Today was the first day the new-for-2022 tyres could be used by Karting Australia licence holders in official KA practice/social karting events. Racing is not permitted on the LeCont or Maxxis rubber until after New Year.
Karting Australia published the following on the matter:
2022 COMPETITION TYRES AVAILABLE FOR USE
New Competition tyres have been allocated to many Classes for 2022.
Karting Australia understands that many Competitors may want to use the LeCont and Maxxis tyres as soon as they are available to them. KA’s insurers have confirmed the following:
“that competitors will have continuous (insurance) cover for social karting activities while using the new Competition tyres prior to January 1st.”
The LeCont and Maxxis tyres are able to be used for Social Karting Activities ONLY until January 1, 2022 when they will also become eligible for Competition.
For the sake of clarity, listed below is the Competition tyres for 2022-2026.
|Class Group||Competition Tyres – 2022-2026|
Cadet 9, Cadet 12
|Junior Classes and low-performance Senior classes|
KA4, KA3, TaG 125 Restricted, Yamaha
|Junior high-performance and unrestricted Senior TaG 125 engine classes|
KA2, Junior Performance, TaG 125
|Senior high-performance classes|
X30, Rok GP, KZ2, Open Performance
The 2022 National Competition Rules will be available in the coming days.