Monaco Wins On International Debut

Remo Racing would like to congratulate Pacific Kartsport New Zealand and all their drivers for their great efforts at the 2009 New Zealand National Championships where Monaco walked away with 4 top-6 finishes, including 2 National Titles.

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Monaco stormed onto the New Zealand scene over the Easter weekend Nationals held at RV Wholesales Raceway, Hamilton. With New Zealand Importer Pacific Kartsport NZ based  in Hamilton, with 6 Monaco Karts competing in all major classes they walked away with 4 top 6 finishes including 2 national titles.

On the Friday Huntly driver Rhy’s Tinney won the Junior Restricted Title (10-14 year olds) with a drive of the weekend performance, after winning the pre final but later to be penalized 6 seconds to his finishing time (due to racing accident) Rhy’s drove his Monaco GP6 28/30 from grid 10 to take the lead on the last lap and win by .005 from Blenhiem driver Brooke Reeve’s.

On Saturday Monaco was Represented by Pacific Kartsport Manager Brad Tyrrell in  Yamaha Heavy (pic above) and by Hamilton young gun Tyler Richardson and former New Zealand Rotax World final Represetative Ethan De Jong in Yamaha Light.

Tyrrell was the pacesetter from the first time they hit the track qualifying pole by and outstanding amount of .413 from former winners Darren Asiable and Simon Hunter, Tyrrell from there on went on to win both Heats, Pre Final and Final by massive amounts, steering the Monaco GP6 30/32 to another New Zealand title.
Tyler Richardson however had to work very hard, after qualifying 9th lower than hoping for  Tyler drove hard through the heat’s and pre final to be starting P2 for the 20 lap final, however being shuffled down to 8th after the first lap Tyler had it all cut out for himself but drove with great maturity to be coming 2nd with 2 laps to run, with a 4 kart all out dice on the final lap Tyler got shuffled back to 4th at the line but still happy with his speed and result.

With speed to burn in lead up practice and with experience behind 17 year old Ethan De Jong was looking for a top result in Yamaha Light, but with the curse of everything going wrong on race day, Ethan was left with a broken chain on the infield in the final. No doubt Ethan will be back at the front in event’s to come.

Sunday had Aaron Woolley and Brian Tyrrell running in Rotax Heavy in there recently purchased GP6 CIK 125, Aaron competing in his first ever nationals put his Monaco chassis Pacific Kartsport prepared motor on pole for the heats, also going on to win the first heat and 3rd in the second Aaron put a stunning drive in the pre final to cross 2nd only ..013 behind the winner, Aaron was dealt to on the first corner in the final to rejoin in 10th place and drove back to a deserved 6th place but left thinking what could have been. Brian Tyrrell (Brad Tyrrell’s father) put a stunning performance In considering he was the oldest driver competing at the Nationals setting some of the quickest times during the event to come home with a Top 10 finish.