Work was to have started on the new kart track at Mt Panorama this week, however an emergency declaration under the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act is prohibiting work on the site for at least 30 days.
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.
Event Preview: one of the first victims of last year’s COVID-19 lockdown, Kartsport New Zealand’s Mainland Series has over 60 karters signed up for the three weekend/six round series that kicks off with a double-header this weekend.
No karting can take place in Victoria this weekend due to the five-day lockdown imposed by the State Government that kicks in at 11:59pm tonight (Friday). This will affect a number of race meetings and organised practice days.
Unlikely to see something like this happen in Australia for a while… A group of sanctioning bodies in North America will work together to promote and run a “United States Karting Grand Prix” later this year.
A massive 343 entries have been received for Round 1 of the Ipswich Kart Club Championship this Saturday, an event that is also the opening round of the KZ2/KA2 Qld Series and shakedown for the AKC opener next week.
Karting Australia has confirmed the opening round of the 2021 Australian Kart Championship will now take place on February 19 & 20 at Ipswich. For classes that have vacancies, entries will re-open on February 1st (Monday).
Karting NSW has released its 2021 rule books. There are six publications; the overall KNSW Rules & Regulations, plus a handbook for each of five specific disciplines of the sport – Sprint, Enduro, Speedway, Retro and Vintage.