motorsportzone 2016 series
250 International
A field of 4 250 twins with Russell Jamieson setting some blistering lap times, even going close to the lap record. Taylor Bertram is now finding good consistency in the F1 Honda RS250. Was great to see Brian Wild return for his first event in 2016.
1st: Russell Jamieson (ANDERSON / DEA)
2nd: Taylor Bertram (F1 / HONDA)
3rd: Michael Nicholas (STOCKMAN / YAMAHA)

250 National
The Gas Gas trio of Weier and the Crisp brothers showed the way all weekend. Every race was virtually a drag race to the line every time. All 3 went very close to the lap record during the weekend. Weier in heat 5 had an incident in turn 2. Good to see he is ok, cant say the same for his Superkart however. The next round will be interesting with Dan Lewis returning with his revamped Anderson YZ Yamaha ready to challenge trio at Lakeside Park September 10 - 11.
1st: Tim Weier (ANDERSON / GAS GAS)
2nd: Lachlan Crisp (STOCKMAN / GAS GAS)
3rd: Gareth Crisp (ADE / GAS GAS)

125cc Gearbox
Where did Phil Silcocks reliability go? 3 DNF's in a single weekend has hurt his Motorsport Zone Superkart Series points lead. Lindsay Jamieson, Jon Bothamley and Sam McFerran wasted no time and swooped while Silcock was having an off weekend. At times, you could throw a blanket over the podium positions in each race.
1st: Sam McFerran (BRM /HONDA)
2nd: Lindsay Jamieson (STOCKMAN/ Honda)
3rd: Jon Bothamley (F1 / Pavesi)


The last Competition of the 2016 CIK-FIA European Superkart Championship ended logically with the deserved award and the second consecutive title for the Czech Adam Kout. But both Races were thrilling and gave the large audience a few twists, which is customary at Assen. Qualifying was a good example of the duel over the last year between Adam Kout (MS Kart / DEA) and the German Peter Elkmann (MS Kart / VM), the two leaders of the Championship, but the Frenchman Emmanuel Vinuales (Anderson / VM) recalled the good memories of all. Elkmann thought he had the pole, but it was stolen by Kout. Yannick De Brabander (MS Kart / VM), who had experienced a difficult start, managed to take back his role as the third strong man and the revelation of the season.
Title decided in first Race
Elkmann had the fastest start from Vinuales but Kout overtook and chased after Elkmann who had begun to escape. Kout saw the opening and flew off to take his second crown. Elkmann could not keep up a steady pace, so Vinuales and De Brabander caught up and passed. Andreas Jost (Anderson / VM) showed a good return to form. He almost joined De Brabander when he was already preparing to overtake Elkmann. The German managed to recover and reduce the gap to the top three drivers at the start of an epic last lap. Vinuales then had a gearbox problem and returned to the pits. Elkmann caught De Brabander, trying to outflank him, but the Belgian didn’t allow it. Both drivers were attacking side by side on the home straight which benefited Elkmann by a few centimetres! Behind Jost (Anderson / VM) in 4th, Daniel Clark (Anderson / VM) and Marcel Maasmann (Anderson / VM) were never able to touch the leaders. The title was already decided, and with four wins and a 3rd place he could not be surpassed in the standings.
First victory for Yannick De Brabander

2016 CIK-FIA Superkart Mono Cylinder Cup results

Congratulations to Gavin Bennett for winning the first CIK-FIA Superkart Mono Cylinder Cup. His consistent finishes in his Anderson/ DEA was just enough to win over Paul Platt in his MS Kart/ Gas Gas over the 6 race series. Third place was hard fort between Kennedy and Hulme with Kennedy taking third overall by just a single point.
Round 2 at Donington Park was interesting as Australian 250 National sensation, Jordan Ford, showed the world just how good he is. In fact winning race 3 opened a lot of peoples eyes up to his talent. Race 4 he was up the front when a fuel supply issue hampered his performance, possibly a win that got away. We hope to see Jordan Ford race the entire CIK-FIA Superkart Mono Cylinder Cup in 2017.

2016 Round 4 Motorsport Zone Superkart Series entries close this Friday August 5th QR

Entries for Round 4 of the 2016 Motorsport Zone Superkart Series to be held at Queensland Raceway August 13-14 will close this Friday August 5th at the latest. "Don't forget Round 4 is rapidly approaching. We visit the paperclip for the first time in 2016. So will the status quo remain the same or will the change of venue shake things up? Only time will tell.

R3 2016 Motorsport Zone Superkart Series photos from Ross Johnson Photography

Photos from Ross Johnson Photography for Round 3 of the 2016 Motorsport Zone Superkart Series at Lakeside Park last weekend can be seen at this link.

Video footage from Race 4 onboard Gareth Crisps 250 National ADE / Gas Gas can also be seen at this link.

2016 National Festival of Superkarts Phillip Island 20-21/08/16 Entry Form and Supp Regs

Don’t miss this one!
After lengthy discussions with competitors in every state it became abundantly clear that the drivers wanted a National Title for all classes at the one event, at an affordable price. The Superkart Clubs held discussions last year and decided to expand on the already successful “NGB Nationals” that they had run for many years and that in 2016 it would include all classes.
The 2016 National Festival of Superkarts will be held in August at the Phillip Island Grand Prix circuit which is arguably Australia’s best Motorsport facility over a single weekend, which will be the first time in 10 years that the 250s will race by themselves without other classes on track. The same goes for the 125 and Non Gearbox classes.
“The sport via communication with their clubs wanted to go back to an event that showcases all the classes we offer and has them all racing together at the same event,” said one of the event organisers. “This way we get to watch the other class’s race, something that couldn’t be done in the past with the split series and combined races.”
The sport could see that with the increasing costs and dwindling numbers at other premium events it was time to take a step back and regroup so as to bring the sport back as one.
The Nationals will be run over the weekend of August 20 & 21. The entry fee will be kept under $450.00 and includes a pit lane garage space plus entry to the now famous “Drivers Lounge” for catering all weekend for the drivers. All classes will be racing for the coveted number one and this will be the biggest single gathering of Superkarts in years. The event will be run under a Cams permit.
This National event should not be confused with the 3 round series being run by SKA, a private company running its own events. This single weekend Nationals is put together by the Superkart Clubs for their members.


motorsportzone 2016 series
250 International
Small field of 250 twins with Jason Smith showing the others how it's done before breaking a wheel stud in the last final but 3 wins early on proved too much too overcome for the other competitors.
1st: Jason Smith (ANDERSON / DEA)
2nd: Michael Nicholas (STOCKMAN / YAMAHA)
3rd: Taylor Bertram (F1 / HONDA)

250 National
Still hot of his win at Eastern Creek, Tim Weier showed the way for most of the weekend, Gareth pushed him hard in the last heat even trading paint on the last lap before a drag race to the line.
1st: TIm Weier (ANDERSON / GAS GAS)
2nd: Gareth Crisp (ADE / GAS GAS)
3rd: Lachaln Crisp (STOCKMAN / GAS GAS)

125cc Gearbox
Phil Silcock showed how it's done again this weekend, mixing speed and reliability to take 3 out of 4 wins with Lindsay Jamieson managing to snag race 3 off him after a race long duel. Grant Yarrow, John Bothamley and Sam McFerran showed flashes of brillance before succumbing to mechanical issues over the weekend leaving Doug Amiss and Darryl Bertram to round out the podium.
1st: Phil Silcock (AVOIG /HONDA)
2nd: Doug Amiss (STOCKMAN/ YAMAHA)
3rd: Darryl Bertram (GILLARD / SGM)

85cc Gearbox
All 3 podium positions had a chance at leading during the weekend but it was Scott who managed to come out on top in the end.
1st: Scott Jameison (Gladiator / HONDA)
2nd: Cameron Moxley (GLADIATOR / YAMAHA)
3rd: Stewart Bell (Gladiator / YAMAHA)