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Derek Dagless

Derek Dagless Feb 10, 1927 – Dec 7, 2013 Derek Dagless, one of the longest serving officials in British karting, has passed away after nearly 40 years in the sport.  Derek was first involved in karting at Kimbolton with the Hunts Kart Racing Club when his son Christopher was racing with Derek acting as chief mechanic. But once Christopher had ... Read More »

2014 regulation changes: ABkC News October 2013

Written By Graham Smith This newsletter has a summary of the known and proposed changes in class regulations for 2014, so please note carefully where appropriate. The ABkC Steering Group noted that the MSA has put on hold the proposed change in the lower age of Seniors and the upper age of Juniors. It should be noted that none of the ... Read More »

Super One TV launch “Top Gear” Helicam

The Super One British Karting Championships, filmed for Motors TV by Super 1 TV Productions launched a new radio controlled helicam unit at the latest round of the championship held at PFI. The aircraft, a DJI S800 multi rotor, features an industry-leading brushless camera gimbal offering the most stable of HD video images, and flight control software that allows the ... Read More »

Rotax Academy: New pooled-engine class

The Super One Series and Trent Valley Kart Club are inviting entries for the first event for the innovative Rotax Academy with pooled engines. As a precursor to 2014, the launch event for Minimax on September 21st/22nd, the penultimate MSA/TKM Super 1 round, is a controlled cost event for 11 to 15 year-olds, where all costs are met with one ... Read More »

MSA confirms new kart classes for 2014

The MSA will introduce three new kart classes on January 1st 2014, for an initial three-year period: Formula KGP Junior; IAME X30 Senior and IAME X30 Junior. The new classes have passed initial on-track testing and will be introduced at club and regional levels only, with no national or British championships during their initial three-year homologation period. These classes will ... Read More »

ABkC News August 2013

Written By Graham Smith The ABkC Steering Group held its June meeting and had a lot to discuss, mostly regarding next year’s regulations. CIK Matters Chairman Russell Anderson reviewed recent CIK proposals, some of which now need to be ratified by World Council. Homologation of the 2014 tyres will include longevity tests, probably 250km for Option (previously ‘Hard’) and 150km for ... Read More »

ABkC News: March 2013

Written By Graham Smith The Steering Group met at Donington, new members including Martin Bean, the well known Clerk of the Course, Stan Woods from Northern Ireland and Colin Lipscomb from Llandow were welcomed. Sadly Mike Coombs has resigned from the group, he was thanked for his valuable contributions over many years. Gary Walker, who runs the Let’s Go Karting at ... Read More »