Superkart star Harpham back out
Former European Superkart champion Lee Harpham begins the defence of his F125 Open title this weekend at Silverstone but has had a difficult winter.
He broke his ankle in early February, limiting the amount of pre-season testing he has been able to complete.
“I had the ankle pinned and plated and hope that the healing process has been successful,” he said. “As a result I haven’t been able to do any pre-season testing at Oulton Park or Silverstone last month.”
Harpham will be using a new Anderson chassis for 2016 with the same TM KZ10 motor as last year.
Close rival Chris Needham also has a new chassis for this year. The F125 Open Grand Prix winner has switched from the much-favoured Anderson chassis to a Silverstone chassis designed and built by Kevin Ridley.
“I wanted a bit of a challenge and something different from everyone else,” explained Needham. He has also changed engines and will be using an SGM motor for 2016.
The series kicks off at Silverstone and there is expected to be a grid of nearly 30 Superkarts, a number it has not reached for several years.