Motorsports: Countdown begins for country’s longest endurance karting challenge

19 June 2019 - 32   - 0

Sri Lanka Karting Circuit (SLKC) will mark yet another red-letter day in the country’s motor sport history as it prepares to hold the, first ever, 8-hour Endurance Karting Challenge on July 13.

The Endurance Karting Challenge is a test of man and machine against the clock in an exciting and extremely challenging event at SLKC Bandaragama. 

It is organised by the Ceylon Motor Sports Club, the local representative for FIA-CIK the world governing body of karting.

The event is a true endurance race where the teams compete for eight hours nonstop around the internationally acclaimed track managed by David Pieris Racing and Leisure (Private) Limited (DPRL), a member of David Pieris group of companies.

This includes mandatory pit stops and tire changes. 

After battling it out kart-to-kart for eight hours, the team which completes the most number of laps wins. 

Trophies and medals are on offer for the winner, first runner-up, second runner-up of the endurance challenge as well as the fastest driver of the day. 

The 8-hour Endurance Karting Challenge is open to teams comprising national advanced kart racing drivers.

Each team must be a minimum of three drivers and up to a maximum of six drivers.

Entries are now open, and registration can be done by calling hotline 0770555577. 

Entry will be granted only after scrutiny, on a first come first served basis.

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