This section looks at the basics of getting started in the sport, like choosing a class. We have also included a guide of suitable chassis's available for each class.
The first step in getting into karting is to determine what class you would like to race. The three things to look at when choosing your class are :
There are four main classes and then sub classes depending on the engine you choose to run. The main classes are as follows:
Cadet 9 class has 3 engines available for drivers to use, Comer SW-80, Yamaha KT100J restricted & Vortex Mini Rok restricted. Each engine has its own weight division for the driver but they run in the same class.
Cadet 12 class has 2 engines available for drivers to use, Yamaha KT100J restricted & Vortex Mini Rok restricted. Each engine has its own weight division for the driver but they run in the same class.
The sub-classes of Juniors depend on the total weight and type of engine used by the driver. A "C" grade licence holder runs in National class. Additional junior classes come available with upgrading your licence to a "B" grade.
Like the junior classes, these sub-classes are also determined by choice of engine and the combined weight of the kart and driver. Listed here are the classes available on a "C" grade licence. More classes can be raced on a "B" grade licence.