african open 2018

The Rotax African Open will be held as a double header event at Zwartkops Raceway on 30 June 2018 and 1 July 2018.


Karting in South Africa for 2017

The MSA Karting Commission met on Thursday the 8th of September 2016 to finalize the regulations for 2017. Set out below is a summary of the key decisions taken to assist you in making informed choices for 2017. This is not to be confused with a formal MSA circular – the actual regulations will follow in due course.

National Championship classes for 2017

The classes below will race in the four round SARMC 2017 National Championship

  • Maxterino - 8 to 11 years old
  • Mini Max  - 10 to 13 years old
  • Mini Rok – 10 to 13 years old
  • Junior Max – 13 to 16 years old
  • Senior Max – 15 upwards
  • DD2 – 15 years upwards
  • DD2 Masters (class within DD2) – 32 years upwards

Regional Championship Classes for 2017

The Northern Regions Championship was discussed specifically and note that:

  • Cadet 5 to 9 years old
  • 125 GP Shifter class

These two classes will join all of the above classes in 2017 in a 6-round Northern Regions Championship. Six rounds still to be confirmed with the Northern Regions Regional Committee.
To ensure the viability of the Northern Regions Championship, under no circumstances will a second Regional series be allowed i.e. if a few Regional Championship classes elect to join the new club race series in Gauteng they will not be eligible to receive NR Championship status.

Other Regional Championships

  • Local Clubs will apply to their regional committees to run the popular National classes in their respective regions – contact your club for details

Club Race classes for 2017

Any of the above classes can be raced at club level (as is or with amended regulations eg. Clubmans with a heavier weight limit) – contact your club.
The following are also homologated club classes for 2017

  • Micro Max age 7 to 11 - this will run as a Supporting class with the National Championship series in 2017
  • Micro Rok - age 7 to 11*
  • Junior Rok - age  13 to 16*
  • CIK Academy Class – age 13 to 16 (Vortex DDJ on one make OTK chassis)*
  • Senior Rok – age 15 upwards*

*these classes will run with the new 6 round Rok Cup Club Series, on Bridgestone tyres, in Gauteng in 2017.