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Caterham launches affordable entry-level kart series

Written By Mary-Ann Horley Standfirst: Caterham Motorsport has revealed the first details of its unique low-cost, high value karting championship, designed to reinstate karting as an accessible sport in its own right. Drawing on decades of experience running one-make car racing championships, Caterham Motorsport will apply similar expertise and regulations to ensure that unsporting conduct is eliminated and the series ... Read More »

2013 season opens with new engines

By Mary-Ann Horley & Carlo Forni Standfirst: Most of the 200 entries to the WSK Master Series were testing at La Conca at the end of January. The first Master Series event was the following weekend and the classes racing are 60 Mini, KFJ, KF and KZ2. Mercedes F1 driver Nico Rosberg was testing in KF on Friday and Saturday, ... Read More »

MSA issues Cadet performance update

The MSA has confirmed the performance restrictions that will be imposed on existing Cadet kart engines – the Comer W60 and Honda GX160 – from 1st January 2013 in order to ensure parity with the incoming IAME Parilla Gazelle 60cc UK. Having carried out testing and data evaluation in conjunction with Zip Kart (representing Comer) and the ABkC (representing Honda), ... Read More »

TKM News: Maxxis Wet Tyre

Formula TKM classes will switch to a new Maxxis wet weather tyre starting in January completing the upgrade of the class to new age ‘green’ specification tyres. Maxxis Tyres and Tal-Ko Racing have used the opportunity of a change to re-assess the tyres and the new versions will have significantly different chemical and construction format. The new tyres have a ... Read More »

ABkC News Autumn 2012

A number of technical and sporting matters were discussed at the Autumn ABkC steering group meeting in preparation for 2013 and the AGM. Kart licences so far in 2012 are around 4,200 whilst Rob Jones added that events and number of drivers competing is holding up well. AGM The Annual General Meeting will be held at Donington Park Farmhouse Hotel ... Read More »

Super One Wins Championship Tenders

The MSA is delighted to announce that Super One Series Ltd has won the tender process to promote the MSA British Kart, Junior Kart and Cadet Kart Championships. Super One has run the MSA British Kart and Junior Kart Championships successfully for several years. It will now add the MSA British Cadet Kart Championship to its roster, promoting all three MSA ... Read More »

KF Classes In Limbo

Everyone agrees that something needs to be done to improve the KF classes, particularly nationally, but a power struggle seems to be emerging between the manufacturers and the CIK-FIA. Way back in February the CIK announced a major overhaul of the KF engines and how the championships would be organised, but four months before the new engine homologation was originally ... Read More »