Jordan Ford has taken his second British GP title after claiming a dominant victory at Donington. This culminated a strong weekend for the talented Australian who also claimed a British Championship win the previous day.
The scenic Lakeside Raceway hosted round 3 of the Queensland Superkarts Series with a mix of old and new faces competing.
SUPERKART AT DONINGTON: ELKMANN STARTS THE CHAMPIONSHIP AS FAVOURITE
The 2018 CIK-FIA European Superkart Championship is taking place according to a programme identical
to that of the last two seasons. It starts at Donington on 2nd and 3rd June with a particularly
consistent set of 23 entries gathering all the usual protagonists, while the CIK-FIA Superkart Mono
Cylinder Cup has not been renewed.
This first European Competition is included in an expanded meeting dedicated to Karting. The CIK-FIA Superkart European
Championship will continue at Assen, in the Netherlands, from 17th to 19th August and finish with Le Mans in France on
27th and 28th October.
As in previous years, the duel in prospect concerns the last two title-winning Drivers; the German Peter Elkmann (Anderson
/ VM) against the Czech Adam Kout (MSkart / DEA). Peter Elkmann finally reclaimed this title in 2018, confirming the
constant improvement of his perfectly analysed performances and continuous racing in several disciplines. He is on great
form and continues to establish his current supremacy in Superkart. The double European Champion 2015 and 2016, this
season Adam Kout has decided to restrict his programme to only the European Championship. He has not run yet, unlike his
opponent, so his degree of progress remains unknown before the first round, but his talent and careful preparation speak
well for his chances.
Among the potential candidates for the podium, the one to watch carefully is Liam Morley (Anderson / DEA). The fast Briton
has become a regular on European podiums. 3rd overall in 2015 and 2017, he should, on his home turf, be one of the
most likely to interfere in the fight for the podium, especially as along with Kout he will be one of the two reference Drivers
" Round 1 of the 2018 Queensland Superkart Series kicked off over the weekend at Lakeside Raceway with the 125cc Touch and Go class (TAG) and 85cc Gearbox running Saturday and the 250 and 125cc Gearbox karts attacking the track Sunday.
Clear blue skies greeted us as we rolled in Lakeside Park, Qualifying saw the usual suspects of Peter Nuske #16 in his 125cc Rotax powered Scorpion Kart with a 1:01:45 leading the field from Scott Jamieson in his 85cc Yamaha Toni Kart 1:03.94.