2nd Adria Karting Expo is on his way
2nd Adria Karting Expo is on his way

2nd Adria Karting Expo is on his way

2nd Adria Karting Expo is on his way

2nd Adria Karting Expo is on his way

The Adria Karting Expo is the sector expo dedicated to the karting world, already become a reference for national and international manufacturers and realities in the karting sector. After last...
CRG at the 2nd Karting Expo
CRG at the 2nd Karting Expo

CRG at the 2nd Karting Expo

CRG at the 2nd Karting Expo

CRG at the 2nd Karting Expo

Since Friday 29th November until Sunday 1st December you will be able to visit the CRG stand at the Adria Raceway, in Italy, where the Racing and Rental lines will be displayed, besides the...
The new WSK Promotion calendar for the 2020 season is now official
The new WSK Promotion calendar for the 2020 season is now official

The new WSK Promotion calendar for the...

The new WSK Promotion calendar for the 2020 season is now official

The new WSK Promotion calendar for the 2020 season is now official

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WSK Final Cup: the Video Gallery from Adria.
WSK Final Cup: the Video Gallery from Adria.

WSK Final Cup: the Video Gallery from...

WSK Final Cup: the Video Gallery from Adria.

WSK Final Cup: the Video Gallery from Adria.

The WSK Video Archive has been updated following the WSK Final Cup in Adria. The complete footage of the Finals at the Adria Karting Raceway has been uploaded for you to watch. Simply click Play to...
OTK: Choose The Original
OTK: Choose The Original

OTK: Choose The Original

OTK: Choose The Original

OTK: Choose The Original

Design, development and in-house manufacturing, these are the key elements of the OTK products. 100% Made in OTK, Italy
Results of the SKUSA Supernationals at Las Vegas, Nevada
Results of the SKUSA Supernationals at Las Vegas, Nevada

Results of the SKUSA Supernationals at...

Results of the SKUSA Supernationals at Las Vegas, Nevada

Results of the SKUSA Supernationals at Las Vegas, Nevada

In the world of motorsports, few races can be billed as the race of the year, but time and time again the SKUSA SuperNationals have been dubbed the pinnacle karting event of the year. It is poised...
Marijn Kremers winner of 2019 FEED Racing
Marijn Kremers winner of 2019 FEED Racing

Marijn Kremers winner of 2019 FEED...

Marijn Kremers winner of 2019 FEED Racing

Marijn Kremers winner of 2019 FEED Racing

Marijn Kremers is officially the laureate of the very first FEED Racing edition. The 21-year-old Dutchman won the final, after several months of competition.
Intense WSK Final Cup in the rain
Intense WSK Final Cup in the rain

Intense WSK Final Cup in the rain

Intense WSK Final Cup in the rain

Intense WSK Final Cup in the rain

During the last 2019 appointment, at the Adria Karting Raceway, the drivers of the Kosmic Kart Racing Department show all their potential and tenacity under unpredictable conditions, fighting also...
Hiltbrand Leads A Tony Kart Podium
Hiltbrand Leads A Tony Kart Podium

Hiltbrand Leads A Tony Kart Podium

Hiltbrand Leads A Tony Kart Podium

Hiltbrand Leads A Tony Kart Podium

In the WSK Final Cup run on the Adria Karting Raceway, Pedro Hiltbrand wins in the OK category ahead of Joseph Turney and Lorenzo Travisanutto. In OKJ, Nikita Bedrin ends on the second step of the...
Double Parolin podium in Mini and OK-Junior with Khavalkin and Kucharczyk
Double Parolin podium in Mini and OK-Junior with Khavalkin and Kucharczyk

Double Parolin podium in Mini and...

Double Parolin podium in Mini and OK-Junior with Khavalkin and Kucharczyk

Double Parolin podium in Mini and OK-Junior with Khavalkin and Kucharczyk

The WSK Final Cup, the last international event of the 2019 season, was marked by wet and cool weather on the Adria circuit, with a constantly slippery surface. The Parolin Racing Kart team were not...
New partnership for the Brazilian Rotax Karting business
New partnership for the Brazilian Rotax Karting business

New partnership for the Brazilian Rotax...

New partnership for the Brazilian Rotax Karting business

New partnership for the Brazilian Rotax Karting business

Bora Karting will take over the distributorship from Mach5 effective immediately to service and develop the Rotax customer base of Brazil, while building up the participation at the Rotax MAX...
Reminder - Entries closing the 24th of November to sign up to all 4 rounds and save 400 euro
Reminder - Entries closing the 24th of November to sign up to all 4 rounds and save 400 euro

Reminder - Entries closing the 24th of...

Reminder - Entries closing the 24th of November to sign up to all 4 rounds and save 400 euro

Reminder - Entries closing the 24th of November to sign up to all 4 rounds and save 400 euro

Reminder - 24 November is the official closing date for drivers to take advantage of the 400 euro discount for paying all 4 races in advance.
Final races at the WSK Final Cup of Adria (I)
Final races at the WSK Final Cup of Adria (I)

Final races at the WSK Final Cup of...

Final races at the WSK Final Cup of Adria (I)

Final races at the WSK Final Cup of Adria (I)

Season finale with the WSK Final Cup: the winners are Lundberg (S – Luxor-TM KZ2), Hiltbrand  (E – Tony Kart-Vortex OK), Antonelli (I – KR-IAME OKJ) and Matveev (RUS –...
Livestream of the WSK Final Cup at the Adria Karting Raceway
Livestream of the WSK Final Cup at the Adria Karting Raceway

Livestream of the WSK Final Cup at the...

Livestream of the WSK Final Cup at the Adria Karting Raceway

Livestream of the WSK Final Cup at the Adria Karting Raceway

It is the end of a demanding and challenging season: the WSK Final Cup is the last event of the 14th kart racing season promoted by WSK. The venue of the race is Adria (Italy); 230 drivers are...
The video recap from the qualifying heats day at Adria (I)
The video recap from the qualifying heats day at Adria (I)

The video recap from the qualifying...

The video recap from the qualifying heats day at Adria (I)

The video recap from the qualifying heats day at Adria (I)

Qualifying heats at the Adria Karting Raceway. After the rainy racing day of yesterday, 26 races more were held today and the recap of the qualifying phase is available for you to watch.
Qualifying heats at the WSK Final Cup in Adria (I)
Qualifying heats at the WSK Final Cup in Adria (I)

Qualifying heats at the WSK Final Cup in...

Qualifying heats at the WSK Final Cup in Adria (I)

Qualifying heats at the WSK Final Cup in Adria (I)

At the WSK Final Cup in Adria, good qualifying for Travisanutto (I – Tony Kart-Vortex OK), Luyet (CH – CRG-TM KZ2), Antonelli (I – KR-IAME OKJ) and Matveev (RUS – Energy-TM 60...
Timeschedule SKUSA Supernationals at Las Vegas, Nevada
Timeschedule SKUSA Supernationals at Las Vegas, Nevada

Timeschedule SKUSA Supernationals at Las...

Timeschedule SKUSA Supernationals at Las Vegas, Nevada

Timeschedule SKUSA Supernationals at Las Vegas, Nevada

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Australian Kart Championship to hit the bend in 2020

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Timing practice and qualifying heats at the WSK Final Cup in Adria (I)
Timing practice and qualifying heats at the WSK Final Cup in Adria (I)

Timing practice and qualifying heats at...

Timing practice and qualifying heats at the WSK Final Cup in Adria (I)

Timing practice and qualifying heats at the WSK Final Cup in Adria (I)

The pole sitters of the WSK Final Cup at Adria Karting Raceway are Bizzotto (I – Formula K-TM KZ2), Travisanutto (I – Tony Kart-Vortex OK), Bedrin (RUS – Tony Kart-Vortex OKJ) and Al...
Results of the WSK Final Cup at the Adria Karting Raceway
Results of the WSK Final Cup at the Adria Karting Raceway

Results of the WSK Final Cup at the...

Results of the WSK Final Cup at the Adria Karting Raceway

Results of the WSK Final Cup at the Adria Karting Raceway

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Podium for Kas Haverkort at DKM round 3 in Kerpen, switch to an alternative engine brand for Le Mans

Published on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Podium for Kas Haverkort at DKM round 3 in Kerpen, switch to an alternative engine brand for Le Mans

After dominating the highly competitive field in the OK senior category from the beginning of the weekend at the third edition of the international German Kart Championship, Dutch driver Kas Haverkort set himself up to regain the lead in the 2019 series when he secured pole position and won both qualifying heats Saturday, to be starting on pole in Sunday’s first final. Taking P2 for a podium place was enough points to move him up to second in the standings, but a forced retirement in Race 2 ended his chance to reclaim the championship lead at the halfway mark. 

With the continued motivation and determination to overcome the challenges he faced in the previous round, the CRG Keijzer Racing Team driver was on a mission to make this weekend another winner, as he had at round 1 of the DKM this year, when he arrived at the famous Erftlandring circuit in Kerpen, Germany. The 15-year old outshone the local heroes in Saturday’s official timed practice to set the fastest lap of the field of 44 in the premier German series class. 

Taking victories in both his qualifying heats amidst the unpredictable changing summer weather, the CRG driver was the only OK competitor to make it a double win Saturday, posting the quickest lap of the race in his first heat as well. This gave Kas the ideal opportunity to claim maximum points the next day and aim to reinstate his position back at the top of the leader board going into round 4 at a very familiar track at Karting Genk, Belgium in just a few weeks.  

The young Dutchman claimed a podium place in Race 1 Sunday after finishing a strong second behind Red Bull Junior Team driver and defending OK 2018 champion Harry Thompson (GBR), crossing the line with a gap of more than a second to the new series leader and vice-champion from last year, Hugo Sasse (GER). With a front-row starting position and clear strategy, Kas had a good feeling going into Race 2. Unfortunately, engine problems yet again ruined his chance of securing another podium and collecting vital points, when he was forced to retire on lap 14. 

Looking back, it was an extremely positive start to the series at Lonato, Italy in April, where Kas also took pole position and two podiums, ending the opening round with a demanding victory over the current World number 1 Lorenzo Travisanutto in the final race, to be the early leader in the 2019 standings. However, the following event at Wackersdorf in Germany was more of an “education” according to the 2017 Junior DKM champion, where he had dominated the ADAC Masters at the very same circuit prior to the second round there. The luck was not with him though and two mechanical failures – carburettor and engine – prevented Kas from another podium and crucial points, retiring in P4 of the last final within several laps of the chequered flag. 

Regardless of the mixed weather and seemingly unavoidable hurdles that have played a significant role in every edition in this series so far, the likeable teenager has consistently shown his developing talent and consciously aims to maintain a positive outlook. But, the reality of being plagued with technical issues at some stage in each of the three rounds is a major concern, which Kas honestly believes himself is now necessary to take the steps to try to avoid the risk of losing his shot at the coveted German title and for his other racing commitments this season. 

This week, Kas Haverkort will start at the FIA Karting European Championship in Le Mans and make the switch to an alternative engine brand for the international event in France, hoping to find the reliability and the results he is quietly confident of and more than capable of achieving. 

Kas Haverkort – “I think it was a really positive weekend in general, with qualifying P1 to be 4-tenths faster than the next driver in my group and almost a tenth gap to P2 in the overall ranking. In the heats it was also a great result for us in the wet and dry conditions, winning both races Saturday with a fastest lap as well. In the first final Sunday I had some problems though with traffic, when one guy was one lap behind and went off in front of me, so there was a lot of dirt on the track and Harry [Thompson] could get past me. Still, with P2 and the speed, everything was okay. In the second final, I was on P2 after a good start and had the pace for a few laps. After some time, I felt the chain was moving around on the sprocket and just over half-race distance the engine broke. We couldn’t do anything more than what we did, but overall it was a good weekend. I’m pleased with the results otherwise and to be second in the points standings. A big thanks to my team and all my supporters.”

 

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