Factory racing team

The MS KART factory racing team was established in 1991, when Milan Šimák finished his active racing career. In the same year, he began to develop his own racing team, because he knew that the only and the best test of the quality and performance of the produced equipment is the race track.

Since then, the subsidiary company MS KART Racing Team has been operating in addition to the main production company. The factory racing team has become an integral part of the company and the basis of success for the development of new chassis designs. In addition to factory pilots, the company works with several contract drivers and teams every year, who also provide feedback and valuable information for further development.

„I am convinced that the European Champion title I achieved in 1980 will be defended by the chassis of my own production.“

said Milan Šimák in a press release in 1998.

And he knew well what he was talking about: in 2015, the factory driver of the MS KART Racing Team, Adam Kout, became the European Champion in the royal Superkart 250cc category. An even greater success was when Adam managed to defend the title in 2016! For Milan Šimák, a chassis constructeur and engine tuner in one person, the double win of the European Championship was a huge satisfaction for many years of effort and endless hours of work.

News - MS KART Racing Team

MS KART drivers reap success at Steel Ring

MS KART drivers reap success at Steel Ring

From July 30 to August 1, round 4 of Rotax Max Challenge, Moravian Cup and Slovakian Champs took place…
A colorful racing weekend in Bruck

A colorful racing weekend in Bruck

The Speedworld kart track in Austria became the venue of the 3rd round of Rotax Max Challenge Czech Republic,…
RMC CZ and Slovakian Champs Round 2

RMC CZ and Slovakian Champs Round 2

The second race of the Slovakian Championship and Rotax Max Challenge CZ and SK took place at Slovakiaring on…

Racing team drivers

Jakub
TALAŠ

Category:

KZ

Date of birth:

4.9. 1999

Hobbies:

karting, rally, bike

Why do I drive karts:

I race because I enjoy it and I like the smell of petrol.

My beginnings:

At the age of 8, my dad bought me my first go-kart, it was the MS KART chassis. At that time, my brother was already racing and my dad wanted us to do motorsports both.

My goals:

to be successful in big races

Achievements:

Vice-champion of the Czech Republic KZ 2019 and 2020, Champion of Slovakia KZ 2019 and 2020, holder of the Golden Steering Wheel Trophy 2019 and the Jiří Balcar 2019 award.

Jan
ŠAFRÁNEK

Category:

KZ

Date of birth:

4.11. 1969

Hobbies:

downhill skiing and cross-country skiing, wall climbing, reading (non-fiction, detective stories)

Why do I drive karts:

I enjoy karting mainly because of its extremes and adrenaline.

Acceleration, high-speed driving, drive in high revs, overload in the turns and while braking and cornering… In the race then the drive wheel-to-wheel it is just a great feeling

My beginnings:

I sat in a go-kart for the first time in 2010. I have been racing since 2012. My first race was in Vysoké Myto in 2012 in KZ2 Senior category

My goals:

to keep improving. To be able to compete with young drivers even at my age.

Achievements:

1st place ACR Cup 2015 KZ2 Senior, 4th place ACR Cup 2016 KZ2 Senior

Jiří
ŠAFRÁNEK

Category:

KZ

Date of birth:

10.5. 2005

Hobbies:

go-karts, downhill skiing, wall climbing and sports in general

Why do I drive karts:

because I just enjoy it

My beginnings:

I first sat in a kart in 2010 in my small fifties. I started racing in 2013 in the Bambini category.

My goals:

To be on the podium in the Czech Championship.

Achievements:

3rd place Czech Championship 2015 Bambini, 2nd place Karting Cup 2015 Bambini, 3rd place Czech Championship 2017 OK Junior

Vilém
HENE

Category:

ROTAX DD2

Date of birth:

1.11. 1988

Hobbies:

business, investment, travelling, go-karts, guitar, good wine

Why do I drive karts:

I like it. I enjoy driving around and getting better. I enjoy fighting on the track and a good bunch in the tent.

My beginnings:

I started racing at the age of 13, but a year later I had to finish due to the health and also financial demands of karting. At 30, both snags disappeared and I was able to return to karting. The second beginning was more difficult. After 10 years spent in the office, karting is very physically demanding for me. But the fun is great!

My goals:

to have fun and improve

Achievements:

to finish in good health and enjoy it

Jiří
ŠAFRÁNEK

Category:

KZ

Date of birth:

10.5. 2005

Hobbies:

go-karts, downhill skiing, wall climbing and sports in general

Why do I drive karts:

because I just enjoy it

My beginnings:

I first sat in a kart in 2010 in my small fifties. I started racing in 2013 in the Bambini category.

My goals:

To be on the podium in the Czech Championship.

Achievements:

3rd place Czech Championship 2015 Bambini, 2nd place Karting Cup 2015 Bambini, 3rd place Czech Championship 2017 OK Junior

Jindřich
PEŠL

Category:

MINI 60

Date of birth:

19.8. 2009

Hobbies:

hockey, karting, skiing, guitar playing

Why do I drive karts:

I’m from a motoring-based family, I enjoy the kart speed and overtaking

My beginnings:

my first start was in 2013 in the cathegory School 50, I was 4 years old.

My goals:

to gain a trophy in the WSK series and to hear the Czech anthem at international races

Achievements:

3rd place Easykart 60 young 2016
1st place Easykart 60 2017
2nd place Slovakian Championship 60 2018
2nd place Easykart 60 2018
1st place Czech Championship Mini 60 2019
1st place Slovakian Championship Mini 60 2019
1st place Czech Championship Mini 60 2020
8th place WSK Euroseries Mini 60 Lonato 2020
1st place WSK Euroseries Mini 60 Lonato 2021

David
KADLEC

Category:

ROTAX DD2 Masters

Date of birth:

4.7. 1978

Hobbies:

historic sports cars, karting, skiing

Why do I drive karts:

As a child, I used to go to races with my dad when he worked as a mechanic for Milan Šimák, and somehow it stayed in me all those years.

But there was no opportunity or even the money. Now for me, karting mainly means the opportunity to “clear my head” and the opportunity to relax from work. There is a great group of people in the team and I also like the need for good physical training, which forces me to keep fit. I have support in the family, so my daughter Natálie (Rotax Junior) sometimes practices with me. At the same time, it is an opportunity for both of us to spend more time together.

My beginnings:

in 2018 I started driving at a hobby level with a Rotax Max Senior kart and also endurance races in Honda 390

My goals:

to be physically fit, to improve and reach lap times at the level of the top drivers of RMC CEE, to fight for a ticket to the Rotax Grand Finals

Achievements:

2nd place Honda Endurance Czech Champs 2019, 2nd place Honda Endurance Czech Champs Cheb 2019

Tomáš
JAVŮREK

Category:

ROK Max Junior

Date of birth:

14.11. 2007

Hobbies:

go-karts, bike and computer games

Why do I drive karts:

I really enjoy it. I like the wet track, then I can be really fast.

My beginnings:
In 2018, at the age of ten, I started driving in the Jardan team in MINI 60. In 2019 I became a part of the MS KART team.

My goals:

To improve and to be on the podium. I am very satisfied in the MS KART team and my goal is when the team is happy with me.

Achievements:

2018 – 1st place ACR Cup and 1st place Moravian Cup MINI 60 class
2019 – 8th place MSR and 13th place MČR class ROTAX Junior
2020 – 10th place MSR and 8th place Rotax CEE ROTAX Junior

Natálie
KADLECOVÁ

Category:

ROTAX Max Junior

Date of birth:

25.6. 2007

Hobbies:

Go-karts, skis, cross-country skis, bicycles, playing musical instruments, traveling, caravanning

Why do I drive karts:

I like the adrenaline and the atmosphere at the races

My beginnings:

I started in 2018 with a Rotax Micro Max kart, I drove only occasionally and had it just for fun

My goals:

drive as fast as possible, have a good track and stick to other drivers in my category

Achievements:

I don’t race yet, I just practice…. For me it is great to just enjoy it

Tomáš
FILIPENSKÝ

Category:

ROK

Date of birth:

9.3. 2009

Hobbies:

floorball, table tennis, swimming, cycling, skating and PC games

Why do I drive karts:

I really enjoy it, I enjoy the rivalry on the track, I love the atmosphere in the paddock and everything around karting.

My beginnings:

I was first put in a go-kart in the parking of a local supermarket when I was 3 years old. I didn’t know right – left, but I was happy to be holding the steering wheel. And that’s where it all started…

My goals:

my big and secret dream is to sit in the Formula 1 one day. This season I would like to place first, I will do my best for it.

Achievements:

* 2013 – 2014 – Eeasy 50 (young) *
2015 – Baby 50 – 1st place ACR CUP, 1st place MORAVIAN CUP, 1st place AUTOKLUB ČR *
2016 – BABY 60 – 6th place Czech Championship, 3rd place MORAVIAN CUP *
2017 – BABY 60 – 3rd place Czech Championship, 2nd place MORAVIAN CUP *
2018 – MINI 60 *
2019 – MINI 60 *
2020 – ROK Junior

Filip
RABAS

Category:

ROTAX Micro Max

Date of birth:

2.2. 2013

Hobbies:

go-karts, tennis

Why do I drive karts:

it’s a nice sport, I like speed and I like to compete

My beginnings:

in 5 years with the MS KART Mini 60 go-kart

My goals:

to be as fast as possible and to win races

Filip
KOVALÍK

Category:

MINI 60

Date of birth:

26.8. 2009

Hobbies:

motorsport, skiing, team sports, PC

Why do I drive karts:

my dream is to be a Formula 1 driver and karting is very close to F1

My beginnings:

I drove a kart for the first time in a karting academy at Legends in 2017. Thanks to the company MS Kart, where we rented a kart of the School 50 category, I did the first races

My goals:

to start at the Rotax Grand Finals, to become a F1 driver

Achievements:

3rd place in ACR Cup 2018
4th place in ACR Cup 2019

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