Driven at Karun’s Karting Carnival 2019

23.05.2019

Driven were thrilled to take part for the second time in Karun Chandhok’s annual karting carnival, which raises money for his family run charity, The Vishnu Devananda Charitable Trust in India. After a first appearance in 2018, Driven returned for the 2019 edition at the Whilton Mill kart circuit in Northamptonshire.

Lining up 13th on the grid for the start of the heat, Managing Director, Ben Willshire took the start when the lights went out. There were a few light spots of rain during the first part of the 1 hour race, but Ben put in a strong stint, reaching a highest of 7th place before making a pit stop for a driver change.

Matt Birkett took over for the second stint as the clouds got darker and darker, and part way through his stint the rain came down and the conditions became tougher to contend with, driving on a wet track with slick tyres. There were yellow flags aplenty as karts were spinning and running off the track, struggling to maintain tyre temperatures and grip. After a few trips onto the grass himself, Matt was back into the pits to hand over to Jack Kerry.

Jack adapted to the conditions brilliantly, keeping his kart on the circuit and making up places as others around him were sliding off. Unfortunately a big moment into Turn 1 late into his stint meant he lost some of that ground, and he had to wait for some of the field to pass before he could return to the track.

   Photo credit: @shivraj_photo

Dan Selby headed out on track to complete the race, and by this point the rain had eased and the grip was coming back. He came across the line to finish an exciting race, but unfortunately it wasn’t quite enough to qualify for the final.

Thank you to Karun and Whilton Mill for once again hosting a great day of racing. We look forward to coming back in 2020!

Recent Projects

Bicester Motion

Bicester Motion

Driven are delighted to be working alongside the Bicester Motion team as advisors on the development of their driving experience venues.

Ogun State Motorsports

Ogun State Motorsports

Driven are leading the masterplan, architecture and track design for a driver education and motorsport development in Nigeria.

Stoneman Motorsports Club

Stoneman Motorsports Club

Driven are proud to be shaping an exciting new motorsports club in the heart of the San Francisco Bay area.

The lights go green for Circuit Hawaii

The lights go green for Circuit Hawaii

Driven International are pleased to announce their involvement with Circuit Hawaii, which will be a new multi-faceted motorsports complex on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.

CONTACT US

WE WILL BE IN TOUCH

Driven by passion our personable team offers a combination of creative design, engineering and architecture.

Contact us to discuss how we can help with your project.

Driven international are award-winning international sports venue RIBA registered architects and designers of sports venue design. Click to find out more about Driven Motorsport, test track design, race track design, destination consulting, destination planning and what we can do for you using virtual reality.

CONTACT

Driven International Ltd.
Landmark House,
Station Road
Hook, RG27 9HA
United Kingdom

PHONE

UK: (0044) 1256 767766
US: (001) 561 262 9623

Driven international are award-winning international sports venue RIBA registered architects and designers of sports venue design. Click to find out more about Driven Motorsport, test track design, race track design, destination consulting, destination planning and what we can do for you using virtual reality.

CONTACT

Driven International Ltd.
Landmark House, Station Road
Hook, RG27 9HA, UK

PHONE

UK: (0044) 1256 767766
US: (001) 561 262 9623

Share This