It is a big pot the one built up by WSK for the second round of the WSK Master Series, hosted on the International Circuit Napoli in Sarno, near Salerno in Southern Italy. From 4th to 7th April, kart racing champions and even Formula 1 stars - who never miss the chance to drive a kart again - will race on the track at the foot of Mount Vesuvius.
Schumacher and Alguersuari come back to Sarno. The Dutch Max Verstappen (CRG-TM-Bridgestone) and the Italian Paolo De Conto (Birel-TM-Bridgestone) are the two standings leaders (in this order) of the KZ2 category after the first round of Muro Leccese of last 3rd February. The Dutch Bas Lammers, one of the category top drivers, wants to join the race towards the title and, in Sarno, he will be back with his previous kart brand: he will race behind the wheel of an Intrepid kart powered by TM. Anyway, the successful beginning of the WSK season seems to have had further positive effects. Just have a look at the names of the KZ2 entrants, starting with Jaime Alguersuari (Intrepid-TM-Bridgestone). The Spaniard, former Toro Rosso driver, while waiting for his probable comeback to F1 in the 2014 World Championship, did not miss the chance to drive a kart again. He chose Sarno, one of his favourite racetracks, even though there are other big names such as those brought on the Italian circuit by Tony Kart: the Italian Marco Ardigò and the Belgian Rick Dreezen, together with the other Italian Flavio Camponeschi. The entry list is even more interesting when we realize that the Italian kart manufacturer has - again - Michael Schumacher among his drivers. The German champion participated in all the previous WSK events, even though he only took part in free practice. He hasn't made any decision yet about his participation in the other phases of the racing weekend. In that case, he should undergo scrutineering and then get ready for the race. Only on Thursday we'll know whether Schumacher will run right in Sarno, when the list of the scrutineered drivers will be made official.
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- En catégorie Cadet, la CNK autorise, à titre exceptionnel, l’ouverture du moteur Minimax, une seule fois durant le premier trimestre suivant la date d’achat, pour ajuster la hauteur du squish, pour les pilotes qui le souhaitent. Une fois cette intervention effectuée le moteur sera replombé pour des périodes incompressibles de 3 mois,
- En catégorie Mini Kart, la CNK autorise à titre exceptionnel, l’ouverture du moteur Micromax, une seule fois durant le premier semestre suivant la date d’achat, pour ajuster la hauteur du squish, pour les pilotes qui le souhaitent. Une fois cette intervention effectuée le moteur sera replombé pour des périodes incompressibles de 6 mois.
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Le K61 de Claude Gripon vient d'enregistrer le premier engagement international au Trophée Handikart qui se déroulera le 02 juin sur le circuit d'Essay.
Norman Sprimont, excellent pilote du challenge Rotax, défendra les couleurs de la Belgique.
Espérons qu'il est le premier d'une longue liste, car le dynamique club Normand ne ménage pas sa peine pour accueillir les pilotes « handi » dans les meilleures conditions.
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The first half of the season is over and WSK paddock is now getting ready for the two remaining rounds, with drivers who need to widen the gap and other drivers who - on the contrary - need to achieve remarkable recoveries. WSK Promotion European kart racing is moving to Sarno (Italy), on 21st April, then - on 2nd June - the closing round of Genk (Belgium). Let's have a look at the standings after the first round of Muro Leccese and the half-season Spanish round, run in Zuera.
Boccolacci pulls away in KF. Dorian Boccolacci (Energy-TM-Vega) is the new KF leader at the end of this Spanish weekend. He was always among the top drivers: he won the pre-final but wasn't able to win in the Final where the Italian Felice Tiene (CRG-Parilla-Vega), thanks to a terrific recovery (he was 30th at the end of the heats), crossed the finishing line first and was the indisputable winner of the category. Bad weekend, on the other hand, for the English Ben Barnicoat (ART GP-TM-Vega), who arrived at Zuera as the standings leader and is now second with 77 points, while Boccolacci is at the top with 90. Tiene closed the gap in the standings and he is now third with 60 points. Tiene's lead over his pursuers is of only five points. Behind him the English George Russell (Birel-TM-Vega) and the Polish Karol Basz (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega): they dropped back to fourth and are equal on points.
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Alert from the World Anti-Doping Agency destined to all anti-doping Organisations.
It has come to WADA's attention that the black market substance GW501516 is being sold to and used by some athletes.
The side effect of this chemical compound is so serious that WADA is taking the rare step of warning "cheats" to ensure that there is complete awareness of the possible health risks to athletes who succumb to the temptation of using GW501516 for performance enhancement.
GW501516 was a developmental drug that was withdrawn from research by the pharmaceutical company and terminated when serious toxicities were discovered in pre-clinical studies.
Clinical approval has not, and will not be given for this substance.
However, GW501516 has been available for some months on the black market, through the Internet and elsewhere. Anti-Doping authorities have already seen its use by athletes, as there are a number of positive cases.
World Anti-Doping Agency