Bengaluru, May 22: The JK Tyre National Karting Championship in its rejigged avatar promises to take the country by storm, making it much more affordable and accessible to every young motorsport enthusiast.
The championship will not only spot promising talent but will also nurture them and chart their future path towards glory, just like it has done for the likes of Karun Chandhok, Armaan Ebrahim, Aditya Patel, Arjun Maini and Kush Maini in the past.
In the new season, JK Motorsport and the authorized Promoter & Organizer Meco Motorsports have repackaged and upgraded the entire championship to make the drivers future ready.
The entire programme will have three different sub-sets: the JK Tyre 4-stroke Sodi Kart Sprint Karting Championship, the X-30 Karting and the Rotax Karting.
Winners of 4-stroke championship will get an option to choose between X-30 and Rotax; the X-30 &Rotaxwinners(Junior & Senior classes only) will go on to participate in their respective world finals and also get a sponsored drive in the LGB-4 championship during the JK National Racing Championship
1. Sodi Kart – 4 Stroke Engine: This will have the Sodi Kart Chassis from France running on a four-stroke Honda GX 200 engine. This category is an entry level category and for all budding karting enthusiasts. The speeds are not extremely high and the karts and engines are all single make run with the same setup, thus giving all an equal opportunity to all. Top speed of these karts is approximately 70 kmph.
There will be 2 classes in this vertical: Sodi Kart – Junior Class and Senior Class.
2. Two-stroke:X-30 powered by 125cc IAME X30 2-stroke engines from Italy, it is a world series and exceedingly popular in India. The chassis’ are from Praga, Italy. All the karts are equal and run by a single team and the technical package encourages the best sportsperson to win amongst equals. Top speed of this kart is 120 kmph. There are 3 classes, namely the Cadet, Junior & Senior Classes for 3 different age groups. The winner of this category will compete in the X30 World Finals in Europe.
3. Two-stroke: Rotax: With top speed of 120 kmph, Rotax is the most sought-after class and is run totally on international parameters. There are 6 teams on the circuit namely Peregrine Racing, Birel Art Racing, Rayo Racing, Erda Racing, RD Racing, &MSport who have their own packages up their sleeves within the stipulated parameters and it’s the combo of a race prepared kart coupled with the driver who make it to the podium on the given day. The winner of the class at the end of the year will compete in the Rotax Max World Finals with finalists from across the world. Each grid attracts close to 70 karts in each class.
JK Tyre – Sodi Kart Junior, Senior & Ladies Classes:
|Round 1||Aug 24-25||Bangalore|
|Round 2||Sept 14-15||Cochin/Baroda|
|Round 3||Oct 12-13||Bhopal|
|Round 4||Oct 26-27||Chandigarh|
|Round 5||Nov 30- Dec 1||Delhi|
JK Tyre X-30 Cadet, Junior & Senior Classes:
|Round 1||May 24-26||Bangalore|
|Round 2||June 14-16||Bangalore|
|Round 3& 4||July 12-14||Hyderabad|
|Round 5||Aug 2-4||Bangalore|
JK TyreRotax Micro, Junior & Senior Classes:
|Round 1||June 7-9||Bangalore|
|Round 2||July 5-7||Bangalore|
|Round 3& 4||Aug 9-11||Hyderabad|
|Round 5||Sept 6-8||Bangalore|