The relaunched MSA British Junior and Senior Kart Championships will kick off at Whilton Mill on 28-29 May, promoter Super One Series has confirmed.
In a major boost to UK karting, the MSA British Championships will run as non-gearbox classes for the first time in three years. The full three-round calendar is:
- 28-29 May 2016: Whilton Mill
- 16-17 July: Shenington
- 23-25 September: PF International.
Meanwhile the MSA and engine-supplier OTK (Vortex) are delighted to confirm that a formal contract is now in place for the supply of power units in both championships for 2016. Both engine fiches will be made available on the MSA website at msauk.org/karttech in due course. Both engines are in stock and available from the UK importer, Strawberry Racing.
Rob Jones, MSA Chief Executive, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that a contract is in place for 2016. We are confident that the relaunched MSA British Junior and Senior Kart Championships will be very successful, in which case the MSA has every expectation of extending the arrangement with OTK for at least a further two years.”
The championship regulations will be made available through the promoter at www.superoneseries.com. In addition, Vortex OK class regulations will be available to clubs, again through the MSA website at msauk.org/karttech. These class regulations will confirm the minimum class weights as being 142kg and 152kg in the junior and senior classes respectively.
The 2016 MSA British Junior and Senior Kart Champions will be awarded works drives with a Vortex team (Tonykart Racing Team or Kosmic Racing Department) in the 2016 CIK-FIA World Championships in Bahrain (16-19 November). This will be fully funded by OTK, including race entry, race material, mechanic, flights, accommodation and subsistence.
For a factsheet about the 2016 MSA British Junior and Senior Kart Championships, click here.