Karting Australia has released the National Competition Rules for the ensuing 12 months with the publishing of the 2023 Karting Australia Manual.
A summary of the significant changes can be found below:
- A new licence application process has been rewritten to take account of the new licensing system.
- Only Junior and Senior C Grade Licence holders will be eligible to apply for B Grade Endorsements.
- Current Cadet B Grade Licence Holders will retain their status, however, all other Cadet Licence Holders will hold a maximum of a C Grade Licence.
- B Grade Junior Licence Holders will be eligible to compete in KA2 at ALL Levels (including AKC) providing they are in their 13th year or older.
- Unless otherwise specified by KA or as may be specified in the homologation document of an engine, the only oils permitted are those approved by KA or specified in the current CIK-FIA list of homologated lubricants.
- From January 1, 2024, unless otherwise specified by KA, or as may be specified in the homologation document of an engine, the only oils permitted are those specified in the current CIK-FIA list of homologated lubricants.
- From 1 January 2023, Drivers competing in KA2 and KZ2 Classes at National Level Meetings must wear a CIK-FIA homologated driving suit during Competition.
- From 1 January 2024, Drivers competing in all National Level Meetings must wear a CIK-FIA homologated driving suit during Competition.
- Cadet 12 Minimum weight increased by 2kg to 110kg
- KA3 Junior to use an IAME Type 3 22mm Exhaust Restrictor
- KA3 Junior includes a Light, Heavy and Championship Minimum Weight
- KA3 Senior Minimum weights increased by 1kg
- All levels of KA2 Competition require the Driver to have a minimum of a B Grade Licence
- TaG 125 Minimum weights adjusted
- Maxxis Super Sport Dry Weather tyre will become available to use in 4SS and 4SS Super Competition and Social karting. Both the Vega VAH and the Maxxis Super Sport will be permitted for use in Competition once the Maxxis Super Sport become available for purchase in Australia. ETA of the Maxxis Super Sport in Australia is February/March 2023
SOCIAL KARTING ACTIVITIES
- Updated requirements with the introduction of a Karting Activity Controller (KAC) as a Level 5 Official.
- The procedure for Social Karting Activity regulations has been updated to incorporate the introduction of the KOMP.
A full summary of the Major Rule Changes can be found by clicking here.
The complete 2023 National Competition Rules can be viewed by clicking this link: https://www.karting.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/2023-AKA-Manual-V1.pdf.