UK kart brand X-Kart has launched a new cadet chassis designed for young drivers new to the sport. The new X-Kart Mini, a 950mm cadet chassis, is specially designed for the new rotax micro max engines and suited to drivers aged 8-12 years. The chassis was launched at round 5 of the Cadet Kart Championship held at Hooton on 1st August, with X-Kart driver, 12-year-old Leon Barlow representing the team and driving the chassis in its inaugural race. The new kart could not have had a better first outing with Leon taking P1 in the newly formed ‘Micro Max’ Championship. Aspiring kart stars will be able to get their hands on the new X-Kart Mini by the end of the year. X-Kart Founder Matty Street said: “Having launched X-Kart at the end of the last year, bringing high-end Italian-made chassis to the UK, we have seen the massive demand for this type of quality and stand-out style. “It’s great that karting continues to appeal to such young drivers and we want to offer the same level of quality and reliability that we offer through X-Kart for the Junior and Rotax categories. “It was fantastic to launch the new X-Kart Mini with a race win – a sign that it’s a great choice for youngsters looking to be competitive on the track even from the start of their careers.”
12-year-old Leon Barlow said: “I was a bit nervous about driving the X-Kart for the first time as I’m used to my own cadet kart, but after we got the set up right for me, it handled really well. The amount of grip compared to my standard kart was unreal and I just had to think ‘turn’ and it did. I was really pleased to be able to take the win in its first ever race.”
Anyone interested in finding out more about the X-Kart Mini or other X-Kart models should email email@example.com.