Alpha Karting ajoute une nouvelle marque à son catalogue déjà conséquent en assurant l'importation et la distribution en France des lubrifiants VROOAM largement utilisés en compétition internationale. La jeune marque hollandaise, qui s'est rapidement forgé une solide réputation de qualité en moto, vitesse, cross et enduro, accompagne également les meilleurs en karting. Le produit phare, l'huile VROOAM Factory Racing 2T, vient d'être couronnée ce week-end en Suède avec le titre de Champion d'Europe KF remporté par Ben Hanley (châssis Mad Croc et moteur TM).
La gamme VROOAM comprend également tous les produits utilisables en karting du liquide de frein à l'huile de boîte en passant par les nettoyants frein ou carrosserie, les lubrifiants de chaîne et autres produits multi-fonctions.
A l'occasion de l'arrivée de cette marque en France, Alpha Karting propose tout l'été des "packs produits" dans lesquels on retrouve toute la gamme VROOAM !
Retrouvez dès maintenant les produits VROOAM sur le site de vente en ligne www.alpha-karting.fr.
Activement soutenu par la FFSA cette année, le Championnat de France Long Circuit 2015 aura bien droit à ses trois épreuves comme cela avait été prévu. La Commission Nationale de Karting vient de valider l'organisation du 3e et dernier rendez-vous de la saison sur le circuit de Pau-Arnos les 14 et 15 novembre. Les inscriptions seront prochainement ouvertes en ligne sur le site www.ffsakarting.org.
Le circuit de Pau-Arnos, qui ne doit pas être confondu avec celui de Pau-Ville, propose un tracé varié de 3030 m de long générateur de fortes sensations au coeur des Pyrénées-Atlantiques. La compétition karting de novembre concernera les KZ2 et KZ2 Gentleman du Championnat de France Long Circuit ainsi que les participants du Trophée Long Circuit TTI Carbone. Deux journées d'entrainements spéciales karting sont organisées par le circuit de Pau-Arnos les 8 et 9 août prochain. Toutes les informations sont disponibles sur www.circuit-pau-arnos.fr et sur la page Facebook officielle du circuit.
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No. 29 - July 26th 2015
The finale of the European CIK-FIA Championship couldn't have been more exciting than this. The event, hosted by the Asum Ring facility in Kristianstad (S), was reserved to the KF and KFJ categories: the names of the new 2015 European Champions of the two international categories were decided at the last bends of exceptionally heated races. The winners of the two Finals were Marcus Armstrong and Christian Lundgaard (both on Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega): it was after their victory that the British Ben Hanley (Croc-TM-Vega) became the new KF Champion, while in KFJ it was the Danish Lundgaard who, thanks to his victory in the last round, grabbed the title. The Swedish weekend was full of surprising and unpredictable events which will be recapped in the special report on Motors TV next week.
Armstrong incredible winnner, while Hanley is the new KF Champion.
Marcus Armstrong (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) was the protagonist in KF: he had a spectacular off-track excursion on Saturday with no consequences, he closed the gap in the Prefinal and accomplished the recovery mission in the Final, winning the race. The driver from New Zealand started from the third row and battled for the top positions against the British drivers Ben Hanley (Croc-TM-Vega) and Tom Joyner (Zanardi-TM-Vega), the Danish Nicklas Nielsen (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) and the American Juan Correa (Energy-TM). This group of five was then reached by the Dutch Richard Verschoor (Exprit-Vortex-Vega) and the German Hannes Janker (CRG-Parilla-Vega), all eager to push hard. With Nielsen out of the games, eventually, it was Armstrong who won ahead of Verschoor and Joyner. This result, however, didn't help Joyner in his attempt to climb the standings: the winner of the Championship is Ben Hanley, the new European Champion.
Lundgaard beats the odds and wins the KFJ title.
Christian Lundgaard (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega), in the final phase of the round, recovered the positions he had lost in the Heats: the poor result he scored in one of yesterday's races prevented him from starting from a good position. Thanks to his win in the Prefinal 1 this morning, Lundgaard immediately laid his cards on the table: he aimed at the Title even though he trailed by a rather ramarkable amount of points from the current leader, Kenny Roosens (Kosmic-Parilla-LeCont). The Belgian, anyway, did not take part in the Final, where Lundgaard took an early lead. The driver of the Ward Racing team won race and Championship. Marta Garcia (FA Kart-TM-LeCont) nearly scored the second position, but the Brazilian Felipe Drugovich (Cosmic-Vortex-LeCont) overtook her on the last lap and became the runner-up. Garcia placed third. Roosens only placed third in the Championship, leaving the second position to the Indonesian Presley Martono (Tony Kart-Vortex-LeCont).
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With the 2015 Cold Stone United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals fast approaching, MAXSpeed Entertainment would like to remind competitors who have not registered that online registration will close on Thursday, July 30 at midnight EDT.
"The top Rotax talent from all over the country will be on site in Kershaw, and we can't wait to get the event started, " explains Director of Event Promotions Garett Potter. "The annual Rotax Summer Shootout last weekend proved the Carolina Motorsports Park staff and facility are ready for the Grand Nationals, and everything is coming together to make this year's edition a great one!"
Registration can be competed by visiting www.MAXSpeedEntertainment.com or via the direct link HERE. On site registration will also be available at Carolina Motorsports Park August 4-6, with a $200 late registration fee applicable. Online registration questions can be directed to Natalie Galindo at 954-251-0017 or via email to Natalie@gorotax.com.
The 2015 Event Schedule and Event Supplementary Regulations also have been posted to the MAXSpeedEntertainment.com website. Seven practice sessions per class are set for Wednesday, August 5 and Thursday, August 6. Friday, August 7 begins the first official event day, with practice and qualifying.
The Koene USA Super Pole will return to the 2015 Cold Stone United States Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Nationals. This exciting format places the top six from each class after Friday's qualifying into the Super Pole sessions, where each driver will have two timed laps (green, white, checkered) to vie for the overall pole position for the three heat races. The Koene USA Super Pole party will commence at 5:00pm following the on-track action.
Saturday, August 8 will feature three heat races, with everything coming down to Championship Sunday for prefinals and finals. Seven US Rotax National Champions will be crowned, with Junior MAX, Senior MAX, Masters MAX, DD2 and DD2 Masters MAX also awarded an invitation to the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals in Portimao, Portugal this November.
"The 2015 edition of the premier Rotax event in the country is shaping up to be one not to miss! Can you say track time? Get some rest before this weekend because you're going to need it!" adds Potter. "Be sure to complete your online registration today."
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At Kristianstad, now one of the most important dates on the CIK-FIA calendar, two excellent European Champions were crowned after a hard-fought Competition. Ben Hanley in KF and Christian Lundgaard in KF-Junior took their first European titles against an substantial and tough field.
Kristianstad has delivered on it's promises by bringing together one of the most consistent entries of the 2015 European season. In KF, Ben Hanley had an advantage in the provisional standings, but his job was not so simple that it could be expected, with the young Marcus Armstrong winning the Final. As for the KF-Junior category, it was the end of a long suspense as the Dane Christian Lundgaard won the Final and the Championship.
The last of the three Competitions of the CIK-FIA European KF and KF-Junior Championship has once again demonstrated the quality of the organisation of Kristianstad Karting Klubb, whose absolutely passionate team demonstrated motivation and exemplary reactivity. The Asum Ring circuit also provided an interesting sporting challenge, while changing weather conditions brought additional complexity for the drivers and teams. The Competition has therefore been very selective, especially as many penalties were given by the sporting authorities.
Soon to replace KF, the OK engines were again presented with several demonstrations on the track, in the hands of experienced drivers, and also the media, with a view to preparation for the 2016 season.
First win for Armstrong, first European Championship for Hanley
The Swedish Race has not been the easiest of the European season for Ben Hanley. Nicklas Nielsen (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) set the fastest time in Qualifying Practice ahead of Alexander Vartanyan (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega) and Karol Basz (Kosmic-Vortex-Vega). But the Briton caught up in the Qualifying Heats with three victories. The young Richard Verschoor (Exprit-Vortex-Vega) came back to 2nd position ahead of Tom Joyner (Zanardi-TM Racing-Vega). Hanley was still the strongest during the Prefinal, where the rain had greatly complicated the task of driving on slick tyres, resisting the return of Nielsen, with both drivers finishing far ahead of the pack led by Joyner then Vartanyan. Although raced entirely on a dry track, the Final held many surprises. Firstly, despite an attempted attack from Joyner, Hanley then had to give in very quickly to Nielsen. He did not benefit from his leadership long as he was forced to retire shortly afterwards. This is where the young Marcus Armstrong (Tony Kart-Vortex-Vega), from New Zealand, took up the torch after gradually climbing from 6th position and won indisputably for the first time at this level. Delayed in the early laps, Verschoor managed to regain nine positions to finish 2nd ahead of Joyner and Hannes Janker (CRG-Parilla-Vega) who was very convincing, while Hanley, faced with carburation worries, finished the race in 5th position.
Ben Hanley's accumulated points in the previous two Competitions enabled him to win his first European Championship at 30 years old ahead of Tom Joyner and Richard Verschoor, a representative of the next generation. Although excluded from the Final, Felice Tiene finished in 4th place ahead of Juan Correa.
Final victory and title for Lundgaard in KF-Junior
The outcome of the 2015 CIK-FIA European KF-Junior Championship would only be decided in the Final at Kristianstad. Several Drivers could claim the European title and twists and turns maintained uncertainty until the end of the Competition. Numerous penalties have influenced the evolution of the rankings. Kenny Roosens (Kosmic-Parilla-LeCont), then leader of the provisional classification of the Championship, set the fastest time in Qualifying Practice before a long series of technical problems. Strangely, the classification of the Qualifying Heats didn't seem to fully reflect the strongest Drivers. The situation returned to normal in terms of hierarchy during the two Prefinals, which also selected the top 34 who gained access to the Final. Christian Lundgaard (Tony Kart-Vortex-LeCont) and Ivan Shvetsov (Tony Kart-Vortex-LeCont) shared the front row, but Lundgaard immediately jumped ahead of the race, first followed by Marta Garcia (FA Kart-TM Racing-LeCont) and Felipe Drugovich (Kosmic-Vortex-LeCont), while Bent Viscaal (Tony Kart-Parilla-LeCont) ahead of Caio Collet (Kosmic-Vortex-LeCont) were in the top five.
Christian Lundgaard ensured the title of European Champion with a beautifully dominant victory, two firsts for the young Danish driver. After a good recovery, Presley Martono (Tony Kart-Vortex-LeCont) clinched 2nd place in the standings by finishing 7th in the Final. Eliminated in the Prefinal, Kenny Roosens still took 3rd position in the CIK-FIA European KF-Junior Championship ahead of Marta Garcia and Clement Novalak.
Info CIK / © Photo KSP