The Motor Sports Association has confirmed that the minimum age limit for competitors in KF3 karting will be raised with effect from 1 January 2010.
Currently drivers are able to compete from their 12th birthday until 31st December of the year of their 17th birthday. The change will bring the class in line with FIA-CIK regulations and stipulates that drivers may compete in the year of their 13th birthday to 31st December of the year of their 17th birthday.
The decision to amend the regulation had already been taken by the Kart Sporting Committee in August, but at that time it was decided to implement the change with effect from 1st January 2011.
However, following strong representations from the ABkC who expressed safety concerns, the Kart Sporting Committee has agreed to pull the implementation forward to 1st January 2010 on safety grounds.
Therefore the Kart Race Yearbook will be amended for 2010 to read as follows:
B2.8.4 Age. Year of 13th birthday to 31 December of year of 17th birthday. Minimum licence grade Kart National A. Drivers who have not reached their 13th birthday must provide evidence that they have held a National A licence for at least 12 months prior to competing in this class.
Release MSA09-047: 27 October 2009