Technical regulation changes for 2015 (and KF for 2016)
- It will be mandatory to have circlips on the end of a Cadet axle (this used to be the case but got dropped out of the class regs somehow.)
- Also for IAME Cadet there will be a new regulation: “Any device mounted on the kart to aid in the cooling of the engine is strictly prohibited, unless stated on the MSA homologation fiche.”
- There was a request to increase slightly the class weight in Honda Cadet so weight surveys were carried out at Super One and at Bayford Meadow. Although the major teams and some parents supported a weight increase the evidence from the circuits did not support the need and it was turned down for now with the intention to carry out further analysis. In any case the MSA view was that if it was increased a minimum driver weight would have to be put in.
- TKM will permit internal inserts on axles in the critical areas, the regulations are tightened up on rear bumpers and engine modifications following various issues this year.
- They are also introducing a new intermediate weight level in TKM Extreme.
- The TKM regs will permit Tal-Ko to mark any component which has found to be ineligible.
- Grahame Butterworth explained what had happened about the rogue engine tuner supply cheat engines in TKM, and that they have now issued a press release offering discounts on swapped parts.
- For KZ1 the new CIK homologated marked axle will not be mandatory.
- On gearbox it was noted that three 450cc engine registrations are expected.
- A proposal to modify the 250 National engine registration document to allow smaller (e.g. 175cc) engines with six gears for the next registration period starting 2016 was supported.
- There are still on going discussions on adopting the CIK Historic kart regulations with some modifications
- Following the re-launch of Tyro as Clubman, a list of compatible engines for drivers who would be able to take out a licence without a medical or ARKS Test.
- There are only minor changes in Rotax
- The MSA Kart Technical Group also had an update on the proposed KF engine for 2016 where it has now been decided to use a diaphragm carburettor rather than a float chamber type. A power valve would be retained but by losing the electric starter, clutch and battery at least 5kg is saved. Final decisions will be made in due course.
- It was agreed to set up a working party meeting to review the actions required for class homologations for 2017.
- All the senior classes will permit experienced drivers with a National A licence to race from the age of 15 if they meet a minimum weight which will be in class regulations.
- Standing starts pros and cons are still being discussed but it was noted that a majority of Rotax and Honda drivers still voted in favour at the recent Super One meeting. There is great concern about the deliberate abuse of the clutches.
- It was agreed that the O Plates no longer need to have control fuel, although it was recommended that an alternative such as specifying a local pump should be used, and / or with appropriate random fuel tests.
The above has been taken from the October ABkC Newsletter – which we will be editing for clarity and posting all week.