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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OTK Trio at IKD

With the addition of Gillard and Redspeed to their range, 2022 will see IKD offer three of OTK’s brands to the Australian market (includes video clip)

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Lando Kart Coming to Oz

DPE Kart Technology has confirmed it will be distributing the new Lando Norris kart in 2022 with the first batch of chassis expected to hit our shores late March next year.

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News Briefs!

Click through for a quick round of news briefs covering various industry, product, club and event categories.

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Karting Part of $8.6 Billion Motorsport Economy

As part of the wider motorsport economy, karting has played a part in building an $8.6 billion industry, according to a study conducted by accounting and business services firm Ernst and Young (includes video)

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Incentives From Tyre Suppliers

As part of their tyre supply contract with Karting Australia, Maxxis and LeCont have significant product sponsorship available to the sport across each of the next five years.

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Licence Extensions for VIC & NSW Drivers

Karting Australia has announced its licence holders in Victoria and New South Wales will automatically have their licence extended by three months due to the covid-19 lockdowns experienced in these states.

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OTK Retain FIA Chassis/Engine Supply Contract

OTK has once again been awarded the contract to supply chassis and engines for the FIA Karting Academy Trophy. In fact, OTK will supply equipment for the next three years. 2022-24. Other contracts confirmed are…

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Quick News!

It’s been a while since the last Quick News post, so there are lots of little things to cover, including great gift ideas, track upgrades, club news, F1 drivers as kids in karts, industry & product promo, event info & updates etc. Click through or miss out!

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IKD Race Department Re-Opens

The IKD Race Department will re-open its doors to the public on Monday, October 11. “The last three months have been a tough time for everyone in NSW and we …

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Lando Kart!

Lando Norris has joined a number of other F1 drivers by launching his own brand of chassis – the LN Racing Kart, in collaboration with OTK.

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Quick News!

Lots of catch-up news in this post, such as: The Noise shunts, a new Sera, win free stickers, RIP, Wagga upgrade, reverse radiator, etc

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New Formula K Dealer

Formula K Kart Australia has announced XXX Paintball & Karts as its Western Australian dealer for Formula K karts and IPK spares & accessories.

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Temporary Tyre Rule Rescinded

The temporary class rule adjustment for wet tyres in the Cadet and KA4 Junior classes has now been rescinded. With freight delays for the Bridgestone tyres now resolved, these classes revert to their regulated rubber from September 1st.

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Two Karting Icons Pass

It has been a sad few days for Australian karting with two prominent industry and karting identities passing away within a matter of days – Alf Capri and Neil Coleman.

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Reader Poll: Karters & COVID Vaccination

There are new lockdowns, border and travel restrictions, race meetings postponed, Government promoting vaccination, dissidents promoting the opposite. Regardless of where you sit in the political/ethical/medical/logical landscape, we’d like to know where you, the karter, sits regarding COVID vaccination.

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Temporary Tyre Rule Change

Karting Australia has advised its licence holders of a temporary change to the permitted wet weather tyres in the Cadet 9, Cadet 12 and KA4 classes, allowing various tyres from Vega, Dunlop, MG and Mojo to be used alongside the regulated Bridgestone.

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Tillotson Buys Out PVL

The Irish Tillotson organisation, best known in karting for its carburetors, has purchased all the assets of the German PVL organisation, best known in karting for its ignition systems.

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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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