Superkarts appeared in the 70's in Britain, and are high performance karts with aerodynamic bodywork. Drivers of full sized race cars are also often surprised that a 250cc engine is enough to match the performance of their big machines ...
It should be noted these formidable engines generate power about 100 hp for a minimum weight of 218 kilos. Superkarts are equipped with twin engines and a six speed gearbox.
The CIK-FIA European Superkart Championship 2012 will be at Le Mans this weekend, as part of the Fête de l’ACO. Two men are contesting the title: the Dutch driver Marcel Maasmann and British Lee Harpham. The former is 6 points ahead of the latter, their two worst results are dropped in accordance with the regulations, so both drivers are currently equal.
09:55 - 10:20: SuperKart European Championship Race 1
14:40 - 15:15: SuperKart European Championship Race 2
• Tubular chassis with bodywork
• Disc brakes front / rear
• Rack and pinion steering
• 6 inch Tyres 6
• Drivers aged over 18
• Approved race suit
• Water cooled 2 stroke
• Power: about 95hp
• Maximum revs: 13,000 rpm
• Minimum weight of the kart + driver: 215 kg
• Record speed: over 250 km/h
• Average new chassis + engine: 22,000 €
|Photos : CIK-FIA / Commission Internationale de Karting|
Vidéo : CIRCUIT BUGATTI (LE MANS, SARTHE), FRENCH SUPERKART CHAMPIONSHIP, 7th SEPT 2009.