KNSW’s Australian Kart GP and KA’s Ultimate Club Racer event have both been cancelled for 2021. Each governing body cited issues relating to travel restrictions as contributing factors to their decision.
Statements from both organisations are below.
INAUGRAL ‘AUSTRALIAN KART GP’ POSTPONED TO EASTER 2022
Karting NSW and Combined Districts Kart Club have collectively made the difficult decision to postpone the inaugural Australian Kart GP which was set to be held at Lithgow City Raceway on November 12-14, 2021.
We are proud to announce that the inaugural Australian Kart GP will now be held on the Easter long weekend in 2022, which has been the traditional date for national events.
Karting NSW Chair, Ilona Meyer, “We are hopeful that by this time, there will be some normality within the current pandemic to ensure that all competitors across Australia are eligible and able to compete at this event.”
CDKC President, Russell Becker, commented “We are beyond proud to be hosting this event on the traditional Easter long weekend, by this time our new race control tower will be complete, as well as the new scrutineering area”.
CDKC and Karting NSW are excited to be welcoming entries from all over Australia.
ULTIMATE CLUB RACER II POSTPONED UNTIL 2022
It is disappointment that Karting Australia advises of the postponement of the Ultimate Club Racer II Event that was scheduled to be held in Murray Bridge on November 5-7, 2021.
The postponement to November 4-6, 2022 is due to the ongoing uncertainty of border restrictions around the country caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic.
“We have considered all of the options in regard to being able to host a successful Ultimate Club Racer Event but without certainty surrounding the ability for people to travel into South Australia from other states in the coming weeks we have been left with no option but to postpone the event until 2022,” said Karting Australia Chief Executive Officer Kelvin O’Reilly.
“We’d like to thank the Go-Kart Club of SA, along with the Rural City of Murray Bridge, for their support of the event and look forward to heading there for a great event in 2022.”
Further information surrounding the postponed event will be published in the first quarter of 2022.