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New structure for British karting from 2014

A new simplified structure for UK Kart Championships will be introduced from 1 January 2014, the Motor Sports Association (MSA) can announce.

Under the new structure championships will be run at the following levels:

  • British
  • National
  • Regional
  • Within standard club meetings
  • Club only.

In line with the new structure and regulations only the MSA may designate a promoter for the British and National Championships. In September 2012 the MSA announced Super One Series as the British Championships promoter for five years from 1 January 2013 and MSA National Comer Championship promoter for three years from 1 January 2013. Additionally the British Superkart Racing Club was designated the MSA Long Circuit Championship and MSA Long Circuit Grand Prix promoter for five years from 1 January 2013.

The MSA has asked the Association of British Kart Clubs (ABkC) to promote the MSA National Championships (with the exception of the MSA National Comer Championship) until the end of the 2016 season to ensure stability during these transitional years. The MSA will then go out to tender during 2016 for the promoters of the National Championships.

Colin Hilton, MSA Chief Executive and new Kart Committee Chairman, said: “These changes are designed to put in place a new structure for the future benefit of karting following the comprehensive Karting Review. The support from the ABkC allows the MSA to put in place the processes necessary to implement the changes, which for 2017 will include not only the tender process for National Championships but also a full homologation process for all karting classes.”

22 March 2013