Victor Bernier (VDK), a champion in the making

On the dry or in the wet, Victor Bernier doesn’t fear anyone as he has proven it last month by winning the 2018 FIA Karting World Junior Championship in Sweden. At only 14 years old, the Frenchman looks to the future with a fierce determination to follow the steps of his illustrious predecessors. We caught up with VDK’s leading man and his boss, Eric Verdaasdonk, to talk us through their biggest achievement to date. September 23th, 2018, Sunday afternoon. When he crosses the start/finish line for the penultimate time, Victor Bernier knows that he’s just 1.2 kilometer away from becoming...
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Victor Bernier (VDK), a champion in the making

Lorenzo Travisanutto: “This title feels like a small revenge”

Following a bittersweet 2018 European season, Lorenzo Travisanutto had built up his hopes about the FIA Karting World Championship round in Sweden. And the long awaited fight for the supreme crown in the OK class didn’t disappoint with the Italian driver emerging victorious against his closest rival Hannes Janker after an epic wheel-to-wheel battle thorough the entire final race. A few days after the Kristianstad weekend, "Travi" gives us his thoughts about his career’s biggest achievement. Hello, Lorenzo. Now that the World Championship is behind, I guess you have had time to reflect on your achievement? Yes sure! As soon...
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Lorenzo Travisanutto: “This title feels like a small revenge”

Dexter Patterson, from Essay with love!

As the FIA Karting World Championship OK and Junior is getting closer, we look back today on the last round of the European Championship held in early August at Essay. If uncertainty prevailed in the Junior Final, the Senior category saw the superiority of one single driver thorough its entire weekend. Recently introduced to Kart Republic, Britain's Dexter Patterson showed no mercy on french soil and is willing to keep the momentum going in Sweden for the biggest event of the season!  Winner of his entire round of Qualifying Heats on Saturday and Sunday morning, counting up for five wins...
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Dexter Patterson, from Essay with love!

Rick Dreezen (KR): “I will come back to hunt for that World title!”

Rick Dreezen runner-up of the World Championship at Genk? Few in the paddock would have expected to see the 27-year-old Belgian step on the podium of the most-prestigious race of the year in the KZ category, not even himself! But that’s what happened on Sunday 9th, September when the new Kart Republic driver crossed the finish line less than two seconds off Patrik Hájek to become the 2018’s Vice-Champion of the World on his home track. "I was a little bit disappointed straight after the finish to just miss out on the World Title", Dreezen admits. "But that feeling quickly went away...
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Rick Dreezen (KR): “I will come back to hunt for that World title!”

Patrik Hájek (Kosmic): “I still need time to realize”

On Sunday, September 9th, 2018, the world of karting has chosen its new king in the name of Patrik Hájek, winner in dominant fashion of the KZ World Championship, held on the famous Genk circuit in Belgium. Following a emotion-packed weekend, we caught up with the first Czech World Champion in Karting history. It’s not often that one can achieve something as big as winning the World Championship in the KZ category in sush fashion. Especially when looking closely at the names forming one of the most-prestigious starting grids in the karting world. Despite the likes of former champions like Paolo...
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Patrik Hájek (Kosmic): “I still need time to realize”