|Interest in karting has risen significantly this year, stimulated by the publicity generated by Lewis Hamilton`s thrilling arrival on the Formula 1 scene. Arrive and drive venues are already reporting a discernible impact on their business and it is envisaged that this growth at the grass roots level will translate into the competitive karting arena in the coming years.
The remit of the new working group will be to consider how to ensure continued growth and maintenance within the sport and it is hoped that initial proposals will be available for general discussion and debate in early 2008, with a view to possible implementation from 2009 onwards.
Colin Hilton, MSA Chief Executive, said:
“The strength and success of karting is critical to the future health of all motor sport disciplines, so we take the development of the sport very seriously. I am sure that this working group will bring many points of view together and come to some well-reasoned and balanced conclusions.”
Rod Taylor, chairman of both the Kart Sporting Committee and the working group said:
“The working group is very much a ‘think-tank` to receive input from all sources before producing a working paper which can then be discussed in open forums to determine the final proposals. We would not only welcome constructive suggestions but would actively encourage people to let us have their thoughts on the sport and its future direction.”
The MSA welcomes all constructive suggestions for consideration by the working group, by email to email@example.com.
Release MSA07-049: 10 August 2007