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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 »

British Championship to go single-make

Written By: Mary-Ann Horley Standfirst: The MSA has announced that the Senior British Championship is to use one make of engine from 2013 onwards in an attempt to cut costs and create more even competition. The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has launched tender processes for the organisation and promotion of the MSA British Kart Championship and British Junior Kart Championship, ... Read More »

But it’s never ending…

DPE’s new Arrow X2 CIK   Written By: Mark Wicks They’ve measured up to 100 dimensions, driven it over as many bumps as they can find and evaluated every component: now Arrow think they can seriously rival the Italians. The CIK kart is a completely new chassis design to cater for the 125cc classes. It will begin to be shipped ... Read More »

Insider Information Matchams Kart Club

By Martin Capenhurst Although through my many years in karting I have covered all aspects of karting getting people into the sport has always been one of my priorities. I was pleased to be recently invited by Ian Fisher to race in the monthly Matchams Kart Club series to be held at Thruxton Kart Circuit near Andover Hampshire, on arriving ... Read More »

British Cadet Championship to go IAME

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has confirmed that it has selected the IAME Parilla Gazelle engine to power the British Cadet Championship for a minimum of five years from 1st January 2013. The decision follows a long and exhaustive competitive tender process that was launched in May 2011 and contested by several leading manufacturers. The process consisted of detailed technical ... Read More »

ABkC News March 2012

By Graham Smith The quarterly ABkC steering group meeting where many important issues for this year and next were discussed. The March ABkC steering group meeting was arranged after the Kart Sporting sub-committee and Kart Technical group but before the MSA Kart Committee so that the group could give their valued advice to the members of that committee. CIK-FIA Chairman ... Read More »

Gearbox News: Leijtens receives drugs ban

KZ2 driver Kevin Leijtens tested positive for THC (a metabolite of cannabis), which is on the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List. He was taking part in the Deutsche Kart Meisterschaft (DKM) on 11th September 2011, an event registered in the CIK-FIA International Sporting Calendar, The FIA Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee (ADC) held a hearing on this case by telephone on 20 ... Read More »