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VROOM n.114 NOVEMBER 2010

VROOM n.114 NOVEMBER 2010
Editorials

November cover story tells many things. Firstly, it shows that karting and its original spirit are still alive. That same spirit that made karting so popular in the past, and translates into a simple concept: the purest, most accessible and exciting form of motorsport ever invented. Arguably, it doesn't seem to be the case anymore. And though we can’t turn back the clock, it’s in everyone’s interest that karting gets back to its original spirit, with forward looking, useful technical advancement. That’s all tens of thousands of drivers around the world are waiting for.

 






Contents





GOLDEN AGE - Finland FA Historic Race
The last Formula-A Finnish Championship was raced in Lappeenranta in 2007 and the title went to Matias Laine. Almost three years on, it was time to take the old 100cc engines off the dust and naphthalene.





TRACK TEST – AMV rims
What makes one wheel different from another? Sometimes it’s the material, thickness or design. However, also accuracy in manufacturing counts a lot. We tested AMV Tiger rims on the track to see why they are the most appreciated.





TALKING TO – Nicklas Nielsen
Nicklas Nielsen, Danilo Rossi’s protégé in force with the DR team, put in practice the guidance and advice of the 5-time World Champion to take the crown in the WSK Master Series. The 13 year old driver from Denmark has shown some great speed, and high sense of humility, typical of true champions in the making.





RACE REPORT - CIK-FIA World KF2 Championship
The karting season ended with CIK-FIA World karting Champhionship in Zuera taken by young Nyck de Vries, despite leaving controversies concerning heats.





RACE REPORT – CIK-FIA Monaco Kart Cup
Local driver Charles Leclerc took KF3 CIK-FIA Monaco Kart Cup. And to complete the success of French drivers, Norman Nato, who lives only 40 kilometres from Montecarlo, set the rule in the gearbox KZ2 category.





RACE REPORT – CIK-FIA World “U18” Championship & Academy Trophy
At its first season, the CIK-FIA “U18” World Championship and Academy Trophy proved to be a great combination of racing and education, thanks to fair playground ensured by standard equipment for all participants, and EduKart educational programme, the real secret behind “U18” and Academy Trophy success.





RACE REPORT – Easykart International Grand Finals
Despite the general trend seen in karting at all levels, the numbers again speak for themselves in the international Easykart finals: 334 participants, coming from 26 countries.





RACE REPORT – Rok International Final
excitement and dramatic events marked the finals that were fought under rainy conditions or, at least, on a wet track: moments of uncertainty right up to the last curve. In the end 2010 titles were taken by Swede Hansen (Mini Rok), Italian Zanchi (Junior Rok), Swiss Aguiar (Rok) and a South African Orr (Super Rok).





SPECIAL – Axles part 2
Let’s continue our topic on axles and see how these important components of a kart that actually do influence kart response and must be taken in due consideration when defining set up. But, also how one must be careful and not underestimate them.





S.O.S. KARTING – Axles, what passion
There are always some who think the axle is the cause of all kart set up problems and those who instead see it like a simple tube that helps to keep the wheels and chassis together…





NATIONAL RACES
Finals, finals and more finals! Denmark, Finland, Germany, Poland and Japan crown the title winners of the respective national championships, while in the US the classic Rock Island Grand Prix saw its 16th edition take on the streets of the small town in Illinois.





COLUMNS – Mondokart
The sad news of former CIK-FIA President Luigi Macaluso death opens this month’s news section. The other headlines from the US: Miller Motorsport Park to host 2011 Rotax Grand Nationals; 2010 SKUSA Supernationals to boast its highest purse ever; Theissen and Vettel will visit FBMW Talent Cup Shoot Out; and 2011 Kart Expo cancelled. We close with a preview of the draft calendar of 2011 International events... very, very provisional!

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