Last weekend I started my preparation for the World Championship by competing in a race at Oldenzaal. The track is famous in The Netherlands, and one of the eldest tracks here, but I’ve never been there. It was a 2 hour endurance race and I competed with teammate Nanno van der Poel who has been my endurance team mate for many times in the last 16 years. We both quit karting around 8 years ago, we gained weight, there’s not much power left in our arms, we’re missing the sharpness  of a driver that races many times a year, and there’s no track knowledge. SoRead More →

To prepare myself  for the World Championships, I decided to compete in the Dutch Championships in the 3 months before. May 20 –     Dutch- and Belgium Championships, Genk, Belgium June 10th – Dutch Championships, Oldenzaal July 8th –    Dutch Championships, Oldenzaal All races are driven with Sodikarts with Subaru engine, with a topspeed of 90 km. per hour.Read More →

So July 2017 is the big event! Although the level of the World Championship rental karts is not as high as the European Championships I competed in, in the past, It’s my first World Championshiop in 28 years autosport and it should be a good one. Top 3 in the Masters ranking is the goal. So I contacted Axel Koenders, the famous Dutch triathlete to help me by making a good training schedule to prepare myself 100%. In December we will start working together to make it happen and I’m excited about it!Read More →

As a test for the World Championships, I´ll compete in the European Championships 2017, in Middelburg, The Netherlands. I could say: ´my home race’, but I’ve never been there yet. Event is held 5 months ahead of the World Championships. Unfortunately no ranking for Masters (40+) so quite a tough event competing against teenagers. Anyway..good for me to see what my level is, at that moment, and time enough to work hard and get better.Read More →

I decided to compete in the 2017 version of the rental Kart World Championships in Madrid. That’s quite a big step since my last big indoor event was held in February 2014 (which I won) So..2,5 years ago and no training sessions in between. I’m working on a schedule now; with lots of training sessions and Dutch- and European championships on the road to Madrid. Will keep you posted!Read More →