Sri Lanka’s first international Go-Kart race ‘X30 Asia Cup’ will be held at the Sri Lanka Karting Circuit (SLKC) on the 13th & 14th January 2018. Organized by the David Peiris Racing and Leisure Pvt, Ltd, (DPRL), a member of the David Peiris Group of companies, this event will be the first of its kind to be held outside South East Asia.
The X30 Asia Cup 2018, is an invitational event and will mark the start of Asia’s Go-Karting season and will be the precursor to the six round championship race series held throughout the year in Singapore and Malaysia. Regional and international karters representing Asia and Europe are expected to participate in this International class event. The event has also received staunch support and endorsement from Mr. Niroshan Pereira -President of the Ceylon Motor Sports Club& Asian Zone Coordinator for FIA which is the world governing body for motor sports.
A concept of the IAME- the global manufacturer of karting engines and promoter of karting events, The X30 is now a full racing program with more than 25 countries running an X30 Challenge. With a class structure for racers starting from 8 years, 6 different engine models, two International events and several continental events, it is one of the most diverse and successful go-kart racing concepts.
The X30 Asia Cup will be competed in five race categories:
- Cadets class – Age 8 to 12 years
- Junior class – Age 12 to 14 years
- Senior class – Age 14 to 30 years
- Masters/Veterans class – Age 30 years and above
- Super Shifter
The winners of X30 Asia Cup will be awarded free entry to the IAME International Final held in Le Mans, an invitation-only event and one of the world’s largest and most prestigious professional karting races.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Dinesh Jayasundera, Managing Director of DPRL noted, “This will be the first time that a race of this nature and magnitude taking place in Sri Lanka and the first of its kind in South Asia. We are expecting around 80 world-renowned Go-Kart drivers accompanied by about 300 overseas guests including mechanics and technical support teams, family members and motor sports enthusiasts to attend this race. We also anticipate that the event will attract at least 2,000 local motor racing enthusiasts to the Bandaragama circuit.”
The event is promoted by Auto Inc Euro Sports Singapore and DPRL supported RL Karting Malaysia. It is organised by Ceylon Motor Sports Club.