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Vroom International
n. 202 April 2018
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COLUMNS
March was a very intense month for Vroom International
Countdown near over for the start of the 2018 BNL Karting Series with this year’s season focus on the KZ class with important prizes and free registration.
The 2017 Winners of the BRP-Rotax Distributor of the Year Award come from South Africa and France.
Int. ACV Kartrennen Wackersdorf (2) OK, OK-Junior,
CLOSE UP
Contrary to modern trends, and starting with his son Enzo’s victory in the most recent Margutti Trophy, Jarno Trulli says what he has to say on the evolution process that has brought us the karting world we know today.
Terry Fullerton is among those who saw the birth of karting and raced on tracks all over the world between the 60s and the 80s.
GO PRO MOTORPLEX Mooresville / San Pancrazio Karting Circuit (Parma)
Although it hasn’t yet started, the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy has established an important record: with 40 countries represented, the 2018 edition will be the most international ever.
PREVIEW
The season of the Direct Drive classes comes alive with the start of the European FIA Karting Championship scheduled on the International Circuit of Naples from 20 to 22 April.
RACING
This third and last stage at the Orlando Kart Center (Florida) ends the important event by the US Rok Cup. Titles were assigned for the seven categories fighting for wins and positions, from Rok Micro to Rok Shifter Senior.
The twenty-ninth edition of the international trophy named after Andrea Margutti is now in the archives, history. An edition honored by 252 drivers. Five categories present, from KZ2 to X30 Senior. A springlike Friday gave hope for fine weather heats and finals, but then incessant rain hit for an almost “British” Margutti Trophy, in which four Italians excelled: Alessio Lorandi (KZ2, pictured), Enzo Trulli (OKJ), Andrea Rosso (OK) and Marco Moretti (X30 Senior). Sole foreign success was Coskun Irfan in the 60 Mini.
The IAME Euro Series made a great start in France with 160 competitors signing up to race in the program’s four categories.
I LOVE KART
Motorsport is often considered a purely male discipline. A dimension where women hold an almost minimal role and, as we know, the first approach to the world of four wheel racing is via karting. Why we’d like to take a closer look at the world of women in kart racing. In fact, there are many young girls who literally try their hand at karting from an early age and proceed through the ranks to the top series.
WINTER TEST
Our Winter Tests continue to explore and uncover the mysteries of cooling: this time we test a narrow 20 cm radiator against a “normal” radiator.
LEGEND
Heartstopping! Words to define the 100 cc world championship. The race in Argentina offered an unforgettable show thanks to the finals - undecided to the very last lap. Many protagonists, but from the dust of Cordoba two stars do shine: Alessandro Manetti on CRG / Rotax (FSA) and Marco Barindelli on Haase / Rotax (FA).
HISTORIC KARTS
Never mind who invented the first kart or where it first ran, fact is that there were no specific kart engines in those pioneer days. The engines had their origin from light motorcycles or from industrial use. Thanks to tens of tens of thousands of obsolete West Bend lawnmower engines karting shot off in a big way in the USA. In Europe, and especially in Italy, it was pretty much the same. Engines in use ranged from Garelli, Guazzoni, JLO, McCulloch to name, but a few were all originally designed for other purposes.
VINTAGE
1961 World Championship Winning Kart