New Zealand's Rotax Pro Tour regulars are back in Australia this weekend, contesting the fourth round of the Australian series at the Ipswich Kart Circuit in Queensland.Coopers-Photography_Micro-Max_Emerson-Vincent (2).jpg

Seven-year-old Emerson Vincent from Pukekohe, who leads the points standings in the Micro Max class, heads the eight-strong group and will be joined by Connor Davison (Mini Max),  Samuel Wright (Junior Max Trophy), Matthew Payne and Jaden Ransley (Junior Max),  the Stewart sisters, Ashleigh and Madeline (Rotax 125 Light), and  Brendon Hart (Rotax 125 Heavy).

As well as chasing Pro Tour and Grand Finals points drivers this weekend will also be competing for Queensland State titles across the various Rotax classes.

While young gun Vincent from Pukekohe is the only one leading a class so far this year, the other Kiwis are also well priced in their classes.

Sam Wright from Auckland currently lies third in the Junior Trophy class, Brendon Hart from Palmerston North is seventh in Rotax 125 Heavy, Connor Davison from Hamilton is seventh in Mini Max and Madeline Stewart from Wellington is ninth in Rotax 125 Light.

Madeline's sister Ashleigh is 20th in Rotax 125 Light, while Matthew Payne from Pukekohe is 17th and Jaden Ransley from Christchurch is 25th in Junior Max 

This year's Australian Rotax Pro Tour series consists of seven rounds. This weekend's in Queensland is the fourth with the fifth at Bolivar in South Australia in July, the sixth at Puckapunyal in Victoria in August and the Grand Final meeting is at Dubbo in New South Wales over the September 30/October 01-02 weekend.

CAPTION: Heading the Kiwi karting contingent at the 2016 (Australian) Rotax Pro Tour round at Ipswich is Micro Max class points leader Emerson Vincent from Pukekohe. Photo credit: Fast Company/Coopers Photography


2016 Australian Rotax Pro Tour Calendar

Rnd 1: Todd Road Melb, VIC 22-24 Jan
Rnd 2: Warwick QLD 26-28 Feb
Rnd 3: Eastern Creek NSW 15-17 April
Rnd 4: Ipswich QLD 03-05 June
Rnd 5: Bolivar SA 15-17 July
Rnd 6: VIC 26-28 August
Grand Final: Dubbo NSW 30 Sept 02 October


Prepared by FAST COMPANY on behalf of KartSport New Zealand. To find out more about the 2016 Australian Rotax Pro Tour contact Ross MacKay on 021 677 919 or via e-mail at


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