Q&A: British Kart Championships 2019

24
Oct
2018

GENERAL

How long is the MSA committed to running the British Championships 'in-house'?

The MSA is initially committed for three years to manage and promote the British Kart Championships and firmly establish it as the highest competition in UK Karting. Once this is achieved the MSA may consider inviting third parties to tender for the Championships, but may still elect to run it 'in-house'.

What promotion will the MSA be putting in to these championships that will be of benefit to karting?

The British Kart Championship will be centrally promoted and publicised. Promotion and advertising for each event is key. The MSA will be providing pre-event posters & fliers and help the local club advertise the events. Live streaming of the events is planned as well as YouTube and edited highlights.

What infrastructure will be accompanying the Championships?

All three Championship formats will be supported by a Race Centre which will be used as a focal point for Race Administration, PR & Press and include a hospitality area. Circuit branding and PR materials will be evident at each event.

Will there be limitation on the number of entries to be accepted for each Championship?

There will be restrictions on the number of entries, per class, to ensure the event has a managed and structured timetable and one which gives quality track time for the competitors. Final numbers tba.

What licence will I need to race?

The minimum licence required will be Kart National ‘A’.

What British Championship titles will be issued?

British titles will be available for:

  • IAME – Senior X30, Junior X30, Mini X30, Cadet
  • Rotax – Senior Max, 177, Junior, Mini Max
  • TKM – Extreme, Junior
  • OK – calendar tba
  • OK-J – calendar tba

Why is Honda cadet not listed as a British Championship?

Honda is an ideal entry class into the sport, and provides a route to the highest competition level. It is an important class of karting in the UK. Although a British title is not available for 2019 plates 1-10 will be awarded. This reflects pre-existing contractual arrangements for the Cadet classes, and will be reviewed for 2020.

Will there be seeded numbers issued?

Yes. All classes within the British Championship calendar will be awarded plates 1-10.

What will happen to 2018 seeded numbers won?

Naturally, 2018 seeded numbers will be honoured.

Will there be evening hospitality?

Yes. In conjunction with the host organiser, arrangements will be made for Saturday evening hospitality.

Will there be an end of year presentation?

Yes. An end of year presentation will be arranged for all classes.

CLUBS

Will the club be required to supply officials for the events?

Pre-event visits and contact will be made to ensure all parties are fully aware of their commitments. The MSA will seek to use local resources where offered and applicable

How will clubs benefit from this?

A substantial fixed fee for each Championship event will go to the host club, which is designed to cover all club running costs, whilst also allowing a surplus to be re-invested in to the Club/Circuit.

Can clubs that have previously run MSA events also apply?

Yes. It would be great for all concerned if we could help clubs to be MSA approved and hold regular MSA meetings, including a round of the British Kart Championships.

SERIES & RACE WEEKEND

Outline format for the weekend?

The Championship events will be over two or three days.

Number of rounds?

It is planned for six meetings for each championship group (Honda-TKM / Rotax / IAME), each meeting comprising two rounds.

How will the points be issued at each round?

Points will be awarded for the two main finals (i.e., 12 Finals with 10 to count).

What are the Entry fee costs?

There will be a Championship registration fee and event entry fees are being finalised

Championship Regulations?

The Championship regulations will be made available as soon as possible.

What judicial system will be used?

The CIK style judicial system will be used, as 2018. However, the mandatory penalties will be reviewed for the British Championships. There will be a driver Steward appointed to each panel of 3 and (subject to Motor Sports Council approval) penalties will be non-appealable. When the meeting is over the results for that meeting concluded.

What Stewards will be used?

The MSA will appoint an MSA Steward (kart specific) to Chair each meeting and to achieve greater consistency in the application of penalties. There will be no more than a selection of 2 MSA Stewards per calendar.

What is a driver Steward?

A driver Steward is an ex-driver who is specially selected for their experience and ability to assist the Panel in consideration of on-track incidents.

OTHER SERIES

Will Super One and LGM still be operating?

Super One may run a club level Championship, in accordance with (W)1.5.8.

Will they have titles if they do and seeded plates?

There will no longer be any national titles and plates 1-10 may not be awarded.

OTHER QUESTIONS

Will a team need an entrant licence?

For a team to qualify for the team award, and for teams entering the Championship, an MSA Entrant licence will be required.

Will the Championships be open to international participants?

This is a national championship and in accordance with Article 2.3.6. of the FIA International Sporting Code foreign participants may be accepted.

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