Wilks turns to karting to keep sharp

"It’s great for some Tarmac practice"

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17 February 2011 - 14:40
Wilks turns to karting to keep (...)

Guy Wilks will prepare for the upcoming asphalt rounds of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge by racing go-karts near his home in the north east of England.

Wilks, who is driving a Peugeot UK 207 Super 2000 in the IRC this year, has taken over the running of a go-kart circuit and plans to get behind the wheel of his go-kart on a regular basis ahead of the next IRC event of the season, the all-asphalt Rally Islas Canarias El Corte Ingles in April.

Rally drivers frequently use go-karts to hone their reflexes and in order to keep fit. Wilks said: “It’s great for some Tarmac practice as I already have a Rotax Max go-kart. I can see some serious practice going on.”

The 30-year-old Wilks also intends to keep fit by riding trials bikes and his Peugeot-built bicycle. He is currently third in the IRC drivers’ standings following his capture of the final podium spot on Rallye Monte-Carlo last month.

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