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DAP Forever

With the legendary DAP karts the best drivers of the 70s and 80s raced and won: from 1979 World Champion Peter Koene to Ayrton Senna, 1979 and 1980 vice world champion, by Vincenzo Sospiri who won the 1987 CIK Overall (World Championship 100) to Alessandro Piccini, 1987 125 FC World Champion. Just to name a few…
Giovanni Parrilla, designer and manufacturer of the first rotating disk kart engine. Photo: DAP Angelo Parrilla in Jesolo, 2015. Photo: Frank Weir On the left, a 1980 DAP Jesolo / DAP T72. This chassis also sold under the Fullerton brand. Photo: Frank Weir. Above, the DAP GP / DAP T70 TT used by Senna in 1979, chassis number CIK1-803 at the Australian Vintage Kart Prix 2017. Photo: Mike Best

Moto Parilla was founded in Milan by Giovanni Parrilla in 1946. At the end of the 1950s the dynamic Lombard company began to devote itself to karting, producing engines for this new sport. Initially in 1959 two prototypes were made: a 125 cc 3-speed PB10 and a 100 cc single-speed engine called PB7, equipped with a gearbox between crankshaft and pinion. But neither ever went into production. The abbreviation PB was an acronym for Parilla and Bossaglia (the great engineer Cesare Bossaglia, founder of Komet and later in Alfa Romeo where he designed the Alfasud boxer engine). In 1961 Giovanni Parrilla started the production of the irst 100 cc rotary valve engine speciic for karting, always with the collaboration of engineer Bossaglia. This engine was sold in Italy with the Parilla brand, with only one R for matters of pronunciation, and called V11: it was the development of the PB7 from which it took up the horizontal cylinder, forced cooling and the rotating disc intake.

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In this issue: HAPPY DAYS The European OKJ goes crazy with Jamie Day (Exprit/Vortex) the surprising winner at Kristianstad and Marcus Amand the new leader in the general classification with the victory in Genk. In OK it will be Travisanutto vs Patterson until the end. OPINION... IN VOLT MAX EFFECTS FROM KART TO F1 NEXT GEN Q&A ANTHONY ABBASSE CLOSE UP ROTAX CERTIFICATION PROGRAM Racing Fia Karting European Championship OK-OKJ Fia Karting European Championship KZ-KZ2 & Academy Trophy Rotax Max Challenge Euro Trophy DEKM Legend Dap forever ZOOM DR formula racing ZOOM TILLOTSON T4 SERIES