kart News and Analysis
Team Penske-Chevrolet ace Will Power has set up his own karting brand, and while there will be fun projects within its scope, the main purpose will be providing young drivers of potential with a crucial headstart in terms of racing’s fundamentals. David Malsher-Lopez reports.
Motorsport UK has launched the Karting Esports Championship in the wake of the cancellation of all motorsport due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Birel ART driver Marijn Kremers won the FIA Karting World Championship in the KZ category, beating Adrien Renaudin at the Lonato circuit.
The Lonato track made its return to the international calendar last year with the organisation of the second Competition of the FIA Karting European Championship - KZ & KZ2, but we need to go back to 1996 for the last World meeting on the South Garda Karting circuit with the CIK-FIA World Championship for Formula A and Super A. The Competition, which will take place from 19th to 22nd September on the most popular Italian circuit, is therefore a highly anticipated event in the world of karting.
Lorenzo Travisanutto became a two-time karting world champion by winning at a damp Alahärmä circuit as Thomas Ten Brinke triumphed in the junior category.
The 2019 FIA Karting World Championship - OK and Junior will take place in Finland from 6th to 8th September at the Alahärmä Powerpark circuit. A much-anticipated event for this country of motorsport enthusiasts, the major world event promises to be full of suspense on a spectacular and fast track with a big field of more than 200 drivers, gathering the best talents from 44 nations on five continents.
Kart racer Emmo Fittipaldi Jr., son of two-time Formula 1 world champion and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi, has landed a major sponsorship deal at the age of 12 years old.
Reigning karting world champion Lorenzo Travisanutto claimed the 2019 CIK-FIA OK European title at Le Mans as rival Gabriele Mini won the season finale.
Eleven-time Formula 1 race winner Felipe Massa has been playing an active role in improving grassroots motorsport since taking over the presidency of the FIA's Karting Commission at the end of 2017.
JK Tyre has returned as the title sponsor of the National Karting Championship in 2019, coinciding with a major overhaul for the entry-level series.
The son of two-time F1 world champion and Indy 500 winner Emerson Fittipaldi – Little Emmo – talks about his recent karting crash that broke and dislocated a finger on his right hand.
In a perfect four-wheel drift, Charles Leclerc slides his kart at speed around a tight hairpin bend. With his fingertips, the Ferrari driver beautifully balances his steering with throttle inputs. Everything seems ordinary until you look at the surface he’s driving on. It’s a sheet of ice.
One of the organisers of the 500 Milhas de Kart Granja Viana event, ex-IndyCar racer Felipe Giaffone, plans to stamp out the “disruption” between teams that led to an on-track brawl on Saturday.
Confederação Brasileira de Automobilismo president Waldner Bernardo has called for serious action to be taken over the fight that broke out at the 500 Milhas de Kart Granja Viana event.
Ex-Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa has apologised after one of his teammates appeared to attempt to strangle one of his rivals after they had crashed out of the 500 Milhas de Kart event.
A young karter could be the next big thing from Brazil and he has already been likened to Ayrton Senna.
Danny Keirle and Dexter Patterson triumphed in the OK and OK-Junior classes of the CIK-FIA karting world championship on home soil at the PF International track.