Last weekend, Saturday the 27th of June, Hydratec took part in the 23rd annual Lift Industry Kart Challenge. Every year, the challenge sees renowned lift & escalator companies and suppliers come together to compete in a purely fun, (albeit tough) 4 hour endurance race with a team of at least 4 drivers.
Held at Buckmore Park Circuit, the Hydratec team was able to experience the twists and turns of tarmac once driven around by the likes of Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton. With a capability to reach 80mph and a Honda 390cc engine, the karts were by no means slow, and feeling competitive, we took the challenge seriously, getting in plenty of practice before the main race.
Hydratec entered two teams for the race, and after a strenuous, exhilarating 4 hours of racing, pit stops and driver changes, our teams came in at a respectable 9th and 17th place. It was a fantastic day, and a great way to bring together all those from the lift industry.