Rotax Cancels 2020 Grand Finals

BRP-Rotax has cancelled the 2020 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals. A new Covid lockdown in the host country (Portugal) makes it impossible to run the event, which will not be postponed to another date.

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FIA Karting Best Of: Jean Todt

FIA Karting’s 2020 Best Of posts, this one from the FIA President’s forward in the organisation’s Best Of publication addressing karting, its issues and overview of 2020.

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS! Race calendars, relocations, driver news, club news… plus plenty of other stuff.

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New Exprit Back In Stock

IKD has the 2021 Exprit Noesis chassis – a 30mm tube kart suitable for the Rotax, TaG, X30 and KA3 classes – in stock and ready for delivery.

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AKC Round 1 Postponed

The opening round of the 2021 Australian Kart Championship has been postponed. Here’s the statement from Karting Australia, plus the result of our reader poll on the matter.

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Rotax Forging Ahead With Grand Finals

According to Rotax, the 2020 Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals are still going ahead in Portugal later this month. While the event will be run “under the highest health and safety standards”, some competitors are worried they can’t even get into Portugal.

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Reader Poll: AKC Round 1 – Yes or No?

Should the opening round of the 2021 Australian Kart Championship go ahead? There are a number of issues to consider; let us know your opinion.

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Control Engine Tender for Karting NSW

Karting NSW is looking to formalise the eligibility of engines in its sanctioned events and will soon open a tender process for manufacturers and/or their Australian distributors to supply control engines.

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GKC of SA Launch Cadet Program

The Go Kart Club of South Australia has launched a one-make Cadet kart program using the Karting Australia homologated Torini-powered Ricciardo 4SS kart.

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Ipswich Club Calendar for 2021

A six-round Club Championship plus two other feature events will make up the calendar of club racing at Ipswich Kart Club in 2021.

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Flack Confirms F4 Plans

After nine successful years of karting in Australia and overseas, Queensland’s Marcos Flack has confirmed international plans for 2021 and is set to compete in the British Formula 4 Championship.

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Interview: Kristijan Habulin

In 2020, only two drivers from Croatia took part in FIA Karting Competitions. Kristijan Habulin races KZ2 with the TB Kart team, using engines prepared by his father! At the age of 32, he is also one of the oldest in the category but still managed to take a podium last year.

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News Briefs

NEWS BRIEFS! Mostly (but not just) club-based news and updates to kick off the new year…

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Vale – Russell Grimson

It is a sad start to 2021 with the news that long time karter, official and club administrator Russell Grimson has passed away.

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KA’s 2021 Manual

Karting Australia’s rule book for 2021, the Australian Karting Manual, is now available. It must be downloaded (includes link) as there will be no printed copies distributed.

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Video: Kart to Supercar

Six of Tom Williamson Motorsport’s karting drivers got to sample a Super-3 V8 Supercar recently – ride with Elly Morrow, Beau Pronesti, Jordi Marcon, Zac Heard, Jackson Souslin-Harlow and Winston van Laarhoven as they take their first laps.

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Merry Christmas!

Season’s Greetings to you all! Firstly, I hope you are lucky enough to…

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2021 KA Rules Summary

Karting Australia has published a summary of its ‘major rule changes’ that are coming for 2021.

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KA CEO Christmas Message

Karting Australia CEO Kelvin O’Reilly communicated his Christmas message to members today, and includes a New Year resolution suggestion…

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News Briefs

A quick post of some pre-christmas News Briefs – local to international, club level to pro, plus Dave Sera’s Track Walk tips!

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New Rules For Speedway

The official Speedway Karting Association of Australasia (SKAA) rule book has been released for the current season and it contains a number of new and adjusted regulations.

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