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Jordie Ford Wins British Superkart GP

Australian Superkart racer Jordan Ford has won the 2016 British Superkart Grand Prix for 250 Nationals! Jordie and his Melbourne-based team headed to the UK last week and got their hands on a new Anderson/DEA Superkart.

After setting fastest time for the single-cylinder machines in practice, Jordie then planted himself on pole for his class (1:31.617s), and an amazing 11th outright in a field largely made up of twins. Ford's closest challengers were the experienced Brits, Paul Platt (MS Kart/GasGas - 1:32.200s) and Gavin Bennett (Anderson/DEA - 1:32.276s).

If that effort wasn't enough, Ford then went out and won Race 1 (a race-within-a-race for the Singles amongst the 'open' class twins), over Bennett and Platt, taking 10th outright.

Race 2 (round 4 of the European Championship) didn't go to plan, Jordie DNFing after a carburettor clamp failed. Bennett took the win, though Jordie did get back out on track for some quick laps at the end.

Having qualified pole, Ford lead the field to the start of the 10-lap British GP, dicing with Bennett for the win and setting a new lap record for the category on the way. He won by 1.6s over Bennett with Jack Layton in third making a 1-2-3 for Anderson/DEA karts.

"I had amazing races with Gavin Bennett today, so clean and respectful yet hard fought. Some of the best racing I will ever remember" Jordie wrote on Facebook.

"As a team, we learnt so much this weekend, working on the kart with minuscule changes with huge impact, and I was able to adjust my driving and gain more and more confidence all weekend. Driving with downforce properly is hectic!

KOUT TAKES A DECISIVE ADVANTAGE AT DONINGTON

The second Competition of the 2016 CIK-FIA European Superkart Championship took place under very mild conditions in an atmosphere dedicated to Karting. The British single-cylinder and KZ long-circuit categories shared the programme and pits with the Superkarts, with several Drivers jointly participating in two events. Lédenon was dominated by a trio while at Donington Park the circle of contenders for the podium widened to five.

Round 1 2016 CIK - FIA European Superkart Championship Ledenon France

Round 1 of the CIK - FIA European Superkart Championship was held last weekend at Ledenon France. A 32 250 Superkart strong field greeted the flag. It also marks the start of the CIK - FIA Mono Cylinder Cup for 250 Nationals.
Qualifying and outright positions in both races were dominated by the MS Kart trio of Kout, Elkmann and De Brabander.

2016 Round 2 Motorsport Zone Superkart Series entries open. Close Friday May 6th

Entries for Round 2 of the 2016 Motorsport Zone Superkart Series are open and will close Friday May 6th at the latest. Feel free to enter for the whole year while you are there. Practice available all day on the Friday 13/05/16 for $80.00 for a half day and $120.00 for a full day. Entry Fee $295.00 for each event. Interstate entries most welcome. Further info can be seen at this link http://www.qldsuperkart.org/sites/default/files/default/files/documents/...

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