Teruhisa Tanaka Edges Out Zahir Ali and Calvin Wong at RMC Asia Rd2


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Rotax Senior field headed by Teruhisa TanakaTeruhisa Tanaka (IS Racing/Japan) did just enough to win the Senior category at the second round of the Rotax Max Challenge Asia series held at Speedway PLUS in Malaysia. He held off Zahir Ali (Prodigy/Indonesia) and championship leader Calvin Wong (ART GP Asia/Malaysia).  Starting from pole position Tanaka managed to control the pace at the front, and while it looked like Ali may have closed in enough at times he never quite got close enough to seriously challenge for the lead.  It was a case of all top 3 drivers pushing as hard as they could at an incredible pace and setting very similar laptimes (0.009 seconds covered the fastest laps of the top 3).

For Tanaka and Ali it was a return to form after round one where they finished in 9th and 8th respectively. For Tanaka the win was enough to move him into 3rd place in the championship behind Lee Wai Cong with 4 rounds to go. Calvin Wong more than doubled his points lead – but it’s nowhere near a comfortable margin yet with so much of the championship left. Read the rest of this entry »

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Race Action This Weekend – WSK, RMC Asia

In Malaysia we have the 2nd round of RMC Asia being held at Speedway PLUS, Subang. Live timing available at Race-Monitor.com starting Saturday at around noon Malaysian time. Results link will be posted on RotaxAsia.com.

The WSK Super Master Series has its 3rd and final round of 2014 in La Conca, Muro Leccese, Italy. Watch out for Malaysian driver Muizzuddin Abdul Gafar in the Mini 60 category.

Marino Sato (Japan), Jehan Daruvala (India), Xia Yifan (China), Julien Fong, and Sasakorn Chaimongkol (Thailand) will compete amongst others in KF.

In KFJ the Asian contingent includes James Pull (Singapore), Yue Yung San (China), Yifei Ye (China), Presley Martono (Indonesia), Max Fewtrell (GBR with Singapore background), Kush Maini (India), and Adam Haikal (Malaysia).

Live Stream WSK Super Master Series: http://www.wskarting.it/live_streaming.asp?s=WSK_superMaster
Live Timing WSK Super Master Series: http://www.wskarting.it/livetiming.asp?s=WSK_superMaster
Results WSK Super Master Series: http://www.wskarting.it/results_2014.asp?r=3&c=2&s=WSK_superMaster

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Spain to host Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals 2014


Kartodromo Internacional Lucas Guerrero in Valencia, Spain will play host to the Rotax Grand Finals on the 25th-29th of Novermber 2014.

“We are proud to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the RMCGF, especially in Spain as it will be our first time on the Spanish mainland,” said François Tremblay, marketing director, Rotax kart engines, BRP. “We hope to attract a broad audience thanks to the region’s history of motorsports racing.”

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World Motorsports Council Decisions – Karting

The FIA world motorsports council met and the below were the decisions related to karting. Stricter penalties for dangerous infractions, FIA Women in Motorsports has renewed its partnership with CIK-FIA, and the drivers’ commision have put emphasis on karting as an entry point to other motor sport categories.  Full council decisions: http://www.fia.com/news/world-motor-sport-council-friday-11-april-marrakech

CIK COMMISSION

In order to increase safety in Karting, the World Motor Sport Council gave a strong mandate to the CIK Commission to consider the imposition of stricter penalties for dangerous infractions in the sport.

WOMEN IN MOTOR SPORT COMMISSION

The FIA Women in Motorsport Commission announced the renewal of its partnership with the CIK-FIA. Following a call for candidatures inviting ASNs to put forward a young female talent aged from 13 to 15 to be granted a kart out of the 51 allocated for 2014 in this year’s edition of the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, the place has been awarded to a young Spanish driver, Ms Marta Garcia (ESP).

DRIVERS’ COMMISSION

The Drivers’ Commission, with the support of its Chairman, Emerson Fittipaldi, has prioritised further visibility for the FIA anti-doping campaign, increased promotion of the work by volunteers and officials, and the further strengthening of karting as an effective entry point into other motor sport categories.

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Picture Gallery: 2014 RMC Asia/Malaysia Round 1

View the Pictures Gallery from the opening round of the 2014 Rotax Max Challenge Asia/Malaysia series. Pictures by Mikko Nässi. Read the rest of this entry »

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RMC Asia/Malaysia Opens Season in Hazy Sepang

Championship Standings | Pictures |  Full Results (MyLaps)

Hot, dry, and hazy weather didn’t put a damper on the opening round of the Rotax Max Challenge Asia/Malaysia event. 100 entries with almost a full grid in Juniors and record entries in DD2 made for a great start to the season. The event also had a very special guest in the form of 2-time KZ1 World Cup winner and 2003 European KF1 champion Bas Lammers. The overall wins went to Calvin Wong (Senior), Riki Tanioka (DD2), Perdana Putra Minang (Junior), and Muhd Sidqi.

In the Senior category ARTGP Asia driver Calvin Wong was pretty much untouchable, taking pole position by a margin of over 3 tenths ahead of Julio Prost (by comparison Prost had a similar margin to 10th place). Read the rest of this entry »

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