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The Ala-Kart and the Slingshot

1. Steve McQueen probably Ala-Kart’s most famous celebrity driver. Photo: Jim Butler
2. A 1961 Ala-Kart showing how easy it was to drop the rear axle away from the frame compared to the Slingshot model Photo: Enzo Falconi Collection
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In this issue: CIK FIA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP OK-OK JUNIOR FINAL... A THRILLER! In Normandy there was the last challenge of the European Cik Fia Championship where the German Hannes Janker (KR/Parilla) in OK and the Estonian Paul Aron (FA Kart/ Vortex) in OKJ conquered the Continental title with performances not up to par. RACING DKM - ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE - IAME X30 CLOSE UP BRAZIL MOTORSPORT SWEDISH KART LEAGUE VINTAGE ALA KART TECHNICAL SIDE The exhaust system in high performance 2-stroke engines - Part II WATER TEST LUCID KART WATER PUMPS PREVIEW CIK-FIA WORLD CHAMPS & CIK-FIA WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPS IN KRISTIANSTAD, SWEDEN

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August it’s been a month full of races with CIK FIA European Championship, Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy, Iame Euro Series and DKM.
Alas, we are forced to return to the issue of the front bumper in relation to what happened at Essay during the last round of the OK and OKJ European Championship. The reflection focuses on the high number of accidents recorded in both finals, collisions very similar to each other, where the driver following his or her rival brakes late and ends up hitting the rival’s side “belly”, and taking flight.
OTK Kart Group announces its new distribution network
In Normandy there was the last challenge of the European Cik Fia Championship where the German Hannes Janker (KR / Parilla) in OK and the Estonian Paul Aron (FA Kart / Vortex) in OKJ conquered the Continental title with performances not up to par.
The weekend at OUEST Karting started immediately with a surprise: Dexter Patterson’s pole position. The 2017 OKJ World Champion, after a long time spent in Forza Racing, showed up in France in the team led by Dino Chiesa to score the best time with just over a tenth ahead of Harry Thompson.
The new team uniform gave him a charge: five wins in
Once again, karting offers an uncertain outcome between surprises, upsets, red flags and near-hit misses. Essay finally pulls the curtains on the CIK FIA OKJ European Championship crowning Paul Aron as the new Champion. Recriminating, but smiling, a splendid Gabriele Minì, winner of the stage, the first international, just three points from the European dream. Behind them, a worthy bronze medal for Gabriel Bortoleto, third force in the field of the continental kermesse.
A triumphal season of the Deutsche Kart Meisterschaft closes at Genk, which has earned the title of the Old Continent’s best national championship with 5 spectacular races.
A hot Bruck gives the first verdicts of an exciting Rotax MAX Challenge 2018.
The Iame Euro Series 2018 closes its doors in Castelletto di Branduzzo with a weekend full of emotions and surprises. Rev: A.Giustini - Photo: Alex Vernardis - The RaceBox – RGMMC
The present of Brazilian motorsport speaks the language of karting increasingly more; the election of Felipe Massa as CIK President and the RMCGF event are only the last clues.
With the progressive consolidation of its position in the paddock, Sweden opens up even more to international karting with the new Swedish Karting League. All new and already appreciated by top level drivers and teams, ready to return to Sweden for the OK / OKJ World Championship (Kristianstad).
Here is the current situation after three races. The fourth in Kristianstad shall be the decisive one.
Our tests continue with the cooling systems: this time we put the aluminum and plastic water pumps produced by Lucid Kart based near Imola on the test bench
General design criteria for a 2-stroke engine exhaust system
Karting 2.0: despite our environment being reluctant to epochal changes, we are facing a head-on collision with the future. It’s the end of 2018, electric motors and simulation are now a reality. Will Karting be able to benefit from it? In this issue, we explore the strengths and weaknesses (few) of driving simulation systems.