Quick News!

Bit of a catch-up here! A real mixed bag of news briefs and videos from various aspects of the sport covering many topics. Don’t miss out, jump in!

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Tyre Prices for 2022

The Recommended Retail Pricing has been revealed for the LeCont and Maxxis kart tyres that will be used in almost all Karting Australia classes from 2022. The figures here include GST but not freight.

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Homebush Karts Changes Hands

There has been a change in ownership of Homebush Karts. Troy Boldy, of Australian Kart Racers Alliance (AKRA) fame and owner of Wollongong Kart Raceway, recently added Homebush Karts’ retail and online shop to his portfolio.

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Tyre Talk – Rubber News from KA

After revealing new tyre supply contracts for the majority of its classes earlier this month, Karting Australia has provided more information surrounding the products and process of selection with the following ‘Competition Tyre FAQs’ statement.

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LeCont & Maxxis The New KA Tyres for 2022

The Karting Australia Board has selected the LeCont and Maxxis tyre brands as the successful tenderers to supply tyres for the Karting Australia sanctioned karting for the period 1st January …

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FIA ‘Kart Body Protection’ Now In Use

Competitors in OK and OK-Junior at the Genk round of the European Championship last month wore the new FIA homologated Kart Body Protection vests, which will become mandatory in FIA Competitions from January next year.

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Four Clubs Receive Government Grants

Four Karting Australia-affiliated clubs in Victoria have recently been announced as recipients of a total of $751,049 in government grants courtesy of the Victorian Government Community Motorsport Program.

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Admin Job Vacancy at KNSW

Karting NSW is looking to appoint a Business Administration Trainee. The successful applicant must be eligible for a traineeship with the aim of gaining a Certificate IV in Business Administration qualification.

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Name Change for Engine Builder

Long-time engine builder and karting identity Brett Arnett has been forced to change the name of his karting business.

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Electric Kart Championships

Electric kart championships are starting to pop up around the world. BlueShockRace has two categories and power output levels kicking off in Europe next month.

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Jacques Launches Villeneuve Kart

1997 Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve has entered the world of competitive kart racing by launching a signature chassis range bearing his famous family name.

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Rotax Pro Tour – What’s Going On?

Karting Australia has sent a statement to previous Rotax Pro Tour competitors stating that the 2021 Pro Tour is an ‘unrecognised competition’ and that drivers contesting it cannot qualify for the World Finals.

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KNSW Opens Control Engine Tender

Karting NSW has released its 2021 control engine tender document (which is publicly available) and is now accepting applications to supply two and four stroke engines for its classes.

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KNSW To Sanction Rotax Pro Tour!

The 2021 Australian Rotax Pro Tour will be run exclusively at events sanctioned by Karting NSW and there will be NINE Grand Final tickets up for grabs.

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Bridgestone & MG for Euro & Worlds

The FIA World Motor Sport Council has confirmed Bridgestone and MG will supply tyres for the 2021 international karting season.

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NEWS BRIEFS!

Some quick news – karting & covid, Vic commentary & PR, AKC race program, sticker offer, Lithgow erection + more. And Jen’s back to talk karting!

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