The Australian Karting Association has implemented a Dealer Trade Licence (DTL) to assist the karting industry to provide an introduction for potential new members an opportunity to experience karting.

The DTL will allow registered members of the industry to take potential karters to their club, which the dealer must be a member of, for a trial run behind the wheel of an entry-level kart in controlled conditions.

“The industry play a key role in terms of newcomers to our sport, so we’re delighted to be able to put a provide a policy at an economical price for them to offer the potential members an opportunity to get behind the wheel in a safe and controlled environment,” said National President Simon Whiting.

Drew Price, Managing Director of Drew Price Engineering, believes the DTL provides a great opportunity for dealers to assist in the growth of karting.

“For a number of years now our dealers have identified there was a gap between potential members wanting to try a kart before they commit to buying a licence, kart, club membership, safety gear and so on,” said Price.

“The initiative by the AKA to provide a policy where the industry can help bridge this gap is a tremendous step forward and I would encourage all dealers out there to take up this opportunity.”

The DTL is available to dealers with a registered business names associated with karting and current operational businesses within the karting industrywho comply to the guidelines that can be viewed by Clicking Here.

The cost of the DTL is $250 including gst per annum. This will be invoiced initially on acceptance of the application by the AKA and then annually in approximately January of each year.