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UK gearing up to host karting world championships

19
Sep

Eight British karters have won ‘golden ticket’ entries to this weekend’s CIK-FIA World Championships at Lincolnshire’s PF International through their participation in the MSA British Kart and Junior Kart Championships.

Having been crowned the 2017 MSA British Kart Champion and MSA British Junior Kart Vice-Champion respectively, Mark Kimber and Morgan Porter will contest the world titles on home soil with OTK-sponsored, full factory supported prize drives. Harry Thompson, MSA British Junior Kart Champion, will be at PFI with a separate entry.

Golden ticket entries have also been awarded to six competitors drawn randomly from both classes of the MSA British Championships: James Lingard, Oliver Clarke, Alex Eades, Ben Wooldridge, Guy Cunnington and Kieran Long.

Other British entries for the world championships include Jonny Edgar, the newly crowned CIK-FIA OK-Junior European Champion. Edgar (13) won in Italy and Finland en route to the European crown and will be aiming to go a step further at PFI.

Rob Jones, MSA Chief Executive, said: “The depth of talent on the entry list for the world championships at PFI goes to show that karting remains one of the most competitive forms of motorsport. We’re delighted that it features so many young British stars, including eight karters who have won free entries through the MSA British Championships. We’ll be there to follow their progress and we will support them all the way.”

First opened in 1994, PFI is recognised as the UK’s premier karting facility and the only short circuit in the country with an International ‘A’ grade track licence. It is the home of Trent Valley Kart Club (TVKC), which is co-organising this weekend’s event.

Nigel Edwards, TVKC Chairman, said: “Sometimes the words ‘dream come true’ are overrated but having the honour to stage the 2017 CIK-FIA World Junior and Senior Karting Championships at PFI is literally that. Who would have thought the focus of the global karting fraternity will be on PFI and TVKC, who are organising the event alongside the CIK and WSK Promotions.”

Finals day will be streamed live at www.cikfia.com and live timing across the weekend can be found at www.tvkc.co.uk.

Image: MSA Chief Executive Rob Jones (m) with (l-r) James Lingard, Oliver Clarke, Guy Cunnington, Alex Eades, Kieran Long and Ben Wooldridge.

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