News in Brief

Industry appointments, club news, international updates, photography competitions – this and more in the latest Quick News!

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AKA Annual Report

Following its AGM yesterday, the Australian Karting Association Ltd Annual Report for 2021 has been made public by Karting Australia (includes download link)

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The Budget Kart Challenge

Alan Dove of Karting1 fame set himself a ‘budget kart challenge’ some time back. Well, the challenge has now been met! “It only took two-and-a-half years to get done but …

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News Briefs

Some quick industry-based karting news briefs from abroad, plus links to Euro Rotax round stream this weekend.

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Garth Tander Joins KA Board

After accepting the invitation after Troy Bundy retired, four-time Bathurst 1000 Winner Garth Tander has now been appointed to the Karting Australia Board of Directors.

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Aussies Move Forward in Genk

All three Australians racing at Genk, Belgium, on the weekend moved forward in their classes as the meeting progressed, two of them making the Finals (includes live stream recording).

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New Rotax Distributor for Philippines

Industry news: BRP-Rotax has announced a new distributor for the Philippines, Sunstate Machinery Corporation taking over from EIKO Motorsport.

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Electric Championship Cancelled

A lack of entries has prompted the promoter of the German Electric Kart Championship to cancel the 2022 edition of the series.

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MG Replaces Mojo at Rotax Pro Tour

A global supply shortage of Mojo tyres will see several classes in the Rotax Pro Tour switch over to MG rubber for the next round of the series.

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Burris Supply Update

Edward Kart Wheels, the importer and distributor for Burris in Australia and New Zealand, has provided an update on the supply of Burris dirt kart tyres.

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Cable Ties To Be Banned

In a move designed to push the sport to be more environmentally friendly, single-use plastic cable ties (zip ties) will soon be banned from the race track. UPDATE: Happy April Fool’s Day!

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TWM Site & Online Shop Updated

Tom Williamson Motorsport (TWM) has recently refreshed & updated their website & online shop to include the complete range of Kart Republic, FA & WPK karts and parts. With direct …

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New Arrow Unveiled!

DPE Kart Technology has taken the wraps off its new weapon – the Arrow X6. This new Australian-made kart (welded, built & assembled in Melbourne) will be available in two …

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‘Mini Mallala’ Kart Track To Open

A kart track that represents a scaled down version of Mallala will open next month at Mallala Motor Sport Park, north of Adelaide. The kart track uses part of the full size circuit with a cut-through that cleverly reproduces a smaller version of the full circuit.

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Tillotson Approved

The Tillotson 225RS 4-stroke engine can now be used for testing and practice purposes for four-stroke endurance racers on Karting NSW circuits.

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Expanded AKC Stream Comes With Cost

Commencing this weekend, the 2022 Australian Kart Championship will offer more hours of live stream coverage than ever before, plus an expanded commentary team and more cameras. However, the stream is going behind a paywall.

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Career Opportunity at DPE

DPE Kart Superstore is looking to employ a new team member to a role that will cover various duties at its Head Office in Melbourne.

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Massa No Longer CIK President

The FIA’s high-profile CIK President Felippe Massa has been replaced, India’s Akbar Ebrahim now filling the head position of the International Karting Commission.

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Interview: Marino Albrecht Jnr, MG Tires

MG Tires supplied rubber for all categories of the FIA Karting Championships, Cups and Trophies in 2021. FIA Karting spoke with MG’s Marino Albrecht Junior about this.

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SP Tools’ Karts to Cars Program

Long time Karting Australia partner SP Tools has announced a pathway to move young karters into Porsche racing with its new ‘Karts to Cars’ program.

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Tinini’s Annual Karting Comment

Each year CRG boss Giancarlo Tinini sends out a sporting and commercial review of the previous season, as seen in his view. Here’s his take on 2021.

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Limited Edition Model Kart

How cool is this? Vroom has launched a line of 1:12 scale model race karts, kicking off with a limited edition representation of the 2013 CRG/TM World Champion.

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2022 Kart Republic at TWM

The 2022 range of Kart Republic chassis will be available in Australia and New Zealand through Tom Williamson Motorsport and the TWM dealer network.

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Quick News!

Despite taking a bit of a break over Christmas, there are still things happening in the world of karting – such as a major promoter scrapping push-back nosecones and a governing body doing a deal with a well known driver trainer.

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