As a result of a conference last weekend, the AKA has issued addendums 19 to 24, summarised below.
PDFs of the actual documents, which are effective immediately, are on the AKA site HERE.
#19 - Addition to Rule 20.57.2 – Appointed Officials
#20 - Change to rule 18.01(f)
(f) All competitors must register a qualifying time and compete in one heat to be eligible for grid positions for the Pre-Final and the Final.
Change to rule 18.03(h)
(h) All competitors must register a qualifying time and compete in one heat to be eligible for grid positions for the Pre-Final and the Final.
#21 - Change to rule 19.12(d)
(d) Eligibility is limited to drivers who are holders of a current A, B, C or D Grade AKA licence issued by the relevant State Office, unless otherwise specified in approved supplementary regulations. The NKC may approve other licence holders outside of the AKA (i.e. International Drivers).
Change to rule 19.28(d)
#22 - 1. Chapter 13 - Licences: New rule 13.17.6
2. Rule 36.01 relating to Sportsman class to be changed to read;
3. Rule 38.01 relating to the Rotax class to be changed to read;
4. Rule 39.01 relating to the Leopard class to be changed to read;
5. Rule 40.01 relating to TAG 125 class to be changed to read;
#23 - 1. The measurement for the Cheetah for Port Timing me ‘TDC to exhaust opening’ should read 37.75mm minimum.
#24 - To allow E grade practice licence holders to compete at 1 race meeting prior to obtaining a D grade provisional licence, the following changes need to be made to rule 13.15.1;
13.15 Licence Grades
1. (AKA) E Grade Practice Licence;
a) These are available to members for recreational karting. It is the minimum recommended licence for persons using an AKA Homologated recreational kart on a licenced circuit. Prior to obtaining an E Grade Practice Licence, a Flag Questionnaire and OLT must be completed.
b) E Grade Practice Licence holders are only allowed to practice in equipment that they, at their age, would be eligible to race.
c) E Grade Practice Licence holders are permitted to compete in one class at a maximum of one (1) race meeting during the period of the licence.
d) An E Grade Practice Licence holder may be upgraded to a D Grade Provisional Licence by appropriate application and fee.
e) E Grade Practice Licence holders must clearly display a regulation “P” plate on the rear of any kart they are driving.