Karting Australia Information Regarding Use Of New Engines

Karting Australia has posted the following important information.

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There is some confusion about the currently permitted use of the new engines to be introduced into competition in 2015.
This includes the IAME KA 100, Vortex Mini Rok, Micro Max and Mini Max engines for use on our race tracks.

Current Position
These engines are not eligible for use on Karting Australia licenced circuits at this time.
They are all subject to homologation and approval by Karting Australia.
Our rules are quite specific with regards to engines that can be used for our Classes. These engines are not included in them at this time and cannot be used until such time as they are specifically approved by Karting Australia.

Vortex Mini Rok
The Vortex Mini Rok engine that is to be homologated by OTK Kart Group with Karting Australia will become eligible for use on KA Licenced tracks only after that process has been completed and the engines have been added to the appropriate Classes.

The specification and details of the engine and all of its peripherals have not been confirmed on the homologation that will apply to the Vortex Mini Rok engine for use in competition from 1 January 2015. It has not been approved for competition
and it has not been added to any Class.

Competitors are advised that until the homologation, validation and approval for competition process has been completed and formal advice to that effect is supplied by Karting Australia that it is most unwise to purchase a Vortex Mini Rok engine with the expectation that it will be eligible for competition in 2015.

Further, Competitors are advised that they should not expect to practice with the Vortex Mini Rok engine at this time on Karting Australia licenced tracks. Karting Australia’s insurance policies do not afford cover for this engine at this time.