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VROOM n.113 OCTOBER 2010

VROOM n.113 OCTOBER 2010
Editorials

Well we’re back! After a well-deserved summer break, we hit on the road straight away to live the exciting showdown of the World Cup for KZ1/KF3 in Braga. Despite a somewhat predictable result, with the Euro KZ1 Champion dominating from start to finish, our attention was captured by 3rd place driver Oskari Kurki-Suonio, all the way from Finland, just like his Finn made, prodigious Ninar chassis. A 3rd place that’s worth a victory, and the Vroom cover!





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RACE REPORT - CIK-FIA World Cup for KZ1/KF3
The first impressions, like those given in real time on our website, are the more realistic. Instead, the day after, one can get different opinions, evaluations, perhaps thinking things out more and however, they couldn’t be all that different to those given just after the Dutchman’s win. Bas Lammers in KZ1 and Britain’s Alexander Albon in KF3. Both drivers have dominated throughout the weekend and, there was no reason at all to have any doubts on the final results of this edition of the KZ1 and KF3 World Cup that was hosted in Braga.




TRACK TEST – Maranello KF and KZ
One of the rare examples of karting brands found on chassis and engines is that of Maranello Kart, which as from this year also makes engines for both classes, KF and KZ. We tested both configurations at Lonato, “assisted” by their official driver Jules Bianchi now in the Ferrari orbit.




TALKING TO – Angelo Morsicani
Morsicani Racing has been one of the best teams over these past few years. We went to have a chat with Angelo Morsicani to see what lies behind their success. His secret? An irrepressible wish to win…




RACE REPORT – Rotax Euro Challenge
The fourth and final round of the 2010 Rotax Max Euro Challenge turned out to be an absolute thriller at the Karting Genk circuit in Belgium, where all five champions were only decided on Sunday.




RACE REPORT – Asian Karting Open Championship
Indonesia is now the most dynamic karting market in South-East Asia and if anybody needed confirmation it was clearly provided by the 3rd round of the AKOC Championship at Sentul.




RACE REPORT – Easykart European Grand Finals
Stary Kisielin, Poland, hosted the 3rd edition of the European Easykart Finals, the international meeting starring Birel single-make classes and best drivers from the continent.




SPECIAL – Manufacturing axles
The axle, an essential element of a kart, is also one of those elements whose importance is often subject of discussion and so is the cost. Now, let’s take a closer look at some of the things that have to do with manufacturing of axles.




S.O.S. KARTING - Cheap Maintenance
Here we are at our second meeting, to talk about cheap maintenance, simple but fundamental...




VINTAGE – The history of BMC
The meeting between Gianfranco Baroni, Bleriot and Alberto Malverti brought about the birth
of a series of engines that, by right, are part of the history of the karting world. Alberto Malverti tells us about them…  




NATIONAL RACES
The racing calendar is hitting the bottom page, and we report the final BNL round, with new champions and great prizes awarded. From Finland we cover round 2 and 3 of the national series; while Denmark has already its national champs. We go the other side of the world to see the closing stages of the Australian Stars of Karting series and the Singapore Nescafé championship. And back to the other side of the Atlantic for the Brazilian national Championships




COLUMNS – Mondokart
For all our karting fans, we feature a preview of the CIK-FIA World Championship held in Zuera in late September. The first World Championship raced on KF2, the first World Championship won by McLaren prodigy Nyck de Vries. Also, we focus our attention on KZ1 World Cup sensation Oskari Kurki-Suonio and his Ninar chassis, a brilliant Finn combination that’s been worth a 3rd place in Braga. Plus, we take a look at the first Thomas Knopper Memorial Race, which will be held in late October together with the German classic Graf Berghe von Trips Memorial in Kerpen.

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