Job Vacancy

One of the country’s leading karting product importers and distributors is looking to appoint an experienced karter to a full-time position in the organisation.

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KA’s 2023 Annual Report

Karting Australia released its 2023 Annual Report last week and states substantial progress and growth was made for the year.

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Doohan Gets Life

Karting Australia has awarded Life Membership to its former Chair, Mick Doohan, plus a host of other achievements recognised at its 2024 Honours and Awards night.

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Advanced Driving Course for Juniors

ATTENTION JUNIOR KARTERS- there will be a Junior Driver Advanced Driving and Advanced Vehicle Dynamics course at Sandown Raceway during the Term 2-3 Victorian school holidays. But there are limited spots in the program.

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Interview: IKD Boss Talks Rotax

IKD’s Ian Black answers questions about the future of Rotax in Australia, what’s happening around Pro Tour, the new cylinder, Grand Finals and more.

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IKD Reclaim Rotax!

International Karting Distributors (IKD) has been re-appointed the official Rotax karting importer and distributor for Australia, effective from 1 May 2024.

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New DPE Truck to Debut at AKC Pucka

The new DPE Kart Superstore truck – fully stocked with a wide range of parts and accessories – will make its debut at Round 2 of the Australian Kart Championship at Puckapunyal on April 18-21.

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Change to IAME Trackside Service

With DPE’s new service truck now attending race meetings, Australian IAME importer and distributor, Remo Racing, has confirmed it will be switching its trackside parts service over to DPE.

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Free Trackside Pickup

If you’re heading the AKC Round 2 at Puckapunyal on April 18-21, you can order all the parts and supplies you need online now, then collect them at the track.

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Fuel Fools

Contrary to yesterday’s post, Australian karting will NOT switch to a control fuel, sold and distributed by the kart clubs, in 2025.

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Control Fuel for 2025!

Australian karting will switch to a universal control fuel in 2025 and it will be sold and distributed to competitors at the track by the kart clubs (includes reader opinion poll)

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KA Sign Sim Partner

Karting Australia has appointed Next Level Racing as the “official simulator partner” for the organisation.

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Free Race Stream for IKC

Kart racing will be live streamed from the Ipswich Kart Club’s next race day on April 6. Significantly, the stream will be via the club’s YouTube channel, which is free to view and requires no subscription.

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Admin Vacancy at Karting NSW

Karting NSW has a part-time vacancy for an Administrative Support and Promotions person. The position has a “Clerical & Administrative, Grade 3” classification and is for two days (16 hours) per week.

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Choosing A Race Team

Instead of running their own show with their own equipment, an increasing number of karters pay a third party to prepare and run their kart. Terence Dove shares his thoughts on choosing a team and some traps to avoid.

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IKD’s Targett

International Karting Distributors has officially confirmed a “cooperation agreement” with Australian karting icon Jon Targett to head up a support network for the OTK brands in Australia

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Cian’s Calicorse Debuts at Bolivar

Team PR – Based in South East Queensland, the new Calicorse team, run by 3-times Australian Champion Cian Fothergill, was only formed last month and is making its competition debut at this weekend’s AKC round.

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Employment Position at DPE

DPE Kart Superstore is looking for someone with excellent MIG welding abilities on light-wall aerospace grade tubing and is open to a full-time or part-time/casual appointment.

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Dunlop for FIA Shifters

FIA Karting has confirmed a switch to Dunlop tyres for all karts competing in the major KZ and KZ2 international competitions this year, including the World and European Championships.

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RIP Giovanni Corona

The founder of the famous Italian kart engine brand, Vortex, passed away earlier this month.

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GoPro & KA Partner Up

GoPro has been announced as the Official Camera Partner of Karting Australia and will be the presenting sponsor of KZ2 in the Australian Kart Championship.

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KA Le Cont Statement

Karting Australia has issued the following statement regarding the identification of LeCont LH03 tyres and “earliest use” dates for the latest batch.

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2024 Homologated Equipment

Some time back it was agreed the CIK-FIA would extend specific homologation periods an extra year to include 2024. As such, here are the lists of homologated equipment approved for use in international kart racing this year.

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