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Karting News Briefs

  30 January 2013

short and sharp...

  • Victorian Karting Series change - the Sportsman Light and Heavy classes have been replaced with TAG 125 Light and Heavy, as per the 2013 AKA rule book, and will run the Dunlop SL6 tyre. VKS co-ordinator Dominic Albanese informed KartSportNews that Sportsman Over 40s remains unchanged and will continue on MG Reds as per supp regs. "In the best interests of karters racing a National class Australia-wide, this change has been made. It would serve little purpose to continue running a state based class different to the other states. This is a combined decision of the four clubs involved in the VKS series."

  • Video review of the Melbourne Rotax Pro Tour round on the weekend:

  • If you're into the latest Euro news, Mary-Ann Horley's Kartlink site is a great place to start. She's got a list of the latest movements in the European team/driver market, quotes from CIK-FIA Vice President Kees Van de Grint on the CIK’s immediate future plus info from the WSK group test at La Conca where Nico Rosberg was testing a KF with his old team Chiesa Corse (which was called Team MBM back in the day).

  • There is a Superkart twilight practice session this Saturday at Calder Park. "OLT's can be done as well as targetted scrutiny. Track time is $110 per driver. This could be our last stand alone twilight practice session" the Victorian Superkart Club stated.
  • Michael Schumacher was part of Tony Kart's first test of 2013. For two days he drove a Racer EVK chassis powered by the recently homologated Vortex RVZ engine. Basz, Betsch and Sargeant made their debut in the Italian team's green colours. The test was also an opportunity for Camponeschi to have his first run of the KZ. The first race of the year for the team will be the WSK Master round at La Conca on February 3. Schumacher is not on the entry list...
    michael schumacher testing kz tony kart vortex

    pics - Tony Kart

  • The world renowned ROK Cup will run in the United States in 2013. OTK USA announced there will be over 100-engines available for use by entered drivers of the program in its first year. Launching as 'ROK Cup USA', the internationally successful program will offer the same rules package known around the globe for over 10 years, utilizing Vortex-ROK equipment. It will be introduced in the popular Florida Karting Championship Series which commences in March. More on ekartingnews.