. . . and a Radical podium, too
The encouraging rise in numbers racing in the Barbados Karting Association’s (BKA) Frutee/Chefette Championship this year is a clear indication that Easykart Barbados is attracting newcomers to the sport . . . but also means that competition is getting tougher. When Easykart UK boss Andy Cox suggested a trip north would help broaden the experience of some local drivers, they headed off in mid-July to the challenging 1.1-kilometre Glan Y Gors circuit in North Wales. Joshua Maloney was entered in the Easykart 100 class, while Kyffin Simpson joined Calem and Zane Maloney in the Easykart 60 Cadet class - for former BKA champions Zane and Joshua a chance to assess themselves against experienced UK Easykarters, for Calem and Kyffin a chance to see what a technical high-grip track felt like. Having watched videos of races at the venue, a Friday evening track walk with Cox sent them scurrying back to re-watch them, now having seen the track up close. read moreUK Easykart win for ‘Team Barbados’ . . .
Reigning Barbados Karting Association (BKA) Champion Nick Gill started his title defence in the best possible style, a clean sweep in the 310 Yamaha class rewarded with the maximum 100 points . . . but it was a busy field of karting rookies who provided some of the day’s most competitive action. read moreGill tops BKA table, but rookies star on the day
This week’s official launch of Easykart Barbados marks the completion of phase one of a rolling programme to establish a ladder of opportunity that its creators hope will one day result in a Barbadian winning a motor racing World Championship, following in the wheel-tracks of karting graduates such as Lewis Hamilton and Sebastien Vettel. read moreEasykarts start new Barbados ladder of opportunity