|19 October 2012|
iPKarting has released this new "Orange Kart", OK1. Basically, OK1 is a re-branded Intrepid and, from a technical perspective, is identical to the highly successful orange machines. Other than the decoration, such as the sticker kit, the OK1 has all the perfomance and quality of the Intrepid.
IPKarting S.r.l., the manufacturer of IPK Racing Products, launched the 2013 product line at a dealer conference in Verona, Italy, earlier this month.
The company unveiled the new range of "orange karts", OK1 - with a striking new sticker kit by Lucky Design, to complement their Praga and IPK products. 2012 saw the establishment of Praga as a kart force on the world stage, winning a World Title along the way.
"Existing Intrepid customers of 2012 models now have the opportunity to makeover their kart with the new identity of OK1 should they be interested" the Australian importer, ESD, informed KartSportNews.
"All Intrepid and Praga customers can rest assured that the businesses behind these brands are in a strong position for moving forward. Ongoing access to parts and support will continue as usual.
"New Praga 2013 models will also be introduced with technical upgrades as well as the introduction of the Praga Dark, a black colourway with an entry-level price point."
At the Verona launch, the Praga Race Team discussed their first year of major competition and reaching many of its goals, including a World Championship on debut with Bas Lammers claiming the KZ1 crown. Ongoing support will also be given to the Praga New Generation racing program, which helps talented young kart drivers make the transition into professional racing and the exciting new Praga R1 race car was showcased, which will be available in 2013.
Intrepid and SKM brands will revert to the ownership of their original creator, Italian Mirko Sguerzoni, under his ongoing Intrepid Driver Program.
All kart brand & product enquiries can be made directly to the Australian importer, ESD:
or via your local dealer.
105 years young, the Praga brand was established in 1907 and is one of the oldest car manufacturers in Europe. Over time, Praga has also produced spare parts, engines, large vehicles and a range of motorbikes.
In June 2011 the company unveiled a new supercar at the Dutch Supercar GT Challenge in Belgium, the impressive Praga R4 with an eight-cylinder engine of 520 hp and following its success the R1 has been developed for 2013 release.
Above: The Praga R1
Praga has a rich automotive and race history and has now moved into the karting arena under the direction of sole owner, Petr Ptacek.
With Praga’s passion for racing they have assembled a team of kart drivers, like world champ Bas Lammers and Dutchwoman Bietske Visser, who are supported by the complete Praga race environment and are provided a wealth of outstanding advancement opportunities.
Junior karting is also a particular focus with Praga having a growing involvement from Micro Max and it’s youngest racers and their progression throughout the sport.
Above: Miss World, Tatana Kucharova, tries on the Praga R4 for size