X30 storms Asia

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X30 Southeast Asia takes the region by storm with support from big name sponsors like Vroom, Red Bull and GoPro.

hrottle. Brake. Throttle. Brake. Braaaake.

It’s one of the tightest and most technical circuits in the world – and also the only one homologated in two directions.

But when land is scarce and the city starts to look like Jenga, every square inch counts. How many laps would you last in the tropical heat?

Welcome to Southeast Asia, and in this place, one name comes to mind – X30.

Karting in Southeast Asia is still in developmental stages compared to Europe, but X30 organisers here certainly know how to put on a show. With IAME’s support, X30 Southeast Asia will be held for the first time in history. 1 Championship in 2 Countries, on 3 Circuits.

IAME engines are known for their reliability and consistent performance. As such, the worldwide surge in their popularity is unsurprising.

“IAME engines have been well received not just in Europe but also in Asia,” says Marco Moretti, Marketing Manager for IAME. “The X30 engine is what we consider the optimal choice for any series and for drivers to experience real karting and the emotions and opportunities that only our fantastic sport can offer.”

X30 Southeast Asia consists of 6 rounds. 3 rounds will be held in Singapore and 3 in Malaysia. The full gamut of single make X30 categories will be fighting to make history: Rookie, Junior, Senior, Super Shifter, Master, and Veteran.

The event has also clinched partnerships with big name sponsors – Both Red Bull and GoPro are providing support, and GoPro has created the “GoPro Fastest Lap” award.

If you thought that was all, you couldn’t be more wrong. The prizes lined up puts many races to shame. To begin with, more than €20,000 in IAME parts are up for grabs.

Podium winners in the Junior and Senior categories will receive €10,000 in arrive and drive packages to IAME International Final. For those who haven’t heard, this year’s IIF is an invitation only event reserved for winners of X30 races around the world.

Who’s getting the “De Leon” vibe?

Porsche 911 Cup Car test sessions will be awarded to the Master and Veteran category champions – complete with coaching from experienced instructors.
According to the organisers, races in Thailand and China are also on the cards for the 2018 season. See what we mean? These guys are serious about making karting the next big thing in Asia.

2017 Calendar

15/16 Apr – KF1 Karting Circuit (Singapore)
6/7 May – Sepang International Kart Circuit (Malaysia) 3/4 Jun – KF1 Karting Circuit (Singapore)
8/9 Jul – Shah Alam International Kart Circuit (Malaysia) 29/30 Jul – KF1 Karting Circuit (Singapore)
2/3 Sep – Sepang International Kart Circuit (Malaysia)

More information on the official website www.x30sea.com.

Created by: www.vroomkart.com - 20/03/17

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