Tyre Contracts & Other Info From AKA November NKC Conference

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2010 – 2013 tyres announced, CIK Championship is full steam ahead and other initiatives confirmed

The National Karting Council (NKC) of the Australian Karting Association (AKA) met over the weekend for their November conference.

At this conference the successful tyre tenders were chosen for the period 2010 – 2013.

After analiysing the information from the tyre testing and the lengthy deliberation it was decided by the NKC that the following tyres were successful in the tender for their respective groups.

Group One
Class: Formula 100, ReSa
Tyre: MG Yellow (FZ)

Group Two
Classes: Senior Clubman, Junior Clubman, Formula Australia
Tyre: MG Red (AZ)

Group Three
Classes: Senior National, Junior National, Rookies and Midgets
Tyre: Dunlop SL1A

These will be implemented as of May 1, 2010.

Across the weekend the NKC confirmed the dates and venues for the 2010 Australian CIK Championship as outlined below:

2010 Australian CIK Championship
ROUND 1 - March 5-7, Newcastle, NSW
ROUND 2 - May 7-9, Ipswich, QLD
ROUND 3 - June 18-20, Eastern Creek, NSW
ROUND 4 - August 6-8, Todd Road, Vic

While not actually a part of the current tyre tender process, the NKC also confirmed the tyre to be used in the Australian CiK Championship for the KF2 and KZ2 classes will be the Dunlop DDS compound. A tyre compound for the KF3 category will be announced in the coming weeks.

Further details and the confirmation of regulations will be distributed shortly and there will also be some other exciting initiatives regarding the Australian CIK Championship announced in the near future.

The NKC finalised the details for the soon to be implemented Junior Performance category, to allow junior competitors to use TaG engines in a restricted format alongside the ARC and Yamaha 100cc Clubman engines, to be run at a local level.

BAM Media was confirmed as the AKA’s Media and Communications consultants for a further 12 months while Ed Hauswirth was successful in his application to take up the new role as National Marketing Manager, previously known as the Publicity Officer, for the Association

In a further effort to educate new karters the NKC has agreed to produce a How to go Karting DVD in conjunction with KIAA (Karting Industry Association of Australia) to be distributed to potential members and new licence holders.


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