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Intrepid Cruiser Chassis Settings 1 Reply

Started by Rishi Sabesan. Last reply by Ken Bensley Aug 25, 2011.

Official Statement from Intrepid Australia

Started by Ken Bensley Mar 31, 2011.

Orange, Orange and more Orange at Top of Rotax Rankings!

Started by Ken Bensley Mar 25, 2011.

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Comment by Ken Bensley on December 6, 2013 at 12:18

Upon the sale of the Italian Intrepid Factory to Praga Karts and IPKarting in 2012, the orange kart has been rebranded OK1.  All existing customers continue to be serviced by our kart retailers : Kaos Karting, CC racing, Full Tilt Motorsport and Wrigley's Karts in Tasmania.  

Also check out our new website ipkarting.com.au 

http://ipkarting.com.au/ with Interactive Parts Diagrams and retailers info.

Contact us at 0414 377 399 or louise@epicsports.com.au for more assistance and advice.


Comment by josh dorn on May 15, 2013 at 21:36

not really,  use the ipk facebook page to stay up to date with ok1/praga

Comment by Roy Campbell on May 15, 2013 at 20:45

Hello!  Is this group still alive?

Comment by Ken Bensley on July 16, 2012 at 13:05

We're looking forward to hitting up Warwick Kart Track for Rotax Pro Tour this weekend. 

We'll also be joined by some Kiwi drivers looking for some hot Aussie action ahead of upcoming Rotax Nats at end of next month.

We have a range of Intrepid and Praga clothing now available - Direct from Italy.

Tees - $20.50, Polo's - $65, 2 styles of Jumpers from $80, Gillet (Vest), Dress Shirt, Pants and Light Jacket.

If you are interested contact louise@epicsports.com.au / 0414 377 399 and we can bring to Pro Tour for you.

Happy racing! 

Intrepid Praga Australia

Comment by Ken Bensley on March 27, 2012 at 12:29

Intrepid continues to innovate with the development of its Intrepid Driver Program and Performance Products

Available by special order - Please contact us urgently to confirm details

For Pro Tour and CIK competitors - Limited Edition Drivers Suit

We are placing an order for IDP Limited Edition suits please urgently contact Louise - 0414 377 399 - louise@epicsports.com.au to find out more.

Additional product catalog available - Carbon Seats, Carbon Floor Plates, Carbon KZ Silencer, Ceramic Brake Disc's, Brake Pads, Titanium Screw Kits, 3-pce Modular Radiator, Ergonomic Steering Wheel.

Ongoing evolution of products to be released.   Stay tuned.

Comment by Ken Bensley on March 19, 2012 at 13:44

Available now - direct from Italy - INTREPID & PRAGA Clothing

Intrepid POLO - Charcoal with Orange highlights - Embroidery on front - Large Intrepid and Force screenprinted on back


Zip top - Embroidery - Long wearing quality

Contact your local Intrepid dealer.  Available at Pro Tour Gympie.

Comment by Ken Bensley on March 13, 2012 at 12:28

Hitting the track at South Garda Karting (Lonato – Italy) the two Spanish champions and friends, Jaime Alguersuari (Formula 1) and Jorge Lorenzo (Moto GP) tested the new “Limited Edition by Intrepid Driver Program” products.

Comment by Kris Venema on February 26, 2012 at 13:19

Hi guys,


I have a complete Intrepid FRM hand operated front brake set-up for sale. I got these to run Open Class over here in WA but between work and study I don't have time for a second class so they've got to go. I bought these second hand but unused from the US 2 months ago and I have only done 2 practice days with them so they are like new. I believe this set-up cost around $2000 brand new. Email me k.venema@telstra.com for more information and pictures. Open to reasonable offers just want them gone.




Comment by Ken Bensley @ Kaos Karting on February 21, 2012 at 13:27


Intrepid’s newest recruit to the Intrepid Driver Program, Max Verstappen did not disappoint with a dominating performance in KF2 and UK class-act George Russell took out KF3 in the first major race meet of the European season.

 The 17th Winter Cup held at the South Garda kart track of Lonato (Brescia, Italy) provided thrilling race action for more than 273 entrants coming from four continents for the first top level technical and sports contest of the season.

 The two young Intrepid pilots were both the consistent performers of their fields debuting the new Intrepid Cruiser M2 chassis and taking out the two top Junior classes.

In the KF2 Final the young Max Verstappen (Intrepid Cruiser M2-Tm) dominated from start to finish taking command of the race and never being truly challenged.   Across the weekend he achieved best on track performances throughout the qualifying heats and winning the pre-final by more than 4 seconds clear.  

 In the Final Verstappen was eventually followed across the line by Antonio Fuoco (Tony Kart-Vortex) from Southern Italy in 2nd place and Norwegian Dennis Olsen (Energy-Tm) in 3rd.

In KF3, the reigning European Champion, George Russell also won both the pre-final and Final but some spirited racing did make for entertaining viewing.

The KF3 Final was slightly more exciting, with Russell (Intrepid Cruiser M2-Tm)

shadowed by Albanese through the race though never actually menaced or challenged, while Lorandi put up a great show.

The Italian driver Lorandi was author of a fantastic comeback, managing to reach the leading duo in the closing stages.  But he spoiled it all when he tried overtaking Albanese, making harsh contact instead and forcing blameless Albanese well wide. Hansson took full advantage grabbing 2nd, followed by Lorandi 3rd (later penalized) and Albanese.

The new 2012 Cruiser M2 chassis has hit Australia and will make its debut in South Australia this weekend at the CIK Stars of Karting presented by Castrol Edge. 

Comment by Ken Bensley on February 13, 2012 at 10:06

Flying start to 2012 for Intrepid Australia

Woolston and Greenbury prove “untouchable”

Three Top Ten finishes in JMAX


An impressive contingent of Intrepid pilots joined the packed grids and lined up for the first Rotax Pro Tour of the year held at a steaming Todd Road in Victoria.

There was clearly a great anticipation to kick off the serious racing for the year and a considerable number of challengers and contenders were in the bold orange Intrepid chassis competing in the major classes of Rotax Light, Rotax Heavy, JMAX and DD2 (3rd in Manufacturers Cup with no competitors racing in DD2 Masters or Over 40's).

Rotax Heavy was all about Troy Woolston’s dominance and his speed and race technicality proved he was a class act and untouchable for the weekend’s racing.  His results show that from starting off P3 for the first qualifier he took home first after first and was quickest on track by three tenths.

Woolston displayed impeccable skill with flawless drives proving he is an absolute technician behind the wheel and working in combination with his 2011 Intrepid Cruiser chassis and CC Racing engine and support.

Lane Moore finished his Final in 7th which was a remarkable feat considering he was taken out in the pre-final and started the Final in P33, to drive through the pack and finish at 7th.   In his first outing for the year Lane showed his 2012 promise with his Finals drive charging past Heavy racers including veteran William Yarwood. 

Honorable mentions go to Full Tilt Karting’s Danny Wright who also had pre-final dramas and starting from P34 finished at 16 and Clem O’Mara, whilst he was not in an Intrepid was pitted with the team and in his first ever Pro Tour outing finished 17th.

Melbourne’s Paul Rodgers a consistent front runner for CC Racing, struggled with technical issues through the weekend and found some pace in the Final, charging forward to 6th but then threw a chain which ended his race aspirations.

Trent Moore also struggled with technical issues withdrawing from the Final with his engine overheating in the 41-degree heat.   Chris Board had a spectacular roll-over in the opening stages of the Heavy Final and thankfully walked away with only minor injuries.

In DD2 Tyler Greenbury reinforced his abilities as a gearbox specialist with decisive wins against the likes of Pringle, Ensbey and Woolston.

By the pre-final event he had firmly stamped his authority on proceedings and had his competitors scratching their heads.

In the Final, Pringle got the jump on the start and managed to hold Tyler for the first half of the race but with 12 laps to go and his kart coming on strong Tyler made a spectacular pass on Pringle and drove on uncontested to win the final by the length of the long Todd Rd main straight.

Tyler is currently testing his KZ2 and KF1 Bolt Pro Intrepid karts for his 2012 campaign on the CIK Stars of Karting which kicks off later this month and will get additional race fitness joining Lane Moore and competing in New Zealand at the upcoming Trans-Tasman Challenge held at Manawatu Toyota Raceway in Palmerston North over 18-19 Feb.

Intrepid stamped its mark on JMax for the 2012 season with 3 drivers finishing in the top 10 and a host of others almost there.

Gold Coast’s Mitch Griffin had an outstanding weekend after a shaky qualifying session putting him on P16 and a DNF in the heats, he charged forward with a spectacular drive in the pre-final that saw him come from P11 to 3rd and he carried that forward again in the Final taking out the 3rdstep on the Podium.

Mitchell Gee had a reasonable run in qualifying and showed good pace all weekend consistently running with the lead group.  Although a racing incident in heat 1 did cost him some valuable points, he drove a great weekend to finish 8thin the Final after being pushed well back on the start and recovering.

Lachlan McHugh in his first major outing in the Intrepid struggled to find his mojo early but by Saturday afternoon had found some good pace and drove a great race in the Final to come forward from P16 to finish 9th.   

Although just outside the top 10 a big mention must go to Matt Smith who was extremely quick in practice and was showing great pace in the early heats until an excursion into the tyres at full pace saw him rebuilding his kart overnight Saturday and into the wee hours of Sunday morning with some help from CC Racing’s Pete Cathcart.  He drove the kart to take out 14thin the Final.

The dynamic duo of Josh De Maio and Brad Jenner also both finished in the Top 10 of a huge field of 51 drivers contesting Rotax Light.

Like many racing across the weekend they both struck some on track dramas and unfortunate luck but shone through with strong final results, De Maio finishing 5th and Jenner at 7thin the class field.

Many of the drivers are looking forward to the next Pro Tour outing at Gympie on 23 – 24 March where they will be driving in their new 2012 Intrepid models.

Intrepid Australia has received it’s first shipment of the Intrepid 2012 models and the entire first delivery was sold out prior to their arrival.  Initial testing of those karts has provided excellent feedback, with Greenbury absolutely stoked with the karts he will be running in KF1 and KZ2.

 The versatile new model, the 2012 Cruiser M2 has enjoyed great results already in Europe, America and New Zealand and Intrepid Australia is looking forward to working with our talented drivers to bring them Aussie success.

Pre-orders are being taken for the next delivery of karts as well as building interest in the debut of Intrepid’s high-profile sister brand Praga.

All kart sale and dealer enquiries please contact Ken Bensley on 07 5500 4778 or Louise on 0414 377 399 - louise@epicsports.com.au.

In international news, Max Verstappen, son of former Formula 1 driver Jos and KF3 Champion joins the Intrepid Driver Program.  The youngster joins Intrepid from CRG and will contest KF2 with his ultimate goal moving through the program to take advantage of the pathways that have been created through alliances with Formula 3 and Formula 1 teams. 

Multiple European and World Champion, Bas Lammers will switch from Intrepid to sister brand Praga after signing a new contract which will see him as a lead driver for the distinctive blue brand. 

The Intrepid racing team for 2012 will focus on the Intrepid Driver Program. The KZ will be represented by Jeremy Iglesias and Beitske Visser, while Max Verstappen and Alberto Di Folco will defend the colors of the team in KF2. The KF3 includes the largest number of pilots with George Russell, Dorian Boccolacci, Alexander Albon, Lorenzo Maisano, Samuel Jones, Janneau Esmeijer and Robert Schwartzman.


Images attached of 2012 Cruiser M2


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