Special Offer to Upgrade your Rotax from Junior Max to Senior Max
Recent changes by the CIK to the age limits affecting Junior Max and Senior Max sees many competitors having to change classes for 2017. In Junior Max the top age is now 15 (you may not turn 16 in 2017). The entry age to Senior Max has now been reduced to 14 years old (must at least turn 14 in 2017) so if you are struggling with weight in Junior Max then changing to Senior Max at 160kg is an attractive option.
Maxterino in 2017
Various rumours are circulating including that the Maxter factory has closed and there will be no spare parts, that the Maxterino will be detuned. There is absolutely no truth in any of these rumours and Maxterino engines and spares continue to be produced - business as usual! The regulations for the 2017 Maxterino National championship are exactly the same as they were in 2016 technically and weight wise. The only change is the top age which has been reduced to 11 years old. We look forward to great racing with kids of more similar ages in 2017. The winner of the Maxterino National Championship will be SA Champion and receive an air ticket to spectate at the 2017 RMCGF in Protugal.
Comer and Topkart distribution transferred from Kart King to Ed Murray Racing
Kart King and Ed Murray Racing have agreed that as of 28 November 2016, EMR will be the official distributor of Comer and Topkart in South Africa. Both Jannie Habig and the Murrays believe strongly that the Cadet class has an important role in SA karting and, given that EMR Karting has retail outlets and workshops at both Zwartkops and Killarney, they are better equipped to market and promote the Cadet formula.
Rotax 2017 Engine Model Information
In the product development Rotax focus on their key targets.
- Ease of use
- High durability
- Equal opportunity
They constantly verify and assess any input of the market to make their products even better. On the other side they also understand that the market is looking for certain product stability.
With this market understanding in mind we will introduce the following technical changes, valid for the 2017 engine specifications.
Rotax Grand Finals - TV Coverage
Ignition TV on DSTV
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What’s new in 2017 in South African Rotax karting?
Welcome to the 17th running of the South African Rotax Max Challenge series. This highly popular and competitive National series has qualified close to 200 drivers to participate in the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals on 6 continents and in many different countries. The RMCGF is without question the most prestigious and competitive karting event in the world. Champions from more than 60 countries have to qualify for an invitation to participate – there is no other way, no wild cards or credit cards!
SARMC National racing in 2016 was really strong from the Maxterino 60’s to the DD2s. Well done to our Champions and especially the team for performing so well in Italy – had rain in the prefinals not spoilt most of our drivers chances we would have had more great results. Well done Jayden Els for winning the Mini Max World title in a spectacular fashion – watch this guy’s career in future. Maxterino 8-11, Mini Max 10-13, Junior Max 12-15, Senior Max 14+, DD2 15+ and Masters 32+ will all run South African National Championships in 2017 and Micro Max 7-11 will run on the Regional and National race days as a supporting event but with a big prize – a seat in the 2017 RMCGF Micro Max class!