CIK-FIA Front Collision System Introduction
Rule Changes > Bodywork
The CIK front fairing moveable block will be optional from 1 January and mandatory from 1 March. For most this will involve just bolting a different detachable block onto the existing front fairing, but if the kart is not fitted with a fairing having the 8 bolt fixing point then a new fairing will also be required. However experience has shown that much less damage will be caused to bodywork and the savings on not replacing front fairings should soon be evident. All those who have seen the detachable front fairing in operation have commented on how much it changes driver attitudes to loading and pushing. The proposal is for a mandatory no-quibble 10 place penalty if the front fairing has moved back during the race. The existing 5 place penalty for “Gaining an unfair advantage” will be increased to 10 places for compatibility. Clubs will have to devise strategies for determining whether the front fairing has moved back when the karts finish a race and name in the programme or bulletin the Judges of Fact used to make the decisions. It is hoped that the Judge of Fact decision will be applied directly to the results without appeal or interview. One suggestion for clubs to consider is that all drivers must sit in their karts until the Judge of Fact has made his or her inspection.
2016 Track limits clarification
News > General
The ‘Car’ regulations for track limits detailed in Q14.4.2 will be applicable for karts, for any driver leaving the track more than twice may be excluded from the meeting. So Q14.4.2 states that the white line defining the track edges are considered to be part of the track, and that a driver will be adjudged to have left the track if any wheel goes beyond the outer edge of any kerb or goes beyond the white line where there is no kerb. Some tracks have no white lines and the ‘approved manner’ of marking a track edge has been referred to the MSA’s John Symes for clarification.