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Guido Sala (ITA) carries off his second consecutive Karting World Champion title in Rome (ITA) in lashing rain. He beats Werner Ihle (DEU), Toine Hezemans (NLD) and Falko Graf (DEU). Italy is succeeded by itself in the European Nations’ Championship, the rounds of which are held at Vevey (CHE), Leidschendam (NLD) and Paris (FRA).

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The format of the World Championship is extended to comprise three events, and all three are won by Miss Susy Raganelli (ITA), who remains to this day the only lady to win the supreme Karting title. In 1966, she also contributes to the victory of the Italian team in the European Nations’ Championship, along with her team-mates Giulio Pernigotti, Oscar Sala, Guido Sala and Duilio Truffo. Italy prevails over the Netherlands, Great Britain and Sweden, whose spearhead is the young Ronnie Peterson, future Formula One Driver..

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Edgardo Rossi (CHE) achieves a masterstroke in Monaco, last of the three rounds of the World Championship, after the Vevey (CHE) and Dusseldorf (DEU) events. He changes his race clothing before the last final, so his opponents can no longer identify him and, too busy fighting one another, the favourites François Goldstein (BEL) and Giulio Pernigotti (ITA) let the outsider Rossi pull away and win the title! Susy Raganelli (ITA) had won the Vevey round but she was weakened by an injury suffered in an accident during the Paris 6 Hours and she was not fully able to defend her title in the remaining events. The European Nations’...Read More