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The importance of excelling

Lately, karting relies heavily on top-notch competitions. Paradoxically, among its very participants, one feels the lack of a truly top category, which stands above the others, both technically and agonistically. Let us analyze the situation prompted by a LeCont press release.


In the statement entitled “Mission accomplished for LeCont at the World Championship” and published on its website, LeCont took stock of the situation following the Genk World Championship. In the words of marketing manager Paolo Bombara, they highlighted how their tires had shown good standards of performance and uniformity, despite the rains making the track surface difficult, washing the rubber previously deposited and thus making the surface more slippery. After this summing up, however, another interesting topic was also tackled: the excessive similarity in performance between KZ and KZ2, especially this year when, in addition to substantially identical frames and engines, the same LeCont “Prime” tires were used. Below, the passage that prompted and gave us the opportunity to return to a series of considerations we’ve spoken of before.

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In this issue: 2018 Vroom Award goes to EMILIEN DENNER After winning a KZ2 European Championship race and the DKM title, Emilien Denner also wins our web contest. Expected to be next season's top contender, he was the driver readers voted most. PALMARES CIK-FIA 1964-2018 TITLES ASSIGNED SUPERKART EUROPEAN FORMULA E CHAMPIONSHIP TRACK TEST ROK JUNIOR / SENIOR ROK THE RIO SPECTACULAR! X-RAY MODENA ENGINES KZ AND OK TEST NEW LINE WATER PUMP LEGENDARY KART SWISS HUTLESS