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DOMINANT CAPE KARTERS RETURN TO KILLARNEY
The Cape karting circus returns to Killarney for the second round of the WP championships on Saturday 23 May with a spring in its step following local drivers sweeping all before them at the recent home national at the same circuit. Local drivers won no less than 16 of the 24 races at the nationals and there’s no pride like home pride, so there will be plenty to play for this weekend.
Liebenberg thwarts a home-town white-wash in Cape Town
South African Rotax Max Challenge Karting Championship Round One, April 25, 2015.
Bradley Liebenberg from Lonehill, Gauteng, won a nail-biting DD2 victory in the first National round of the 2015 South African Rotax Max Challenge in Cape Town on Saturday, April 25.
BRP’S 2015 ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE GRAND FINALS WILL BE HOSTED IN PORTUGAL
Gunskirchen, Austria, March 10, 2015 – BRP’s Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals (RMCGF), where each country’s best drivers race for the title, will occur at the International Karting Circuit of Portimão in Algarve, Portugal from November 8 to 14, 2015.
“The Portimão circuit is a great venue for the RMCGF, as it meets all requirements in terms of track surface and overall infrastructure,” said Peter Oelsinger, vice-president, Rotax Propulsion Systems at BRP. “Participants will race for the first time with the new MAX evo engine, which should tighten the field and make the races even more thrilling.”
Kelvin van der Linde is Bridgestone SA /SA Guild of Motoring Journalists Motor Sportsman of the Year – again
Kelvin van der Linde, 18, the reigning Bridgestone SA / SAGMJ Motor Sportsman of the Year, has made it two in a row.
Van der Linde, who last year at age 17 became the youngest ever recipient of this prestigious award, has again been honoured this year, as the 2014 Bridgestone SA / SAGMJ Motor Sportsman of the Year.
Rotax Grand Finals Team nominated for SA Guild of Motoring Journalists “Motor Sportsman of the Year” award
Eleven nominees for Bridgestone SA / SAGMJ “Motor Sportsman of the Year”
There are eleven nominations for the 2014 Bridgestone SA / SA Guild of Motoring Journalists “Motor Sportsman of the Year” award, which will be announced at a special function in Johannesburg on February 18. There are two nominees for the Colin Watling Award, which recognises significant contribution and achievement by a non-competitor in motor sport.
Good news emerges from Cape Town testing of new Rotax EVO engines and upgrades on existing Rotax engines
MSA Karting Commission President Joy Dolinscheck and her SAKRA team facilitated testing of the new products on Friday the 30th and Saturday the 31st of January 2015 at Killarney kart circuit in Cape Town. Three top drivers with top 2014 motors were used to compare Rotax EVO upgrades to existing (2014 motors) as individual upgrade items and as a complete 2015 new engine package.