News Briefs

A quick post of some pre-christmas News Briefs – local to international, club level to pro, plus Dave Sera’s Track Walk tips!

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New Rules For Speedway

The official Speedway Karting Association of Australasia (SKAA) rule book has been released for the current season and it contains a number of new and adjusted regulations.

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FIA Prize Giving by Remote Control

With the ban on gatherings imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe, the 2020 FIA prize giving ceremony (including karting) took place via Zoom and was MC’d from a Hotel in Geneva.

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Consultancy Organisation Critical of New Motorsport Council

Business consultancy organisation Small to Medium Enterprise Australia claims the new Australian Motorsport Council, of which Karting Australia is a founding member, has been rejected by large industry players.

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Changes To VCS Committee

The organising committee for the 2021 Victorian Country Series has recognised there are “big shoes to fill” following Paul Feely’s decision to step down for next year.

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Canberra’s 2020 Champions

Youngster Kobe McInerney has been crowned the overall champion at the Canberra Kart Racing Club for 2020. Other awards went to…

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News Briefs

Club news, driver news, industry news, event news, karting entertainment. Local, state, national, international. Never know what you’ll find in the News Briefs!

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More Changes To Rotax Distribution

BRP-Rotax has announced further changes to its worldwide importing & servicing network for karting products with new distributors appointed for Ireland and Malaysia.

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Irlando Signs With CRG

Alex Irlando has moved from Birel ART to CRG for the 2021 KZ season as CRG attempts to strengthen its factory driver lineup.

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Brazil World Championship – Attempt Two!

The 2021 FIA Karting Calendar reveals the OK and Junior World Championships will be contested in Brazil late next year. This and other decisions came from the World Motorsport Council meeting this week.

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KA Part of New Motorsport Council

Karting Australia – along with Motorsport Australia, Motorcycling Australia and the Australian National Drag Racing Association – is a founding member of a new body that plans to provide a credible united voice and effective advocacy for Australian motorsport.

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Interview: Jamie Croxford, Forza Racing

“The history of Forza Racing began with the title won by George Russell.” A top international driver for several years, Jamie Croxford is today the head of one of the most renowned private teams in FIA karting competition.

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Tasmanian Kart Championship

In mixed conditions all weekend, 105 competitors slogged it out across 10 classes to fight for the 2020 Tasmanian Karting Championship on November 28-29 at the Launceston Kart Club venue.

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New Pathway For Karters to Cars

A new motorsport pathway program has been formulated by three of Australia’s most successful identities in the domestic motorsport industry – Michael Ritter, James Sera and Nick Percat.

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AKRA NSW State Titles

Almost 100 karters competed in AKRA’s NSW State Titles on the weekend. Here’s the race report, photos and results from Wollongong.

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Video: Karting Questions, Dec 2020

Get answers to the questions! This is the last of Power Republic’s “how to” tech videos for 2020. Derek answers questions posed by the punters about axles, engine rebuilds, tyre pressures, KZs, $1000 go karts and much more.

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Dalby Done Till ’21

It was a hot day at Dalby for the final race event of 2020. The finals got underway after a huge spit roast dinner, and The Noise was there, taking video and photos during the day and into night.

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Will Power & Alonso Kart Updates

New websites for the Australian market have been established for Will Power Kart and Alonso Kart. In addition to contact information, images etc, the sites include technical specifications for the range of chassis available.

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Victorian Calendar for 2021

‘Open’ race meetings will return to Victoria next month when the 2021 season kicks off with the traditional Junior Top Guns double-header at Oakleigh. Click thru for the full schedule.

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KA Release 2021 National Calendar

While the dates and locations for all five rounds of the 2021 Australian Kart Championship have been announced, the order of the final three events has not been determined to enable some flexibility should covid restrictions become a factor again next year. Includes link to the 2021 AKC Championship regulations, testing restrictions, engine claiming rules etc.

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Wharton Joins Ferrari Academy!

Victorian karter James Wharton will join the Ferrari Driver Academy for 2021, competing in karts before moving to Formula car racing in 2022. Despite an arm fracture, Wharton won the FDA Scouting World Finals to be part of the Italian company’s elite pathway program.

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Ballarat Crowns Club Champions

Mitch Arrow received the Club Member Of The Year award as Ballarat Kart Club crowned its 2020 club champions at the track on Sunday.

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