Botho G. Wagner, the man on the left in the photo above, has passed away on 3rd January 2021 at the age of 85. He had been a karting enthusiast from the very beginning and a true “primary rock” of the discipline in his country. Notably, he had participated as a driver in the first race organised in Germany, on 24 April 1960 in Wiesbaden.
Botho G. Wagner then worked in various ways to promote karting. He was editor of the magazine "Karting", which was published until the 1980s. He was a member of numerous commissions in karting clubs and represented Germany in the International Karting Commission. Since 1993, he and his wife Alice organised the world's largest annual karting fair, the IKA-Kart 2000 (Kartmesse) in Offenbach (Germany) near Frankfurt am Main, every year. KartXpress sends its deepest condolences to his wife, his family and his loved ones.