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ALL ACTION KILLARNEY KARTING

WP Rotax Max championships entertain Killarney’s second round of the Western Province Rotax Max Challenge karting championship delivered great racing on a fine early Cape autumn’s morning as local drivers diced hard while also fine tuning for the opening round of the South African national Max series in KwaZulu Natal at the end of the […]

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SIX OUT OF SIX SNYMAN

Troy ready for national attack South African national under-13 Rotax Mini Max karting champion is all set for the first round of the opening round of the 2020 national championships following a dominant weekend at iDube’s second round KZN Max series on Sunday. The ‘Maritzburg lightie was in dominant form as he stormed to a […]

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MAX ENTERTAINMENT AT KILLARNEY

Second round Cape kart races set to thrill If the recent opening round 2020 Western Province Rotax Max Challenge was anything to go by, the Cape’s finest karters will no doubt once again deliver another splendid show when round 2 goes down at the Killarney Kart Track Saturday 14 March. Even better is that the […]

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KARTING’S QUANTUM LEAP

New track for leap year Max season start There is great excitement among Gauteng’s karting community ahead of what promises to be a quantum start to leap year 2020’s Rotax Max Northern Regions karting season when the first round kicks off at the brand new Formula K Karting Circuit near Benoni on Saturday 29 February. […]

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ALIBHAI’S CAMPILLOS CHARGE

Aqil tackles Rotax Max Euros in Spain He may be on the sunny Costa del Sol for the weekend, but South African kart sensation Aqil Alibhai won’t see much more of nearby Malaga than the Circuito Karting Campillos as he competes in the opening round of the Rotax Junior Max Euro Trophy. Ormonde Johannesburg teenager […]

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The Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy prepares for the next exciting event at Le Mans

Building on the undeniable success of the first edition, BRP-Rotax and 3MK Events continue their collaboration, in partnership with the ACO, to organise the 2020 Rotax MAX Challenge International Trophy from Tuesday, July 28 to Saturday, August 1 at the Le Mans International Karting circuit in France. This impressive event offers a unique karting experience […]

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SCORCHING CAPE KARTING

WP kart season starts in style at Killarney The 2020 Rotax Max Western Province Rotax Max Karting championship kicked off in dramatic style on Saturday as bumper fields of eager young racers delivered thrilling racing and multiple winners on a scorching hot Cape summer’s day at the Killarney Kart Track. In a dramatic top class […]

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Cape Max championship starts Saturday

The 2020 Rotax Max Challenge karting season is about to get serious when this year’s Western Cape Karting Championship blasts into action at the Killarney Kart Track Saturday 15 February. The Rotax Max season already commenced with a well supported and most entertaining KZN regional at iDube last weekend, but the Cape gang is all […]

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KWANDA ENDS AN ERA ON TOP

Mokoena takes title to close Junior career Kyalami karting sensation Kwanda Mokoena ended his junior karting career in yet another brilliant showing as he delivered a triple victory to wrap up his seventh karting title at the tender age of fifteen at the Northern Regions Karting Finals at Zwartkops on Saturday. “I enjoyed saying goodbye […]

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ZWARTKOPS MAX SENSATIONAL

Epic Rotax kart finals crown champions Benjamin Habig, Michael Stephen, Charl Visser, Jonathan Pieterse, Troy Dolinshek, Troy Snyman, Reese Koorzen and  Tshepang Shisinwana each etched their names into the South African karting history books at Zwartkops over the weekend where they became 2019’s Rotax Max Challenge national champions. Habig, Stephen, Visser, Pieterse, Dolinschek, Snyman and […]

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BOYD SETS NATIONAL PACE

But tough going takes its toll Sebastian Boyd enjoyed a great opening round of the 2019 South African Rotax Max Challenge national karting championship, ending up a fine fourth overall at his home track at Killarney in Cape Town over the weekend. It could have been even better however, had SACS College scholar Boyd not […]

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GAUTENG MAX KARTERS IMPRESS

Great racing off full grids at Vereeniging The 2019 Northern Regions Rotax Max Karting Championships kicked off with a great turnout, full grids and brilliant racing at the Vereeniging Kart Track on Saturday, as the DD2s delivered unpredictable racing while several other drivers delivered dominant performances elsewhere. The premier Rotax Max DD2 class proved dramatic, […]

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JOZI KART BATTLE LINES DRAWN

Laserfiche set for Northern Regions opener The 2019 Rotax Max Challenge karting season gets underway when the opening round of the Northern Regions Karting Championships blasts off at Vereeniging’s Laserfiche Raceway Saturday 9 February. Gauteng’s karters have had a long wait since November, but the action is about to start with several key rivalries set […]

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MAX 175 — ‘GENTLEMEN’ AT SPEED

Rotax Max opens up to older, heavier karters Karting can be a cruel sport — especially to older or heavier drivers who may struggle to compete on even terms against lightweight youngsters. That’s all about to change though — the new heavyweight national championship Rotax Max 175 class is coming! All-new stand-alone Max 175 will […]

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SOUTH AFRICA’S CRISTIANO MORGADO WINS A RECORD FIFTH WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP KARTING TITLE AT THE 2018 ROTAX GRAND FINALS IN BRAZIL

Durban’s veteran kart racer Cristiano Morgado won the 2018 Rotax DD2 Masters Grand Final world championship in Conde-Paraiba, Brazil on Saturday, December 1, 2018.The 39-year-old started from pole position in the final after a week-long round of elimination races and lead from green light to chequered flag in energy-sapping hot conditions. He was hounded all the way […]

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AQIL OFF TO BRAZIL!

Alibhai to represent SA in Rotax Finals While Sunday’s South African Rotax Max Challenge Finals karting meeting may not have been young Aqil Alibhai’s best outing of the year following a tough weekend at Zwartkops, there were a few positives, including the fact that his effort was good enough to see him up a position […]

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ZWARTKOPS SET FOR KART SHOCKER

All not as it seems ahead of Rotax Max Finals The 2018 Rotax Max Challenge South African Karting Championship comes to a head at its fourth and final round at the Zwartkops International Kart Raceway on Sunday 30 September – and while it’s tight at the top and everything is to play for, all is […]

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CAPE KART SPATS CONTINUE

Killarney WP wars ready to impress If the national kart acton between local karters was anything to go by two weeks back, Saturday 25 August’s Killarney regional karting action promises to be just as intense when the sixth round of the Western Province Karting Championships goes down with the focus fully on a number of […]

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CAPE KARTING CONTROVERSY

Crashes, action, drama at Killarney national Saturday’s third round Rotax Max Challenge South African Championship races may have played out in ideal conditions at the Killarney Kart track, but the WPMC Kart Club weekend delivered dramatic action throughout the weekend with red flags flying to stop races after controversial accidents among much great racing. It […]

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A SPLENDID DAY’S RACING

Surprises, records at Killarney karting A perfect midwinter’s Cape Saturday greeted Killarney’s karting faithful and a number of upcountry visitors for 28 July’s fifth round of the MSA Western Cape Karting Championships that delivered an action packed meeting peppered by surprises, tied results, lap records and even a red flag. The premier Rotax Max direct […]

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KILLARNEY KARTS RETURN

Mini national beckons after long break It’s been a long break since karts last raced at Killarney way back in May, but that’s all about to change when the WPMC Kart Track hosts the fifth round of the MSA Western Cape Karting Championships at the Killarney Kart Track Saturday 28 July in what promises to […]

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Victory and heart break for BirelART in Africa Open

The BirelART South Africa Official team entered the Africa Open final with very high aspirations after dominating in the pre-final rounds. Whilst they were able to secure two titles, they also experienced heartbreak in classes which looked like sure victories. Cadet driver, Tshepang Shisinwana qualified 2nd and won pre-final 1. He took 2nd in pre-final […]

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ZWARKOPS’ DAZZLING DOUBLE HEADER

The Zwartkops International Kart Raceway is building up to its annual double-header extravaganza when the Rand Kart Club hosts the fourth round of the Gauteng Northern Regions championship Saturday 30 June and then the wildcard Rotax Max African Open happens Sunday 1 July. Sunday’s African Open will see the winner of the senior and high […]

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FULL FIELDS AND TOOTH AND NAIL RACING AT ROUND TWO OF THE 2018 ROTAX SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP

Round Two of the 2018 Rotax South African National Karting Championship at the Laserfiche Raceway in Vereeniging saw ultra-competitive racing in all six of the competing classes, run across various age groups. The nail-bitingly close lap times and hard-fought tussles in each class proved once again that this class of racing is the most competitive […]

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HUGE FIELDS, NAILBITING COMPETITION EXPECTED FOR ROUND ONE OF THE 2018 ROTAX SOUTH AFRICAN KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP IN KZN ON MARCH 31

A massive entry is expected for Round One of the 2018 Rotax South African Karting championship at iDube Raceway, just outside Pietermaritzburg, on Saturday, March 31.Just two weeks prior to the first National of the year, a Regional event at iDube provided a thrilling preview of what can be expected at the famed “hillside circuit” […]

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WEEKEND VIBE AT IDUBE REGIONAL EXPECTED TO BE A MINI-NATIONAL

As predicted, this weekend’s KZN Regional SARMC event will have an amazing vibe, as many of the up country karting teams will be participating and preparing for the 1st Round of the 2018 Rotax SARMC National which will be held over the Easter Weekend at Idube.   “Currently we have 88 entries with 24 competitors in […]

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A NEW SA KARTING DAWN

 New for 2018 following an experimental season last year, the fast and affordable new DVS karting class is all set and ready to race at the first round of the SA Rok Cup at Vereeniging’s Laserfiche Raceway Saturday 10 March. The new series attracted the cream of South Africa’s open class kart racing crop — […]

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DRAMA, UPSETS AT KILLARNEY KARTING

Killarney’s opening Western Province karting championship races provided a sensational start to the new season with drama aplenty, upsets and excitement on a fine Cape’s summer afternoon on Saturday. One of the exceptions was however the premier Rotax DD2 class, where reigning WP champion Umpie Swart (EMR Extreme CRG) stamped his authority on the racing […]

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A KARTING REVOLUTION

South African karting is set for revolution as the new Vortex Super Rok DVS class continues to move the sport back towards its Original Karting roots in a competitive, cost effective and completely fair new championship from 2018. Super Rok DVS not only removes the need for stratospheric budgets to race at the front, but […]

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Massa upset after brawl breaks out at kart race

Former F1 driver Felipe Massa has apologised after one of his teammates at a 500-mile go-kart race was involved in an on-track brawl with another driver on Saturday night. The race, which took place at a kart track on the outskirts of Sao Paulo, ended in controversy when Rodrigo Dantas and Tuka Rocha were involved […]

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Felipe Massa takes over the Presidency of the CIK-FIA

 Following the FIA ​​General Assembly held on Friday 8th December 2017 in Paris, the name of the new President of the International Karting Commission of the FIA ​​has been announced. The Brazilian Felipe Massa will succeed Shaikh Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa to preside over the destinies of global Karting. An important figure in the […]

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HEROIC EFFORT FROM TEAM SOUTH AFRICA IN 2017 ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE WORLD KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP

  The 10-driver team from South Africa return home this week from the 2017 Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Portugal with a mixed bag of results , but with a sense of honour that our drivers can still compete with the very best kart racers in the world. The 2017 event was the most […]

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SEVEN SOUTH AFRICAN KARTING CHAMPIONS FOR 2017 CROWNED AT ZWARTKOPS

The fourth and final round of the 2017 Rotax South African National Championship Karting Championship on September 24 saw an entry  some 35 per cent larger than the previous year Going into the fourth and final National Championship round of the 2017 South African Rotax Max Challenge karting series at Zwartkops on September 24, none […]

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ENTRIES FROM SIX COUNTRIES FOR 2017 ROTAX AFRICAN OPEN KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP ON AUGUST 20 AT ZWARTKOPS

One of the most diverse entries ever received for a karting championship meeting, run on African soil, has been received for this year’s Rotax African Open. On August 20, 2017, drivers from no less than five different African countries as well as a driver from the UAE will compete at the Zwartkops Kart Raceway. And […]

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ZWARTKOPS’ EXOTIC REGIONAL

The sixth round of the Northern Regions Karting Championships at the Zwartkops Kart Saturday 19 August Track promises to be somewhat of a mini-national, with out-of-town and wildcard drivers set to shake things up in most classes as they prepare for Sunday’s African Open. Bradley Liebenberg will for instance have to work hard for his […]

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Spectacular karts action at Killarney

Killarney’s third round Western Province Championship karting action proved spectacular Saturday as albeit thin grids produced consistently spectacular action throughout the day.Umpie Swart (EMR CRG) emerged the winningest driver of the day with one of the few dominant performances in DD2, where he was unbeaten, reeling off three straight wins over Julian van der Watt […]

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National karts thrill, Poulter back in style

The 2017 South African Karting Championships kicked off in spectacular, bruising style at Vereeniging on Monday as South African race, rally and cross country star Leeroy Poulter stole the headlines when he stepped back into a kart to deliver a brilliant performance to take the day’s top class DD2 wins among several star drives on […]

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SA race champions face off in kart opener

The 2017 South African National Karting Championship kicks off at Vereeniging’s Laserfische Raceway on the unlikely date of Monday 20 March, with the prospect of South Africa’s best drivers facing off as the highlight of an epic day’s racing.The fastest DD2 gearbox class is split into two classes – the under-30 ‘youngsters’ and the Masters, […]