Martin Hines, surnommé Mister Kart, disparu en août 2011, sera à l'honneur à Donington les 5 et 6 mai prochains. L'événement, ouvert aux catégories I Direct Drive et IV à boîte de vitesses construits entre 1959 et 1982 équipés de moteurs refroidis par air, verra des pilotes du monde entier sur la célèbre Melbourne Loop de l'ancien Grand Prix.
Plus de 200 karts sont attendus avec des engagements déjà confirmés de l'Italie, l'Allemagne, des Pays-Bas, des États-Unis et encore plus loin, de l'Australie. Parmi la liste des pilotes qui ont demandé des formulaires d'inscription, on retrouve le Champion du Monde 1978 Lake Speed, le Champion du Monde 1967 Edgardo Rossi, le patron du British Historic Kart Club Barrie 'Whizzo' Williams, Dodo Regazzoni (le plus jeune frère de Clay Regazzoni), Lake Speed Jr, l'ancien champion d'Europe Reg Gange Jr et l'ancienne coéquipière de Hines chez Zip Kart Carolynn Hoy qui va piloter l'un des Hines ZIP / Yamaha dans la catégorie 250cc. Terry Fullerton sera également présent avec le kart que son équipier Ayrton Senna a utilisé pour terminer deuxième dans le championnat du monde 1979.
Démonstrations en piste, stands commerciaux, expositions statiques, interviews sur scène et beaucoup d'autres souvenirs de Hines vont créer un événement destiné à capter l'atmosphère et la nostalgie d'une époque révolue. La presse est conviée au Donington Historic Festival Preview Day à Donington Park le 8 mars.
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historic kart meeting Donington Park Info/Press Releases
Historic Kart Meeting- Donington Park May 5/6th 2012.
Driver and Journalist Information – Guest page
The British Historic Kart Club is pleased to announce a historic kart meeting to be held in conjunction with the Donington Historic Motorsport Festival.
A joint event, it promises to be one of the memorable events on the 2012 calendar and entrants will create their own piece of karting history.
We have received a great deal of interest, from all over the world and we are working out how we can help these people and their karts get to Donington Park. They include former world champions Lake Speed (USA) and Edgardo Rossi (Italy). The Dutch and German historic kart clubs have already told us that they are fielding a strong contingent.
The circuit will be on the famous Melbourne loop and the current photo on the front page shows a view of the circuit from our demonstration at the Donington Historic Festival last year. The lead kart is a 1964 Buckler/Villiers driven by American Ed McDonough. Ed was one of the early pioneers of karting when he started driving karts in America in 1957, twelve months before the sport arrived here in the UK. Ed is currently well known as a motorsport journalist and commentator. At the world championship Ed will compete in a 100cc Birel/Parilla that he is currently restoring. Through the year we will feature various other karts and karters on the front page.
They will include former 250cc British champions Reg Gange Junior and Bob Phair along with our patron Barry (Wizzo) Williams. Barry is well known but what is not so well know is that his father built Fastakarts which were very successful in the early sixties and indeed raced at the first ever meeting at Lakenheath. We pleased to say that Barry will compete in a 1960 Fastakart/Villiers that will be co-driven by Brian Jordan, himself well-known in the field of motor sport.
The 100cc British champion from 1980, Ken Warner will compete in Ayrton Senna's 1979 DAP/DAP kart that has been lovingly restored by owner Jeff Gray. His mechanic for the weekend will be Ken Tossett another well-known and successful karter of the period.
This historic kart meeting is not just for drivers from the pre-1982 period, former 1985 British champion (100cc) Ivan Turner has also expressed his interest but has yet to find a kart.
An entry form and specific regulations will be available shortly but they will be based around our own British championship (RetroRacer) regulations and rules applicable to classes, the manufacture of karts and manufacture of engines will remain unchanged. Karts must fitted with air cooled engines where the kart and engine were manufactured before December 1982.
We will continue to post news updates here and supply Donington Historic with information, however if you want to contact us, please email us direct.
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