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Call-up to world Kart Champs for Moore

 

Portugal in November 2006 will now see two Karters from New Zealand participating in the Rotax Junior Max Grand Final at Viana Do Castello. Juniors Martin Short of Hamilton and Richard Moore of Auckland will be joined by Josh Hart from Palmerston North in the senior class.

Portugal in November 2006 will now see two Karters from New Zealand participating in the Rotax Junior Max Grand Final at Viana Do Castello. Juniors Martin Short of Hamilton and Richard Moore of Auckland will be joined by Josh Hart from Palmerston North in the senior class.

Moore was leading the seven month long series from round three at Auckland. The 14 year old Kings College student's run ending at Taranaki on 416 points, equal with Short but loosing the overall victory on a countback.

Fortunately his equal point finish convinced the New Zealand Rotax importer Right Karts to petition the organisers to grant an extra place for New Zealand.

The Rotax Max Challenge runs in over 41 countries and 5 continents with over 3,700 competitors from which national winners are invited. New Zealands best result Junior to date was a third in 2004 for Earl Bamber who is now persuing an open wheeler career with Formula BMW on the Asian circuit.

Very proud to be representing his home club of Mt Wellington in his first international race Moore put his success down to "preparation, long hours on the track, early mornings in the gym and masses of competition" Moore added "It is a fantastic feeling to be following in the foot steps of so many great drivers racing internationally like Chris van der Drift, Fabian Coulthard, and Wade Cunningham" .

Moore will be squeezing his trip to Europe in between his first outing in the new Mini Cooper series starting on the 5th of November at Pukekohe and the second round on the 26th at Ruapuna. Another first here, where he is the youngest driver ever to compete in this new BMW MINI Formula spreading to countries around the globe.

Ingham Honda Kart Stars Junior Rotax Max Challenge
Final Points 2006
1. Martin Short (Hamilton) 416 points
2. Richard Moore (Auckland) 416
3. Mathew Kinsman (Auckland) 402
4. Chris Hanley (Auckland) 392
5. Ryan Hellier (Auckland) 369

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