KA / KV News

Cadet and KA4 Junior Tyres

Karting Victoria has advised that the new Bridgestone YDS tyres will be available from Monday 3rd June 2019.


Class Tyre Brand Club# Zonal Comp State Series To be in State Regs State Cup & State Trophy
Cadet 9 B/stone YDS YDS YJL Supp Regs
Cadet 12 B/stone YDS YDS YJL Supp Regs
KA4 B/stone YDS YDS YLR Supp Regs
KA3 Dunlop DFM DFM DFM Supp Regs
KA2 Dunlop DFM DFM DFM Supp Regs
Junior Performance Dunlop DFM DFM DFM Supp Regs
TaG Restricted Dunlop DFM DFM DFM Supp Regs
Yamaha* B/stone / Dunlop YDS/DFM YDS/DFM N/A N/A
X30 MG Yellow Yellow Yellow Supp Regs
TaG125 MG Red Red Red Supp Regs
KZ2 MG Yellow Yellow Yellow Supp Regs
Open Performance MG Yellow Yellow Yellow Supp Regs

* Note: The Yamaha engines have been removed from the KA4 and KA3 Classes (these become solely IAME KA100 Classes). TAG100 has been removed as a standalone Class. The Yamaha engines from KA4, KA3 and TAG100 have all been included in their own Class (Chapter 18 YAMAHA). Each State Association will be able to nominate in State Regulations either the Dunlop DFM tyre or the Bridgestone YDS tyre for the Yamaha Class.

Rule References and Clarifications

State Series Ref. Competition Rules Chapter 5 Rules: 1(v) and 6
State Cup Ref. Competition Rules Chapter 5 Rules: 1(vi) and 6
State Trophy (New designation for 2019) Ref. Competition Rules Chapter 5 Rules: 1(vi) and 6
Zonal Ref. Competition Rules Chapter 5 Rules: 1(vii) and 6
Club Ref. Competition Rules Chapter 5 Rules: 1(viii) and 7

National level events will continue to be conducted on the Prime Tyres. This is using the National Competition Rules and the State Regulations and Supplementary Regulations to their maximum advantage – where the organisers of each competition want to use them. The organisers of the State Cup and the various State Trophy events that seem to be developing, would only need to nominate which of the Prime or Option Tyre would be used for their event in the Supplementary regulations for their event. Noting of course that those Supplementary Regulations must be approved by the State Association. It is recommended that this Table and the accompanying explanatory statements become incorporated in the 2019 Victorian State Regulations.

Karting Victoria Tyres 2019

Please Click Here to read an article from Karting Victoria regarding class tyres for 2019.

Participant's Licence

Please find below information about Karting Australia's Participant's Licence – this is an essential requirement for all parents or legal guardians

As of January 1, 2017 all Drivers under the age of 18 will require their parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s) to hold a Participant's or current Karting Australia Driver's Licence.

The Participant's Licence will enable them to enter a Minor in a Karting Australia sanctioned Event and to apply for a Licence upgrade for the Minor.

The process to obtain a Participant's Licence is a very simple one, and there's no cost attached to it – it's FREE. Parent(s) and/or legal guardian(s) need to visit https://karting.net.au/cms/participant-licence/ to complete their application.

Once complete, the applicant will receive an email confirmation advising of their Identity number.

The Participant's Identity Number or a current Karting Australia Driver's Licence Number will be required to be entered in the Minor's licence record before that person can enter the Minor into an event or apply for an upgrade to the Minor's licence. This is completed by the Minor logging into the CMS and selecting "Add, Change Participant Detail" and then enter the Participant's or current Driver's Identity Number when requested.

Updated Australian Karting Manual

Members please note that an update to the Australian Karting Manual can now be downloaded.

The most important of these changes is the update that now allows the Rotax EVO engine and components to race in the TAG and TAG restricted classes. Weights in these classes have been adjusted accordingly.

You can view the article posted by Karting Australia HERE

Please make yourself aware of the updated rules.

Whole of Sport Review - Questions and Concerns

As you are aware a report has come out from Karting Australia in relation to the long term future of Karting in Australia – below are the links to these documents.

All members are asked to read these and if they have any questions or concerns about recommendations made please forward these to – [email protected] by Monday 1st September 2014

We will then collate them & forward to the VKA.

New Fresh Look for Australian Karting

News from Karting Australia - http://www.karting.net.au/new-fresh-look-for-australian-karting

Since being vested with control of Australian karting on 1 September 2013, the Karting Australia Board of Directors and administration have been working to build the foundations necessary to reshape and sustain karting in Australia for the long term.

The main part of this work has been conducting a complete review of the sport, the findings of which have been released today in the report titled – “Creating The Pathway To Growth, Stability And Integrity In Australian Karting – Karting Australia's Whole of Sport Review – 2014.”

This 'fresh eyes' review of Australian karting has taken many months and involved broad consultation with members and key stakeholders.

The Whole of Sport Review addresses, through a multi-faceted approach, six key principles that have largely gone missing from the sport of karting in Australia as it has developed:

  • The need for karting to be Fun.
  • The need for sustainable Growth.
  • The need to provide Value for money at all times.
  • The need for Simplicity in a sport that is at times overly complicated.
  • The need for the sport at all levels and in all places to be conducted with Integrity.
  • The need for improved Retention of competitors, participants, officials and stakeholders.

The Karting Australia Board believes improvements in these six key areas will position karting for growth, a healthy long-term future and increasing relevance in the Australian motorsport and general sporting landscape.

“It was apparent to us from the earliest time that the Board was involved in the sport that there was a need for a major cultural change,” said Doohan.

“We recognise that cultural change is not easy and that it will take time but we are prepared to build our new culture! For karting in Australia this is a time for leadership. We will do what is hard. We will do what is right. We will do what the sport has been crying out to be done for a long time.

“We have recognised the need to put the fun and value back into karting for all to enjoy while constantly striving to raise and deliver upon the expectations of all people entering into and involved in the sport.

“We need people in karting who share our values of delivering and participating in healthy, safe, fun and value for money motor sport. People who are focused on what our sport can become – not what it was or what they thought it was. Sport that must be and will be conducted with integrity at all levels – at the events, on the race tracks, in the paddock and in the committee rooms of our Clubs and State Associations.”

The release of the Whole of Sport Review is a significant starting point for a long-term plan for karting in Australia.

“This is the starting point in a long term plan. This is about our actions, our character, and our people sharing a belief that this is our sport – your sport, and that together we can and will make Australian karting the envy of the global karting world,” said Doohan

“Nothing less will be acceptable.”

Included in the 110-page Whole of Sport Review are outcomes that touch every aspect of the sport of karting in Australia across the following areas:

  • Competition
  • Rules and Technical
  • Competition Licences
  • Clubs
  • Race Tracks and Facilities
  • Junior Development
  • Safety
  • Judicial and Race Meeting Control
  • Officials and Officiating
  • Brand and Marketing
  • Karting Industry
  • Pathways – Karting for fun and Striving for Excellence