One of the most active supporters of New Zealand’s top-level motorsport athletes, the Giltrap Group, has now turned its attention to fostering driver excellence where the best drivers get their start: KartSport. Karting was that crucial first step for Brendan Hartley, Scott Dixon, Mitch Evans and Hayden Paddon. Today these drivers are on the world stage, and […]

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Top local driver Jacob Cranston signed off what has to be his most successful Wellington Provincial Karting Association (WPKA) Goldstar Series season yet with another clean sweep of the Open class races at the annual ‘Championships’ meeting at Palmerston North on Sunday. As he has all season Cranston dominated the Open class, winning all five […]

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Kiwi karters Josh Hart and Ryan Wood claimed class wins and compatriots Jackson Rooney and Sebastian Manson backed them up with podium finishes at the third round of Australia’s Rotax Pro Tour at Ipswich in Queensland on Sunday. In the most successful Pro Tour weekend for the series’ Kiwi regulars since top female drivers Madeline […]

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Fast-rising second-generation karter Zac Stichbury claimed a breakthrough Final race and class round win in the Rotax Max Light class at the third round of this year’s Giltrap Group New Zealand Rotax Max Challenge at Tokoroa on Sunday. Now driving for former Rotax class race winner and NZ rep Daniel Connor’s DCR team, Stichbury, the […]

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Auckland’s Kinsman brothers, Mathew and Daniel, came through to claim three of the seven class title on offer at the Giltrap Group backed 2018 KartSport New Zealand National Sprint Championship title event at Rotorua over the Easter weekend. Both successfully defended the titles they won at the 2017 National Sprint meeting at Invercargill (Mathew Rotax […]

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Kiwi karting international Daniel Bray got his 2018 Molecule ProKart Series campaign off to the best possible start at the opening round at the annual TRC Toyota Levin Trans-Tasman kart race meeting in Palmerston North over the weekend. Aucklander Bray was at his dominant best in the premier Lascom Motorsport KZ2 class, qualifying quickest before […]

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A two-day KartSport event hosted and run by local club Kartsport Dunedin at its Silverstream Raceway facility in North Taieri helps kickstart New Zealand’s biennial Master Games in Dunedin this weekend. With the extreme weather Dunedin has experienced over the past month all competitors will be hoping for cooler temperatures for the popular event. Senior […]

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Young Wellington karter Ryan Wood enjoyed a winning start to his 2018 Rotax Pro Tour campaign in Australia over the weekend, claiming top honours in the Junior Rotax class in Melbourne. The teenager is no stranger to the top step of the podium across the Tasman, having claimed his first Rotax Junior class round win […]

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Qualified coaching will be more accessible to all Kiwi karters under a revamped Coaching Academy launched this month by the governing body of the sport in this country, KartSport New Zealand. Key to the revamp is a move to a certified ‘one-on-one’ coaching model. While some group coaching will still be operated by coaches where […]

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