Australian Kart Championship Round 1 at Tailem Bend, SA
ello, I am Hugh Barter, 14
year old Australian-Japanese
go kart racer. I have been
racing since I was 5 and my dream is
to be an F1 champion.
Since worldwide outbreak of COVID-
19, I have been doing remote study
for school at home and my go kart
races in Australia have been
postponed and the calendar is still to
At the moment, I am focusing on the
sim-racing and my fitness at home
almost every day. It is very patient
time for everyone, but I am thinking in
a positive way that this is the period
to establish ability. So please stay safe
and healthy for everyone!!!
As soon as the restriction of COVID-19
eases, I will start to drive Formula 4
cars to prepare for the following
Please follow my progress and
journey as I establish my motor racing
career. I hope you enjoy the Hugh
Barter racing race report.
N O T E
F R O M T H E
R A C E R
S C H E D U L E S
2020 AUSTRALIAN KART CHAMPIONSHIP (KA2 CLASS)
Round 1 28 Feb – 1 March, Tailem Bend in SA Won!
(Following races postponed due to the CV-19 later this year)
2020 AUSTRALIAN KART CHAMPIONSHIP (KA2 CLASS)
Round 2 Ipswich in QLD
Round 3 Newcastle in NSW
Round 4 Packapunyel in VIC
Round 5 Port Melbourne in VIC
2020 Rotax Pro Tour series (JUNIOR MAX CLASS)
Round 1 Port Melbourne in VIC
Round 2 Ipswich in QLD
Round 3 Eastern Creek in NSW
Round 4 Wodonga in VIC
riving simulators are used
for entertainment as well
as in training for driver’s
education. Driving simulators are
being increasingly used for training
drivers all over the world. Research
has shown that driving simulators
are proven to be excellent practical
and effective educational tools for
Hugh’s recent driving simulator was
contributed by Steve Brown. Steve is
one of his racing friends as well as
supporter of Hugh’s racing carrier.
Steve built and set up his driving
simulator machine with professional
devices such as Fanatec steering
wheel, pedals and shifter kit, etc with
driving simulation software. The high
spec simulator comes really close to
Since the COVID-19 outbreak, A lot of
racers in the world started Sim-racing,
which is online simulator racing.
Hugh joined Evolution racing team
(online sim racing team) and
compeated in a lot of different
category in Australia and
international races every week. He is
especially practicing to drive fomula
cars with the simulator to prepare
himself for the upcoming years.
ugh used to go to Fitness Gym twice a week and trained his muscle with
his personal trainer. However since worldwide outbreak of COVID -19,
all gym and fitness club have been closing, so Hugh keep training his
body by himself. He focuses onto physical exercises which are plank, upper
muscles, lower body muscle, neck and flexibility. Hugh also will start training of
hand-eye coordination, memorization and reaction time for future Formula 4
He has got assistance from 321 PERFORM in France. 321 PERFORM is a training
center whose expertise is used for the development of the professional drivers in
their care. By integrating themself into the center, after having established their
requirements profil, these drivers will follow the scientific development program
dedicated to them.
Mature drivers will make a career in F1, LMP1, WRC Rally..., and like Sébastien
Ogier (6 times World Champion WRC), Esteban Ocon (driver Mercedes - Force
India F1 2018).
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ichard Mille Young Talent Academy. If
that name looks familiar, it’s one found
on the sides of the cockpits of F1 cars.
Successfully launched in 2018, the Richard Mille
Young Talent Academy will offer a chance for
Birel ART/ Ricciardo kart racing drivers from
around the world to make their mark in single-
seaters this October. The result of a close
collaboration between the Richard Mille brand -
the Swiss based watchmaking company and the
Birel ART group, this completely free training
and talent detection operation will award the
2020 winner with a full season in the FIA 2021
French F4 Championship.
Hugh was selected one of 10 drivers between
the ages of 14 and 18 from 5 continents. They
were chosen according to their potential and
will meet on the famous Bugatti Le Mans circuit
for the active phase of the RMYTA, season 3, for
two days to evaluate their physical and mental
capacities, as well as their driving skills in FIA F4
Hugh will even more focus to prepare (driving
skill, fitness and mental strength) for this shoot
out for the next 2 months.
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Hugh Barter Racing is delighted to announce that Maranello Motorsport has
become our sponsor.
Special thanks to the CEO of Maranello Motorsport, Mark Coffey to be a part of
Hugh’s racing journey.
Maranello Motorsport buys/sells road and competition Ferraris as well as
prepares cars and driver training to elite standard with personal mentoring.
Maranello Motorsport is a GT racing team that is competing in the Australian GT
Championship. Maranello Motorsport was formed in the late 1990s by Mark
Coffey to enter Australia's then premier sports car racing series, Nations Cup.
Maranello Motorsport has the biggest stable of racing Ferraris in the country and
a hand-picked showroom of used and new Ferrari road and race cars. Maranello
Motorsport won the 2014 and 2017 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour at the Mount
Contact Maranello Motorsport
This is the 10 years of Hugh Barter.
Hugh was born in Nagoya, Japan
and is growing up in Melbourne,
Australia with Japanese mother and
Australian father. Hugh has always
loved anything with wheels - his
tricycle, his bike and, of course, his
Even at age 3, Hugh was fixated on
driving. At the race event at Phillip
Island, he drove a racing simulator
on site around Mt Panorama - not
an easy track to drive. Many people
witnessed his gifted talent - ability
of driving. Hugh was then given a
PlayStation 2 with pedal and
steering wheel for his 4th birthday
and a go-kart for his 5th birthday.
Hugh’s passion for motor sport is
infectious. Since he first pulled on a
helmet, his focus has been on his
ultimate goal: to become Formula 1
As soon as he got a go kart racing
licence on his 7th birthday, he
started racing. Since then, he has
spent almost every weekend on a
race track. Hugh has been racing
and very competitive in the junior
elite class in Australia and Europe.
He consistently finished in the top
three of the field.
Hugh is not only competitive racer
but also exceptional sportsmanship
racer. Hugh was awarded “The
Jason Richard Memorial Award” in
2017, which recognizes both
achievements and exceptional
sportsmanship. Hugh Barter became
the first Sub-Junior and first non-
Senior driver to be awarded.
THE JOURNEY SO FAR
He “can’t wait” for race weekends and is
always pushing to improve his race craft.
Hugh listens to feedback and makes the
desired corrections using his technically
knowledge that has developed over the
years.. Hugh has extraordinary self-discipline
and understands that racing takes a lot of
hard work and persistence. He is very
conscious of his health and understands the
commitment required to race at the top level.
This year, Hugh was selected by Australian
Formula 1 star Daniel Ricciardo Kart Factory
team, to lead their campaign in three of
Australia’s elite karting categories for the
Hugh and the team are planning to start
practicing to drive Formula 4 car and attend
Richard Mille Young Talent Academy in this
October in France.
He is inspired to reach his dream of
becoming a F1 champion by reading
autobiographies of past and current racing
champions. Hugh Barter is one of those with
the dream, and with the aspiration to move
into Formula 4. The end game here is
Date of birth: 15 September, 2005
Birthplace: Aichi, Japan
Lives: Melbourne, Australia
Current Class: J-Max & KA2 & KA3
Interests: Racing, F1, Online Racing
Goals: Win Australian Championship
nyone whose come into contact with Hugh
Barter will realise this little dynamo represents a
unique opportunity for companies and global
Hugh has been racing karts for last 10 years and trains
every day on his simulator with a view to improving his
race results at every event. He has a very deep and
knowledgeable understanding and continually hones his
race craft in the knowledge that winning World
championship means self-discipline, commitment, hard
work, dedication and persistence. Hugh is completely
focused on his goal to reach the top level and succeed.
Hugh’s talent, enthusiasm and results in racing have not
gone unnoticed. Being coached by one of top kart
drivers, Hugh’s great temperament and infectious
personality has attracted private sponsorship and over
200 thousand Facebook followers.
But to succeed his racing carrier he needs help and
support, so is currently seeking sponsorship and
financial support from business, corporate and
multinational companies to form long term relationship.
For more info on Hugh contact:
F R O M
T H E R A C E R
A very special thanks to my sponsors that keep me
going around the truck and chasing my dream.
Page Tasman Freight
Carroll Goldsmith Lawyers
TRYDEL – UP & GO
888 PROPERTY GROUP
CAM BOX - MECA
Brighton VolkswagenXenon Technologies Pty Ltd
ZIPPY TIE MAN