Bodywork regulation reminders from the MSA
In their latest newsletter the MSA has included several reminders about bodywork fitting, mixing and modification.
A reminder that (U)17.1.3 requires, for Junior and Senior short-circuit karts, front and side bodywork bumper bars to be from the same homologation as their associated plastic fairing or sidepod.
So for clarity, the plastic sidepod and the metal side bumper must both share a common CIK-homologation number, as must the plastic front fairing and metal front bumper bars (but that may be different to the sides). All elements must remain unmodified from their homologated specification at all times.
The only exception is (U)22.214.171.124, which allows alternative bumpers – with a different CIK homologation number – to be used with a plastic front fairing or sidepod, but only where they are detailed on the MSA published list.
This list is now available here, please note that this is a live list that may be updated at any time. If a non-matching combination of homologation numbers does not appear on this list, then it simply cannot be used.
Unmarked mounting blocks
Competitors are reminded that the exemption to allow ‘unmarked’ central plastic blocks for use with the dismountable front fairing kit expires at the end of June.
So for clarity, with effect from 1st July 2016 the correct CIK-FIA homologated central plastic block must be used, which includes the “1/CA/20” marking and the directional arrow, which must be pointing upwards.
The MSA Technical Department advises that, with all bodywork used in Junior and Senior short-circuit karting being CIK-FIA homologated, it must at all times remain unmodified. (U)17.1.2. is clear in stating that all of the bodywork components – as well as associated bumper bars and fixings – must conform to the relevant CIK-FIA homologation fiche at all times. There is an exception to this in the TKM class regulations whereby it is specifically permitted to include a hole in the sidepod for a starter (see C3.3.14 of MSA Kart Race Yearbook).