Kiwi Rotax Max category stars Daniel Kinsman and Daniel Connor take their intense and long-standing rivalry to the other side of the Tasman Sea this weekend at the fourth round of this season's Australian  Rotax Max Pro Tour. 13YRMCRnd1LightsDanielKinsmanleadsMathewKinsman-1 (2).jpg

The pair, Kinsman from Auckland, Connor from Helensville, have been trading places on the various Rotax Max Light class podiums around New Zealand for the past three years, Connor beating Kinsman to the New Zealand title in 2011, and Kinsman returning the favour - with Connor second - this year.

It's Connor who has the advantage this weekend courtesy of contesting the three previous rounds of the 2012/13 Pro Tour series.

He's been doing alright too, finishing fifth at the first round in Canberra back in October last year then second at the second in Melbourne in January and running as high as fifth in the Final at the third round at Lithgow in March before being punted off the track and ending up 15th. 

After this weekend's Pro Tour round in Australia the two Kiwi drivers will return home to prepare for the third round of the YOGG-sponsored Rotax Max Challenge of New Zealand at Te Puke over the April 20-21 weekend. 13AustRotaxProTourDanielConnor-1.jpg

2012 Rotax (Australian) Pro Tour
Rnd 1 Canberra Oct 26-28 2012
Rnd 2 Melbourne Jan 25-17 2013
Rnd 3 Lithgow March 1-3 2013
Rnd 4 Newcastle April 12-14 2013
Rnd 5 Gympie May 31-June 02 2013
Rnd 6 Geelong June 28-30 2013
Rnd 7 Ipswich Late July 2013
Rnd 8 Albury-Wodonga Oct 25-27 2013

Top Kiwi karters Daniel Kinsman (#31) (Photo credit: Fast Company/Leith Robertson) and Daniel Connor (#30) (Photo credit: Fast Company/Cooper Photography) will renew their rivalry in Newcastle this weekend at the fourth round of this season's Australian Rotax Max Pro Tour.



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