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Karting News Briefs

  25 January 2013

some quickies...

  • After an NKC telephone hookup yesterday, the AKA technical rules for the Rotax classes have been changed with IMMEDIATE effect. Rule 15.13 (catch tank for float carby) has changed. The minimum capacity has been reduced from 150ml to 100ml. PDFs of the updated tech docs are on the AKA website HERE.
    • UPDATE: 2013 AKA addendum #1, (Rule 22.04 Overflow Bottles) 100ml minimum stipulated.

  • The Rotax Pro Tour meeting this weekend will be one of mixed emotions for GKCV member Isabella Thomas. This will be here first race meeting since the death of her coach, mentor and long time friend, Matthew Hayes. Bella has always worn the number 52 on her kart, the same as her hero. "But this time it will feel a little different" she told KartSportNews. "Todd Road is where Matty spent endless hours teaching me the art of karting. It was his favorite play ground. It holds some of my strongest and fondest memories of him." No matter what happens this weekend, Bella will be giving it her all and thinking of Matty at every corner, racing in his honour.
    isabella thomas

  • Wet weather in Central and North Queensland is having an effect on a number of kart meetings. This weekend’s events scheduled for Townsville and Rockhampton have been postponed, to a date tba. According to the Karting QLD site, the Burridge Family Memorial at Mackay on Sunday will still go ahead. Karting QLD will advise of any further updates.

  • Last chance reminder for the Fujitsu 'Cool' Driver program. If you want to be considered for the 2013 program you need to apply - there is no automatic selection. Applications close Jan 26, so if you're posting, you need to post TODAY. Details HERE.

  • The first ever 'K4A Italia' championship will run over a 6 round series in Italy this year. K4A stands for 'Karting For All', a concept put together by former champion and karting entrepreneur, Harm Schuurman. The spec machines used are built by DAP (Italy) and run TRS (Taiwan) 4-stroke engine of 15hp.
    the team at K4A karting for all