VORTEX AND IAME KF ENGINES CONFIRMED FOR 2013 AND 2014
Organisers of the CIK Stars of Karting Series presented by Castrol EDGE would like to confirm that the current IAME and Vortex KF engines will remain as the only two engines eligible for competition in the two respective categories (Pro Light and Pro Junior) across 2013 and 2014.
The decision to leave the engines unchanged brings a level of assurity to the series that is unprecendented for KF categories around the world. While there is a new CIK KF Engine homologation in progress for the 2013, 2014 and 2015 seasons, Australia will be locked into the current engines for another two years.
“The one thing we would like to make very, very clear is that as a series we are very conscious of maintaining stability with engines used in the series,” said Series Technical Officer Richard Erdmann.
“With Europe looking to introduce a new homologation of engines in 2013 through until 2015, when a complete new specification is expected to come, it makes sense for us to continue to use a tried and tested formula.
“Once the new specification for the future engines are known during 2013/2014, throughout 2014 we will conduct a review process for the engine to be used in 2015 and beyond.”
The process to decide the tyre supplier for the period 2013 – 2015 (inclusive) will begin in the coming weeks with Expressions of Interest having recently been called for.
The final round of the 2012 CIK Stars of Karting Series will be contested at Melbourne’s Port Melbourne Karting Complex on September 22/23.
Following this event there will be four 30-minute programs produced that will be broadcast on SPEED (Foxtel/Austar 515) during November. Theseshows will show highlights from all three Pro categories (Pro Light-KF1, Pro Gearbox-KZ2 and Pro Junior- KF3) along with the Challenge categories (Clubman, Junior National and Leopard).
The Supplementary Regulations for the final round are available by clicking here. Entries close this Friday September 7.