With the team out the first two weekends of October our hopes were high for collecting some silverware.
The first weekend at Rye House five drivers were racing within the MLC Awning. From the total of five drivers the team ended up with four trophies. The highlight of which was the first podium for Rowan Bailey in minimax not long off of his novice plates. Rowan showed good speed all weekend regularly in the top three lap times, and deserved the result, with good consistent racing. Bradley Kent continued his and the teams success in the Iame Cadet Class with another victory and fastest lap.
Also on the first weekend the Team had Angelo Prodromou racing in Junior Rotax at Pfi international amongst a grid of fifty drivers. in his first Junior Max race at the track, his pace was solid and gained himself a place in the main final although a collision in the opening laps ruined his race and lap times.
The second weekend saw the team racing at Kimbolton kart track in the HKRC club championship. with a total of four drivers racing, all four of which finishing in the top ten and two of them collecting trophies, Bradley Kent again continuing the Iame Cadet success with a second. at only his first visit to the track for two years! and good drive for Ryan Gilespie in Minimax for a forth place in a tough thirty kart grid. Moving him within the top three in the championship.
We are now pleased to offer arrive and drive days in our fully prepared Rotax Max Karts for Only £195.00.
A full days karting, including a dedicated member of our team to maintain the kart, advise you on chassis and engine tuning techniques and also some Driver tuition. The same great race support that has helped our racers win numerous championships, race meetings and gained lap records across the country.
This is both the perfect package for someone looking for a days fun, or equally the budding racer looking to get into the world of kart racing, a great way to try a real race prepared kart before taking the plunge to buy your own kit.
All of our karts are the latest 2013 models, and have chassis available including Tonykart, Kosmic, and Mach1. All fitted with race prepared Rotax Max engine, Senior, Junior and Minimax Spec Available. By the end of November the new Iame X30 engine should also be available to test.
Group and corporate bookings welcome, up to 4 karts 16 drivers can be booked for the same day and hospitality packages available. Including heated use of our race awning, electricity, wireless internet, buffet Lunches and beverage packages available and all tailored to your needs.
We can arrange a day to suit your requirements at various tracks including Whilton Mill, Rye House and Pfi International. Just get in touch to check availability and to book your space.
We would like to officially welcome Luke Hughes back to the team. We ran Luke in 2012 with great success including multiple pole positions at Super 1, numerous race wins and podiums with an overall top 10 finish.
His decision to return to MLC Motorsport for the 2014 season is a true testament to the team’s track record, the results he feels are achievable with us in the future due to the successes he’s already had with us in the past.
Luke will be testing the Mach1 chassis over the next couple of months and complete the last round of Super 1 with us. He’ll start to race the Mach1 over the winter, ready for the 2014 season.
The first test today was very successful–fastest in both wet and dry conditions on the new Mach1 chassis.
On Thursday 18th July team owner, Lee Murray, and two team drivers were guests of Red Bull for the day at the young drivers test at Silverstone.
Not only was this a great day out for the team, getting this close to the highest level of motorsport can only help to inspire, not just the drivers, but the whole team.
“The team can learn a lot from the professionalism of the whole F1 paddock and we can take some lessons from this and apply them into our own racing environment, which can only help to increase our efficiency when trackside.”said team owner Lee Murray.
A fairly lengthy conversation with Red Bull team principal, Christian Horner, in the pit lane on karting within the UK shows where the heart of this sport lies.
Hopefully this is just another step to an ongoing relationship with Red Bull that can help to inspire our drivers, along with providing some great days out.
MLC Motorsport are pleased to announce they are the official UK importer of the Mach 1 racing kart and spares. We have been testing the kart over the last few months at various tracks with great results.
The kart is now available to test and for sale. Full rolling chassis including magnesium wheels and Tillett seat £2475.00
Please call or email to arrange a test drive today!!
The new chassis come with a modified frame geometry, which offers a steadier drivability and responds to altered track circumstances more tolerantly. Additionally, there are two different frame severities. The model FIA9 A04 (Codename Asiatic Bear) is comparable to the 2012 version and ideal for the senior class. The FIA9 B04 version (Codename Angel Shark) is a new one: due to a softer crossbar, the Chassis is ideal for juniors or high grip conditions.