Cadet updates for 2016 and 2017 – tyres, weight and exhausts
In the very near future the MSA will be issuing a tender for the 2017 Cadet tyre. The successful applicant has to provide tyres to manufacturers of Cadet chassis mid summer next year, so they can use them in trials for the 2017 Cadet chassis homologation.
A minimum driver weight is proposed for Cadet drivers, probably set at 27kg, and will be coupled with the opportunity for waivers to remain in Bambino if the driver is not big enough. Bambino karts
may have to conform to a minimum weight next year.
Notice is given that there will most likely be a new exhaust needed in Honda Cadet and possibly in all
Honda 4‐stroke classes in 2016. The design is still being finalised but details will be given in the October newsletter.
Also the use of a non‐return valve in the fuel breather pipe will be mandatory in 2016 onwards (as well as in long circuit karting). This is to help prevent a serious fire. There have been several instances of flash fires on overturned karts from the fuel in the carburettor but if the fire extended to the fuel in the tank it would have been much more serious. These non‐return valves are quite low cost and are common in car racing classes, for instance an example is found by searching for “8MM NON RETURN VALVE FUEL TANK BREATHER VALVE” on Ebay.
- 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.