All new DMAX fleet showcases at Daytona Sandown Park

TW Steel DMAX Championship Round Two launches 50 new DMAX karts New fleet equals £250,000 investment by Daytona Motorsport GroupNew Rotax Evo Max engine hailed as 'best ever' by driversThe UK's most competitive hire-kart series, the TW Steel DMAX Championship, was catapulted into an even more prestigious arena last Sunday (15 March) when 50 brand new TW Steel DMAX karts were unveiled at Daytona Sandown Park. 134 of the UK's fastest kart racers took to the wheels of the sparkling new fleet on the 900 metre Grand Prix Esher circuit for Round Two of this unique series.

The 50 karts, each featuring the award-winning Birel race chassis and fitted with the revolutionary Rotax Evo Max engine, represent an astounding £250,000 investment by Daytona Motorsport, further underlying the Group's commitment to delivering the best hire-kart racing in the UK today.

Daytona Motorsport Group Technical Director, Richard Brunning, has spent nearly a year testing and specifying the karts in preparation for Sunday's race and was delighted with the performance of the karts. He said, "It was great to get such positive feedback from the DMAX drivers after Sunday's race. The karts are superb. We've taken the massively improved Rotax Max engine and developed our own engine management unit to ensure that our fleet is the fastest and most evenly-matched race fleet in the UK."

TW Steel DMAX Heavy Endurance winner, Andrew Haine, was particularly impressed with the karts, "The new karts are immense!" he said. "They feel like they when I started DMAX back in 2011. I was having such fun as the line dried and the kart just wanted to go quicker and quicker. Taking T1, T2 and T3 on Sunday was the most fun I've ever had in a kart. Madness!"

With even closer racing than Round One, Daytona Motorsport would like to congratulate all of Round Two's podium finishers:

Lights Endurance Inters Endurance Heavy Endurance1) T Golding 1) J Holmes 1) A Haine2) D Whiting 2) J Ellis 2) C Carter3) C Hackworth 3) B Trundley 3) R Bennett

LIghts Heats Inters Heats Heavy Heats1) C Hackworth 1) J Holmes 1) C Carter2) D Whiting 2) J Ellis 2) T Zaustowcz3) T Golding 3) J Foster 3) J Pender

The new fleet of TW Steel DMAX karts are available for testing at Daytona Sandown Park and Daytona Milton Keynes. Please call Daytona Motorsport on033 033 27870 to book in.

Those wanting to take part in the UK's fastest hire-kart series are strongly advised to register as places on the grid fill up fast. Registrations can either be made via contacting Daytona Motorsport on 033 033 27870 or by emailing mark.wimblett@daytona.co.uk.

Since its inception six years ago, the Daytona DMAX Championship has seen an unprecedented increase in competitor numbers year-on-year. In 2010, the average number of entries for each round was 55. Compare that to 2013 where numbers increased to 139 drivers which is an astounding 150 percent increase on driver entries since 2010.

What is the secret behind the DMAX Championship's unrivalled success?Since it burst onto the grid in 2009, Daytona Motorsport has continued to develop the TW Steel DMAX Championship into the UK's most successful hire-kart series. Managing the superb fleet of state-of-the art DMAX karts and guaranteeing a highly competitive, equal playing field at affordable prices is of paramount importance to Daytona Motorsport. The karts are designed by World Championship winning manufacturer Birel and powered by legendary Rotax 2-stroke engines. With exceptional handling, agility and speeds of up to 80mph, the DMAX karts are unquestionably the fastest hire-karts available in the UK today.

How much does it cost to enter the DMAX Championship?Race entry costs just £199 inc VAT for Endurance Rounds, £175 inc VAT for Heats Rounds. Entry to both championships on the same day costs just £304 inc VAT – and drivers will benefit from a 2.5% loyalty discount for every round they enter.

Jim Graham, TW Steel DMAX Championship Series Director is understandably thrilled with the success of the Series. “Just look at the statistics. We had an average of over 100 drivers competing in each of the 2014 Championship rounds. This Championship offers the chance for serious kart enthusiasts – looking for the best in racing technology at the most affordable price – to enter a series without any of the hassle or expense of owning and transporting equipment. With a brand new fleet of karts and the new Rotax Max Evo engines arriving imminently, TW Steel DMAX will be bigger and better then ever this year".

More Information on the 2015 TW Steel DMAX Championship

Following the successful 2014 series – with over 300 drivers competing - Daytona aims to make the 2015 TW Steel Dmax Championship even better!

The series will run to similar rules as 2014 – with separate Enduro and Heats Championships – but with new weight classes:Lights: Minimum 70Kgs Inters: Minimum 85Kgs Heavies: Minimum 97.5 KgsEach round of the Enduro Series will feature a 15 minute qualifying session followed by a 60 minute race. The Heats Series will comprise practice, three heats and Final for all drivers – with both enduro and heats series having separate grids for each weight class.The series will comprise 10 rounds with drivers able to use their best 8 scores for the championship. The points system remains unchanged from the 2014 series.February 15th Daytona Milton Keynes - InternationalMarch 15th Daytona Sandown Park - GP CircuitApril 19th Whilton Mill - Extended CircuitMay 17th Ellough Park – Full CircuitJune 21st Daytona Milton Keynes – Cliff CircuitJuly 19th Rye House – Full CircuitAugust 16th Daytona Sandown Park – Alternate CircuitSeptember 20th Clay Pigeon – Full CircuitOctober 18th Daytona Tamworth – Extended CircuitNovember 15th Daytona Milton Keynes - tbc

Entry RequirementsDaytona Motorsport recommends that all DMAX entrants should have previous experience of driving a DMAX kart at one of its venues. Daytona Milton Keynes, Daytona Sandown Park and Daytona Tamworth offer practice sessions (Arrive&Drive) or non-championship open races, in preparation. It’s important to note that DMAX karts are extremely powerful and require considerable driving skill particularly for those with prizes in mind.If you would like more information about the UK’s leading Arrive&Drive two stroke championship, please call Mark Wimblett on 033 033 27870 or email mark.wimblett@daytona.co.ukDaytona Motorsport GroupSince the company was founded in 1990, Daytona Motorsport now has a total of three karting venues nationwide; Daytona Manchester (indoor). Daytona Milton Keynes (outdoor) and Daytona Sandown Park (outdoor) and entertains over 150,000 drivers each year.

Karting is undoubtedly the most direct and successful route into professional motor sport and Daytona Motorsport is proud to have helped facilitate those in their quest for a career in this industry.

Many successful current racing drivers learnt their craft at Daytona Motorsport venues: Sam Bird, Duncan Tappy, Jack Clarke and Victor Jensen. Formula One greats have also enjoyed karting at Daytona circuits including Lewis Hamilton, Martin Brundle, Mark Webber, Damon Hill and David Coulthard to name a few.


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