For years now the Kinsman brothers, Mathew and Daniel, from Auckland have competed at the same kart meetings across the country. This weekend, however, 21-year-old Mathew will be racing on one side of the Tasman, 18-year-old Daniel the other.


The reason is that New Zealand's annual North and South Island title meetings, traditionally held over Labour Weekend, and the first 13AustRotaxNatsLightsDanielKinsman-1.jpground of the new cross-seasonal Rotax Pro Series in Australia fall on the same date.


So this weekend while Mathew defends his 2012 125cc Rotax Max Light class title at the North Island sprint championship meeting in Wellington, current New Zealand champion Daniel will be at the Albury/Wodonga track on the Victorian/New South Wales border contesting the opening round of Australia's 2013/14 Rotax Max Challenge Pro Tour.


The weekend marks a particularly busy period for the brothers who in early November fly to the United States to represent New Zealand at the annual Rotax Max Challenge Grand Final meeting in New Orleans.



2013/14 Australian Rotax Pro Tour

Rnd 1: Albury/Wodonga VIC 25/26/27 October 2013
Rnd 2: Melbourne (Todd Road) VIC 24/25/26 January 2014
Rnd 3: Dubbo NSW 28 Feb 1/2 March 2014
Rnd 4: Lithgow NSW 11/12/13 April 2014
Rnd 5: Jason Richards Memorial - Geelong VIC 23/24/25 May 2014 
Rnd 6: Warwick QLD 20/21/22 June 2014
Rnd 7: Coffs Harbour NSW 18/19/20 July 2014


Flying Kiwi karter Daniel Kinsman contesting a round of the 2012/13 Rotax Pro Tour in Australia. Photo credit. Rotax Pro Tour


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