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The Quiet Golden Age of Top-Flight Kart Racing

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Is top-level karting going through a quiet golden era of racing. Why? Well, despite being hilariously expensive and exclusive there is no doubt that the depth of talent racing in KZ1 is almost unrivalled in any other motorsport series in the world. It’s strange isn’t it? Every weekend motorsport fans will gush over F1, BTCC, […]

The possible ready-made solution to KF karting that is staring right at us!

Saturday, January 12th, 2013

In this article Alan Dove considers the current situation of KF and considers whether the possible solution to KF’s woes is already a class in existence and ready to race today! Giancarlo Tinini, CRG S.P.A President, recently conceded to StopandGoTV that KF may have caused irreparable damage to top-level karting “Today the ‘fullness’ of 100cc racing is missing… […]

New Vortex 4-Stroke Breaks Cover!

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

Vortex have presented their new 4-stroke engine on their website. They recently announced a tie-up with engine manufacturer Tech-F1 and Vortex’s latest engine resembles the Tech-F1 engine very closely. It has three power ranges from 21hp, 35.5hp and 38hp. It also weighs 16.3kg. The engine as standard doesn’t have any particular new or innovative features […]

Death of the Carburettor – Karting’s Fuel-Injected Future!

Monday, February 20th, 2012

Less emissions, more efficiency and more power from 2-strokes? “You must be mad” I hear you say. Well I probably am, but that’s besides the point. Karting possibly faces its biggest revolution since Rotax announced the MAX FR125 back in 1997. It’s all about engine management with the emphasis on ‘fuel injection’ instead of the […]

Vortex & Tech F1 Team Up For 4-Stroke Development

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

In a remarkable announcement, OTK & Vortex have teamed up with the 4-stroke kart engine manufacturers Tech F1. Tech F1 said on their website In order to promote and develop the full potential of the category of 4-stroke karting field, the Technique Engineering Ltd with the beginning of 2012 has given the project of the […]

Retrospective – The 2011 Karting Year by Karting1

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

Karting is such a diverse sport, it’s almost impossible to coherently knit together the general trends throughout a year, but 2011 has seen interesting developments that demonstrate the future direction of the sport. While single-make racing has been around for decades (Yamaha, TKM, Rotax etc…), 2011 witnessed the traditional Italian manufacturers investing more into this […]