CKR Euro Grand Prix brings back the good old days in Vojens

Columns: 100cc Racing & Co
The 100cc karting elite helped to provide a welcome spectacle for this year’s CKR 100cc Euro Grand Prix, which took place at Denmark’s Vojens Motorsport Arena, which in turn had the perfect event to celebrate it’s 60th anniversary.

Even with mixed weather conditions trying to impact the racing, it did not dampen the enthusiasm and the passion of those in attendance which included Danish karting world champion Gert Munkholm, Italian ace Sandro Marra and Danish racer and karting team boss Robert Schlünssen. Along with the tradition trophies for the top three in each of the classes was the John Pizarro Pole Position Award, named after the 15-time Australian karting champion, who passed away in early August at the age of 78. Pizarro was also part of the factory DAP team in the 1970s alongside Terry Fullerton and the late Ayrton Senna, along with working as part of the management team running a young Allan Simonsen in his karting career.

With 65 drivers from a whole host of nations racing on Saturday August 26th, significant rainfall from the early hours of the morning meant the track was saturated, but would evolve when the Danish sunshine overhead made its presence felt to help bring great racing to those spectating on the track and via the livestream. Along with that, karting commentator Alex Goldschmidt was on hand to help elevate the prestigious event to call the action as it happened, plus a welcome after party for the paddock to attend after the racing was done and dusted. 

John Pizarro Pole Position Award: Bennet Ahrens (GER - #227)

Pre 89:
Mia Bach Pedersen (DEN - #22)
Keld Christiansen (DEN - #107)
Thomas Kracht (GER -  #102)

Pre 95:
Kim Engstrøm (DEN - #70)
Jimmi Fredslund Ipsen (DEN - #100)
Mikael Alm (SWE - #177)

Pre 2000:
Robert Schlünssen (DEN - #22)
Torben Andersen  (DEN - #2)
Sandro Marra  (ITA - #27)

Pre 2000 Plus:
Steffen Møller (DEN - #16)
Alexander Materna (GER - #6)
Peter Ager (DEN - #21)

Formula A Trophy:
Sandro Marra  (ITA - #27)
Kasper Stoltze  (DEN - #89)
Audun Larssen (NOR - #157)

The Classic Kart Race 100cc European Grand Prix will make its return in 2024 to keep the 100cc Formula of karting well and truly alive!

Photocredit: Morten Alstrup

Created by: fmarangon2 - 01/09/23

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