National Kart Cup TKM series announced for 2017
Chris Cox and Oli Nitch-Smith have just announced a new national senior series using the TKM BT82 engine, called the National Kart Cup.
NKC is a national kart racing championship taking place over 5 rounds at 5 different circuits, for drivers aged 16 and over. All competitors use the popular TKM BT82 piston port 2 stroke engine, which has a long and proven track record in the UK, and one set of tyres for the whole championship.
Provisional circuits have already been announced, ranging from Hooton in the North to Lydd in the South.
Full regulations will be published in due course but here are some key points about racing in the NKC
- No MSA licence required
- Senior TKM 115cc engine built to standard fiche
- Chassis are open with no restrictions on torsion bars or caster/camber adjustors
- One set of slick tyres to be used across all five rounds (wets unrestricted)
- Standard TKM weights enforced
- Normal safety equipment required – motorcycle helmets allowed
- Drivers must be aged 16 or over
- Your three worst heats and worst final from the rounds dropped from championship tally