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Colin Wright – current view of karting in the UK

A year in, what’s changed? So, after accepting the role of Chairman back in December 2013 what is the current view of karting in the UK and what’s changed? Numbers are up or are they down? It all depends which report you read. MSA participation reports an increase of 3% year on year yet licenses show a decrease against 2013, ... Read More »

ABkC October update

According to the ABkC, numbers seem to be holding up well and indeed the MSA reported an increase in race entries and permits from last year. High points include having an extra 60 NKF competitors at Wombwell boosting their last entry to 110, having 23 KZ UK entries for ABkC Super 4 at Kimbolton and a big entry of Honda ... Read More »

Colin Wright – A year progress or setbacks?

A year progress or setbacks? Well, with the AGM of the ABkC coming upon us it’s a time to reflect upon 2014 and look into what will happen in 2015. Colin Wright Has 2014 been successful? In some ways Yes, in some No. License holders will again show a decline, Easykart has chosen to go away from MSA regulations, we ... Read More »

No competitive running for Evo in ’15

The newly launched Rotax Evo engine will not competitively race in the UK next season, according to the Association of British kart Clubs. The powerplant, which was unveiled at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals in Valencia, features upgrades including a new carburettor, electronic box and exhaust system (see Rotax Max Big Questions, p18). The ABkC has said it would prefer ... Read More »

MSA Under Fire

“I’m not prepared to defend what I now consider to be the indefensible.” says Paul Fletcher, owner of PF International In 1994 he fulfilled a long held ambition to own his own kart track. Since then, the PF International circuit has gained an enviable reputation as one of Europe’s finest karting venues. He is hugely respected both at home and ... Read More »

Colin Wright: MSA vs. IKR

The MSA versus IKR debate continues. You’re a valuable part of karting, so what do you suggest we do right now to improve karting for everyone? Following on from last month’s piece about alignment between Non MSA (IKR) and MSA I was lucky enough to get an hour at Buckmore on track for a company briefing. Great track, well prepared ... Read More »

Colin Wright: First-corner kartnage

Standing starts in S1 are a bold move says ABkC Chairman, Colin Wright but although this may help reduce first-corner carnage, is it enough? So most clubs have started their 2014 season now and early indications seem to be positive in terms of numbers? On the face of it that looks great but we really need to analyse figures and ... Read More »