Open Wheel Racing

Go-kart student's death an 'accident'

The death of Island School pupil Amy Rose Coxall (pictured) when her scarf got caught in a go-kart she was driving was an accident, a jury at an inquest ruled.

Wednesday, 1 June, 2011, 12:00am

Girl's kart death was accidental, jury rules

The death of Island School pupil Amy Rose Coxall when her scarf got caught in a go-kart she was driving was an accident, a jury ruled at an inquest yesterday.

31 May 2011 - 12:00am

Accident kart 'not properly maintained'

The go-kart in which Island School student Amy Rose Coxall was killed was not properly maintained and may have fallen short of international standards, a police expert told an inquest yesterday.

28 May 2011 - 12:00am

Karting victim missed out on safety rules

An Island School student who died in a Lunar New Year karting incident when her scarf became entangled in the wheels of her go-kart did not receive a safety training session from the operator before she took to the track, a coroner's inquest into her death heard yesterday.

27 May 2011 - 12:00am

Speed demon

He's a big fan of the video game Mario Kart, but for Jacky Chan Cheuk-hin, nothing beats the real thing. He doesn't even have a driving licence, but he is on track to become the next Lewis Hamilton. He is already the youngest Chinese racer with a kart licence from the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile, the world governing body of motor sports.

10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

Go-kart overseers seek international advice for their safety proposals

Overseers of a go-kart track where a 15-year-old girl died last month are seeking international advice on new safety measures to prevent future tragedies.

27 Mar 2010 - 12:00am


Stop discrimination

Hong Kong's name has again appeared in international media. This time it is not Discovery Channel, but Time magazine; not 'caged homes', but racial discrimination.

Time ran an article on social worker Fermi Wong Wai-fun, who is founder of Unison Hong Kong for Ethnic Equality.

15 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Karting body vows to keep track despite death

The governing body of a Tuen Mun go-kart track that was closed after a fatal accident says it will strive to keep the city's only authorised karting venue, while its operator faces bankruptcy because of possible claims by the victim's family.

4 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Responsibility must come from the top

The government is not short of the mechanisms and resources to ensure that all activities are covered by laws and properly regulated. The civil service's 12 policy bureaus administer 58 departments and agencies with 154,000 staff that cover almost every facet of business and social life. Yet time and again, issues arise that fall between the cracks of governance.

1 Mar 2010 - 12:00am

Fatal kart accident

Fifteen-year-old Amy Rose Coxall died in a go-kart accident last week. Amy and her friends were karting at the Diamond Coast International Kart circuit in Lung Kwu Sheung Tan village when her scarf became caught in the wheels of her vehicle.

The British girl was rushed to the nearest hospital where she was declared dead. She was a Year 11 student at Island School, Mid-Levels.

22 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Call for karting guidelines

In the wake of a fatal accident at a Tuen Mun circuit, a legislator has urged authorities to set out safety guidelines for operators of local kart racing tracks.

19 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Teenage girl dies after scarf tangles in go-kart

A teenage girl died after a scarf she was wearing became entangled in the workings of a go-kart she was driving at a Tuen Mun circuit yesterday.

18 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Teenager loves life in the fast lane

Many 13-year-old boys are interested in assembling model cars. But Matthew Solomon is not your normal teenager. He has been a kart racer for almost three years. Despite suffering serious injuries in a karting accident two years ago, Matthew is determined to become a Formula One driver one day.

17 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

A victory for eco-friendly power

Hong Kong Pedal Kart Grand Prix tests participants' physical strength and creativity and raises funds for charity

The 22nd Hong Kong Pedal Kart Grand Prix tested the participants' teamwork, physical endurance and engineering skills.

4 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Speed and focus

The engines roar as the starting flag is waved. Matthew Solomon and Lai Wai-kit step on the accelerator and their colourfully painted karts charge ahead at full speed.

Wearing protective gear, like helmets and neck guards, gloves and bright blue suits, the pair could be mistaken for professional racers. It's their youthful looks that give them away.

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am