Popular motorsport event for young racing enthusiasts, the JK Tyre FMSCI National Rotax Max Karting Championship, is back. The opening round of the 2013 championship will get underway on Saturday, June 15, 2013 at the Kart Centre at Lahari Resorts, Hyderabad. The 650 meters long Kart Centre was inaugurated in 2012 and has provided great racing and high octane action in all Karting categories.
More than 45 drivers, including country’s top Karters and new entrants, will be seen battling across three categories that include Micro Max (7 to 12 years), Junior Max (13 to 16 years) and Senior Max (15 and above). The Championship, spread over five rounds will be held at Karting tracks in Hyderabad, Coimbatore & Bangalore.
In addition to Mohites Racing, Rayo Racing and Meco Racing, the 2013 season will also witness the debut of two new Karting teams – Chennai’s Dark Don Racing and Bangalore-based India Karting. While Bangalore based Team India karting is a new entrant, Team Dark Don Racing has already proved its mettle in racing and were crowned Champions in the JK Tyre National Racing Championship 2012.
The event will begin with official practice for the three categories on Saturday, June 15. This will be followed by qualifying, starting at 11:45am on the same day. Heat 1 and 2, and the main races will be held on Sunday, June 16.
The Championship will feature well-known names on the Indian Karting circuit such as Kush Maini, Yash Aradhaya, Nayan Chatterjee, Tejas Chandrashekar and Abhirath Shetty and Vishnu Prasad, Chittesh Mandody, and Akhil Rabindra as well as last year’s defending champions Pradyumn V Danigond, Krishnaraj Mahadik and Ameya Bafna. The winners of the JK Tyre National Rotax Max Karting Championship 2013 will get an opportunity to represent the country at the 2013 Rotax Grand Finals in USA.
Mr. Sanjay Sharma, Head – Motorsport, JK Tyre & Industries Limited, said, “Now in its 10th year, the National Karting Championship is a proven springboard for young contenders who want to make a name for themselves in the highly competitive world of professional motorsport. JK Tyre is proud to be supporting this endeavour for the last decade, during which it has grown from strength to strength and is at par with international kart racing.”