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Commission Update 15/09/2022
Following a number of enquiries on cadet class for 2023:
The Motorsport Ireland Kart commission have no plans to introduce the IAME Water Swift engine in 2023.
The cadet class will continue using the current IAME Gazelle engine in 2023.
Commission Update 08/06/2022
Attention all competitors it has come to our notice that there is an increased risk of fire when charging the newer light weight batteries. We would like to remind everyone that it is a requirement to have a fire 5kg extinguisher at each paddock space 8m x 6m.
Please note we will be checking the presence of the extinguisher.
Commission Update 08/04/2022
The modern airbox is the only permitted airbox for the X30 junior, senior and masters classes.
The use of the gauzes are optional.
The older model airbox is no longer allowed.
For references go to the X30 fiche in the technical regs on this website www.mikarting.eu
Commission Update 20/03/2022
For the 2022 Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship the Cadet class will be restricted to four (4) sets of Maxxis slick tyres for the season.
The wet tyre for the Cadet class is also Maxxis.
Commission Update 17/03/2022
Update on the Cadet chassis regulations for the 2022 Motorsport Ireland Karting Championship.
Any 950 CIK homologated chassis and 900 mm MUK homologated chassis maybe used.
The first 2 rounds will be open to either chassis, however, after round 2 a competitor must decide to use either chassis for the remainder of the championship.
No changes will be allowed from then.
The chassis choice will be controlled by by the EVA management system.
Commission Update 08/03/2022
We have had many queries on availability of Dunlop Tyres in the last two weeks and following discussions with Anderson, the distributor of these tyres, it is clear that there is an ongoing supply issue.
As a consequence, we are left with no other option but to change to another tyre.
We have secured a supply of Maxxis tyres and these are available at Tillotson in Tralee.
We apologise for this late change. We were guaranteed availability of the Dunlops in January when a decision was taken to stay with the, however now it appears supply is not reliable.
Commission Update 25/02/2022
The Motorsport Ireland Kart Commission confirm that the 2022 Championship will permit both IAME and Comer Bambino engines to be used.
Commission Update 16/02/2022
Having looked into the matter of the tyres for the IAME X30 classes, the Motorsport Ireland Kart Commission have decided to stay with the present tyre, the Komet K2H, for ALL IAME X30 classes.
We have carried out tests on a number of options; however the K2H is the only viable tyre for these classes.
We considered performance, durability and, most importantly, supply of tyres.
In the final analysis the K2H was the only option.
We intend to continue to look at other possibilities in this area throughout the season.
Motorsport Ireland Karting Commission Launches Girls on Track
Motorsport Ireland Karting Commission, led by chairman Kieran Coleman is pleased to launch ‘Girls on Track’ which will support Irish female Motorsport Ireland (MI) license holders, who are competing in MI Karting events across Ireland from the age of six years upwards.
Motorsport Ireland Kart Racing is an all-inclusive sport catering for both male and female competitors and is one of the few sports where male and female competitors can compete together on a level playing field from an early age.
The MI Karting Commission wants to ensure that young girls competing in Karting are supported, encouraged and given equal opportunities so that they can achieve their full potential, while enjoying a lifelong involvement in the sport.
Kieran Coleman, Chairman, Motorsport Ireland Karting Commission commented: “Through MI Karting Girls on Track, we want our young female competitors to feel that they are part of the MI Karting family and show that kart racing is open to women, in all of its aspects of sport, no matter whether they are a competitor, official, mechanic, sister, daughter or Mum.”
John Naylor, President, Motorsport Ireland said “We want to encourage more females into Irish motorsport and karting is a great place to start from as early as 6 years of age. Through Girls on Track, Motorsport Ireland will nurture and support our young female license holders so that they can reach their full potential here in Ireland and internationally.”
The objectives of Motorsport Ireland Karting Girls on Track are as follows:
- Develop a programme of activity which will help young motorsport Ireland female licence holders to reach their full potential
- Develop social and educational programmes in order to encourage greater participation of women in motorsport.
- Support young female drivers with mentoring, coaching, physical training and sports psychology
- Increase the visibility and profile of all the female drivers in our sport
- Demonstrate that women are recognised and valued by the Motorsport Ireland Kart Commission.
An open forum meeting for Girls on Track will be held on Wednesday 26th May at 19.30 via Zoom to kick of the 2021 Karting Season. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.