Kartcom News No.19 out now
Is 2016 a key year?
This is what we can see from the trends of the season that has just started. The OK and OK-Junior engines have been in the spotlight of the small world of karting, for a long time. Apologies in advance to those are not directly concerned who feel saturated!
The OK has successfully passed the first test in competition. In the first attempt, in Germany, and at the WSK Champions Cup at Adria, in conditions that better reflect the coming races. Many were waiting to run these new direct drive engines with a push starter. It is clear that it looks good, great even. OK’s career is just starting, but the beginnings are promising.
For Rotax, the international season started on the solid foundations of evo 2 at the Winter Cup, this year run at Valencia. RGMMC has embarked on a renewal of its organisation which is intended to raise the standard of its events. In any case, the races were very close, a good sign for the future.
The communications from IAME also announce the reorganisation and development of its X30 competitions in Europe to take advantage of the growing interest they are generating. The debut of the Super X30 is eagerly awaited alongside the other versions.
It is too early to gauge the evolution of the national competition in key countries, but the picture that has emerged is of a general willingness to cooperate. The options are increasing and although there is obviously competition between the different series, it is not certain that the entries are suffering. That’s why we look forward to the continuation of the programme in 2016 …
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