IKWC 2011 | July 24 - July 29 | Belgium

IKWC News & Information

Kenny Geldhof World Champion, Again!

July 2011 -   Kenny Geldhof is Indoor Kart World Champion...  Again!   Belgian driver Kenny Geldhof has successfully defended his 2010 World Championship Title won in Phoenix USA, by also winning the 2011 Indoor Kart World Championship at Eupener Karting in Belgium! Geldhof beat 188 drivers from 18 different countries in the process, and has become the 1st driver to ever win the Indoor Kart World Championship two times. The margin of victory was very small, with only 3 points separating the Belgian and Maximilian Beer from Germany in 2nd place. In 3rd place was Ruben Boutens, who has...

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Belgium takes 2011 IKWC Nations Cup!

July 2011 - Belgium takes Nations Cup!   Team Vantrico.com from Belgium emerged victorious over 46 other teams from Europe, North and South America at the opening event of this year's Indoor Kart World Championship, in a truly electrifying finish that kept everyone at the edge of their seat! Belgian driver Anthony Von Trier crossed the finishline under serious bumper-to-bumper pressure from a charging Team Daytona Essen from Germany in second place and the current Champions Bluestar Racing A, also from Belgium, in third. Only .5 seconds separated the 3 at the end. The excitement did not end there, as the top 10 all finished within a 3 seconds bracket....

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Nations Cup Final Extended to 2h!

July 2011 -     Nations Cup Final Extended to 2h!    The Nations Cup Final has been Extended to 2hs to allow teams more adequate time between driver changes. The number of team entries will not go over 60, so there will be 2 Qualifier races preceding the final. Please check the latest IKWC event schedule released by Eupener Karting at: http://www.eupenerkarting.be/fr/racing-fun/nos-evenements/championnat.php...

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IKWC Race Groups for Races 1, 2, 3, & 4 Posted!

July 2011 -     IKWC Race Groups for Races 1, 2, 3 & 4 Posted!    Unlike the past IKWCs where groups after Race 1 were determined by a points related formula, the 2011 IKWC will feature a group draw for the first 4 races. In the past, after all groups ran race 1 there was an 1.5 hour break between races 1 & 2 and 3 & 4 so points could be calculated and groups arranged based on the formula. With nearly double the participants, and 14 races to be run on each of these days at the largest IKWC ever, time has become an issue...

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VELOPARK Brazilian IKWC Quali this weekend!

June 2011 -       Brazilian IKWC Qualifier at VELOPARK this weekend!   June 25, 2011 - This is an important weekend for the IKWC, as Champions will emerge from the British and Brazilian IKWC Qualifier events.      The Brazilian IKWC Qualifier event is happening at the fantastic VELOPARK motorsports complex, near the southern city of Porto Alegre, Brazil. The races are...

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Eupener IKWC Sodi Karts arrive. DeCuzzi Tires en-route.

June 2011 -        Eupener's IKWC Sodi Karts arrive! DeCuzzi Tires en-route!   June 24, 2011 - Eupener announced today that the 35 brand new GT4 Sodi karts to be used in the 2011 Indoor Kart World Championship have arrived! The karts will be thoroughly tested and matched by Eupener mechanics during the next few weeks to ensure IKWC drivers have equipment as equal as possible.   "The Indoor Kart World Championship...

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2011 BRKC - British IKWC Qualifier Climax!

June 2011 -        2011 BRKC - British IKWC Qualifier - Last Round!   June 25, 2011 - This is an important weekend for the IKWC, as Champions will emerge from the British and Brazilian IKWC Qualifier events. This coming Sunday (June 26th) sees the last round of the British Rental Kart Championship 2011 (BRKC) take place at the Daytona Circuit in Milton Keynes, UK.   Both the Heavyweight and Overall Championship battles...

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2011 BRKC - Harry Wicks leads!

March 2011 -        Round 1 of the British Rental Kart Championship took place last Sunday at Birmingham International Circuit (outdoor) in the UK. Forty drivers turned out to compete in the prestigious opening round of the new series, and some very close racing ensued. Taking the eventual podium spots "Overall" were Harry Wicks in 1st, Team GB driver Jonny Elliott in 2nd, and international racer Anwar Beroual Smith in 3rd. Wicks also set the fastest lap of...

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2011 BRKC - British IKWC Qualifier Begins!

March 2011 -        2011 BRKC - British IKWC Qualifier Begins!   The pre-qualifying events for this year's Indoor kart Championship continue in Europe. This coming Sunday (March 6th) sees the opening round of the British Rental Kart Championship 2011 (BRKC) take place at the Birmingham Wheels International Circuit in Birmingham, UK. The series, devised by British driver Bradley Philpot, takes inspiration from the thriving Indoor Kart World...

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Geldhof Wins Surprise Award!

February 2011 - Surprise Award for Geldhof! (Feb 25, 2011 Brugge, Belgium) - Earlier this week, Indoor Kart World Champion Kenny Geldhof was the recipient of an unusual award for an indoor kart driver. Geldhof found himself nominated in an award category at the 2011 West-Flemish Sports Awards. The Celebration rewards stand-out sports figures in the Belgian Province of West Flanders, home to over 1 million people. The Gala evening was staged at the Concert Hall in Brugge, and Geldhof stood alongside the best athletes in the region, and to his surprise, won the most votes in his category.   Although Geldhof and indoor kart racing fell in...

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2011 CIKI - Geldhof takes the Italian Championship!

February 2011 -      CIKI - Geldhof takes the Italian Championship!   Feb 20, 2011 (Como, Italy) - The last day of the 2011 Italian Indoor Karting Championship looked like it would be a battle between 2 drivers, Stefano Arrighi and Alberto Forte. Both Italians had reached the Final by winning every single one of their 4 Qualifier races, and either one looked like a sure bet to also take the Final. However, it was not meant to be. Already in qualifying it appeared they would have to work...

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2011 CIKI - Arrighi and Forte still lead after Day 3!

February 2011 -      CIKI: Arrighi and Forte still lead after Day 3.   Feb 19, 2011 (Como, Italy) - After a dramatic day 3 of competition at the 2011 Italian Indoor Championship two names have emerged as the stars of the competition. Italians Stefano Arrighi and Alberto Forte have won every one of their 4 qualifier races leading to today's final and look to be the sure favorites for the Title. Current Indoor Kart World Champion Kenny Geldhof from Belgium is close behind and still with chances...

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2011 CIKI - Arrighi and Forte lead in Como!

February 2011 -      CIKI: Arrighi and Forte lead in Como.   Feb 18, 2011 (Como, Italy) - As day 2 of the 2011 Italian Indoor Kart Championship comes to a close at the Mokart circuit, it is 2 races down and 2 to go before the Final Race. Stefano Arrighi and Alberto Forte have emerged as the early Championship leaders, thanks to back-to-back victories on Races 1 & 2. The two Italians are very closely followed by World Champions Kenny Geldhof and Gregory Laporte from Belgium, who backed their wins...

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2011 CIKI - World Champs set the bar high!

February 2011 -    2011 CIKI - World Champs set the bar high!   Feb 17, 2011 (Como, Italy) - Indoor Kart World Championship competition began today at the CIKI - Campionato Italiano Kart Indoor (Italian Indoor Kart Championship), an official IKWC Qualifier event. The field was divided into 5 groups, with Race 1 for all 5 groups being run in the evening at Como's Mokart Indoor Karting circuit in Italy. 2008 and 2010 Indoor Kart World Champions Gregory Laporte and Kenny Geldhof from Belgium are competing at the CIKI and not making life easy...

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2011 CIKI - IKWC Qualifier this weekend!

February 2011 -    2011 CIKI - IKWC Qualifier this weekend!   Indoor Kart World Championship competition begins tomorrow in Como, Italy, with the CIKI - Campionato Italiano Kart Indoor (Italian Indoor Kart Championship). The Italian National Championship is an official World Championship Qualifying event, and the top 3 drivers of 2011 will win a sponsored trip to the Indoor Kart World Championship in July.   A total of 50 drivers will battle at this year's Italian Indoor Kart Championship, which much like the World Championship, is a series of races run back to back...

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IKWC 2010: Geldhof is World Champion!

August 2010 -     News Report provided by IndoorKartingNews.com   Aug 1, 2010 (Phoenix) - Championship Sunday (August 1, 2010) commenced with the entire field of 50 drivers broken into three groups for the eigth (and last) qualifier race. Upon completion of the final group races, the top-25 in the points advanced to the IKWC Final race. Using points from this race combined with those earned over the week, minus a worst position drop, determined who would be among the 25...

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IKWC 2010 - Day 4: Grooten the man to beat!

July 2010 -     News Report provided by IndoorKartingNews.com   July 31, 2010 (Phoenix) - The stage is now set for an entertaining final charge to the world title after the completion of day four of the 2010 Indoor kart World Championship on Saturday (July 31) at F1 Race Factory in Phoenix, Ariz.Day four of the IKWC featured only one outing for all of the highly-talented drivers in the field, with three 1 hour group races....

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IKWC 2010 - Day 3: Grooten Still Leads!

July 2010 -     News Report provided by IndoorKartingNews.com   July 30, 2010 (Phoenix) - The top indoor karters from around the world returned to F1 Race Factory in Phoenix, Ariz., on Friday (July 30) for day three of the 2010 Indoor Kart World Championship.With another full day of on-track action for the large and talented field, everyone was expecting some hard fought and entertaining races...and that s exactly what they got.The grid...

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IKWC 2010 - Day 2: Grooten Continues to Lead!

July 2010 -     News Report provided by IndoorKartingNews.com   July 28, 2010 (Phoenix) - The quest for a world title continued for the best indoor karters on Thursday (July 29), with day two of the Indoor Kart World Championship at F1 Race Factory in Phoenix, Arizona.With a full-day of racing under their belts, the impressive and talented field of drivers returned to action in day two's two additional 30 minute races, seeking valuable...

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IKWC 2010 - Day 1: Grooten leads with 2 wins!

July 2010 -     News Report provided by IndoorKartingNews.com   July 28, 2010 (Phoenix) - The chase for the 2010 Indoor Kart World Championship title officially commenced on Wednesday (July 28) at the renowned F1 Race Factory indoor facility in Phoenix, Arizona.Broken into four groups, the entire large and talented IKWC field each raced two 30 minute races on day one in Arizona.First up was Race 1A. As would be the case for each...

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IKWC 2010 - Belgium Wins Nations Cup!

July 2010 -     News Report provided by IndoorKartingNews.com   July 27, 2010 (Phoenix) - The 2010 edition of the Indoor Kart World Championship officially got underway on Tuesday night (July 27), with the traditional 3hr Nations Cup endurance race taking place on the Full GP track layout at the F1 Race Factory facility in Phoenix, Arizona.As expected, the battle for top honors in the opening race of the IKWC featured plenty of...

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Borremans & Belgium show strength

July 2010 -       July 24, 2010 (Phoenix) - Open practice continues at F1 Race Factory, for the 2010 Indoor Kart World Championship. Saturday July 24 marked the first competitive practice scenario, when a number of IKWC drivers got a chance to race in Round 6 of the Arizona Indoor Kart Championship. This was a 1 hour race, with 3 lap qualifying to define the grid, and a standing start. The AZIKC regulars welcomed the foreigners in their series, and the result was a full grid of 26 karts. Eleven of...

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F1 Race Factory: 9 Races at the 2010 IKWC!

July 2010 -     July 13, 2010 (Phoenix) - The F1 Race Factory track has announced this week that they will add 1 more hour of racing to the previously planned racing schedule, in the form of two 30 minute races. The entry fee and the schedule of race days remains unchanged, so all drivers competing this year are radiant by this unexpected bonus.   "I think it is great news that 2 races have been added to...

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IKWC Drivers 2nd at Granja Viana

November 2009 - November 15, 2009 - (Sao Paulo, Brazil) - Team KartGP with IKWC drivers Filipe Jorge, Pedro Washington, Luir Miranda, as well as Rafael Henning took 2nd place at the first edition of the 500 mile Granja Viana Amateur Rental Kart race, staged on November 1, 2009. The 2nd place was well celebrated, but bitter-sweet as the team had lead almost the entire race   A total of 340 drivers split into 42 teams participated in the historic event, which is sure to...

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Kimbrell is 2009 USA Champion!

November 2009 - By Rob Howden (www.indoorkartingnews.com)   Nov 8, 2009 - This year’s U.S. Indoor Kart Championship SuperFinal was all that everyone could have ever expected. Heading into the main, the point totals at the top of the standings were tight and the primary combatants had all put themselves in the position to win. At the end of the 90-minute SuperFinal, Dromo 1’s Jon Kimbrell emerged as the star of the show, completing a stellar weekend of competition by steering his kart to second place in the race, securing the championship in the process. F1 Race Factory’s Truman...

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IKWC Results are in!

August 2009 - Maxwell Jansley (Team LariMax) from Brazil is the 2009 Indoor Kart World Champion! It was a tight battle at the top of the points, and Belgian driver Kenny Geldoff (CORTEX BlueStar A) reached the final day of competition leading the championship after a steady run of victories and 2nd places. But luck would not be on his side on the last day, and a podium slipped through his fingers after two 12 point finishes in the Semi and the Final. Things were not easy at the end for eventual Champion Maxwell Jansley. The Brazilian,...

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IKWC Day 3 - Racing continues!!

August 2009 - Attention, the live and latest updates are beig posted at: Live Timing: http://www.kartgp.com.br/live-timing.asp Race results: http://www.kartgp.com.br/classificacao.asp "Serie" means "Round". "Bateria" means "Race" Championship Points: http://www.kartgp.com.br/pontuacao.asp Clockwise track....

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IKWC Day 2 - Great Racing, after a delayed start

August 2009 - Day 2 of the 2009 IKWC was marked by an extreme delay caused by a problem with the ambulance sevice, which was M-I-A for most of the day. The 2009 IKWC is sponsored by the city of Macae' and the ambulance sevice is provided by the city. By 12pm, 2 hours after the scheduled start, still no sign or word of when they would be arriving. Organizers resorted for plan B which was to ditch the city service and hire a private ambulance, but were unable at the last minute to locate an available alternative private ambulance that would be...

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IKWC 2009 Day 1 News!

August 2009 - First Day of Racing at the 2009 IKWC began with Race 1 for the IKWC-50 class. The new class, which was added this year, features drivers who weigh less than 50kg. The class equals drivers at 50kg, but in the same karts used by the IKWC-Top class. IKWC-50's Race 1 was run in counter-clockwise direction, and dominated by 11 year old Brazilian driver Otavio Porto, who took the Pole Position with a lap time of 50:75, just 00:02 ahead of Andre Lima in 2nd. Porto dominated the race from start to finish with a flawless performance. Second place went to...

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Brazil takes Nations Cup

August 2009 - A record 25 team entries lined up for this years Nations Cup race, the opening event of the 2009 Indoor Kart World Championship in Macae, Brazil. The race was run in front of a crowd of an estimated 1500+ people, which almost completely filled the grandstands, with a full crowd of 2000 expected for the IKWC final next Saturday Aug 8. Team Brasil-MariMax: Ed Cordeiro, Jose Gabizo, Maxwell Jansley, and Francisco Jansley. Fabio Konrad from Brazil nearly repeated the Pole Position obained in Kortrijk last year, but had to settle for P2. Pole position...

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IKWC Drivers Begin Practice in Macae!

July 2009 - Many IKWC drivers are already on track in Macae practicing for the 2009 Indoor Kart World Championship. First driver impressions are that the track is very fast and grip level is higher than expected. In the true spirit of indoor kart racing, practice has an "open" format, and throughout this week, anyone can test their skills in the IKWC track and karts driving along starts such as 2007 World Champion Rodrigo Faulhaber, Pedro Washington (#2 in the current world ranking), Filipe Jorge (IKWC Pre-Qualifier Champion), among many other top drivers. Part of practice includes the running of the Macae' Cup,...

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2009 IKWC Track comes to life!

July 2009 - The 2009 Indoor Kart World Championship comes to life in Macae', as workers begin construction of the circuit inside the coastal city's convention center. Hundreds of automobile tires have been brought in and are being affixed to the concrete surface in the shape of the new temporary circuit. Track designers opted for a fast, technical track, that will be challenging in clockwise and conterclockwise directions. The track is wide and is designed to have many possible passing areas. The surface is expected to be slippery. Once construction and testing is complete, the track is...

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Filipe Jorge wins the Pre-Qualifier IKWC Championship!

June 2009 - Filipe Jorge, a veteran of the 2005 IKWC, began his 2nd appearance at the Indoor Kart World Championship by winning the Pre-Qualifier IKWC Tournament. The competition was exclusively for the Brazilian drivers from the state of Rio de Janeiro, where the number of interested drivers exceeded the local quota stipulated by organizers. "The number of interested drivers from Rio was large, and the Pre-Qualifier allowed us to distribute the available spots based on merit." said Chico Ingles, member of the IKWC organizing committee. "The quotas allowed us to ensure that the spectrum of Brazilian...

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Grooten, Borremans, Van de Vel, & Soers win 24 hours of Brussels!

May 2009 - In preparation for the 2009 IKWC, 2008 World Champion Mathias Grooten takes a major victory at one of Europe's toughest indoor karting events, the 24 hours of Brussels at First Kart Inn Indoor Karting Center. The race featured 23 competitive teams, and Grooten drove for team KartGrid.be, alongside team mates Robin Borremans, Bart Van de Vel, and Yves Soers. A very strong team whose drivers share many victories, as well as 6 National Titles and 1 World Championship among them. The race included indoor and outdoor sectors and the weather played a significant part, with rain soaking the...

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Grooten & Borremans win 2008 Belgian Championships!

December 2008 - Reigning 2008 Indoor Kart World Champion Mathias Grooten has closed the year with another significant title: The 2008 Belgian Indoor Kart Championship. Grooten won 7 of the 9 races in the Belkart Master Championship taking the Title with 317points over Bart Van de Vel in 2nd, with 287points. The 3rd position went to Mats de Jong, with 267 points. Jong and Van de Vel each won 1 race. The Belkart Championship is composed of 9 races run throughout the year at various tracks in Belgium, including Worldkarts, which hosted the 2008 IKWC. It is...

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2009 IKWC Brazil is Confirmed!

December 2008 - After months of planning and negotiations, local organizers are proud to announce that a final agreement has been reached, and 2009 Indoor Kart World Championship event in Brazil is confirmed. The race will be in the state of Rio de Janeiro, in the city of Macae'. Macae' is a small coastal city about 2.5 hours by car from the city of Rio de Janeiro. This progressive and booming city is best known for being the base for Petrobras' off-shore drilling operations and its government has historically...

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IKWC 2009 Brazil: deal expected soon!

November 2008 - Ongoing negotiations continue to delay confirmation of the 2009 IKWC in Brazil. Three different locations were being considered; The Kart-In Jaguare' Indoor Kart Center in Sao Paulo, Top Kart Indoor Center in Rio de Janeiro, and Macae Centro in Macae' (also in Rio). Top Kart's viability depended on additional racing area being made available by the Shopping Center it is located at. This turned out not to be possible for 2009, unfortunately. Organizers are now trying to...

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Mike Smith and SRD are USA Champions!

November 2008 - IKWC driver Mike Smith from Oregon is the 2008 United States Indoor Kart Champion! Smith was able to beat a strong field of 45 drivers from across the USA at the USIKC 3 day event held earlier this month at America's largest indoor kart racing facility, the F1 Race Factory in Phoenix, Arizona. The US Title event has a similar format as the World Championship. It is composed of 6 races: four 30 minute races, one 1 hour race, and one 1.5 hour Final Grand Prix, and all drivers race at an equal...

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Lucas Motta Wins 2008 Brazilian Indoor Kart Championship!

October 2008 - Lucas Motta has won the top class (Master) in the 2008 Brazilian Indoor Kart Championship. The event is organized by Amika, the largest rental kart racing club in the world and had its "usual-unusual" running at the Granja Viana outdoor track in Sao Paulo. The outoor setting creates many extra challenges to the drivers, including rain which fell during parts of the event. The event has a "sprint" format, with short races, including 3 qualifier races and a Final. The Light Class (Master) is considered the...

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G.Laporte and Grooten World Champions!

August 2008 - Belgians Gregory Laporte (Blue Star Racing A) and Mathias Grooten (Talent Promotion Belgium A) are the 2008 Indoor Kart World Champions. Both were able to edge early favorites Marc Viskens and Bart Van de Vel in what turned out to be closest Indoor Kart World Championship to date. Coming into the final, Mathias Grooten's teammate, Marc Viskens, enjoyed a 6 points lead over 2nd place, and did not even need to win the Final Grand Prix to win the Championship. But the Final Grand...

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