Karting Australia Adjust 'Whole of Sport Review'

  10 October 2014

Karting Australia has issued a number of "approved adjustments" and clarifications regarding the Whole of Sport Review that was made public in August (see old news article HERE)

KA advise these clarifications were finalised following the most recent meeting of the Executive Commission and the Karting Australia Board. Written requests received from the clubs (via the respective State Associations) were addressed at the meeting.

Some of the key items are:

  • Club event race formats can be customised via the event's Supplementary Regulations (eg, qualifying is not required at all events, ability to cater for 'Sportsman' type classes, etc). Karting Australia is yet to develop the actual rules for club competition but "will seek input on the development of a number of options or variables for Club events and point scoring systems".
  • Minimum wheelbase Cadet 9 & Cadet 12 will not be adjusted (ie, competitors will be able to continue to use 880mm and 900mm karts)
  • 6-year old drivers are not permitted to race
  • X30 will be an additional class in the 2015 Australian Kart Championship (weight TBA)
  • Engine claiming rule will only apply to the KA Classes (KA12, KA Junior and KA1) in National Championship competition
  • Where timed qualifying is used in club competition, P-Plate drivers are permitted to start in their qualified position unless they opt to start at the rear of the grid
  • Digital video cameras - only required at National Championship events, and only one is needed
  • State Championships - it seems KA is now open to the idea that it's not realistic to run a multi-round series for a state championship in every state. However, states that wish to run their championship outside of a multi-round format will need to submit a written proposal to Karting Australia for consideration

The 4-page PDF can be downloaded HERE.


from the Karting Australia press release:

“Since the release of the Whole of Sport Review we have been diligently working through the genuine questions that have been raised by the Clubs across Australia via the State Associations. These clarifications and adjustments are a result of further consultation with the Executive Commission to address the questions raised,” said Karting Australia Chief Executive Officer Kelvin O’Reilly.

“The process of developing the Rules to govern the various changes outline in the Whole of Sport Review will now be commenced to ensure a smooth implementation in 2015.”


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