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MSA confirms Comer C50 as Bambino engine

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is delighted to announce that it has selected the Comer C50 as the Bambino kart class engine, with effect from 1 January 2014.

The Comer C50 will be homologated by the MSA; competitors already using the engine must have theirs validated in accordance with that homologation. The MSA has arranged for this to be carried out by Zip Kart, the UK distributor, at a cost of no more than £50 plus VAT per unit (not including any parts or labour deemed necessary to achieve validation) until 31 December 2013.

The announcement follows a tender process launched in August 2012 to find a supplier for the Bambino tyres and another for the engine. The MSA also expects to announce the successful applicant for the supply of tyres for the Bambino kart class, with effect from 1 January 2014, in the near future.

Nick Bunting, MSA Chief Executive, said: “MSA Bambino time trials are very popular among youngsters taking their very first steps into competitive motor sport, and as with racing the MSA wishes to ensure parity of equipment and performance at a realistic price. We are confident that the Comer C50 will help us to achieve that goal, which we will work towards in conjunction with Zip Kart.”

Zip Kart’s Dan Parker said: “As the sole UK distributor for Comer, Zip Kart will be working closely with the MSA and the ABkC kart clubs around the UK to promote the Bambino class in the coming months. We are committed to making Bambino an enjoyable and cost effective class for all, offering a safe and controlled environment for young drivers to enjoy the sport for the first time.”

9 August 2013