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MSA selects Vortex engines and Vega tyres for the British Championships
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The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is pleased to confirm that it has entered into negotiations with Vortex (OTK) and Vega as the preferred suppliers of engines and tyres for the 2016 MSA British Junior and Senior Kart Championships.
The move follows an open tender process that the MSA launched last December. The chosen Vortex engine is the newly homologated CIK-FIA OK unit. The Vega tyre is also homologated, and coincidentally has also succeeded in the tender process for the CIK-FIA championships.
The MSA has always specified CIK-homologated engines for the MSA British Championships, so that when the KF engines proved unsuccessful, the MSA British Junior Championship was suspended, while the British Senior Championship continued with the KZ1 engine.
These decisions mean that the MSA British Junior and Senior Kart Championships will now run in 2016 with the latest CIK-homologated engines. There will also be a new MSA Championship this year for KZ1 and the existing Bridgestone tyre.
Cadet tyres to stay as Dunlop in 2017
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The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is pleased to confirm that it has entered into negotiations with Dunlop as the preferred supplier of tyres to the Formula Cadet kart class from 2017.
The move follows an open tender process that the MSA launched last July. The tender document required a half-second increase in average lap times, and extensive tests carried out by the MSA showed that Dunlop met this criterion.
Rigorous testing also showed that the proposed Dunlop tyre is very durable, with minimal performance drop-off – all tyres were put through the equivalent of 500 laps of use during the testing process. Consequently one set of tyres could theoretically be used for multiple race meetings, and the environmental impact will also be reduced by limiting the number of tyres disposed of.
The new tyre will be mandatory in the Formula Cadet class from 1 January 2017. It has been decided almost a year in advance to help manufacturers develop new 2017 chassis that are suited to the new tyre.