Victorian Event Postponements

Karting Victoria has confirmed the postponement of several more events in the state, leading to what will likely be a tight and busy schedule for the back end of the year.

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South Australian Karting Closes

In line with Government requirements, Karting Australia has shut down all KA karting activity in South Australia. Click through for the official statement.

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Corberi Loses Appeal

Luca Corberi, the driver who received a 15 year ban for his actions at last year’s KZ World Championship, has lost his appeal.

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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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Remaining AKC Rounds Postponed

With growing COVID restrictions this week, Karting Australia has decided to postpone next week’s round 4 of the Australian Kart Championship and will push back the fifth round as well.

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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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Preview: NZ Schools’ Championship

Having missed last year due to COVID, the 18th running of KartSport New Zealand’s National Schools’ Championship will take place this weekend with over 100 kids entered for the event.

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FIA 2022 Calendars

The World Motorsport Council has approved the date change for this year’s OK and OK Junior World Championship, plus the 2022 International racing calendar.

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Green Light Still On for AKC Round

Karting Australia has confirmed it intends for the Australian Kart Championship round scheduled for July 23-25 at the Puckapunyal circuit in regional Victoria to go ahead. Interstate competitors will have to obtain the relevant travel permit to enter Victoria.

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Quick News!

From local club-based news and information to what’s happening on the global scene; check out today’s news briefs to stay in touch with the karting world!

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Aussies Overseas

A couple of Aussies have been performing well overseas the past week. Griffin Peebles celebrated his final event in the Mini class with a podium at the latest Italian Championship round, while Lachlan Robinson just missed the podium at the second round of the BNL Karting Series in Belgium.

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Preview: IKC TaG Restricted Titles

After a bit of a mid season break in racing, action returns to Ipswich Kart Club on Saturday the 31st of July with the 4th Round of the club championship and the IKC TaG Restricted Titles for Light, Medium and Masters divisions.

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New Date for QLD Championship

Having been postponed due to the snap Queensland COVID lockdown, a new date has now been confirmed for the Queensland Kart Championship at Emerald.

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Chest Camera Trial

Karting NSW is planning to trial chest-mounted video recording devices on its race meeting officials.

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AIDKA Calls Off NT Titles

The Australian Independent Dirt Kart Association has cancelled the 2021 running of the Northern Territory Titles that was scheduled for July 9 to 11. The event had received 217 nominations.

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NT Championship Cancelled

COVID lockdowns have forced the cancellation of the 2021 Northern Territory Kart Championship, and the postponement of this weekend’s Territory Cup.

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Qld Championship Postponed

This weekend’s Queensland Kart Championship at Emerald has been postponed due to the snap lockdowns that are about to come into effect in parts of the state.

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KA COVID Advice

With COVID shutdowns once again affecting many states, Karting Australia has issued the following advice to its clubs and state associations.

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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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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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Vale: Colin Hurst

Long term karting icon and engine builder, Colin Hurst, passed away earlier this week. Holder of multiple Australian Titles as a driver, Hurst was renowned for the fast engines he prepared.

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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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