Formula K Now In Oz

Formula K karts have landed in Australia. The Italian brand is imported and distributed by Melbourne-based Pro Karting Australia.

Formula K is a relatively new brand (formed in 2009), but they are a stand alone manufacturer, designing and building their own karts inside their new 2000 sqm head quarters next to the Ferrari factory in Modena, Italy.

In fact, location is not the only link to Ferrari; one of the four shareholders, Andrea Bertolini, is a Ferrari test driver, and another, Pietro Corradini, was a mechanic for the F1 team in the 70s and 80s.

Now in its third year of competition, Formula K celebrated an extremely successful 2011 with wins in WSK KZ1 class and a victory at the Rotax Open in Spain in the Senior MAX class. These results were backed up by a 2nd in KZ1 World Cup. 2012 has started strong with victory in DD2 at the Winter Cup in Spain and a number of podiums in the WSK series.

Above: New chassis being assembled in the impressive Formula K factory

The Formula K chassis is available in 3 models: FK01, FK02 and FK03. These frames share a similar design philosophy and range in tube size from 28-30 to 32-32 to suit various power and tyre combinations. An FK Mini is also available for youth classes.

Formula K Australia has stock on hand of the FK01 model, which is designed for Rotax and TaG classes. A full range of spare parts is also in stock.

Above: FK01 chassis layout from the CIK-FIA homolagation

For any information regarding Formula K kart, contact Pro Karting (03) 9465 5340,

Dealer inquiries are welcome for all states and test karts are available.

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Above: Some Rotax powered Formula Ks

Pro Karting will continue to import & distribute DR Kart. They are now also an importer of TM parts and engines for KZ2.

"We are getting quite serious about wholesaling karting products for Australian karters" Pro Karting's Jace Lindstrom told KartSportNews. "We have a few more new things that we are working on that will be announced in the coming months."

Above: Brake caliper mounts to the bearing cassette

Above & Below: Team karts being prepared in the factory