tonykart) 180, 3 Lewis Malin (Compkart) 174, 4 Joe Turney (Kosmic) 170, 5 Morgan Porter (Tonykart) 169, 6 Owen Byatt (Kosmic) 167

AClick for larger image...BkC Honda Cadet National Championship
Theo Micouris took pole in the dry but cloudy Qualifying ahead of Sebastian Bloch. The heat wins went to Alfie Rigby, Micouris and Daniel Guinchard with Rigby taking pole for Final 1 as he also had a 2nd.
 
Rigby started Final 1 on pole with Micouris next to him and Kean Berta 3rd, but Micouris came down the hill in the lead, a second ahead of Berta. As the race went on, Berta was pushing Micouris in the slow corners and got into the lead with three minutes to go. Micouris, now fastest, swiftly fought back and pulled out a bit more of a gap. The battle for 3rd included Rigby, Bloch and Sonny Smith where there was contact at the first hairpin which shuffled things and Smith took the final podium position.
 
In Final 2 Rigby took the lead at the start, but under pressure from Bloch and Berta. Bloch took the lead and tried to get away while Berta and Rigby fought. There was contact between the two halfway through with Berta losing places, and Oliver Greenall moved up to 2nd from Rigby. Archie Walker came through to 3rd, even threatening Greenall but later received a bumper penalty, giving 3rd back to Rigby, behind Bloch and Greenall.

Final 1: 1 Theo Micouris (Synergy), 2 Kean Berta (Synergy), 3 Sonny Smith (Synergy), 4 Sebastian Bloch (Project One), 5 Alfie Rigby (Synergy), 6 Daniel Guinchard (Synergy)
Final 2: 1 Sebastian Bloch (Project One), 2 Oliver Greenall (Project One), 3 Alfie Rigby (Synergy), 4 Theo Micouris (Synergy), 5 Kean Berta (Synergy), 6 Sonny Smith (Synergy)
Championship Standings: 1 Theo Micouris (Synergy) 188, 2 Kean Berta (Synergy) 185, 3 Alfie Rigby (Synergy) 184, 3 Sebastian Bloch (Project One) 184, 5 Sonny Smith (Synergy) 174, 6 Daniel Guinchard (Synergy) 171

Click for larger image...ABkC Minimax National Championship
Myles Barthorpe was the poleman after Qualifying ahead of Sam Gornall and Max Edmundson then Barthorpe and Edmundson took a heat win each.
 
From pole Barthorpe led throughout Final 1 while behind him Marcus Littlewood came through from 6th on the grid to take 2nd before being dislodged by Max Edmundson two laps from the end with Archie Kitching also coming through to take 3rd.
 
Littlewood made a good start in Final 2 but he spun, causing chaos in the pack on the wet track. Poleman Barthorpe held the lead with Edmundson pushing before Edmundson also spun. Sean Cuss was fastest and was putting pressure on the leader Barthorpe but Barthorpe just held him off on the last lap. Cuss was penalised after the race giving Edmundson back 2nd and 3rd to Ellis Puleio.

Final 1: 1 Myles Barthorpe (Tonykart), 2 Max Edmundson (Kosmic), 3 Archie Kitching (Tonykart), 4 Marcus Littlewood (Tonykart), 5 Sam Gornall (Exprit), 6 Sean Cuss (Tonykart)
Final 2: 1 Myles Barthorpe (Tonykart), 2 Max Edmundson (Kosmic), 3 Ellis Puleio (Tonykart), 4 Sean Cuss (Tonykart), 5 Charlie Knight (Kosmic), 6 Jack Finch (Alonso)
Championship Standings: 1 Myles Barthorpe (Tonykart) 193, 2 Max Edmundson (Kosmic) 185, 3 Archie Kitching (Tonykart) 176, 4 Sam Gornall (TBC) 175, 5 Marcus Littlewood (Tonykart) 172, 6 Sean Cuss (Tonykart) 168

Click for larger image...ABkC Junior Rotax National Championship
In Qualifying James Lowther took pole ahead of Guy Cunnington then it was straight into the heats where Lowther stayed ahead with two 2nds and the wins went to Cunnington and Oakley Pryer.
 
Lowther led away from pole in Final 1 and after initially getting away, Cunnington reeled him back in and overtook on lap 5 with Kai Hunter following him through. Hunter and Lowther battled for the rest of the race with Cameron Thomson lying in ambush, but Cunnington won 1.7s ahead of Lowther and Hunter.
 
In Final 2, Cunnington started on pole but Lowther took the lead at the start. Thomson was 3rd and initially fastest but the positions stayed the same until the end on the wet track.

Final 1: 1 Guy Cunnington (Tonykart), 2 James Lowther (Tonykart), 3 Kai Hunter (Kosmic), 4 Cameron Thomson (Kosmic), 5 Finlay Bunce (Kosmic), 6 Alex Eades (Kosmic)
Final 2: 1 James Lowther (Tonykart), 2 Guy Cunnington (Tonykart), 3 Cameron Thomson (Kosmic), 4 Finlay Bunce (Kosmic), 5 Kai Hunter (Kosmic), 6 Matthew Collings (Tonykart)
Championship Standings: 1 James Lowther (Tonykart) 192, 1 Guy Cunnington (Tonykart) 192, 3 Finlay Bunce (Kosmic) 175, 4 Cameron Thomson (Kosmic) 168, 5 Kai Hunter (Kosmic) 167, 6 Samuel Harrison (Tonykart) 165

Click for larger image...ABkC Senior Rotax National Championship
The biggest class of the weekend saw Joe Turney take pole 0.06s ahead of Charlie Turner while heat wins went to Rhys Hunter twice, Jason Lockwood, Joe Turney and Tommy Foster. Turney was well down the grid after a penalty in the first heat.
 
By the time the Senior Rotax karts went out for their first Final it was damp but the drivers were still on slicks. Hunter was on pole next to Ben Davis with Foster in 3rd. Hunter got away at the start with James Johnson and Turner behind him. They were spread out for a while, but Turner reeled Johnson in and Johnson came under pressure from James Lingard who took 3rd with a minute to go. Johnson just about managed to regain the position while Myles Apps pressured Lingard. Hunter won 1.44s ahead of Turner with Johnson 3rd.
 
Final 2 was fully wet and at the start Johnson took 2nd on the first lap behind Hunter. Johnson slid off after four minutes racing with Bradley Barrett now 3rd behind Turner. Fastest man on the track Turney was reeling in the leaders and with three minutes left on the clock was attacking Hunter for the lead while Barrett was attacking Turner for 3rd. Turney took the lead and went on to win by 3s for his second podium of the day, following his 3rd place in X30 Senior.

Final 1: 1 Rhys Hunter (Kosmic), 2 Charlie Turner (Alonso), 3 James Johnson (Alonso), 4 James Lingard (Tonykart), 5 Myles Apps (Alonso), 6 Joe Turney (Kosmic)
Final 2: 1 Joe Turney (Kosmic), 2 Rhys Hunter (Kosmic), 3 Bradley Barrett (Alonso), 4 Charlie Turner (Alonso), 5 James Lingard (Tonykart), 6 Luke Wooder (TBC)
Championship Standings: 1 Rhys Hunter (Kosmic) 194, 2 Charlie Turner (Alonso) 182, 3 James Lingard (Tonykart) 178, 4 James Johnson (Alonso) 175, 4 Joe Turney (Kosmic) 175, 6 Bradley Barrett (Alonso) 173

Click for larger image...ABkC Rotax 177 National Championship
Oliver Smith just pipped Louis Large for pole in Qualifying then Large won both heats followed by James Moorcroft in one and Smith in the other.
 
Large led all the way in Final 1, pulling away from Jamie Dzyra who was 2nd until a coming-together with James Beacroft in 3rd put him down to 12th and Beacroft out of the meeting with a bent kart. This left Lucas Vaus 6s back in 2nd and Jason Wilson 3rd. 
 
Poleman Large held the lead at the start of Final 2 with Chris Thomas up to 2nd. 2nd on the grid Vaus was off at the start but was to restart two laps later, as every meeting counts in this class. Charlie Whaley took 3rd before going off onto the back straight, giving the place to Smith, but now far back from the leaders. Dzyra and Alexander Luck then tussled for the final podium position, with Luck taking it but 9s behind Thomas.

Final 1: 1 Louis Large (Tonykart), 2 Lucas Vaus (Kosmic), 3 Jason Wilson (Tonykart), 4 Chris Thomas (Tonykart), 5 Charlie Whaley (Mad-Croc), 6 Alexander Luck (Tonykart)
Final 2: 1 Louis Large (Tonykart), 2 Chris Thomas (Tonykart), 3 Alexander Luck (Tonykart), 4 Jamie Dzyra (Gillard), 5 Alex Rowley (AIR), 6 Tony Dickinson (Gillard)
Championship Standings: 1 Louis Large (Tonykart) 196, 2 Chris Thomas (Tonykart) 183, 3 Jamie Dzyra (Gillard) 166, 4 Alex Rowley (AIR) 159, 5 Oliver Smith (Gillard) 155, 5 James Moorcroft (Tonykart) 155

Click for larger image...Mini X Support Race
Joshua Rowledge topped Qualifying a quarter-second ahead of Joshua McLean and the two took a win each in the two heats, giving Rowledge pole.
 
One of the most tightly fought battles of the weekend took place in Final 1 with Rowledge, Rashan Chigorimbo, Ivan Lomliev and McLean all taking turns in the lead and McLean crossing the line first, but several penalties in the lead pack gave the win to Lomliev from Aaron Walker and Jessica Edgar.
 
In Final 2 Rowledge made a good start to take 3rd on the fast lap from 14th on the grid and took the lead three laps in with Edgar taking 2nd halfway through. McLean finished 3rd on the track, but he and leader Rowledge were both penalised for their bumpers so Edgar won ahead of Matthew Higgins and Lomliev.

Final 1: 1 Ivan Lomliev (Tonykart), 2 Aaron Walker (Exprit), 3 Jessica Edgar (Exprit), 4 Daniel Bolton (Tonykart), 5 Harvey Riby (Tonykart), 6 Matthew Higgins (Mad-Croc)
Final 2: 1 Jessica Edgar (Exprit), 2 Matthew Higgins (Mad-Croc), 3 Ivan Lomliev (Tonykart), 4 Oliver Duffell (Tonykart), 5 Joshua Rowledge (Tonykart), 6 Rashan Chigorimbo (Compkart)
Championship Standings: 1 Ivan Lomliev (Tonykart) 183, 2 Jessica Edgar (Exprit) 180, 3 Aaron Walker (Exprit) 178, 4 Joshua Mclean (TBC) 177, 5 Joshua Rowledge (Tonykart) 175, 6 Rashan Chigorimbo (Compkart) 171

Photographs courtesy of Chris Walker/Kartpix.net.

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Teng Tools Shenington SuperPrix   (11/04)
 
Click for larger image...Shenington KRC invites entries for the 2018 Teng Tools Shenington SuperPrix & MSA E Plate meeting on 13-15 July.  Our principal sponsor Teng Tools returns for a second year, upping the prize fund to £4000 of tools on offer.  The winners in all classes (except MiniX, TKM Clubman & Libre) will be able to use the prestigious MSA E Plate for the next year or until the 2019 E Plate at all clubs.  The highest placed club member in each class (except 210, OK & OKJ) will receive the SP Plate to use at Shenington until the 2019 SuperPrix.   The class winners (except 210, OK & OKJ) are presented with the special SuperPrix perpetual trophies to keep for a year.  And finally the class winners in the direct drive classes (except OK & OKJ) will have the opportunity to win a KartSim software package worth £400, subject to being able to supply a valid 'steamid64' account reference and proof of owning rfactor2.  Should that not be possible the software prize may be offered to second place and so on. 
 
Entertainment and enjoyment of the weekend is always a high priority for the club and this year is no exception.  There will be a bar and pizza available on Friday evening, and a pig roast, salad and bar on Saturday evening with all entered competitors receiving a free pig roast ticket.  Dance and enjoy the Saturday evening with live music from the Hot City Nights band. 
 
This year the whole of Sunday will be live streamed to the world by Alphalive with the races available on Youtube later thanks to various sponsors.  Classic, Historic and Legend karts will be providing track demonstrations each day and have a large static display in the second marquee. 
 
Entries are accepted from IAME & Honda Cadet, Junior TKM & Extreme, MiniX, Junior & Senior X30, Formula Libre/TKM Clubman, KZ UK, 250 National & 210 National and from Super One MSA British Kart Championships, the OK & OKJ classes.  Friday 13th practice day is open to anyone in these classes but Saturday and Sunday is only open to those entered.  There will be practice on Saturday morning, then timed qualifying and a heat in the afternoon with the remainder of the heats and finals on Sunday. Regulations and entry forms are available on the Shenington website, www.sheningtonkrc.co.uk by visiting the Forms/Entries page, or enter online here: https://skrc.alphatiming.co.uk/register/msa.

Please note this is also Round 7 of the SKRC Club Championship for points scoring.

For more information about Teng Tools visit www.tengtools.co.uk, Twitter/Facebook @TengToolsOnline and tengtools on Instagram.

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MSA British Superkart Championship   (11/04)

Click for larger image...The MSA British Superkart Championship returns with a busy weekend of racing at Cadwell Park. Rounds 1-3 will take place on 14th-15th April.

Heading the entry list is reigning champion Daniel Clark who wrapped up the title at a wet Oulton Park last October. He has a new Anderson chassis for this season and used a recent club meeting for a shakedown.

Gavin Bennett finished second in the 2017 championship after winning the final round at Oulton. Despite carburation issues in qualifying at the recent Snetterton meeting, he blitzed the opposition to win by over 40 seconds when it came to the race. The Grand Prix title holder will be hoping to carry on that success this weekend.

Jack Layton relinquished his number 1 plate at the end of last season and had to settle for third in the championship. However, he did secure an unexpected English Championship earlier in the year.

For tickets and event information visit https://cadwellpark.msv.com/CP-18-BARC.

Photograph courtesy of Steve Addison Photography.

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MSA Kart Championship Results   (10/04)

Round 1 of the MSA Cadet and X30 Kart Championships took place as part of the Tuto Super One Series at PF International on 7th - 8th April.

Click for larger image...MSA British Cadet Kart Championship
Arvid Lindblad and Freddie Slater shared the wins in a close opening round at the Lincolnshire circuit.

Pole-sitter Lindblad led much of the race before Slater overtook in the second half. Lindblad retook the lead with one lap to go and fought hard to hold off Slater. Harley Keeble finished in third.

In the second final a lead pack formed including Lindblad, Slater and Maxwell Dodds. Dodds led half of the last lap before Slater passed with a corner to go. Lindblad completed the podium.

Results - Final 1:
1 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy) 13:47.27s
2 Freddie Slater (Synergy) +0.21s
3 Harley Keeble (Synergy) +1.47s

Results - Final 2:
1 Freddie Slater (Synergy) 13:22.79s
2 Maxwell Dodds (Tonykart) +0.19s
3 Arvid Lindblad (Synergy) +0.51s

Click for larger image...MSA X30 Senior National Kart Championship
Oliver Hodgson dominated the opening round, winning both finals at PF International.

Hodgson led the first final from lights to flag, despite an impressive drive by Owen Byatt from sixth to second place on the grid. Levi King finished third.

In a fully wet Final 2, Hodgson led initially before Eliot Harvey overtook and got away. Hodgson reeled him back in to regain the lead and with Harvey dropping back in a spin on the last lap. Morgan Porter and Joe Turney finished second and third respectively.

Results - Final 1:
1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART) 13:40.01s
2 Owen Byatt (Kosmic) +3.44s
3 Levi King (Alonso) +3.96s

Results - Final 2:
1 Oliver Hodgson (Birel ART) 13:21.54s
2 Morgan Porter (Tonykart) +3.67s
3 Joe Turney (Kosmic) +7.24s
 
Click for larger image...MSA X30 Junior National Kart Championship
Clayton Ravenscroft overcame wet conditions to win both finals in the season opener at PF International.

Axel LaFlamme started the first final on pole before being attacked for the lead by Ravenscroft and others. Ravenscroft managed to pull away while LaFlamme dropped back down the grid. Luke Whitehead and Dragan Pinsent completed the podium.

Ravenscroft pulled out a gap from pole in a wet second final and lead from lights to flag, despite Pinsent posting faster times towards the end. Whitehead finished in third place, a further 1.88 seconds behind.

Results - Final 1:
1 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic) 13:01.33s
2 Luke Whitehead (Mad Croc) +2.77s
3 Dragan Pinsent (Tonykart) +4.64s

Results - Final 2:
1 Clayton Ravenscroft (Kosmic) 13:22.45s
2 Dragan Pinsent (Tonykart) +1.12s
3 Luke Whitehead (Mad Croc) +1.88s

Photographs courtesy of Kartpix.net.

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New Vega Tyre UK Website   (05/04)
 
Andy Cox is the Sole UK Importer for Vega Tyres and has launched a new dedicated website - www.vegatyre.co.uk - for online sales of the Vega Tyre range for the UK and Eire.
 
Vega tyres are the benchmark in racing karting tyres and are used anywhere from World Championship level to club racing and IKR kart racing.
 
Vega tyres are now available for endurance and indoor and outdoor rental karting too with the RH8, S1 and H1 Vega tyre ranges.
 
Famous racing models of Vega tyres like the Vega Green (XH2)  Vega White (XM) are extremely popular in the UK as are the new Vega Yellow (XP) all models giving unrivalved grip compared to other tyre manufactuers.
 
The Vega W5 is probably the best rain tyre in the World with incredible grip in the wet but the W5 can also withstand difficult changeable conditions with a good wear and consumption rate of the W5 tyre.
 
Tyres can be ordered on line 24 hours a day via credit or debit card and can be delivered next day in a working week Monday to Thursday via the online shop www.vegatyre.co.uk or find us on face book or call us on tel 01527 889595.

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Formula K UK   (04/04)

Formula K UK would like to announce they are the importers for the fantastic range of FK Karts made by IPK.

The FK brand has won many races all around the world. FK UK would like to hear from any teams in X30 Cadets or TKM that would like to run this great kart with full factory support.

Also any driver that would like a subsidised drive in any of the classes mentioned.

For more info contact Peter Rayner on 07935 060301 or email peteis2002@gmail.com.

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X30 'O' Plate To Debut At TVKC   (03/04)

Click for larger image...TVKC are excited to introduce the inaugural X30 'O' Plate which will take place at PF International kart circuit on Sunday 03 June.  This will be the first time that there has ever been an X30 'O' Plate so why not be the best, be the first and make history!

The event is open to both the Junior and Senior categories but is strictly restricted to 60 entries per class! 

Drivers with a minimum of a National B licence can enter and the winners from each class will receive the coveted 'O' plates, an amazing bespoke trophy plus their entry and tyres (for the official phase) for the IAME International Finals at Le Mans in October!

The Entry Fee will be just £30 per driver! And as the meeting will also be our charity event, Ladies Day, £10 of every entry will be donated to our chosen charity for the event, Cancer Research!  Drivers will need to nominate one set of slick tyres for the event.

We wanted to mix the format up a bit to make it a bit different, so drivers will be split into two groups (via computer ballot) with both groups having two Heats. The grids will be calculated upon receipt of entry for heat one, reversing them for heat two.  The top 12 from each group will go straight into the Final.  The remaining 36 will go into a 'Shoot out' to secure the last 12 spots on the grid for the Final - winning driver = 2018 X30 'O' Plate Winner!

Entries for the event can only be made online from 13:00 on Wednesday 02 May 2018 and remember - it's limited to 60 entries per class so you might want to get your entry in quick!  The entries will close at 13:00 on Tuesday 29 May 2018 unless the grids are already full before then.

The Supplementary Regulations can be found at http://tvkc.co.uk/beta/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/X30-O-Plate-2018-SRs-final.pdf.

For further details, please contact our Competition Secretary, Danielle Short, on 07545 131099 or compsec@tvkc.co.uk.

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MLR-Comp Is Expanding   (03/04)

Due to the recent expansion and success of the MLR-Comp Race team, we are now looking to recruit an additional member of staff to the team.
 
Primarily the role will involve supporting Mark Litchfield (Team Manager) in the day to day running of the team, under taking a variety of daily tasks and roles. 
 
The role will be extremely varied and will involve mechanical duties as well as supporting the team drivers alongside Mark.
 
This role would be ideally suited to someone who has previous or current kart mechanic knowledge, a high degree of knowledge of the karting industry & classes and is competent with people & customers, who is now looking for a change.
 
The job will primarily be weekend work, however there is the opportunity for additional work in the week, working alongside Mark with kart & equipment preparation and team organisation.
 
PC Literate, a knowledge of AIM Data acquisitions, along with a full, clean driving license is essential
 
Very competitive day rate based upon experience.
 
To apply for this position, please forward your CV & details of experience, with covering letter to Mark Litchfield, via email to marklitchfieldracing@gmail.com or mobile 07850 026321.

All enquiries related to the Compkart Chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe, KKC, on 07725 367043 or 01327 844320, or for the Factory UK Race Team conect Mark Litchfield, MLR-Comp, on 07850 026321.

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Compkart Wins In Ireland   Click for larger image...(29/03)

Click for larger image...Defending Ireland champion, Gary Edwards, selected the Compkart Covert-18 for his assault on retaining the Irish Championship for the 2018 season and clearly showed that his choice of chassis was the right one.
 
With Edwards Finishing in P3 after a P17 Start in the 1st Heat & Winning the 2nd heat this would give him pole for the Pre-Final. A lights to flag dominating win in the Pre-Final along with dominating the main final for the win this showed the true capabilities of the Compkart Covert-18 Chassis with Fluro Domination taking place once again - same result different circuit & driver!
 
With such a strong performance we look forward to a very bright season with Gary Edwards, with further race wins & fastest laps to continue coming
 
Regardless of your engine supplier, the Compkart chassis again proves, that it has what it takes to be able to put different drivers in differing classes at the sharp end of the field, regardless of the weather conditions.
 
With the continuing results & podium success with differing drivers and fastest laps along the way, regardless of the weather conditions, be it hot or cold, wet or dry, the Compkart has the pace to put you to the front.
 
All enquiries related to the Compkart Chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe, KKC, on 07725 367043 or 01327 844320, or for the Factory UK Race Team conect Mark Litchfield, MLR-Comp, on 07850 026321.

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Owner Driver Race Meeting   (29/03)
 
Click for larger image...Sunday 8th April sees Round 1 of the IKR Summer Championship & Round 2 of the Kent Kart Championship take place at Lydd Kart Circuit, with race practice being Saturday 7th April. 
 
The following classes will run here: Bambino 2 stroke, Honda Clubman Standard, Honda Clubman Elite, Junior Subaru, Junior Club-Max, Mini Max, ProKart 175, ProKart 200, Senior Club-Max, 177 Club Max. (Any other classes wishing to run must have at least 6 entries.)
 
Summer Format
Practice of at least 3 minutes per class, followed by timed qualifying of at least 8 mins per class, then one heat (8 Laps), Pre-Final (8 Laps) and a Grand Final (15 Laps) for each class. Bambino have a practice/qualify session of at least 3 laps, followed by 3 timed runs (10 mins each).

The full summer regulations can be downloaded here
http://www.lyddkartcircuit.com/owner-drivers/club-championship-regulations/
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Rotax (Club-Max) & Junior Subaru classes will only be permitted to use Maxxis HG1 slick tyres. The first set they use will be recorded on the barcode and only this set will be counted for championship points & trophies. (Be advised to start your championship with a new set.)
 
Confirmation of Club-Max gearing for Lydd
Junior Club-Max 13T Front & 76 Max Rear
Senior Club-Max 12T Front & 78 Max on Rear
177 Club Max 12T Front & 80 Max on Rear

Entry Options
You can confirm entry and make card payment over the phone using the details below, or enter online at https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=26 - the deadline for this being Wednesday 4th April.

You can also enter in person at the weekend, entries are taken up to and including race morning sign-on, which closes 9am. Provisional Saturday practice running order & Sunday race day time table are posted to facebook prior event.

Clarkekarts shop, café and clubhouse are open both days, spectators welcome.
 
Costs
Saturday race practice and other owner-driver test days
- Half day: (10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm) £35 non-member / £30 circuit member
- Full day: (10am to 4pm) £55 non-member / £50 circuit member
Sunday race fee £55 non-member / £50 circuit member
Transponder hire £10 per person
Kart storage per week or overnight at race weekends is £5 per kart
Garage space is £25 per kart/per day and requires advance booking 
 
Winter 2017/2018 Championship Awards
To be presented in the clubhouse after race day trophies on Sunday 8th of April.

Easter Monday 2nd April - Owner driver open practice day at Lydd. Bambino hour 9am to 10am, followed by Bambino / Cadet / Junior / Senior grids.

10am to 4pm (Or half day, which is 10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm). Sessions will run today, sign-on takes place inside the clubhouse.
 
Contact Sue Hart (Club Secretary) or circuit staff on 01797 321747 or 321895, email lyddcircuit@yahoo.co.uk, visit our website at www.lyddkartcircuit.com, or find us on Facebook.

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Fluro Domination At Whilton Mill   (29/03)

Click for larger image...The Whilton Mill Club Race during the past weekend, would see one of the most successful weekends to date for the Compkart Covert-18 Chassis, with its release in the UK having only been available the past couple of months.
 
With the posting of fastest laps in every heat not being sufficient, the unmistakeable Fluro Compkart Chassis would show its dominating force with a range of different drivers posting fastest laps & winning races.
 
With Thomas Turner, posting the fastest lap during warm up, this would give the competitors an insight in to what to expect for the remainder of the day, The Compkart Chassis of Mathew Armstrong would prove to be fastest in the 1st heat, with the Compkart's of both Thomas Turner & Jordan Brown in the Top 3, The 2nd heat would see Saul Robinson this time take the win, Mathew Armstrong in P2, again with the fastest lap. Whilst in the 3rd heat Mathew Armstrong would take the race win. The final would show the pure capabilities of the Compkart Covert-18 Chassis with several drivers. Taking the final finishing positions of Thomas Turner P1, Mathew Armstrong P2, Jordan Brown P4, Piers Prior P5.
 
With 4 x Compkart in the top 5 of the final this truly shows the capabilities of the Compkart Chassis with its Senior Drivers.
 
In the Junior Class, young Theo Edgerton would also have a very strong outing, again posting lap times as fast as the fastest on track throughout testing and heats. Unfortunately, during the final his true pace could not be reflected, we look forward to young Theo moving his way up the grid at a rate of knots however
 
Click for larger image...In the Mini X30 Class both youngsters Harrison Skinner & McKenzy Cresswell would demonstrate their strengths, during their heats & finals both youngsters would have a roller coaster of a day with young Skinner crossing the line just outside the top 5, whilst Creswell would endure a 10 Second Front Bumper Penatly.
 
Compkart UK Would like to congratulate all their drivers, mechanics & families on their outstanding weekend of results, all of which truly show casing the capabilities of the Compkart Covert-18R. We now put our efforts to the 1st round of the LGM Championships this coming weekend, with the 1st round of the Super 1 Series the weekend after.
 
Regardless of your engine supplier, the Compkart chassis again proves, that it has what it takes to be able to put different drivers in differing classes at the sharp end of the field, regardless of the weather conditions.
 
With the continuing results & podium success with differing drivers and fastest laps along the way, regardless of the weather conditions, be it hot or cold, wet or dry, the Compkart has the pace to put you to the front.
 
All enquiries related to the Compkart Chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe, KKC, on 07725 367043 or 01327 844320, or for the Factory UK Race Team conect Mark Litchfield, MLR-Comp, on 07850 026321.

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FIA Karting Euro Championship   (28/03)

With the 2018 FIA Karting European Championships set to get under way in a few weeks time, TVKC would like to introduce you to our exclusive webpage that will tell you everything you need to know about Round 2 of the Championship, due to take place at PF International kart circuit, UK, from 16-20 May 2018.

We hope you enjoy it!

http://tvkc.co.uk/beta/2018cikeuro/

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Msport To Contest Academy Trophy   (27/03)

Click for larger image...Msport Karting, winners of the 2017 British Open Championship and British Kart Grand Prix in OKJ, will be entering the 2018 CIK Academy Trophy.

Kenyan-born Jaivir Dadhley is the first signing for this CIK FIA event.

The team has a wealth of experience using OTK chassis' as we are a main dealer in the United Kingdom.

Drivers wishing to be supported by the Msport team can get in touch to discuss both our testing programme and race weekend support by telephoning +44 (0)1327 842778 or by email to info@teammsport.com.

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Daytona MK Are Recruiting   (27/03)

Head of Engineering - Workshop Manager
Location: Daytona Milton Keynes      Duration: Permanent
Hours: Full-Time Flexible - must be able to work evenings and weekends
Salary: Competitive and commensurate with experience
 
As the Head of the Engineering Department at the busiest kart racing circuit in the UK, you will be responsible for managing the team to ensure they maintain the venue's kart fleets to Daytona Motorsports very high standards.
 
A positive attitude, structure and a motivational approach to the team are both key to delivering in this important role.
 
Essential Skills:
Mechanical experience along with a thorough understanding of engineering principles.
Superior knowledge and experience of kart preparation and maintenance.
Demonstrable prior experience of working with budgets and forecasting
An understanding of statutory requirements with regard to Health and safety.
Must have a working knowledge of Excel, Word, internet & e-mail.
Confidence in communicating with suppliers and colleagues across Group
 
Previous experience from a Supervisory or Management level in order to manage a team.
Prior experience/knowledge of Sodikart, Birel, Biz and CRG products an advantage.
 
How to Apply:
If you are interested in this role, please send your CV & covering letter with salary expectation to careers@daytona.co.uk quoting job ref: HOEMK18
 
A full job description of the role is available on request.

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Project One Kart   (20/03)
 
Click for larger image...Click for larger image...Congratulations to Sebastian Bloch on winning the first major title of the season.
 
The brand new 2018 Project One kart secured the race win and the fastest lap with Seb Bloch and Mitchell Gibbons respectively.
 
Oliver Greenall was in full contention going into the last lap on his new Project One, until a late race collision put him out of contention. Congratulations to all Project One customers, a very strong show at the first controlled meeting of the year.
 
For any enquiries regarding the New 2018 Kart, or joining the Project One Race Team please contact Gerard Cox on 07710 103008 or e-mail us on enquiry@projectone-racing.co.uk.

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Clean Sweep For New Signing   (15/03)

Click for larger image...New signing Rashan Chigorimbo took a clean sweep in his first outing with MLR-Comp.
 
Rashan, MLR-Comp's new signing in the Mini X30 class, showed his talent and the pace of his Ogden Powered Compkart Chassis in changing weather conditions at the past weekend's Kimbolton Race.
 
Not only was the bar set on Saturday, posting fastest lap times throughout the day, but the domination of his MLR-Comp run Compkart chassis set the bar on Sunday too, posting the fastest lap times of the day whilst winning not only both his heats but also a lights to flag victory in the final!
 
Compkart UK Would like to congratulate this young charger and we look forward to a very bright future for this driver.
 
Click for larger image...Regardless of your engine supplier, the Compkart chassis again proves that it has what it takes to be able to put different drivers in differing classes at the sharp end of the field, regardless of the weather conditions.
 
With the continuing results and podium successes with differing drivers, not forgetting the fastest laps along the way, be it hot or cold, wet or dry, the Compkart has the pace to put you to the front.
 
All enquiries related to the Compkart Chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe, KKC, on 07725 367043 / 01327 844320, or for the Factory UK Race Team contact Mark Litchfield, MLR-Comp, on 07850 026321.
 

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Rattican & Orton To Represent UK   (14/03)

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has selected Josh Rattican and William Orton to represent the UK in the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, an international competition for 11- to 14-year-olds.

Each year the CIK-FIA invites ASNs (National Sporting Authorities) to nominate competitors to represent their countries in the Trophy. This year's calendar features three events in France (6 May), Italy (15 July) and Belgium (9 September).

The MSA chose to nominate Rattican (13) and Orton (13) following a selection day at Motor Sports House. Rattican began karting at club level aged eight, achieving numerous titles before progressing to the MSA British Cadet Kart Championship. He graduated to junior karting in 2017, becoming an instant and regular top-ten finisher.

"This is a dream opportunity for me," said Rattican. "It's a great honour and a privilege to be representing my country in the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy. I'm so determined to show what I'm capable of and will work very hard to get the most out of this once in a life-time opportunity. Thank you to the MSA for the support and confidence placed in me."

Orton has carved out a successful pre-junior career, with success in bamino and cadet karting. He has signed up for this year's Super One British Championships and competed in the IAME Winter Cup in Valencia last month. "I'm delighted to be gifted such an opportunity and I am going to grasp it with both hands," he said.

MSA Academy Manager Greg Symes, who oversaw the selection day, added: "We put Josh and William through a review and then an interview process; their results and experience spoke for themselves and they were a joy to meet. We believe that both will do an excellent job in representing the UK both on and - just as importantly - off the track".

MSA nominations have achieved remarkable successes in the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy since the inaugural season eight years ago, from second place for Ben Barnicoat in 2011 to the title itself for Callum Bradshaw in 2016.

Photograph courtesy of Kartpix.net.

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The Karting Academy Trophy   (14/03)

A Competition with increasing success, the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, reached the record number of 40 nations represented in 2018 among the 51 young talents entered. The 9th edition is already anticipated as a highlight of the sporting year when it comes to launching future champions.

The CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy is a one-of-a-kind Competition designed to challenge the best in the world on equal terms. The young Drivers, aged from 12 to 14, represent their country at the wheel of randomly drawn identical karts, with Exprit chassis and Vortex engines from the OK-Junior category, equipped with LeCont tyres. This Competition is based on the skill and the determination of the OTK Kart Group, who won the tender for the supply of chassis and engines for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 seasons, pursuing equality in terms of equipment.

As in the previous two editions, the winner of the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy will be invited to participate free of charge in the CIK-FIA World Junior Championship held at Kristianstad (SWE) in September 2018 in within of the official teams of OTK Kart Group. The CIK-FIA will also offer the top five of the 2018 Academy Trophy overall ranking, free entry to the CIK-FIA 2019 Championship of their choice. This prize can be valued on average at €2,000 per Driver.

The list of entries for the 2018 edition includes 51 Drivers, including three women, from 40 nations on five continents. Barbados, Kenya, Malta and Taiwan are among the new countries attracted by this Competition where the skill of the participants takes precedence over the financial aspect.

This season the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy will visit three particularly accessible European countries known for their links with the history of Karting: France, Italy and Belgium. The three Competitions will take place on very famous circuits, at the same time as the CIK-FIA European Championships for KZ and KZ2, as well as on the occasion of the CIK-FIA World Championship for KZ.

Calendar of the 2018 CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy
- 6th May 2018, Salbris (FRA), 1/3
- 15th July, 2018, Lonato (ITA), 2/3
- 9th September, 2018, Genk (BEL), 3/3

A complete list of entries is available here.

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Owner Driver Race Meeting   (01/03)

Sunday 11th March sees Round 6 (the last round) of the IKR Winter Championship take place at Lydd Kart Circuit.

The usual classes catered for are Bambino, Honda Cadet Clubman, Honda Cadet, Junior Subaru, Junior Max, Mini Max ProKart 175, ProKart 200, Senior Rotax 162 and Rotax Max 177. You can find the regulations at http://www.lyddkartcircuit.com/owner-drivers/winter-championship-regulations/. Formula160 are joining us this meeting,
 
Race days are every 2nd Sunday of the month with optional race practice (sessions) the Saturday before, so for this meeting owner driver practice will be on Sat 10th March. (Update: A competitors' best 4 results count towards their final 2017/2018 Winter Championship position.  End of season Championship Awards will be presented on Sunday 8th April at the circuit.)  

Winter Format
Practice of at least 3 minutes per class, followed by timed qualifying of at least 5 mins per class, then one heat (8 Laps), Pre-Final (8 Laps) and a Grand Final (10 Laps) for each class.

Bambino have a practice/qualify session of at least 3 laps, followed by 3 timed runs (10 mins each).
All Rotax classes and Junior Subaru use the Maxxis HG1 slick tyre (controlled tyre, please refer to the regulations). Please be reminded to purchase and use barcoded tyres only. Barcodes must match the numbers recorded on scrutineer cards.

Saturday practice running order and Sunday race day time table is posted to Facebook prior to event.

Click for larger image...Entry Options

You can confirm entry and make card payment over the phone using the details below, or enter online at https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=26 - the deadline for this being Wednesday 7th March.

You can also enter in person at the weekend, entries are taken up to and including race morning sign-on.

Clarkekarts shop, café and clubhouse are open both days, spectators welcome.

Costs
Saturday Race Practice and other Owner-Driver Test Days
- Half Day: (10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm) £35 Non-member / £30 Circuit Member
- Full Day: (10am to 4pm) £55 Non-member / £50 Circuit Member
Sunday Race Fee £55 Non-member / £50 Circuit Member

Transponder Hire £10 per person
Kart Storage per week or overnight at race weekends is £5 per kart
Garage Space is £25 per kart/per day and requires advance booking
Circuit Membership is £30 for one year and runs from the day you join (Note - you do not need to be a circuit member in order to practice or race here. Membership secures your driver race number and saves you £5 each time you practice or race at Lydd.)
 
Contact Sue Hart (Club Secretary) or circuit staff on 01797 321747 or 321895, email lyddcircuit@yahoo.co.uk, visit our website at www.lyddkartcircuit.com, or find us on Facebook. 

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TVKC Meeting Cancelled   (01/03)

TVKC have taken the decision to cancel this weekend's race meeting (Winter Series - Round 4 - 03 & 04 March) due to the current weather conditions.

The safety of our competitors, teams, officials and families is paramount so the decision has been made to call off the meeting. We hope you can all understand our decision.

Competitors will all be notified via email later this morning with further details and information about their race fees.

We thank the PBS team who worked hard yesterday to clear the track and paddock areas but we've seen more snow and ice overnight and more is forcasted over the next couple of days.

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Ward Signs For W2R Motorsport   (21/02)

Click for larger image...Brett Ward, current Rotax World and X30 European karting champion, today announces his move from top level go-karting to sports cars, participating in the Ginetta GT5 championship with W2R Motorsport.

Ward, 20 from Middlesex, has competed at the highest level of kart racing for a number of years, but now the previous MSA Academy driver has his sights firmly on racing cars. Brett will be making his debut with championship winning W2R Motorsport at Oulton Park in just five weeks time.

"I'm really excited to make the step from karts to cars this season, I'm in good shape and definitely ready for the challenge. Our pace winter testing with the team was very strong, and the cars really suit my driving style. I just can't wait to get on the grid at Oulton Park and go racing."

With a fully packed GT5 grid this year, Brett leads the charge for newly named W2R Motorsport (previously team want2race) in the Pro class of the championship. With an experienced team behind him fresh from winning the GT5 AM class with Adrian Campbell-Smith and G40 Cup with Michael Crees last season, things are shaping up nicely for the Yorkshire based outfit.

W2R Motorsport boss Ben Hyland, was keen to sign Brett as the team set their sights firmly on the GT5 Pro championship.

"Signing a top professional karter such as Brett is a positive step forward for us at W2R Motorsport, we have enjoyed success at each championship and Ginetta series we have entered and now look to quickly getting Brett running at the front of GT5, we aim to win races.

Our pre-season testing programme has started well and, along with our championship winning technical team and driver development coaches, we are all working hard together to achieve our goals. Brett has fit straight into the team and is a great personality, as well as a formidable driving talent. We look forward to the lights going out at Oulton on Easter weekend."

You can follow the progress of Brett and W2R Motorsport on our news page, plus results and driver profiles for all team drivers on the dedicated web page at www.want2race.co.uk/race-team.

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Testing At Three Sisters   (15/02)
 
Click for larger image...Three Sisters Circuit in Wigan is open for practice on Thursday 22nd February between 10am and 4pm.
 
It will be one of the first times that 2 stroke karts will have the chance to try the new surface, laid last month.
 
Depending on demand, 10 minute sessions will be run for Bambinos, Cadets, Juniors, Seniors (2 Stroke, 4 Stroke and Gearbox). Marshals and medical cover included.
 
£35 per kart if paid in advance. £45 per kart on the day.
 
Please contact Lynn Lackey to book on 01942 719030 or via email info@threesisterscircuit.co.uk.

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The birelART UK Cadet Academy   Click for larger image...(13/02)

The birelART UK Series is an exclusive race series for the one make birelART karts. The series is different to other karting series or championships and does not allow racing teams or engine builders in its paddock or events. It is aimed at privateers and families starting off in karting with a high level of customer support from birelART UK and a great paddock atmosphere!

For 2018 the birelART UK series can confirm that drivers from 6 years old can take part in the birelART Cadet Academy. Conditions for participation for 6 year olds are that they must have attended some indoor or outdoor arrive and drive sessions or have experience in a bambino kart.

Minimum height is 1.25m, minimum weight 25kg with racing suit and helmet.

Click for larger image...If a 6 year old driver completes the birelARTcadet Academy and passes their birelART driver evaluation driving test, then he or she can take part in the rest of Saturday testing sessions from 11am until 5pm, once they have purchased their own birelARTcadet kart and have registered as a member of the birelART UK Series. birelARTcadet60 drivers may enter a race from 7 years old - 6 year olds are not permitted to race, only to test.

Click for larger image...The birelART Cadet Academy is designed to deliver track safety and awareness, driver coaching and a positive track experience to young kids wanting to get involved in kart racing.

The birelART Cadet Academy runs on a Saturday morning of each round of the Series which travels all over the UK from 8.30am until 11am and costs £99.

If your child has some indoor or outdoor go kart experience or wants to progress from Bambino karting then the birelART Cadet Academy is the perfect next step.

To book your place or to find out more visit www.birelartukseries.com or call the office on 01527 889595.

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Fluro Dominate At PF International   Click for larger image...(12/02)

Click for larger image...The February PF club Winter Series race would saw 53 drivers in the Senior X30 class race for the win. The grid line-up could arguably have been a Super 1 British Championship race rather than that of a winter series club race, with seeded drivers aplenty along with the X30 International Final winner Oliver Hodgeson lining up, it would prove to be a very high profile grid to obtain a good result.
 
However, a dominating result was to be achieved...
 
Thomas Turner, Senior X30 MLR-Compkart Driver, would prove the capabilities of his Fluro Compkart Covert Chassis to its full potential during Saturday's horrendous weather conditions, by posting fastest lap times after fastest lap times and dominating the field. Timed Qualifying would see Thomas Turner post the fastest lap time of the session and line up pole overall, whilst MLR-Comp drivers, Jordan Brown P2 in group, Patrick Kibble P4 in group, Bradley Pennell P6 in group, Gary Edwards P7 in group Mathew Armstrong, up to P4 when the Stata broke on his engine, resulting him dropping down the qualifying order.  
 
Click for larger image...Click for larger image...With Turner winning both heats and showing the true potential of his Compkart Covert chassis in both intermediate conditions of a wet but drying track in his 1st heat and a slicks shot heat in his 2nd heat, This really did prove the capabilities of the driver, chassis & engine package.
 
Thomas Turner's MLR-Compkart Team mates had a mixture of strong heat results, culminating with all drivers in the main final.
 
With Turner starting the main final from pole position and moving in to the lead at the start, Hodgeson over-took and held the lead until lap 3, when Thomas was to make the overtake manoeuvre of the race. From then on, again Turner proved that the driver, chassis & engine package was a force to be reckoned with by driving away from the field, whilst setting the fastest lap of the race.
 
The MLR-Comp Team mates all proved their capabilities producing fastest laps and fastest sectors of the Final race, with Brad Pennell P7, Patrick Kibble dropping to P8 from P4 (with a dropped nosecone penalty resulting from being brake tested in to the corner), Jordan Brown, Mathew Armstrong & Gary Edwards all just outside the top 20 as they endured a difficult final race.
 
Click for larger image...Click for larger image...This really did prove that undeniably the Compkart Covert Chassis in all conditions is the force to be reckoned with.
 
With 3 Compkart Chassis in the top 8, this proved that the Compkart chassis was to be the dominant force against the opposition of chassis manufacturers.
 
A special mention must also be made to Rashan Chigorimbo, aboard his Compkart Covert 3.0-16 chassis. Young Rashan proved the capabilities by qualifying in P4 and finishing in P2 in both his heats this would see the young charger line up on pole position. A very strong race in the final, sadly would see Rashan loose the lead and cross the line in P2, rounding his day off with a hat-trick of 2nd place finishes.
 
Regardless of your engine supplier, the Compkart chassis again proves, that it has what it takes to be able to put different drivers at the sharp end of the field, regardless of weather conditions.
 
Click for larger image...Click for larger image...With the continuing results & podium success with differing drivers and fastest laps along the way, regardless of the weather conditions, be it hot or cold, wet or dry, the Compkart has the pace to put you to the front.
 
We are also very pleased to confirm that the 2018 Compkart Covert 3.0-18R is now available & readily available from stock,
 
All enquiries related to the Compkart Chassis can be directed to Gary Rolfe, KKC, on 07725 367043 / 01327 844320, or for the factory UK Race Team contact Mark Litchfield, MLR-Comp on 07850 026321.

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Owner Driver Race Meeting   (02/02)

Sunday 11th February sees Round 5 of the IKR Winter Championship take place at Lydd Kart Circuit.

The usual classes catered for are Bambino, Honda Cadet Clubman, Honda Cadet, Junior Subaru, Junior Max, Mini Max ProKart 175, ProKart 200, Senior Rotax 162 and Rotax Max 177. You can find the regulations at http://www.lyddkartcircuit.com/owner-drivers/winter-championship-regulations/.
 
Race days are every 2nd Sunday of the month with optional race practice (sessions) the Saturday before, so for this meeting owner driver practice will be on Sat 10th February. (Update: A competitors' best 4 results count towards their final 2017/2018 Winter Championship position.)  

Winter Format
Practice of at least 3 minutes per class, followed by timed qualifying of at least 5 mins per class, then one heat (8 Laps), Pre-Final (8 Laps) and a Grand Final (10 Laps) for each class.

Bambino have a practice/qualify session of at least 3 laps, followed by 3 timed runs (10 mins each). Tyre for Bambino is Le Cont MSA04 and an 80-tooth rear sprocket.
 
All Rotax classes and Junior Subaru use the Maxxis HG1 slick tyre (controlled tyre, please refer to the regulations). Please be reminded to purchase and use barcoded tyres only. Barcodes must match the numbers recorded on scrutineer cards.

The permitted wet tyre for Junior Subaru, ProKart 175 & 200 is Maxxis SL'W'. The dry tyre for Cadet is Dunlop LS2/MSA.

Click for larger image...Saturday practice running order and Sunday race day time table is posted to Facebook prior to event.
 
Entry Options
You can confirm entry and make card payment over the phone using the details below, or enter online at https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=26 - the deadline for this being Wednesday 7th February.

You can also enter in person at the weekend, entries are taken up to and including race morning sign-on.

Clarkekarts shop, café and clubhouse are open both days, spectators welcome.

Costs
Saturday Race Practice and other Owner-Driver Test Days
- Half Day: (10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm) £35 Non-member / £30 Member.
- Full Day: (10am to 4pm) £55 Non-member / £50 Member.
Sunday Race Fee £55 Non-member / £50 Member.

Transponder Hire £10 per person.
Kart Storage per week or overnight at race weekends is £5 per kart.
Garage Space is £25 per kart/per day and requires advance booking.
Circuit Membership is £30 for one year and runs from the day you join. (Note, you do not need to be a circuit member in order to practice or race here. Membership secures your driver race number and saves you £5 each time you practice or race at Lydd.)
 
Contact Sue Hart (Club Secretary) or circuit staff on 01797 321747 or 321895, email lyddcircuit@yahoo.co.uk, visit our website at www.lyddkartcircuit.com, or find us on Facebook.

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NJL Racing Professional Race Support   (31/01)

From awning space to full team support - NJL Racing has a limited number of Professional Race Support Packages ranging from team drives, trackside services and awning space available for Kimbolton, PFI and Whilton Mill rounds offering a professional service with no overcrowded awning! 
 
Test days and race weekends also available at other circuits in UK and Europe.
 
Successful and professional team NJL Racing have a wealth of experience with expertise from former British Touring Car and GT/Porsche Cup racer and British S1/European kart racer offering the perfect combination of their driver skills and knowledge. Top flight engineers/mechanics are available to keep your kart set up creating the best performance in all conditions with knowledge of specific set up characteristics/data at each track.

NJL Racing cater for X30 Seniors, Juniors and Minis, also Rotax and Iame Cadets and Bambinos at most UK and European circuits.

NJL Racing Team Services offer: 
Professional team support
Kart storage/transportation facility
Full kart preparation
Driver coaching/management/analysis
Driver PR/Sponsorship services
Awning space 

For more information on our range of services or to enquire about team drives please contact us by email to nick@njlracing.com or telephone 07774 891435.

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Three Sisters Race Circuit   (26/01)

Click for larger image...The new owners of the much-loved Wigan race circuit, Three Sisters, have implemented their commitment to a programme of major financial and personnel investment with the announcement today of the completion of the new surfacing works across the entire race track.

The racetrack has multiple circuit layout options which give clients many variations to the circuit format that will be used by so many different types of racers at Three Sisters.  The new surface has been designed and laid to meet the very different requirements of karting, car testing, motorcycle racing, drifting and the various public open testing days - the full spread of power sport activities for which Three Sisters is so well-known.

The new surface is just part of an ongoing investment in facilities and equipment. It was laid by contractors Toppesfield, the UK's largest independent surfacing company, operating nationally across the UK, a group which has extensive race circuit experience. The work was completed in less than a week, using the latest laser guided technology for the smoothest possible surface.

Councillor Carl Sweeney, Wigan Council's cabinet member for resources and reform, said:  "The announcement by MCM is fantastic news for Wigan and will bring significant investment to the Three Sisters Race Circuit.  This is brilliant for motorsport both in Wigan and the wider North West and will secure the future of the circuit for many years to come. 

The council has been working closely with MCM over recent months to get to this stage.  We look forward to continuing that positive relationship in the future helping to develop Three Sisters to make it a real asset and visitor destination for the borough."

Next up following the circuit investment at Three Sisters will be the initial testing runs for the new Biz Karts, delivered last week, which will provide the latest new equipment for Junior Karting for kids of 8 years and over. This gives the Wigan venue the ability to offer all-new Junior Arrive 'n' Drive, Arrive 'n' Drive Family Days & Birthday Parties.

Starting as soon March will be another new activity feature at Three Sisters, Track Days for cars, especially for Novice track drivers who have no previous circuit experience.

The new management team, led by Karting industry legend Bill Sisley and by Chris Pullman with a combined 60 years of circuit management experience behind them, expects the next stage of announcements in the 'Three Sisters Revival' will include confirmation of new initiatives in Adult Karting, Drifting, Car Track Attack days and race car and motorcycle testing.

The new team at Three Sisters are determined to continue to invest in the facilities and the right people, to provide a wide range of new sporting and leisure motorised activities in the heart of the North West.

In the next few weeks, look out for further announcements and updates on social media.

Find us on Facebook at facebook.com/threesisterscircuit/ or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/3sisterskarting.

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Rotax Tyres To Be Won   (18/01)

In conjunction with JAG Engineering, Trent Valley Kart Club are pleased to announce there will be some special prizes up for grabs for the drivers of Mini, Junior and Senior Rotax at the Club's February meeting!

JAG have very kindly donated a free set of tyres for each class!

The 3 sets of tyres will be raffled at the trophy presentation, after racing on the Sunday. Drivers wishing to enter the raffle must simply be present at the trophy presentation and collect a free raffle ticket. Easy!

So with such great prizes on offer, why not come and race at TVKC?

The remaining two rounds of the Winter Series will be held on 3rd & 4th February and 3rd & 4th March 2018.

Each round will be held over two days, Saturday & Sunday, regardless of the number of entries. This format will consist of Practice sessions and Timed Qualifying on the Saturday and then the Heats/Pre Finals and Finals will be held on the Sunday.

In order to maximise the length of track time for each competitor, given the reduced hours of natural daylight, PFi will be able to run the TQ sessions under the newly improved circuit lights if necessary.

Entries for the Winter Series can be made online here.

As the meetings will be over two days, the Practice and Entry fee will be added together as one payment for each round (£115 per driver), making the signing-on process on Saturday morning much more streamlined. You can either enter meeting by meeting or enter both remaining rounds at the same time, whichever is easiest for you.

As if these added prizes aren't enough to entice you, you'll also benefit from the tarmac paddocks, extensive free plug in electric points, TVKC paying the overnight parking fees on your behalf and the luxury of the indoor viewing from the Panorama Room! So don't let the colder weather deter you from racing over the Winter months, come and be part of the TVKC Winter Series!

Please find the Championship Regulations here

All drivers competing will need to be members of TVKC. Membership is £60 and will be valid until 31 December 2018. 2018 Memberships are now being accepted online here.

A minimum of 15 drivers per grid are required in order for the class to run.

Please note that due to the new format of the Winter Series only drivers entered to race on the Sunday will be allowed to practice on the Saturday.

If you any have any queries please do not hesitate to contact our Competition Secretary, Danielle Short at compsec@tvkc.co.uk or on 07545 131099.

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Rotax Sealing Agents   (16/01)

We are really proud to announce that Wright Racing are now appointed as official Rotax sealing agents!

With full dyno capabilities and deep understanding of Rotax we look forward to being able to offer simple piston check and change through to full rebuilds.

With the new Senior barrels at half price till the end of January it is a great time to get your engine booked in or your barrel ordered to meet the offer price from JAG/Rotax.

Get in touch with David Wright  at info@wrightracing.org  or contact via www.wright.racing

With our sister company Embotics Racewear we are offering until June half price custom made CIK suits with every Rotax full rebuild, saving you more money with premium service.

These custom suits are fast becoming the standard in the paddock.

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New Products For 2018   (11/01)

Over the course of 2017, Kart Components Manufacturing Ltd began an upgrading process of our product line.

We have so far added new wheels, hubs and brake systems and have more items coming in 2018!

Please go to www.kartcomponents.com to check out all our new and existing products.

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Kart Marshal Training Day   (10/01)

Click for larger image...Trent Valley Kart Club, in association with the MSA, will be hosting a kart flag marshal training day at PF International Kart Circuit on Saturday 17th February 2018.

This is a free training day and open to all levels of flag marshals.

So if you need to refresh your knowledge or interested in trying flag marshalling for the first time, contact clare@tvkc.co.uk to reserve your place.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

For further details, please visit http://tvkc.co.uk/beta/2018-kart-marshal-training-day/.

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Mad-Croc Starts 2018   (09/01)

Click for larger image...Click for larger image...MBM / Force driver Reggie Duhy dominated the January PFI Club race in Junior X30, winning the final by over 8 seconds
 
The Mad-Croc kart finished 2017 by winning the last two Whilton Mill Club races in junior X30 with Reggie Duhy (Privateer) and Louie Short (Croc Promotion) taking a win a piece. Luke Whitehead (privateer) broke the shenington lap record in junior X30 and won the December Buckmore Park club meeting.
 
NCR's Nathan Chafer also had a good start to the year, at the January PFI club race in senior X30. Nathan was lying in 2nd place with 3 corners to go, until an incident pushed him unfortunately down to 9th.
 
With different drivers, different tracks, different teams, yet the same results, proving that if you want to be different maybe you should think Mad-Croc...
 
If you are interested please do not hesitate to contact Dan Stilp at Croc Promotion UK on 07753 819511, Simon Parker on 07855 831921 or our Northern agent MBM, Mark Baines on 07710 614099.

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Italian Job For Barnard   (09/01)

Taylor Barnard has put pen to paper and agreed a deal with Dino Chiesa's latest production, Kart Republic, and will race in the OK Junior category in 2018. Barnard, 13, who lives in Norwich, England, was crowned the IAME Cadet British Champion at the end of 2017, picking up the LGM Championship, British Open Championship, and the Kartmasters Grand Prix along the way. His achievements later earned him a test with the Italian outfit in December, at Lonato, South Garda.
 
The deal came about following an initial conversation between Chiesa and one of his former drivers, Oliver Rowland. Rowland, who runs his own UK based kart racing team (ORM), was suitably impressed with Barnard's drive and achievements throughout 2017, and recommended the British Champion to Chiesa.  A test was organised before Christmas '17 to see how the young 13-year-old faired out.
 
Following a very positive 2 days testing, a 2-year deal was put together and will see Taylor race with the Kart Republic team in all WSK events, the CIK FIA European Championship, DKM German Championship and the CIK FIA World Championship race at Kristianstad, Sweden, in September.
 
Taylor Barnard, "The test at Lonato couldn't have gone any better, and I really enjoyed the experience of not only learning a new track, but also learning a new kart as well - both of which I thought went really well. I feel over the moon to be given the opportunity to race under the guidance and expertise of Dino, and can't wait to give my all for the team. I must give special thanks to Oli who put me forward for this chance - it gives me even more drive now to succeed and do the best job I possibly can".
 
Dino Chiesa, "Having Taylor join KR is a boost to the team. It is clear that the level of British Cadet racing is very high and Taylor has proved he can compete and win on a regular basis. It is a big step to OKJ directly, but we believe he can be competitive and the objective is to win races and championships together."
 
Oliver Rowland, "I am very pleased to have been able to guide Taylor into the next step in his career. Having watched what he did in last year's cadet category there was no doubt in my mind that he deserved an opportunity to fight with the best! I raced for Dino and Chiesa Corse in 2009/10, and he taught me a lot and we had some great results. Between Dino and Taylor, I am sure they can form a strong partnership and have a successful 2018!"
 
Barnard will start his 2018 campaign on January 20/21, where he will complete the collective test in Adria, Italy, before returning a week later to race in the WSK Champions Cup at the same track.

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Owner Driver Race Meeting   (08/01)

Click for larger image...Sunday 14th January sees Round 4 of the IKR Winter Championship take place at Lydd Kart Circuit.

The usual classes catered for are Bambino, Honda Cadet Clubman, Honda Cadet, IAME Cadet, Junior Subaru, Junior Max, Mini Max ProKart 175, ProKart 200, Senior Rotax 162 and Rotax Max 177. You can find the regulations at http://www.lyddkartcircuit.com/owner-drivers/winter-championship-regulations/.
 
Race days are every 2nd Sunday of the month with optional race practice (sessions) the Saturday before, so for this meeting owner driver practice will be on Sat 13th January. 

Update for the 2017/2018 Winter Championship: A competitors' best 4 results count towards their final championship position.

Many drivers do have a licence; however, these meetings are non-msa. Please contact us with any questions or for any clarification.
 
Winter Format
Practice of at least 3 minutes per class, followed by timed qualifying of at least 5 mins per class, then one heat (8 Laps), Pre-Final (8 Laps) and a Grand Final (10 Laps) for each class.

Bambino have a practice/qualify session of at least 3 laps, followed by 3 timed runs (10 mins each). Tyre for Bambino is Le Cont MSA04 and an 80-tooth rear sprocket.
 
All Rotax classes and Junior Subaru use the Maxxis HG1 slick tyre (controlled tyre, please refer to the regulations). Please be reminded to purchase and use barcoded tyres only. Barcodes must match the numbers recorded on scrutineer cards.

The permitted wet tyre for Junior Subaru, ProKart 175 & 200 is Maxxis SL'W'. The dry tyre for Cadet is Dunlop LS2/MSA.

Saturday practice running order and Sunday race day time table is posted to Facebook prior to event.
 
Entry Options
You can confirm entry and make card payment over the phone using the details below, or enter online at https://www.trakentries.co.uk/clubclone/club.asp?C=26 - the deadline for this being Wednesday 10th January.

You can also enter in person at the weekend, entries are taken up to and including race morning sign-on.
  
Clarkekarts shop, café and clubhouse are open both days, spectators welcome.
 
Costs
Saturday Race Practice and other Owner-Driver Test Days
- Half Day: (10am to 1pm or 1pm to 4pm) £35 Non-member / £30 Member.
- Full Day: (10am to 4pm) £55 Non-member / £50 Member.
Sunday Race Fee £55 Non-member / £50 Member.
Transponder Hire £10 per person.
Kart Storage per week or overnight at race weekends is £5 per kart.
Garage Space is £25 per kart/per day and requires advance booking.
Circuit Membership is £30 for one year and runs from the day you join. (Note, you do not need to be a circuit member in order to practice or race here. Membership secures your driver race number and saves you £5 each time you practice or race at Lydd.)
 
Contact Sue Hart (Club Secretary) or circuit staff on 01797 321747 or 321895, email lyddcircuit@yahoo.co.uk, visit our website at www.lyddkartcircuit.com, or find us on Facebook.

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Making A Move In 2018?   (08/01) 

Wanting to make a change for 2018? Why not consider HTR Racing Team. HTR have been competitive at the highest level of Karting in the UK for over 10 years, and we currently have 2 places available in our well-equipped awning for the 2018 season.

We will be competing in the following championships: 

- Super One 
- LGM 
- Various club events around the country 

We will be focusing on the following classes: 

- Iame cadet 
- Honda cadet 
- Rotax 
- X30 
- OKJ 

We can cater for all budgets whether you require basic awning space right the way through to full arrive and drive packages. We specialise in Synergy and OTK chassis but are more than happy to branch out. You can expect to receive a fantastic service including set-up advice, driver coaching, mechanical assistance (if required) and much more. 

If you require and further information then please don't hesitate to contact Derrick on +44 (0)7836 248459 or email derrick@htrracing.com.

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MSA Selects LeCont Tyres   (03/01)

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has entered negotiations with Zip Kart on behalf of LeCont as the preferred supplier of tyres for the OK and OK-Junior kart classes for 2018.

The move follows an open tender process and means that LeCont tyres will be used in the MSA British Kart and Junior Kart Championships from next year. Both classes will continue to be powered by Vortex (OTK) engines.

Simon Blunt, MSA General Secretary, said: "LeCont was the standout tenderer, not only in terms of cost to the competitor but also their promotional and awards package, worth over £12,000 including tyres and prize money."

A set of slicks will cost £127.50+VAT, while a set of wets will be £142.50+VAT.

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