Four-week tv schedule confirmed for Stars of Karting

  • Thursday 25th October, 2012 8:33pm
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12CIKSOK 5 A.Budd 3752 2 600wide 344x228 Four week tv schedule confirmed for Stars of Karting

Pro Gearbox (KZ2) Champion Chris Hays being interviewed by host Chad Neylon after the final at Port Melbourne (Pic: AF Images/Budd)

Organisers of the Castrol EDGE CIK Stars of Karting Series have today announced a four-week television schedule highlighting the dramatic finish to the 2012 Championship.

During November, Friday night will become ‘karting night’ on the SPEED Channel (Foxtel Channel 512), with the series to be featured over four weekly shows.

Filmed at the final round of the 2012 Championship, the 30-minute broadcasts capture all of the action from each of the Pro categories, with a program also dedicated to the three Challenge categories.

The broadcasts will be hosted by Chad Neylon, with commentary by Lee Hanatschek, Jack Perkins and V8 Supercar driver Michael Patrizi.

In addition to the racing, a number of feature pieces will be incorporated into the shows.  Neylon goes behind the scenes of the Drew Price Engineering factory in Melbourne and also has a chat to V8 Supercar star Mark Winterbottom about his karting days.

Neylon also finds out what makes a Pro Light (KF1) kart tick, along with a six-speed gearbox machine; he also discovers how the Dunlop Kartsport team operates.

“After returning to Australian TV late in 2011, for the first time in many years, we’ve stepped it up another notch in 2012 and I’m very pleased with the finished product,” said Series Spokesperson Lee Hanatschek.

“The whole aim of these telecasts is to to present karting in a professional manner and also provide more than just racing on the screen, it’s about the people, the industry and the sport as a whole.”

SPEED Channel Manager James Harrison is delighted to be able to have four quality shows of karting to be broadcast on Australia’s dedicated Motorsport Channel throughout November.

“A big part of our goals here at SPEED is having shows where people can not only see great motorsport action but also understand more about the sport, and the people involved in it.  This is something that this year’s Stars of Karting shows do very well,” said Harrison

The first show will go to air at 7pm EDT(*check local guides) on Friday November 2, replay times will be advised at a later stage.

2012 CIK Stars of Karting Series presented by Castrol EDGE
Television Schedule – SPEED (Foxtel Channel 512)

Friday November 2 – 7:00pm EDT
Castrol EDGE CIK Stars of Karting Series – Pro Light (KF1)
Australia’s rising karting stars battle it out for the Pro Light Championship as the fight for the title will go down to the wire in the Castrol EDGE CIK Stars of Karting Series at Victoria’s Port Melbourne circuit.

Friday November 9 – 7:00pm EDT
Castrol EDGE CIK Stars of Karting Series – Pro Junior (KF3)
Drivers such as Indycar driver Ryan Briscoe, V8 Supercar stars Michael Caruso and Tim Slade won the Pro Junior Championship during their formative years in the Castrol EDGE CIK Stars of Karting Series. Who will it be in 2012?

Friday November 16 – 7:00pm EDT
Castrol EDGE CIK Stars of Karting Series – Pro Gearbox (KZ2)
Described as the Formula One of karting, the Pro Gearbox category is the fastest and most exciting form of the sport in the world. With the Castrol EDGE CIK Stars of Karting Series Title on the line, the high-speed racing is action packed.

Friday November 23 – 7:00pm EDT
Castrol EDGE CIK Stars of Karting Series – Challenge categories
Karting is one of the most affordable and exciting forms of motorsport. Tune in to see some of the best Junior National, Clubman and Leopard drivers battle it out as a part of the final round of the Castrol EDGE CIK Stars of Karting Series.

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