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KartSport has always been a big part of my family’s life with my father racing internationally and then myself and my two brothers carrying that on. I first started driving at the age of 7 but did not get into racing properly until I was 9. Racing has taken us all over the country competing at club and national level.  I now have my own team here in New Zealand, Josh Hart Racing.

After winning a few national titles and having the honour of representing New Zealand at the Rotax Max World Final I had the opportunity to go race and live in Europe. I spent 3 years racing over there with the highlight being taking 3 pole positions in a row at the European Championship and finishing 3rd in 2008 and 4th in 2009.

From there my racing took a backward step and I started working more as a mechanic for a factory team. This was an awesome experience where I got to work with some of the best drivers in the world and learnt so much from them.
After a few years doing this I started my own team to run drivers in the European Rotax Max Championship. We managed to win with a driver in DD2 Masters in our debut year and took a junior driver from just making the final at the first round to winning heat races at the last round and then go on to win the Rotax Grand Final later that year.

Personal Highlights (driving)

  • Representing New Zealand at 5 Rotax Grand Finals
  • Standing on the podium twice at the Rotax Grand Final (2010,2016)
  • 3rd 2008 Rotax European Championship
  • 3 out of 4 pole positions 2009 Rotax European Championship
  • As a mechanic/ Coach working with Nelson Piquet Jnr at Las Vegas 2009
  • 2nd at the KZ World Cup 2010 with Jeremy Iglesias
  • 1st WSK Rnd 3 KF with Jordan Chamberlain 2011
  • 1st World Cup KZ 2012 with Bas Lammers
  • 3rd Rotax Grand Final 2014 DD2 with Jordan Boys

Some drivers I have worked with: Nelson Piquet Jnr, Jeremy Iglesias, Sebastien Buemi, Bas Lammers, Jaime Alguersuari, Jonathan Thonon and Alessandra Manetti.

Highlights from my team this year

  • Rotax World Final in Junior
  • New Zealand Championship Rotax Light
  • National Schools Championship Junior
  • North Island Championship Rotax Heavy
  • 4 team members winning Top Half Series

From my past, I have worked with some great teams and some of the best drivers in the world that I have learnt so much from. I look forward to using my knowledge to try and help the next generation of karters coming through.