Archive for September, 2009

3 Race Rental-Kart Championship (Kartright Speedway, Kart World, Plentong Circuit)

DATE: September 20, 2009

With the launch of the new Kartright Speedway track in Singapore, we thought it be nice to end 2009 and kick-off 2010 with a short rental kart championship challenge involving a single race at each of the following tracks; the Kartright Speedway, Kart World and Plentong Circuit.

The championship is open to anyone who can operate an adult size rental kart and does not require any qualifications or driving experience.

To sign up, please click on the following LINK.





The preliminary dates are as follows:

Race 1: Kartright Speedway           – 24th October 2009

Race 2: Kart World                            – 21st November 2009

Race 3: Plentong Johor Circuit    – 19th December 2009

Event Format

The event format of each race is as follows:

(1) Familiarization Drive

(2) Qualifying

(3) Heat Races

(4) Championship Races

Note: Session duration and total race laps to be determined separately at each circuit.

Jonathan Thonon Wins KZ1 World Cup At Sarno

DATE: September 7, 2009

Jonathan Thonon has won the KZ1 World Cup.

The KZ1 star who drives for CRG drove a fabulous race, and dominated with supreme consistency and speed.

F1 star Jaime Alguersuari had a good weekend lining up 6th for a the pre-final grid, but he fell back to 15th by the end of the race. He failed to finish the final however.

In KF3 Giuliano Niceta won the KF3 World Cup. It came as a surprise after Nyck De Vries completely dominated the event. But a mistake with the engine drive gear meant he didn’t have the speed down the straights to compete for the win.

Full Results at


Straits Times reports 3 bid for Motorsports Hub



SINGAPORE Agro Agricultural, a consortium led by Turf City Management, was the first of three groups bidding to design, build and manage the Changi Motorsports Hub to present their proposals to the media on Monday.

Among its unique selling points is securing rights to stage MotoGP, motorcycling’s equivalent to Formula One, at the Hub.

The other two parties, Sports Services, which is linked to Haw Par Corporation, and SG Changi, a consortium of different partners, will be making their presentations later on Monday.

A panel of government agencies and consultants will select and announce the successful bidder around the first quarter of next year.

The hub, which is expected to be ready by the end of 2011, will boast a permanent track at least 3.5km long.

The privately-funded facility will be located next to the Singapore Airshow grounds. It will include a sheltered grandstand for at least 8,000 spectators,a driver training school and food and beverage facilities.

The cost of developing the Grade Two facility is expected to run into several hundred million dollars. It will have a tenure of 30 years, and will be able tohost any motorsports race, bar Formula One.

The successful bidder must stage at least three international races every year,which may include the A1 Grand Prix and motorcycling’s MotoGP.

Previously, the total motorsports and commercial GFA was set at 13,000 sq m,but SSC later upped the area to 67,000 sq m to make the project morecommercially viable.

The Changi Motorsports Hub is expected to contribute significantly to the government’s aim of developing a $2 billion-a-year sports industry by 2015 and having 20,000 people in sports-related jobs.