11th March 2021
Sunday Live Stream: https://livestream.com/mysportlive/events/9557122
Official Race Program: https://www.karting.net.au/2021-australian-kart-championship-round-2-program
Event Timetable: https://www.karting.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/AKC-Timetable-2021-Round-2-complete.pdf
Australia’s highest level of kart racing, the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol EDGE, makes a long-awaited return to Melbourne, Victoria this weekend.
Twelve months after the COVID Pandemic brought the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix to a grinding halt, Australia’s next generation of motorsport stars will be in action at the Port Melbourne International Karting Complex for round two of the 2021 Championship.
While Club and State Level kart racing has been able to be conducted through Victoria over the past six months where COVID restrictions have permitted, this weekend’s event marks the first time since September 2019 that a national level karting event has been contested in the Garden State.
“It has been an extremely challenging year for everyone in Victoria. To have such an exciting event with Australia’s best drivers converging on our venue, is something that we’re all very much looking forward to,” said Go-Kart Club of Victoria President John Wall.
“We’re hopeful that an event like this will kickstart our recovery from COVID and will set the scene for an exciting year ahead for our sport in Melbourne.”
The event will feature 288 drivers across eight Classes – from the youngsters aged between 7 and 9 years old in Cadet 9 through to the elite drivers in the KZ2 Gearbox category who will reach speed in excess of 130 km/h.
Practice gets underway on Friday from 8am ahead of qualifying and heat races on Saturday. Sunday’s action gets underway at 8am with the final round of heat races before the finals begin at 11:30am.
The Port Melbourne Karting Complex is located on the corner of Todd Road and Cook Streets, Port Melbourne.
Admission is free for spectators, but restricted in numbers as the venue is limited to a maximum of 1,000 attendees – including participants. All attendees are required to check-in upon arrival at the venue.