Island Karting Club go kart track in Ħal Far inaugurated

Reference Number: PR201167, Press Release Issue Date: Jun 20, 2020

Minister for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects Ian Borg, together with Infrastructure Malta management and Island Karting Club President Jason Mangion, visited the new go kart track in Ħal Far, which was built through a collaboration between the club and Infrastructure Malta, who helped in the financing of this track. The total investment reached €550,000.

Minister Ian Borg said, “I am proud that we have a government committed to investing in every community. The sport community is central in Malta. We have several talented and dedicated athletes, and many people who enjoy following sports. Today, thanks to the determination of the Island Karting Club and the help of Infrastructure Malta, our country has a 937 metre go kart track of international standards. As we have done here, in Mtaħleb in the football pitches and clubs of Siġġiewi, Kalkara, Dingli, Xgħajra, Marsascala, the boċċi clubs in Birgu and Żebbuġ, the Regatta clubs in Cospicua and Birżebbuġa, and in of a number of other places, of which the list is never-ending, we will continue investing in our sport community to have a better standard of living in our country. I wish the best to all those who will benefit from this track.”

Works on this track included the removal of soil, infrastructural works on water and electric services, tarmac, safety furniture and soil on run-off areas for the safety of racing drivers. This new track will create new opportunities for training and safer races, as well as the introduction of categories such as KZ which have never had adequate facilities before. The track will also be used for mini moto and motards, as well as for testing by University students who build go karts as part of their experience.​