The Asian gem: Hong Kong Kart Club

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They were the organization behind the International race at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, now they're fighting for a real track while keeping the activity of the club alive.

Hong Kong Kart Club has been around for almost half a century. Established all the way in 1965, Hong Kong Kart Club has been the most influential club to the sport of karting in Hong Kong.  HKKC is the club that have hosted the renowned International race at Victoria Park (Temporary Track which race in the city) where some of motorsport greats and F.1 drivers such as Michael Schumacher, Jarno Trulli, Giancarlo Fisichella, Jos Vestappen, Jan Magnussen, Danilo Rossi and others have been raced before.
Victoria Park international race ended up in 1992, because of this temporary kart track cannot meet the requirement of the air and noise pollution imposed by government. Moreover tobacco and alcoholic brands are not able to become the main sponsor for motorsport anymore. The major problem is that Hong Kong doesn’t have a permanent kart track, and Hong Kong Kart Club have seized the opportunity of bringing international kart race back to Hong Kong.
Even if the Hong Kong Kart Club misses the chance to host the international kart race, it organizes yearly club race series at venues within various parts of China where members of the club race competitively every year and will continue to strive for it’s own venue in the future within Hong Kong.
Drivers from Hong Kong Kart Club also represented Hong Kong in competing the 2016 IAME X30 World final with Junior drivers Dick Yu and Royce Yu excellent performance was noticed and mentioned multiple times by the official commentators. 
This year Asian Karting Open Championship (AKOC) marks the final chapter for Hong Kong Kart Club (HKKC) drivers for the year 2016. HKKC have total 34 drivers. (29 drivers competing for AKOC races with 5 drivers who entered the prestigious CIK-KZ championship).
Within AKOC, HKKC have 24 entrants for Formula 125 class, which is a combined classes of Formula 125 Senior Open, IAME X30 Senior, and Formula 125 Veteran Open competing for a total of 58 entrants.  For the junior classes, HKKC has 4 entrants for the Formula 125 Junior class and 3 entrants for MiniRok Class.
HKKC drivers achieved excellent results within the Formula 125 class.  With HKKC drivers grabbing all of the top 5 finishes of the Formula 125 Veteran Open.  Dick Yu and Royce Yu finished 4th and fifth respectively in the Formula 125 Junior.  HKKC drivers Chiu Yu Man, Mick Lee, and Tam Yuk Ho also dominated Final Group B with their respective top 3 finishes. Jerry Choi, Chin Kwong Yu, and Michael Shun Hui Kwan also dominated the series with top 3 overall respectively in Veteran.

Created by: - 20/12/16

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