Quick News Briefs

Kart Messe cancelled, new KA weights, Will Power flips his kart, industry and event news etc.

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Rotax Launch New Electric Motor

Rotax has revealed a new electric motor for karting, targeting younger drivers and the recreational market – the Rotax E10.

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Karting Questions Answered

It’s Q & A Time! Here’s a new video from Power Republic answering a bunch of karters’ questions; “What should I do?” – from classes and coolant to torsion bars, pipe cleaning and a whole lot more.

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OK-N Junior Update

The CIK-FIA has confirmed that OK-N Junior is a reality, publishing an update about the new category on the FIA Karting website. Just like several categories we run in Australia, an exhaust restrictor will be used to pull some power out of the engine for the kids. Everything else is technically identical to the ‘senior’ OKN.

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Unpacking The RoK Shifter

This latest video from Power Republic is an unboxing and look inside Vortex’s 6-speed RoK Shifter engine.

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The Fast Seat Adjusters

Seat position is one of the key factors that impacts kart handling because it has a huge effect on the balance of the kart. The “Fast Adjusters” featured in this video make moving the seat a whole lot easier!

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Dezzie’s “Exciting New Products” Show

Derek at Power Republic runs through a selection of karting products he recommends, from a range of cleaning products to heavy duty engine mounts and a Shell M replacement.

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Video: Kart Review, Arrow X6.1

Take a run around a brand new Arrow X6.1 chassis and see some of the special features and options that make this such a successful Australian-made race kart,

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NEW PRODUCT: Stopper Plate for Hub Spacers

A lot of karters use axle spacers to prevent the rear wheels from sliding inwards on the rear axle. But that’s not possible with some of the modern karts – until now with these new Stopper Plates!

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New Version Chain Guard Hack

Power Republic has released ‘version 3.0’ of its PowerLoc chain guard hack. This video shows how the device fits a kart and includes a 20% discount code.

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OK-N Breaks Cover

OK-N engines from TM, Vortex, IAME and Modena hit the track for an official ‘demo run’ at the final round of the European OK/OK-J Championship last week.

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Dietary Advice for Karters

FIA Karting, in collaboration with Formula Medicine, has offered dietary advice to the kids in the 2022 Karting Academy Trophy program. It’s sound advice for everyone.

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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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What’s New: Tony Kart EVS 950mm

Derek at Power Republic runs through what’s on the new Tony Kart EVS kart for the Cadet/Mini kids classes.

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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Arrow’s New X6 Range

Five different chassis comprise the release of Arrow’s striking new X6 series of kart. Here are the key features of each, including brochure with images and link to the suggested chassis setup for each model.

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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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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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Video Tour: Tony Kart 401RR

Derek at Power Republic gives the new Tony Kart 401RR the once over, going through what’s new, and what’s carry over from the previous model.

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FIA Helmet Safety Statement

The FIA has expressed concerns regarding karting competitors attaching cameras, removing HANS attachments and using non-approved replacement visors on homologated crash helmets. FIA Karting’s full statement is below. It should …

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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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