Go Karting Cunningham
Auckland teenager Wade Cunningham added to NZ motorsport’s current winning streak by claiming the world karting championship crown in Sarno, Italy. According to Kartsport NZ spokesman, Ross McKay, the 19-year-old’s victory is “unprecedented in the history of NZ motorsport … Virtually all the current crop of Formula One drivers raced karts but very few even qualified for the world championship, let alone won it.” Says Cunningham, “Two years ago, I wouldn’t have even dreamed of being at the world championships. Even a year ago, winning it would have been outside the realms of possibility. But here I am, it’s happened and, well, all I can say is that it is still sinking in.” Cunningham was signed to Italy’s CRG team in 2001.