Kartcom News No. 21 out now
With the sun, the race is more beautiful. Undeniably, the last two meetings of the WSK Super Master Series or the X30 Challenge Europa took advantage of the beautiful Italian weather to secure their success. With rising temperatures sometimes changing the hierarchy, as we saw at La Conca, where one needed to be physically fit to stay the course on the rubber.
Although the X30 categories are enjoying increasing popularity, European Rotax is seeming to stagnate despite the quality the evo2 version. The OK-Junior is broadly maintaining its appeal, while the OK has not taken off internationally. Salvation should come from national competitions in which enthusiasts and reasonably sized teams should be able to find their way. However, we need to be patient before judging the positive effects of these new engines and the strong support of the ASNs will be necessary.
The relatively low number of entrants in the European KZ2 Championship, which will begin soon at Essay, probably means that a thorough examination of the motivations and current opportunities of competitors is necessary. Only major events held on one weekend seem to be popular in terms of entries.
The intensity of competition is about to go up a notch or two and the next three months will constitute the major share of the 2016 sporting calendar, before the various international gatherings of the end of the season. This is the time to enjoy it to the maximum!