MSA confirms further enhancements to 2019 British Kart Championships proposals

19
Oct
2018

Following productive feedback from representatives of the industry, further enhancements have been made to proposals from the MSA to organise the British Kart Championships through Karting UK Operations from 2019.

The MSA is pleased to confirm that the titles available next year will be:

  • British Senior IAME X30
  • British Junior IAME X30
  • British Mini X30
  • British IAME Cadet
  • British Senior Rotax
  • British Senior Rotax Max 177
  • British Junior Rotax
  • British Rotax Minimax
  • British Senior TKM Extreme
  • British Junior TKM
  • British Short Circuit Gearbox (KZ125)*
    *Subject to minimum entries.

Honda Cadet will also be awarded championship plates from 1-10 . The class provides the platform for a natural progression from commercial karting to club and then top level racing in the UK.

ZIP will continue to run the Bambino Kart Racing Championship and the Bambino Kart (Time Trial) Championship under MSA Championship Permits.

The MSA is pleased to confirm that the GP and O plates will be awarded in 2019, however the calendar will be discussed with the commercial class owners and announced separately.

The changes announced this morning represent the starting point for change to the future of UK karting. The proposals for the British Kart Championships will enhance kart clubs and venues in ways that have yet to be revealed, and these will have a positive impact on grassroots karting.

The MSA welcomes debate and discussion around the future of karting, and is keen to listen to feedback and gain consensus around plans for the sport.

Watergate Bay Speed Hillclimb has launched the second running of the popular motorsport weekend, as entries open for the September 14/15 closed-road speed event based near Newquay in Cornwall. Read more

Lewis Hamilton has received the Hawthorn Memorial Trophy for an eighth time after ranking as the top Commonwealth driver in F1 last year. Read more

Seven-time Grand Prix winner Daniel Ricciardo visited round four of his kart race series at Whilton Mill last weekend and took the opportunity to announce with Motorsport UK CEO, Hugh Chambers, that for 2020 the series will partner with the sport’s g... Read more

Today Silverstone Circuits, the British Racing Drivers Club (BRDC) and Formula 1 announced that the British Grand Prix will remain at the venue until 2024. Read more

In a bold move designed to raise the standards and prestige of the pinnacle of UK Karting, the MSA has announced plans to manage and promote the British Kart Championships; through an operating division known as Karting UK Operations. Read more

Entries are open for the 2018 MSA Young Journalist and Photographer of the Year awards, recognising most promising young members of the motorsport media aged 30 and under. Read more

Sébastien Ogier may have won 44 times in his stellar FIA World Rally Championship career, but few of his victories have been more hard-fought than the one he achieved at Dayinsure Wales Rally GB this weekend (4-7 October), as the Ford star overcame a... Read more

The scene is set for an epic finish to the 2018 edition of Dayinsure Wales Rally GB tomorrow, after the momentum in this year’s FIA World Rally Championship title fight swung dramatically back and forth in front of thousands of enthralled fans in the... Read more