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International Court of Appeal upholds Corberi’s 15-year kart ban
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International Court of Appeal upholds Corberi’s 15-year kart ban

Luca Corberi’s appeal against the FIA’s decision to ban him from racing for 15 years following his controversial behaviour in a world karting championship event has been rejected by the International Court of Appeal.

Karter Corberi to appeal 15-year ban at FIA hearing
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Karter Corberi to appeal 15-year ban at FIA hearing

Luca Corberi has appealed the FIA’s decision to ban him from racing for 15 years following his controversial behaviour in a world karting championship event, with a hearing set for later this month.

Why go-karting is an ideal first step for junior racers

Go-karting can both be used as a great training ground and bring an aspiring youngster into a large-scale international competition.

Protection declaration blocks Bathurst kart track

A 10-year declaration to protect a culturally significant site on top of Mount Panorama has stopped plans for a new kart track.

Disgraced kart racer handed 15-year FIA competition ban
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Disgraced kart racer handed 15-year FIA competition ban

The FIA has handed Luca Corberi a 15-year ban from racing following an incident at the world karting finals last October in Italy.

Ex-F1 driver Alguersuari to make racing return in karts

Former Toro Rosso Formula 1 driver Jaime Alguersuari is planning a comeback to motorsport in the KZ shifter division of the world karting championship, six years after retiring aged 25.

McLaren F1 team signs 13-year-old American karting champion

The British team just signed 13-year-old American karting champion Ugo Ugochukwu to its young driver development program.

Michele Mouton on Girls on Track: Women will win like I did
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Michele Mouton on Girls on Track: Women will win like I did

Michele Mouton is a true legend of our sport. Still the only woman to have won a world championship rallies, the sight of her wresting the mighty Audi Quattro and Peugeot 205 T16 in the 1980s, matching the top male rally drivers of the time, is as iconic as any moment of motorsport history.

FIA Girls on Track Rising Stars series on
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FIA Girls on Track Rising Stars series on

The FIA Girls on Track Rising Stars programme moves closer to its conclusion as the selection process gets down to the final eight battling for a place in the Ferrari Driver Academy.

Motorsport Network supports FIA Girls on Track - Rising Stars
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Motorsport Network supports FIA Girls on Track - Rising Stars

Motorsport Network is proud to support the FIA Girls on Track - Rising Stars initiative that will see one young female racer become part of the Ferrari Driver Academy with the chance to race in FIA Formula 4 as Ferrari’s first female driver.

F1 drivers condemn "unacceptable" behaviour of karter Corberi
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F1 drivers condemn "unacceptable" behaviour of karter Corberi

Formula 1 drivers have condemned the behaviour of kart driver Luca Corberi as "unacceptable", as Italian authorities on Thursday suspended the racing licences of those involved in last weekend’s fracas.

Kart driver Corberi vows to never race again after brawl
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Kart driver Corberi vows to never race again after brawl

Italian karter Luca Corberi, who caused outrage after throwing a bumper at a rival on Sunday before starting a fight, has apologised and vowed never to race again.

FIA launches investigation into "unacceptable" karting incident
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FIA launches investigation into "unacceptable" karting incident

Felipe Massa says those involved in the fight during a karting event at Lonato on Sunday will face "consequences" for their "unacceptable" behaviour as the FIA announced it has launched an investigation.

How Will Power Kart will give young drivers essential guidance

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 launches Karting Esports Championship

Motorsport UK has launched the Karting Esports Championship in the wake of the cancellation of all motorsport due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Vettel makes shifter kart debut in Tony Kart test

Ferrari Formula 1 star Sebastian Vettel got over his Russian Grand Prix disappointment by enjoying a day karting with renowned manufacturer and race team Tony Kart at Lonato in Italy on Monday.

Kremers takes FIA Karting World Championship title

Birel ART driver Marijn Kremers won the FIA Karting World Championship in the KZ category, beating Adrien Renaudin at the Lonato circuit.

Promoted: 2019 FIA Karting World Championship KZ class preview

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.

Travisanutto becomes two-time karting world champion

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.

Promoted: 2019 FIA Karting World Championship preview

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.

Emmo Fittipaldi Jr. lands major sponsor deal, aged 12

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.

Travisanutto wins European karting title, Amand junior champion

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.

Interview: Felipe Massa shares his vision for karting's future

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.

India's karting c'ship overhauled, JK Tyre back as lead sponsor

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.

Promoted: Charles Leclerc as you’ve never seen him drive before
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Promoted: Charles Leclerc as you’ve never seen him drive before

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.

Sauber launches kart team with ex-Rosberg boss

Long-standing Formula 1 competitor Sauber has launched its own karting team in conjunction with the manufacturer that works with 2016 F1 world champion Nico Rosberg.

Rosberg wins karting world title as team owner

Nico Rosberg has added another world championship title to his CV, with his Rosberg Racing Academy winning karting’s top accolade last weekend.

Massa targets karting in 2024 Olympics

Ex-Formula 1 driver Felipe Massa wants to take motorsport to the 2024 Olympic Games through his role as the president of the FIA’s karting commission.

Massa outlines vision to change karting

Former grand prix driver Felipe Massa has outlined his vision for the future of karting as he bids to help better prepare youngsters in their bid to get to Formula 1.

Brazilian kart race chief vows to ban “team disruption” tactics

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.

Brazilian motorsport boss calls for action over kart fight

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.

Massa saddened by Brazil kart “war” after on-track brawl

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.

Has the next big racing talent been discovered in Brazil?

A young karter could be the next big thing from Brazil and he has already been likened to Ayrton Senna.

Britons Keirle, Patterson become 2017 karting world champions

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.

Mick Doohan's son among Red Bull's latest junior intake

Red Bull has added four karting drivers to its junior programme, including Jack Doohan, son of motorcycle legend Mick.

Moroccan Taoufik becomes European karting champion

Sami Taoufik claimed the 2017 CIK-FIA European OK championship after finishing fifth in the final round at Kristianstad.

Alonso hits back at Schumacher's criticism of karting track

Fernando Alonso has hit back at Ralf Schumacher after the ex-Formula 1 driver criticised the Spaniard’s karting facility in Oviedo.

Novalak, Rosso claim WSK Super Masters titles

Anglo-Swiss youngster Clement Novalak has clinched one of the most reputable karting titles of the season, the WSK Super Masters OK crown.

Large contingent of racing in Ocala

Another large contingent of racing in Ocala where weather could play a factor in the championship on Sunday.

Jarno Trulli's son makes WSK karting debut

Enzo Trulli, son of F1 race winner Jarno, completed his first WSK karting event in February and is racing in the second round of the Super Masters this weekend.

Impressive turnout leads to championship fights

Palm Beach Karting played host to the VCI powered by AM Engines Florida Winter Tour

190 competitors strap on the Vortex power plants in near perfect conditions

Kart360 is back in Florida this weekend in Jupiter, Florida at Palm Beach Karting

Rotax FWT kicks off in Homestead, FL

MAXSpeed now look to the opening round of Rotax and the Rotax MAX Challenge

FWT 2017 Rok qualiying report

Big names and heavy hitters have shown their faces with victories.

Seven kart categories competing in the 2017 Florida Winter Tour

The start of the 2017 edition of the Florida Winter Tour will be the epicenter of karting in North America this weekend in Homestead, Florida.

Brazilian karting star Caio Collet joins All Road Management

Brazilian youngster Caio Collet has become part of Nicolas Todt's management company All Road Management, which has also managed the likes of Felipe Massa and Pastor Maldonado.

The Top 10 most exciting karting talents of 2016

Most drivers at the top level in motorsport began their careers in karting, which is often a reliable indicator of the potential a youngster has. David Gruz selects the 10 hottest prospects from the 2016 season.

Victor Martins: The karting prodigy being likened to Vandoorne

One of the biggest revelations of the junior karting scene in 2016 was world champion Victor Martins, who has been compared to F1-bound Stoffel Vandoorne by a top karting boss. David Gruz profiles the Frenchman.

Hiltbrand and Martins claim CIK-FIA OK and OKJ World Championship titles

CRG factory driver Pedro Hiltbrand and VDK's Victor Martins became the 2016 CIK-FIA OK and OKJ world champions respectively at Bahrain.

Greco surprises with DD2 pole, as qualifying completed in Vegas

The grids have been set for the heat races in the Sofina Foods US Open Karting Championship presented by FIKSE Wheels, following qualifying in the US Open at Las Vegas. Cody Schindel reports.

Brueckner, Neri chase US Open Karting titles in Las Vegas

The final round of the 2016 US Open Karting Championship takes to a temporary circuit at the RIO All Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas with championships up for grabs. Cody Schindel reports.

Ferenc Kancsar defends Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals DD2 title

Hungarian karting star Ferenc Kancsar took his second straight Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals title in the DD2 class at Sarno.

DTM Star Robert Wickens confirmed for US Open of Las Vegas!

Entries continue to roll in for the US Open championship finale.

Donison, Sharma and Ali win National Karting Championship

Ricky Donison, Manav Sharma and Shahan Ali have emerged champions in their respective categories after the conclusion of the 2016 season of JK Tyre Indian National Karting Championship.

Birel ART aims to build Indian racers' career

The Italian kart manufacturer stepped into the Indian shores earlier this year with a full-fledged team, competing in the National Karting Championship.

Chatterjee unhurt in major crash, Mohsin takes Micro Max title

Nayan Chatterjee was unscathed after a heavy shunt in the season finale of Asian Karting Championship in Sepang to end second in DD2 category, while Shahan Ali Mohsin created history by winning the Micro Max title.

De Conto claims dominant maiden KZ world title

Italian Paolo De Conto was victorious at Kristianstad to take his first KZ World Championship title after narrowly missing out on it last year.

Criteria announced for Mazda Road To Indy advancement program

Following last month’s confirmation that Andersen Promotions and the MAXSpeed Group would continue its Driver Advancement Program in 2016, the criteria for consideration have been revealed.

Craig, Tavella take US Rotax Grand National titles in Sonoma

Jake Craig and Dylan Tavella took the respective Senior and Junior titles in the US Rotax Frand National on a sunny day in Sonoma, California along with five other drivers in other categories, Cody Schindel reports.

Brooks, d'Olrando top Friday heat races to claim pre-final pole

The second day at the United States Rotax Grand Nationals in Sonoma, California, featured three rounds of heat-races for all classes with Christian Brooks and Michael d'Olrando leading in Senior and Junior classes after some action-packed racing, Cody Schindel reports.