|The MSA would also like to extend its congratulations to Jon Lancaster who finished second to complete an excellent British one-two result and to UK chassis manufacturer Gillard Racing Karts for whom Oakes drove to victory in the event, held at Braga, Portugal.
Further reflecting the strength of British karting, it should also be noted that Mark Litchfield, who recently retained his MSA British Short Circuit crown, was a contender for victory before retiring. There were similarly strong showings from fellow British championship front-runners Riki Christodoulou and Gary Catt.
MSA Chief Executive Colin Hilton comments: “This was a quite brilliant result for British karting. We salute Oliver Oakes, Jon Lancaster and Gillard Racing Karts on their terrific achievements. The result, a first-ever one-two for Britain in the World Championships, plus the other fine performances of Mark Litchfield, Riki Christodoulou and Gary Catt underlines the very high level of competition and expertise that exists in karting across the UK.”
Release MSA05-043: 29 September 2005