CIK front bumpers proposed for the UK in 2016
The new version of the 2015 CIK front fairing was said to be a big improvement but the karts have to be
monitored as they come in off the circuit. There will be a trial in the UK soon, and tests against the MSA steel bumper. Proposals for introduction early next year in non‐gearbox Junior and Senior classes will be put to the MSA Kart Committee for ratification along with appropriate sporting regulations for penalties. There is no proposal to introduce into gearbox karting next year.
Clearly there will be a cost to the competitor in the short term, but in the long term a big saving is anticipated due to less accident and pushing damage to the front fairing. We recommend that if a driver is replacing a front fairing (and the bumpers) then they should consider buying the new type if not already fitted to the kart. They could still use the old non‐detachable bracket until March next year.
The Kart Committee are drafting guidelines for standing and rolling starts, please let Nigel Edwards have any comments.
The MSA Kart Committee will also be given proposals for a regulation on track limits in karting, probably following that already adopted in car racing.
Other issues raised included the projects by ABkC, RGMMC and FKS on having a device on the kart to show
when contact has been made with another kart. If successful this could be an effective tool to stop loading
- This has been taken from the June 2015 ABkC Newsletter and put in a more user-friendly format. We have kept editing to the very minimum. Please read the full Newsletter here.