Interview with Hannes Janker (TB Motorsport): “The right moment to say goodbye”

2018 will be remembered as a year of great achievements for Hannes Janker. Winter Cup, WSK Super Master Series, FIA Karting OK European Championship: the 21-year-old German stepped up his game to become one of the most impressive names on the Karting scene. But still, the TB Motorsport team driver decided to step down for next season in the wake of his 2nd place finish at the FIA Karting World Championship at Kristianstad last September. So, we went on to ask what the future holds for one of Karting's most talented racers. Hannes, how did it feel like winning this...
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Interview with Hannes Janker (TB Motorsport): “The right moment to say goodbye”

Victor Bernier (VDK), a champion in the making

In the dry or in the wet, Victor Bernier doesn’t fear anyone as he has proven it last September 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!”