Australian Superkart Events has added a new Championship class to its roster this year – Dunlop Super Heavy for Rotax Max karts.
The Super Heavy will have a minimum kart & driver weight of 205kg. Run on a trial basis in Victoria throughout 2022, the class has continued to grow with numbers increasing over the season. With a view to inclusiveness, the class is aimed at getting larger drivers into the sport and setting up a level playing field for all to compete.
To this point Dunlop Kartsport has signed on as the class sponsor both on a National and State level. Competitors will all run on the Dunlop DFM control tyre, with a class specific pricing structure in place that will not only benefit the competitor but also channel funds back into the promotion and running costs of the class.
ASE Manager Scott Williams was delighted with the new class, “As a larger bloke myself I can see the benefits of this new class. The Max engines only produce so much horsepower and the bigger guys just can’t compete at 185kg’s. Martin Golledge’s dedication over the last 12 months to push this class and gain new members is a credit to him.’
Category Co-ordinator Martin Golledge said ‘The Victorian Superkart Club have been very supportive of us larger guys in 2022 and it’s great to see this class now being recognised at National level, as well as state. I would like to thank ASE for giving us 100+kg drivers a chance to compete and with the Dunlop control tire, it can only make the class better
With so many Victorian drivers now interested in The Bend event and possibly a couple of interstate guys, it will be a fantastic opportunity to show how big this class will be.”
General Manager of Dunlop Kartsport Australia, Les May was quickly on board with the class and bristled at the concept of a control tyre. ‘We jumped at getting involved with the Super Heavy class, supplying a durable consistent tyre at a great price, with competitor incentives. Dunlop has supported superkarting for over three decades and sponsoring this class solidifies our commitment to the future.’
Superkarts hit the track March 3rd-5th for Round 1 of the Australasian Superkart Championships, with entries opening shortly.