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.

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5 x podium for MS Kart Racing Team drivers at Slovakiaring!

5 x podium for MS Kart Racing Team drivers at Slovakiaring!

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Max Karhan and his further experience in OK Junior

Max Karhan and his further experience in OK Junior

After the previous DKM race in Kerpen, Max Karhan showed up on home soil, this time at the 1st…
Czech Championship Round 1 in Cheb

Czech Championship Round 1 in Cheb

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Racing team drivers

Jakub
KADLČÁK

Category:

KZ

Date of birth:

5.3. 1998

Hobbies:

cars, motorsport, mountain bike, forest

Why do I drive karts:

I like the feeling of acceleration and the speed being just 30 mm “above the ground”, I enjoy to improve constantly and to speed up lap times.

My beginnings:

My first start was in the parking near my home, then I drove in various endurance races in go-kart rental and in 2008 I had my first race in Cadet category in Vysoke Myto.

My goals:

To become the champion of Czech Republic in KZ2 category in 2022, to represent the MS KART team in the best way possible and to always be one step ahead of the rivals.

Achievements:

3 times Czech Champion:  2014 – NKF2, 2016 – KZ2, 2017 – KZ2
4 times Slovakian Champion: 2014 – Rotax MAX, 2015 – Rotax MAX, 2016 – Rotax MAX, 2017 – KZ2
1st place Trofeo Ayrton Senna 2014 – Rotax MAX
2nd place Grand Final Easykart 2014 – KGP
8th place ROK CUP International Final 2008 – Mini ROK

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, 6th place Slovakia Championship 2021 KZ2 Senior

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, 1st place Slovakian Championship 2021 KZ2 Veteran

Martin
KONOPKA

Category:

KZ, ROTAX DD2

Date of birth:

6.5.1990

Hobbies:

I like to spend time with my family and friends visiting nice places. I play football for recreation and I like travelling. My job is my hobby so I love all around motorsport.

Why do I drive karts:

Because I like motorsport and it’s my passion.

My beginnings:

I think I started when I was 7 years old with MS KART chassis in CADET class.

My goals:

To still make a good result.

Achievements:

Multiple champion and vice-champion of Slovakia, multiple champion of the Central European Zone and many other great results.

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

David
KADLEC

Category:

KZ

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.

Now, karting mainly means to me 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. My older daughter Natálie also competes in Rotax Junior Max, this season she will drive the whole RMC CZ and RMC CEE serie. Karting is a great 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 in good physicall condition, to continuously improve and be satisfied with my own performance. 

Achievements:

2nd place Honda Endurance Czech Champs 2019, 2nd place Honda Endurnce Czech Champs Cheb 2019, 2nd place RMC CZ 2021 DD2 Masters

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:

2nd place MP 2021 Rotax Max Junior

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:

I would like to reach podium ranking at least in half of all the races this season.

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

2021 – 1st place Slovakian Championship ROK GP, 6th place Czech Championship ROK GP 

Tomáš
JAVŮREK

Category:

ROTAX DD2

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 
2019 – 8th place RMC CZ and 13th place ROTAX Junior
2020 – 10th place RMC CZ and 8th place RMC CEE ROTAX Junior

2021 – 5th place RMC CZ and 11th place RMC CEE ROTAX Junior

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

4th place in ACR Cup 2021

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

Achievements:

2nd place RMC CZ 2021 Micro Max 

Rozálie
RABASOVÁ

Category:

ROTAX Micro Max

Date of birth:

25.5. 2014

Hobbies:

go-karts, cycling, ballet, in-line

Why do I drive karts:

I like to compete with the boys. When my older brother started to race, I didn’t want to be left behind.

My beginnings:

in 4 years with the MS KART Baby 50cc 

My goals:

I want to show that the girls can also race 🙂 I want to be on podium in Rotax Max Challenge Czech Republic.

 

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

Greta
POLMOVÁ

Category:

BABY 60

Date of birth:

5.11.2012

Hobbies:

Running, gymnastics, football and table football, creation

Why do I drive karts:

I like speed, sharp turns and I like learning new things

My beginnings:

I started gaining my first experience in go-kart rentals in 2020. One year later I participated in race events of ACR Cup. 

My goals:

Keep practicing, getting better and reach the podium places.

 

Miroslav
ŠVEC

Category:

Mladí 50, BABY 60, ROTAX Micro Max

Date of birth:

17.4.2015

Hobbies:

Go-karts, motocross, hockey, LEGO, climbing, kickboxing, modeling…

Why do I drive karts:

Because I like it. My favourite racer is Ayrton, my father and grandfather also raced. I really enjoy it and I have a lot of friends at the races.

My beginnings:

I first sat in a go-kart in kart rental in Prague when I was 3 years old. I had my first race of Moravian Cup at the age of 4 in Vysoké Mýto.

My goals:

To constantly improve and push my boundaries, but most  of all  to win and to be the best. 

Achievements:

2nd place Evolution Cup 2020

Ondřej
UMLAUF

Category:

BABY 60

Date of birth:

1.5.2014

Hobbies:

Cycling, skiing, skating, but mainly go-karting.

Why do I drive karts:

Because I enjoy fast driving, overtaking and practicing.

My beginnings:

I started practicing in Cheb when I was 4 years old. 

My goals:

I want to win races.

Achievements:

3rd place in Slovakia in the Moravian Cup

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