After 10 fun-filled years, the Principality’s own electric kart track is permanently closing its doors, giving up its prime location in the Parking des Pêcheurs building in favour of new charging stations for the Compagnie des Autobus de Monaco’s fleet of electric buses.

The owners of the popular venue took to social media to announce the news, writing “it’s with a heavy heart that we announce the permanent closure of Kart Indoor Monaco. After more than 10 years of activity, we are obliged to leave this place which is the Parking des Pêcheurs.”

The post went on to explain that “the parking service needs extra space as the Principality makes its energy shift, and has decided to equip the parking lot with with charging stations for its new electric buses. So we have to make room for this work and the next.

“We thank you for all these beautiful years, for your faithfulness and trust you’ve placed in us,” the post continues, ending on a hopeful note; “The story doesn’t end there, obviously we have other plans. A page will turn but another chapter will open…”

While the children of the Principality will be without a local go-kart track, four employees have been made redundant as a result of the closure of the venue, which appears to have occurred without the sufficient time needed to prepare for it, reports local French-language newspaper Monaco-Matin.

Kart Indoor Monaco was enjoyed by amateurs and professionals alike, with their crème de la crème clientele including Monaco’s own Formula 1 star Charles Leclerc and locally based F1 World Champions Max Verstappen and Mika Häkkinen.

Featured image courtesy of Kart Indoor Monaco on Facebook.