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Vroom International
n. 208 October 2018
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COLUMNS
September crowned the CIK FIA World Champions for all
Lately many safety rules have been promulgated and others are in the pipeline: but is kart really becoming safer, or is it just all for show?
At the hands of Patrik Hajek (Kosmic) and Matteo Viganò (Tony Kart) the Vortex RKZ engines dominate the scene in the KZ World Championship and in the International KZ2 Super Cup. It is the first double win in the 125 gearbox class.
After closing 2018’s great event, the organizers of the Challenge of the Americas have revealed next year’s program and schedule.
THE ROK CUP INTERNATIONAL FINAL BEATS…THE ROK CUP INTERNATIONAL
ROTAX BRP confirmed an extra 4 tickets for the BNL KARTING Series. Drivers can grab this tickets by winning the BNL ROTAX Golden Trophy race planned on 3 and 4 November in Genk.
2018 CIK-FIA INTERNATIONAL SPORTING CALENDAR
RACING
From the disappointment of 2017 to the ghosts of non-finishes, to tears for the victory of Genk; Hajek’s was the World of Revenge.
Matteo Viganò (Tony Kart / Vortex) dominates in Genk and wins the top prize in KZ2.
The Genk event marks the end of yet another season of the Academy Trophy. A close match and uncertainty reward local hero Kobe Pauwels who misses out on the title by one point, which instead goes to Spaniard Mari Boya.
After four rounds, the Rotax MAX Challenge Euro Trophy disputed the last race in Germany in the modern Prokart Raceland of Wackersdorf. Renamed about a year ago, the Championship completed its first season successfully.
During the two races which took place in Mizunami, the ambient temperature reached 40° c, while the asphalt temperature exceeded 60° c. The teams had to work hard to find the right solution so as not to ruin the tires ahead of time and allow the engine to develop the best performance while protecting its reliability.
In its third year, the FIA Karting Endurance Champion title was won by a factory team, the French manufacturer Sodikart.
ZOOM
The story of Patrik Hájek’s last year, neo-world champion in KZ, gives an even sweeter taste to the victory of the prestigious karting title.
With the third consecutive triumph in Genk, Matteo Viganò takes his rightful place in the record books alongside the most successful winners on the Belgian track.
The Genk World Championship has shown that karting, if well organized, is still able to phattract a huge audience
FACTORY
Righetti Ridolfi was first established in 1969. Since then, it has expanded continuously, and is now settled in its new headquarters in Sona, measuring five thousand square meters, where the firm produces a full range of accessories and chassis for the kart world.
FOCUS
Carburetion is an essential parameter in a winning kart. The introduction of the float chamber carburetor should have put all the drivers on the same playing field, but this was not the case for a long series of reasons. Wouldn’t it be appropriate to go back to the 60 Mini, and not only …, to the classic diaphragm carburetor?
LEGENDARY KART
Parma, 1999. With this air-cooled Vortex-motorized
VINTAGE
The Big One is an event dedicated to remembering and preserving the karts and engines of American manufacture which were raced from 1956 to 1972, a period that many would say was the halcyon days of American karting. The gathering has been running continuously for seventeen years and is always held over the American Labor Day weekend holiday.
PREWIEW
n a cold Kristianstad, Lorenzo Travisanutto wins the world karting title while French driver Victor Bernier takes Junior.