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THE ZWARTKOPS SWAP

by Motorsport Media Gauteng Rotax Max Challenge karting returns to Pretoria home base The Gauteng Rotax Max Challenge returns to home ground when the region’s top kart racers gather for the third round of the series at Zwartkops on Saturday 8 March. Not that the racing should be any less spectacular but this and the previous […]

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CAPE MAX KARTING STARTS SATURDAY

How many WP drivers will be champions again this year? It’s a fresh start as the Province’s best karters limber up for the opening round of the Western Cape Rotax Max Challenge at Killarney on Saturday 13 February. The objective as always, is to take a national championship and earn that ticket to represent South […]

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ROTAX MAX STARTS AT IDUBE ON SUNDAY

The road to the ‘Olympics of Karting’ starts here It’s time to light that blue touch paper, step five paces back and behold the action when karting’s Rotax Max Challenge 2021 kicks off with a cracking regional race at iDube near Camperdown in KZN on Sunday 7 February. There is only one way to reach […]

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CAPE KARTERS STAR, CHAMPIONS CROWNED

SA Rotax Max Challenge comes to a head at Killarney The 2020 South African National Rotax Max Challenge karting championship wrapped up at Killarney in Cape Town on Saturday. Local drivers did the Cape proud with a dominant display at their home circuit, while the champions collected their tickets to race for the SA team […]

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Massa to lead investigation into viral karting incident, brawl

Former Ferrari driver Felipe Massa will lead the investigation into the astonishing Kart World Championship incident that saw a driver attack a rival on and off the circuit in separate incidents. On Sunday, video emerged of Italian driver Luca Corberi walking to the side of the racetrack to throw a loose bumper at a rival, […]

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Kart Driver Luca Corberi Throws Bumper at Rival During FIA Championship Race

The strangest scene played out at the FIA World Karting Championship at South Garda Karting Circuit in Lonato, Italy, on Sunday, when driver Luca Corberi threw two tantrums that could have easily caused serious harm in fellow drivers. Nine.com’s Wide World of Sports reports that Italy’s Corberi crashed out, which threw him in a fit […]

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SPRING SURPRISES AT KILLARNEY

Rotax Max regional delivers great racing The third round of the Western Cape Rotax Max Challenge karting championship delivered some stunning racing in spite of smaller fields than usual at Killarney on Saturday. With several drivers opting to rather travel to Pretoria to race the Northern Regions round in preparation for the all important Rotax […]

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IDUBE SET FOR MAX NATIONAL

Green light for Rotax Max Challenge karting The 2020 South African Rotax Max Challenge finally gets underway with four races at the opening round of the National Championship at iDube near Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal on Sunday 23 August following delays around lockdown. With social distancing measures still in place, spectators are not allowed, but […]

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MAX COMEBACK

Rotax karting gets back on track in KZN South African karting bounced back from lockdown with a bang on Sunday when iDube hosted the third round of the KwaZulu Natal Rotax Max Challenge and a record field of drivers turned up to race. In a day that more or less went to the form book, […]

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ROTAX MAX BOUNCES BACK

Nationals confirmed, regionals start this weekend! The South African Rotax Max Challenge is set to come out of its Covid corner with all guns blazing as local karting enters a brilliant new era. And with the national and regional championships back on track, two brilliant brand new world class circuits to race on and record […]

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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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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 […]