How the international age limit changes affect the UK
The CIK World Council has approved a change of the minimum age for junior international racing as year of 12th birthday (e.g. it could be from 11 years and a day) and for Seniors the year of 14th birthday (e.g. could be 13 years and a day) subject to a medical test pass, a minimum driver weight, and a letter of approval from their ASN.
The MSA opposed the change but was over-ruled. The ABkC did not support the reduction in ages either.
To avoid discrimination against our British drivers it is likely that the MSA will seek to allow drivers from age 12 in British OKJ but there will not be significant changes in our other classes remembering that all Junior ages will start at 12 from 2018 anyway and it could be that the upper age of Juniors is also reduced by a year to end of year of 16th birthday.
- This is an extract from the October ABkC Newsletter – please read the original content here