Ready, set, go!

From around the world nations are sending their best amateur kart racers to the Red Bull Ring, Austria in 2015 for the Red Bull Kart Fight World Final.

There, in an event spread to the world’s media and watched by stars from Red Bull’s galaxy of motorsport athletes, the elite national winners will do battle to find the Red Bull Kart Fight World Champion.

Competition Regulations

The competition consists of Free Practice, Qualifying Practice, Qualifying Races and a Grand Final.

The same karts are driven by everyone. The drivers have the chance to learn the karts and the specially designed track during Free Practice, then the Qualifying Sessions, determine the grid positions for Race 1. the ensuing races develop the grid positions for the Grand Final.

Grand Final

The Grand Final is crunch time. All the National Competitions and National Finals around the globe, all the practice and qualifying at the Red Bull Ring, come down to one race. The winner is the Red Bull Kart Fight World Champion.

World Final 2015 – Finalists
Date Country Finalist
May 29th 2014 finland Finland FIN Tero Patrik Styf
Mika Olavi Helen
Aug 31st 2014 latvia Latvia LAT Andrejs Laipnieks
Kristaps Grtnieks
Sep 6th 2014 estonia Estonia EST Nikita Tsasovskih
Ranno Kallas
Oct 4th 2014 japan Japan JPN Kenta Kawafuku
Yuichi Mikasa
Dec 6th 2014 brazil Brazil BRA Giovanni Ballarin
José Ricardo De Oliveira
Dec 6th 2014 malta Malta MLT Nathan Grech
Lucas Pace
Dec 11th 2014 bahrain Bahrain BRN Abdulla Buhendi
Mohammed Matar
Dec 12th 2014 oman Oman OMA Ehab Al-Zadjali
Mohamed Al Zadjali
Mar 28th 2015 austria Austria AUT Philipp Reif
Karlheinz Riedl
  • Philipp Reif

    Philipp was born on 13/07/1998 and lifes in Kottingbrunn. In addition to German as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    What is your experience in karting?
    10 years ago I started kart racing with my father.
    Karlheinz Riedl

    Karlheinz was born on 29/04/1984 and lifes in Wels. In addition to German as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    What is your experience in karting?
    1997 first tries at the indoor kart track in Steyr, later in 1999 I live in Wels, more and more driving there at the track in Wels.
  • Abdulla Buhendi

    Abdulla was born on 23/06/1989 and lifes in Isa town. In addition to English as his native tongue, he also speaks Arabic.

    What is your experience in karting?
    4 Years
    Who are your motorsport heroes?
    Lewis Hamilton
    Mohammed Matar

    Mohammed was born on 14/09/1986 and lifes in Sanad. In addition to English as his native tongue, he also speaks Arabic.

    What is your experience in karting?
    15 Years
    Who are your motorsport heroes?
    Lewis Hamilton
  • Giovanni Ballarin

    Giovanni was born on 03/12/1984 and lifes in Sao Bernardo do Campo. In addition to Portuguese as his native tongue, he also speaks English and Spanish.

    What is your experience in karting?
    2 Years
    Who are your motorsport heroes?
    Senna, Muhamed Ali
    José Ricardo De Oliveira

    José Ricardo was born on 28/09/1982 and lifes in Sao Paulo. In addition to Portuguese as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    What is your experience in karting?
    4 Years
    Who are your motorsport heroes?
    Senna,
  • Nikita Tsasovskih

    Nikita was born on 16/08/1978 and lifes in Tallinn, Estonia. In addition to Russian as his native tongue, he also speaks Estonian and English.

    What is your experience in karting?
    10 Years Hobby Karting, Tallinn Karting School
    Who are your motorsport heroes?
    Kimi Raikkonen, Lewis Hamilton
    Ranno Kallas

    Ranno was born on 16/12/1988 and lifes in Tallinn, Estonia. In addition to Estonian as his native tongue, he also speaks English, German, Finnish and Russian.

    What is your experience in karting?
    1995 Until Now
    Who are your motorsport heroes?
    Senna, Da Silva, Raikkonen
  • Tero Patrik Styf

    Tero Patrik was born on 19/10/1982 and lifes in Espoo. In addition to Finnish as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    What is your experience in karting?
    7 Years
    Who are your motorsport heroes?
    Senna
    Mika Olavi Helen

    Mika Olavi was born on 08/02/1984 and lifes in Helsinki. In addition to Finnish as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    What is your experience in karting?
    24 Years
    Who are your motorsport heroes?
    Senna, Schumacher, Häkkinen
  • Kenta Kawafuku

    Kenta was born on 13/06/1983 and lifes in Chiba-ken. He speaks Japanese as his native tongue.

    What is your experience in karting?
    4 Years
    Who are your motorsport heroes?
    D. Ricciardo
    Yuichi Mikasa

    Yuichi was born on 09/03/1993 and lifes in Utsunomiya Tochigj. He speaks Japanese as his native tongue.

    What is your experience in karting?
    15 Years, Kf2, Etc.
  • Andrejs Laipnieks

    Andrejs was born on 29/04/1996 and lifes in Riga. In addition to Latvian as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    What is your experience in karting?
    Since 2012
    Who are your motorsport heroes?
    Kimi Räikkönen
    Kristaps Grtnieks

    Kristaps was born on 22/06/1986 and lifes in Smiltene. In addition to Latvian as his native tongue, he also speaks English and Russian.

    What is your experience in karting?
    Only Rental Karting Since 2012
    Who are your motorsport heroes?
    Tom Kristensen, Senna, Arturs Irbe
  • Nathan Grech

    Nathan was born on 03/06/1999 and lifes in Naxxar. In addition to English as his native tongue, he also speaks French and Maltese.

    What is your experience in karting?
    4 Years
    Who are your motorsport heroes?
    Vettel, Verstappen
    Lucas Pace

    Lucas was born on 10/06/1995 and lifes in Qormi. In addition to Maltese as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    What is your experience in karting?
    Sicily, Egypt
    Who are your motorsport heroes?
    Vettel, Fernando
  • Ehab Al-Zadjali

    Ehab was born on 26/06/1989 and lifes in Muscat, Oman. In addition to Arabic as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    What is your experience in karting?
    18 Years Of Driving
    Who are your motorsport heroes?
    Colin Mcrae, Sebstien Loeb
    Mohamed Al Zadjali

    Mohamed was born on 03/09/1985 and lifes in Muscat, Oman. In addition to Arabic as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    What is your experience in karting?
    2 Years
    Who are your motorsport heroes?
    Vettel
World Final 2014 – Finalists
Date Country Finalist
May 4th 2013 portugal Portugal POR Ruben Conceição
May 11th 2013 south-africa South Africa RSA Zahir Phillips
Jun 1st 2013 albania-kosovo Albania/Kosovo Julian Sami
Agim Berisha
Jun 8th 2013 croatia Croatia CRO Ivan “Picek” Višak
Jul 4th 2013 saudi-arabia Saudi Arabia KSA Ayman “Femfaster” Felemban
Jul 12th 2013 jordan Jordan JOR Tarek Sukhtian
Jul 27th 2013 finland Finland FIN Peter “Petsku” Nyberg
Aug 15th 2013 poland Poland POL Adrian “Pucu” Puc
Aug 24th 2013 lithuania Lithuania LTU Martynas Griska
Aug 31st 2013 latvia Latvia LAT Dāvis Ivanovs
Andrejs Laipnieks
Sep 28th 2013 italy Italy ITA Andrea Tognalli
Oct 5th 2013 brazil Brazil BRA Humberto Rubin
Mauricio Pereira
Oct 14th 2013 japan Japan JPN Makoto Kubo
Dec 1st 2013 colombia Colombia COL José Paez Perea
Dec 1st 2013 malta Malta MLT Jake “Relax” Said
Apr 13th 2014 austria Austria AUT Patrick “Paz” Kerschbaum
Dominik “Helmi” Hofmann
  • Julian Sami

    Julian was born on 25/03/1998 in Tirana and lifes in Tirana. He goes to school. In addition to Albanian as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    One year ago
    What do you love about karting?
    The speed and competition
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    To prove myself and my skills in karting.
    Have you been to Austria before?
    One year ago
    Agim Berisha

    Agim was born on 20/09/1989 in Suhareke and lifes in Suhareke. He works as electrician. In addition to Albanian as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    I started kart racing 2 years ago, when a track was opened in my city. Since then, I practice regularly.
    What do you love about karting?
    Competition (when it’s a contest) and maneuvers.
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    That gives opportunity to the amateurs to feel as in Formula 1.
    Have you been to Austria before?
    I started kart racing 2 years ago, when a track was opened in my city. Since then, I practice regularly.
  • Patrick “Paz” Kerschbaum

    Patrick was born on 17/10/1988 in Salzburg and lifes in Eugendorf. He works as Streckenposten. In addition to German as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    2010; Hobby
    What do you love about karting?
    Sich mit anderen Kartfahrern zu messen.
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    National Final in Salzburg
    Have you been to Austria before?
    2010; Hobby
    Dominik “Helmi” Hofmann

    Dominik was born on 11/07/1997 in Hall and lifes in Thaur. He is a Student. In addition to German and Spain as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    In the year 2010 – 13 years old
    What do you love about karting?
    Speed
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    To have the chance to compare with other great drivers.
    Have you been to Austria before?
    In the year 2010 – 13 years old
  • Humberto Rubin

    Humberto was born on 29/07/1977 in Rio de Janeiro and lifes in Rio de Janeiro. He works as major of the Brazilian Air Force. In addition to Portuguese as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    I always was passionate by motorsports, but I only started kart racing in 2007, competing with friends at indoors kart tracks. Since than, my passion just got bigger.
    What do you love about karting?
    The emotion and adrenaline of racing somehow.
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    The Red Bull Kart Fight is, already, the event that every amateur go-kart driver in Brazil waits for the whole year. After the first edition – in 2012 – from the begin of the year, all the drivers all over Brazil already start to look for information for the new edition. It’s the title that we are all aiming to conquer.
    Have you been to Austria before?
    I always was passionate by motorsports, but I only started kart racing in 2007, competing with friends at indoors kart tracks. Since than, my passion just got bigger.
    Mauricio Pereira

    Mauricio was born on 25/08/1988 in São Paulo and lifes in Indaiatuba. He works as mechanical engineer. In addition to Portuguese as his native tongue, he also speaks Spanish and English.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    I’ve started Driving go kart since I was 6 years old with my father
    What do you love about karting?
    The speed and challenges
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    It’s one of the most important events of indoor kating in the world
    Have you been to Austria before?
    I’ve started Driving go kart since I was 6 years old with my father
  • José Paez Perea

    José was born on 05/06/1988 in Bogotá and lifes in Bogotá. He is a Student and speaks Spanish as his native tongue.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    I started on a indoor track in Bogotá on 2001.
    What do you love about karting?
    What I like the most is feelling the adrenaline and having a good rival race against me.
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    Im so exited to go to the world final, and to be able to bring the big trophy back to Colombia.
    Have you been to Austria before?
    I started on a indoor track in Bogotá on 2001.
  • Ivan “Picek” Višak

    Ivan was born on 14/08/1993 in Koprivnica and lifes in Križevci. He works as dispatcher. In addition to Croatian as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    I started in 2007. I went to moto races and there was this go-kart circuit nearby. I tried it just for fun, and it sort of became a habit.
    What do you love about karting?
    I like the adrenaline, I really enjoy it, and what I like the most is the FIGHT. I like racing with someone, it really fills me up with adrenaline and that’s the best part of it.
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    I’m really happy that Red Bull organized something like this in Croatia. Red Bull Kart Fight gives an opportunity to amateur drivers to compete and show that they’ve got driving skills.
    Have you been to Austria before?
    I started in 2007. I went to moto races and there was this go-kart circuit nearby. I tried it just for fun, and it sort of became a habit.
  • Peter “Petsku” Nyberg

    Peter was born on in Helsinki and lifes in Tuusula. He works as production engineer. In addition to Finnish as his native tongue, he also speaks Swedish and English.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    Peter started racing karts over15 years ago. He just went to try out kart racing with friends and after that he got really into it. Peter and his friends have taken part in company races.
    What do you love about karting?
    Peter loves the speed of kart racing. Peter also thinks that in kart racing the differences between drivers are quite small so the races are exciting and even.
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    Red Bull Kart Fight final in Finland was really well arranged and organized event. Peter said that it was fun to race with friends.
    Have you been to Austria before?
    Peter started racing karts over15 years ago. He just went to try out kart racing with friends and after that he got really into it. Peter and his friends have taken part in company races.
  • Andrea Tognalli

    Andrea was born on 19/04/1997 in Como and lifes in Porlezza (Como). He is a Student. In addition to Italian as his native tongue, he also speaks a little English.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    I started when I was 13.
    What do you love about karting?
    The adrenaline and the competition with the other drivers.
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    It’s a great event, I’m so happy I can represent Italy in the World Final. In Austria I’ll do my best to win.
    Have you been to Austria before?
    I started when I was 13.
  • Makoto Kubo

    Makoto was born on 10/09/1984 in Hiroshima and lifes in Hiroshima. He works as business owner and speaks Japanese as his native tongue.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    Because my father raced a kart, I started to race kart too since I was 7 years old.
    What do you love about karting?
    Speed. Judgement during battle.
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    Every year, it is my goal during that year, and it is also a festivity.
    Have you been to Austria before?
    Because my father raced a kart, I started to race kart too since I was 7 years old.
  • Tarek Sukhtian

    Tarek was born on 30/09/1984 in Amman and lifes in Amman. He works as private business. In addition to Arabic as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    In 2004
    What do you love about karting?
    Love the adrenaline it gives me.
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    I really liked the athmosphere of the event.
    Have you been to Austria before?
    In 2004
  • Dāvis Ivanovs

    Dāvis was born on 19/03/1991 in Madona and lifes in Madona. He works as motocross racer. In addition to Latvian as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    It was an entertainment go-kart race with my team members from motocross 2 years ago.
    What do you love about karting?
    The speed and stability, go-kart holds to the ground very well. Also, it is very precise and sensitive to motions.
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    So many participants as in no other competition! And winning them all is a double pleasure.
    Have you been to Austria before?
    It was an entertainment go-kart race with my team members from motocross 2 years ago.
    Andrejs Laipnieks

    Andrejs was born on 29/04/1996 in Riga and lifes in Riga. He is a Student. In addition to Latvian as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    I started kart racing career with latvian endurance race with rental karts in summer 2012.
    What do you love about karting?
    The speed,adrenaline and feeling the driving limit and also emotions which I can get from close, clean racing with other drivers.
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    Chance to race with so many great racers from all of the world.
    Have you been to Austria before?
    I started kart racing career with latvian endurance race with rental karts in summer 2012.
  • Martynas Griska

    Martynas was born on 24/06/1988 in Kaunas and lifes in Kaunas. He works as programmer. In addition to Lithuanian as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    Father bought me first kart, when I was 4 years old (1992). I began from driving it around the parking lot of the workshop. At the age of 5 I had already became a prizewinner in Lithuanian Karting Championship.
    What do you love about karting?
    I like their handling, speed, acceleration, sound, set up, and of course a hard race against competitive opponents.
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    It’s always interesting to try something new in your life. So RBKF tournament is one more challenge in which I will try to do my best.
    Have you been to Austria before?
    Father bought me first kart, when I was 4 years old (1992). I began from driving it around the parking lot of the workshop. At the age of 5 I had already became a prizewinner in Lithuanian Karting Championship.
  • Jake “Relax” Said

    Jake was born on 30/05/1994 in Pieta and lifes in Lija. He works as PHS clerk at Air Malta. In addition to Maltese as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    When I was about 13 years old. I always had a passion for karting ever since.
    What do you love about karting?
    The thrill of competiting with others and yourself to register the fastest laps possible.
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    It gave me the opportunity to test my skills and compete with the best local drivers.
    Have you been to Austria before?
    When I was about 13 years old. I always had a passion for karting ever since.
  • Adrian “Pucu” Puc

    Adrian was born on 24/07/1983 in Rzeszów and lifes in Rzeszów. He works as sales representative. In addition to Polish as his native tongue, he also speaks a little English.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    My first ride was 10 years ago. But for real I started kart racing a year and a half ago, when they built a racing track in my city . Since then I am regularly practising twice a week.
    What do you love about karting?
    I love the adrenaline rush it gives me. It’s all about the speed and rivalry. I also love the feeling of being completely focused on the ride, not thinking about anything else.
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    I have won with the best hall karting riders in Poland. The level was pretty high. So was the temperature of he whole event. I really liked the atmosphere.
    Have you been to Austria before?
    My first ride was 10 years ago. But for real I started kart racing a year and a half ago, when they built a racing track in my city . Since then I am regularly practising twice a week.
  • Ruben Conceição

    Ruben was born on 19/01/1996 in Barreiro and lifes in Alcochete. He is a Student. In addition to Portuguese as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    I started kart only two years ago and the idea came from my father, who also loves karts and used to race.
    What do you love about karting?
    For me is mostly the speed and adrenaline.
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    The chance to travel to a World Final to compete at the highest level and also be able to meet some motorsports legends is clearly a unique motivation for any driver.
    Have you been to Austria before?
    I started kart only two years ago and the idea came from my father, who also loves karts and used to race.
  • Ayman “Femfaster” Felemban

    Ayman was born on 26/11/1994 in Jeddah and lifes in Jeddah. He is a Student. In addition to Arabic as his native tongue, he also speaks English.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    I have started Karting since 2 years in Saudi Arabia.
    What do you love about karting?
    Beacause it is the basic & the start all kinds of the motor sorts.
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    It has a special concept.
    Have you been to Austria before?
    I have started Karting since 2 years in Saudi Arabia.
  • Zahir Phillips

    Zahir was born on 23/09/1992 in Cape Town and lifes in Cape Town. He works as admin. In addition to English as his native tongue, he also speaks Afrikaans.

    How and when did you start kart racing?
    Started at Kenilworth Karting, first time with my dad around 10 years old.
    What do you love about karting?
    Love the competition and overtaking. Strategy and the thrill. Always had a passion for it, motorsports is in my blood.
    What is special for you about the Red Bull Kart Fight tournament?
    Made me feel like a champion. The last lap in the final. Came down to the wire.
    Have you been to Austria before?
    Started at Kenilworth Karting, first time with my dad around 10 years old.