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RACE TEAM HISTORY AND PEDIGREE

 

2016

 

Protrain started to take a new direction, after dominating the Rotax classes for over ten years, the team started a movement into cadet, and particularly Honda Cadet, and X30 categories.  The sport in thye UK rapidly changes and after 15 years of dominance the Rotax classes start to decline.  To maintain our position at the pinacle of the sport, the team reacted to this.

In cadets William MacIntyre and Dan Parrans-Smith were our main protaganists, and despite their young age and short period in teh sport, they produced brillaint results and fantastic speed.

Luke Richardson continued the Protrain record of winning the Shenington Mini Max Championship with many victories throughout the year.

Entering Junior X30 Archie Forber produced a string of results to secure 4th in the Whilton Mill club Championship and Reggie Duhy won the Midland Championships. New comers Nathan Amess and Joe Ahrens have developed well and will see success in 2017.

At the Super One National level a brilliant secondf at Glan-Y-Gors was the highlight of theseason and the team wishes Harry McQuillan well with his movement into cars for 2017.  

 
     

2015

Protrain continued their successful history with more Championship victories.

Kieran Wragg dominated the Shenington championships and was ably supported by James White, a novice in January, vice champion by the end of the, brilliant development throughout the year.

Luke Richardson started in Mini Max and narrowly missd winning race meetings, this will happen in 2016.

Charlie Turner was taken out of victory at the International Open in Italy in Seniors when victory looked on, a great education for Charlie and will lead to stunning performances in 2016.  His 5th place in the Super One was the result of some brilliant drives and he narrowly missed out on victory,

The Junior side of the National Team picked up Rookie trophies with some great results from Harry McQuillian and Tommy Foster, supported by the Prince of Monaco.   

Protrain were instrumental in the tyre testing for the Motor Sports Association and the chosing of the MSA Cadet tyre for 2017.

X30 was the new major class on the UK scene and Protrain were once again at the fore with Victories for Jake Bowman and Kieran Wragg.

The Protrain Cadet team continues to grow with many drivers in IAME and Honda cadet, it has been great seeing them all develop into mature drivers.

     

2014

A great year for the team continuing to push our red image, the team were the "Ferrari" of the karting world in their bespoke team wear.

A great year for the team in Super One.  The team was lead but Rookie Johnathan Hoggard who produced some fantastic podium finishes and an amazing third overall in the Championship.  Other notable results were produced by Andrew Wong and Ricky Donison in Junior Max and Charlie Turner and Hiroaki Tsujinoue in Rotax Max.

Kieran Wragg won the Shenington Club championships for the second year running in Mini Max after a successful foray into European racing in Italy.

Ido Cohen was the stalwart of the Euro Max finishing just outside the top ten in the International Open.  Ricky Donison reached the World finals representing India after his superb performance in the Indian Championship winning the Indian Open and many other championship rounds.  Protrain were pleased to also race manage the Oman team at the World Finals in Valencia, Spain. 

James Bailey fought for the Shenington club championship with a great finish to the year.

2014 saw the launch of Protrain Asia, based in India to handle the growing Indian, Malaysian and UAE markets.  Victory in India and a domination of the Championship should see a strong development of the team.

 

     

2013

The year started with the team on the Formula K  karts, but after an amazingly successful Winter Cup we were forced to switch on to Tony Karts

Our lead drivers Tommy Preining and Jack Saffrrey both had a fantastic season, finishing 8th in the European Championship Junior Max and Super One Rotax Max.  Tommy also won the Austrian Championships and represent Protrain at the World Finals in New Orleans, USA with Jack Saffery from his Super One performance. 

The logo and branding was updated and the team were resplended in their clothing.

In the UK Kieran Wragg dominated the Shenington and Whilton Mill club championships, winning both in his rookie Mini Max season.

 

     

2012

At the start of the year we welcomed Charlie Eastwood and Ed Brand to the team, who then went on to finish 1st and 2nd at the World Finals held in Portugal. 2012 also saw a change to the kart chassis, with Protrain becoming the UK distributor for Formula K – a new chassis which we believed would become the best in the world.

 

We welcomed several new drivers into their first full season of Karting and helped them achieve good results throughout the year. 
 
We sported newly designed clothing  which was based on the highly visible red and white with new driver suits, we continued the use of our bespoke kart graphics wherever individual driver sponsorship allows. 
 
The year finished with runners up at the World Championships and top ten in the Super One UK Championhips and RGMMC European Championships. 

 

 

 

 

2011

The year starts with new employees - we welcome Scott Taggart into the team, new vehicles, our new custom built race truck with a new larger 110m2 awning and newly fitted interior given a more professional enviroment for the teams drivers and mechanics to maximise our performance. Also all new design clothing moving to a more dramatic red and the introduction of our own livery and graphics on team karts.  Later in the year the team introduces for the first time ever the use of the Italian Tony Kart  chassis in the race team and continues the success of the team.  
     

2010

What a year!!! it was so close to 3rd in the UK, 2nd in Europe and World Champions - unfortunately despite totally dominating the World Championships in La Conca Italy Jack Aitken after winning every heat and the first final crashed out half way through the second final whilst dicing for the lead.  Fastest lap was no consolation.


For the first time Protrain won the prestigeous British GP title at Kart Masters when Jack Hawksworth won in Senior Max. 
Other notable performances came from Alessandro Latif narrowly missing a podium at the International Open in Spain and numerous club  victories.  Kaan Onder contiuned to put in great European performances and Max Aitken starred at club meetings.

     

2009

A development year for the team with new drivers.   Raoul Owens was featured highly in the European Championships and carried this on in the World Finals in Egypt with a great performance to earn him eigth on the grid for the final.  A first corner incident ended his chances.  Alessandro Latif drove well all year in Mini and Junior Max and Kaan Onder was victorious in the Turkish Championship.   
     

2008

Protrain maintain their remarkable record. Once again the team will be competed at club, UK and European levels. Many of the 2007 team have moved from Juniors into Seniors and so it was a learning year for them.  The team continued to figure in the European Championships with Luke Varley dropping out in the German round when second and Tom Fawcett crashing out in Czech Republic when a certain third and podium was on.  In the UK Michael Taylor had a fantastic second at the Super One in Rowrah and we continued to figure strongly in Juniors with Shaun Pirie and up and coming stars Alessandro Latif and Kaan Onder.  At the World finals Protrain were pleased to race manage the Iranian team to great success.
     

2007

What a year!!! The Protrain Team continued to be the most successful Junior Team in Europe. The highlight of the year was the Team's domination of the UK Super One National Junior Rotax Max Championships winning 4 of the 6 rounds. Luke Varley won the Championship with a round to go and Kazuki Hiramine narrowly missed out on a top three place with fourth. They were ably supported by Tom Fawcett, fastest in qualifying at round 4 and Shaun Pirie 10th in Mini Max. In Europe Kazuki won the Austrian round and Steve Cobb won the Belgium round in Seniors, both finishing third overall in the Championship.
At the World finals in the United Arab Emirates, a crash in the pre final saw both drivers starting from the back for the final, but overtaking a total of 47 drivers between them Kazuki & Luke finished an amazing 5th and 6th.
Protrain also dominated club meetings, at the end of the year winning every race in Juniors at Whilton Mill in October, Shenington in November and Kimbolton in December.

2006

Concentrating on the excellent European Rotax Championship, Super One National Championships and club racing at Rissington, Shenington and Whilton Mill using Gillard's World dominating chassis. Jack Hawksworth dominates the race season and wins the European Championships with top three results at every one of the four rounds in France, Italy, Austria and Belgium. Aly Heinemeyer wins the Egyptian championships with victory at every round. In the UK - vice champions in Stars of Tomorrow UK National Championships plus 3rd at the ABkC National Championships. A very dominant year.
 

2005

New Iveco truck with 106m2 of awning space totally dominates paddock and raises team's profile.  European Rotax Championship plus National Championship season. Numerous club meeting victories, fastest laps and lap records. Gillard win world championships.
 

2004

Heavily concentrating on the Rotax Max classes the team goes from strength to strength with club victories, fastest laps and top finishes at the National Championships plus fastest timed practice performances.
 

2003

A baron year at the National Championships but a very successful club season with many wins at Kimbolton, Shenington and Whilton Mill plus club championship wins.
 

2002

After a season concentrating on club racing at Whilton Mill and developing young drivers Protrain re-enter the National Championships and win the Open National Championship. Numerous club successes are added.
 

2000

Protrain develop Junior drivers to European level and narrowly miss out on a top placing at the Super One National Championships. Protrain start their successful relationship with the Whilton Mill circuit.
 

1998

Protrain gain superior vehicles and pit facilities and dominate the Formula 100C National Championships although it all ends in tears at the final round. European Championships also end in tears with crashes into the fence.
 

1996

Protrain win their first European Championship at Valence in France. The team now can boast 9 drivers at the top of club and national racing.
 

1995

Protrain drivers win the Open National Championships and finish in the top five in the Super One National Championships.
 

1994

Protrain move into 125cc gearbox karting and win the national championships and are runners up in the challenge series. This is backed up by top finishes in the Super One Series. The team grows to 6 drivers.
 

1992

Protrain race manage their first junior driver to win the Junior British Championship and the Team grows further.
 

1990

Further drivers join the team and Protrain compete at their first World Championships with the likes of Jarno Trulli and Giancarlo Fisichella. A crash into the fence still results in 25th overall.
 

1989

Protrain move into European racing with 3rd in timed practice at their first ever European Championships. Protrain Race Hire starts with the management of a junior driver at club level.
 

1986

Start of a three year domination by Protrain of the National Championships and major club meetings. In total 5 national titles are won in three years.
 

1981

Protrain start to make an impact on the National Karting scene with Third position in the British Championships.
 

1978

Gary Chapman, later Team Manager of Protrain Racing Kart Team, starts his karting career with club meetings at Shenington and Little Rissington.
 

1977

After many club wins a best of 7th in the National Championships is the highlight of a victorious career.
 

1969

Protrain's founder, Steve Chapman, starts karting at Long Newton and Little Rissington and later includes Clay Pigeon, Shenington and Camberley club meetings.