KF1 karting circuit: The first CIK approved international karting circuit in Singapore. We are glad to have the chance to interview both kart driver and the managing director of KF1 circuit, Mr Alan Kwek.
About KF1: 960m long, clock-wise and anti clock-wise, 8-10m wide, 18 corners
Location: 1 Turf Club Ave, Singapore 738078
SK: When did you start karting and what kind of karts did you start off with?
AK: I started out in 2011, when KF1 was founded, with rental karts, then race karts on Rok engines. First chassis was a Tony Kart.
SK: As you are managing a karting track (KF1), what are the challenges that you have faced over the past few years?
AK: Gathering and maintaining the interest in karting is a challenge with cost being one of the barriers to entry into Motorsports.
SK: What is your biggest personal achievement in kart racing so far?
AK: Rok Cup 2016, Senior DVS overall 3rd place, and currently 1st in the standings for the Rok Cup Asia Zone Master Class.
SK: What kart chassis are you using now and which is your favourite chassis?
AK: Running on the OTK FA Victory kart, also my favourite thus far.
SK: What is your advice for people who’ve never done karting before and want to start karting?
AK: Like any other sport, it’s best to take things step by step. Advisable to hop on the rental karts to learn the basics especially the braking and racing lines first before going on to the race karts.