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MSA issues UK karting update

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) has confirmed details of Cadet kart tyres and chassis, plus non-gearbox Junior and Senior class homologations.

Formula Cadet tyre and chassis

The existing Cadet tyres, the Dunlop SL3 (slick) and KT3 (wet), will be homologated for three years until the end of 2016. In early 2016 the MSA will nominate the tyre for the following three-year period to the end of 2019.

As stated in the 2013 MSA Kart Race Yearbook, the next period of MSA Cadet chassis homologations commences on 1 January 2014. During 2016 the MSA will homologate chassis for the following three-year period commencing 1 January 2017.

Meanwhile the current Cadet engine contract is for an initial five-year period until the end of 2017 and will be reviewed towards the end of this period, with an option for the MSA to grant a two-year extension.

Junior and Senior class homologation (non-gearbox)

All existing British and National championship kart classes can continue until the end of 2016.

The deadline for new class homologations closed on 31 March 2013. The MSA can confirm that applications have been received and are currently under consideration. Should any new class achieve homologation, the introduction date will be 1 January 2014 at regional and club level.

From 1 January 2017, all kart classes must be homologated by the MSA. This includes the homologation of existing classes, plus the renewal of any potential new class homologations. All class homologations will be for three-year periods and will include the engine and nominated tyres (both wet and dry).

Colin Hilton, MSA Chief Executive and Kart Committee Chairman, said: “This homologation programme will bring stability and transparency to the selection process and provide the most economic and sustainable structure for UK karting in the future.”

16 April 2013