Cadets - MSA Kart Racing for 5 to 8 year olds
Kart racing organized under the Motorsport South Africa umbrella is divided into specific age, weight and speed categories to suit youngsters as they grow. This ensures a safe and exiting progression from 5 years onwards.
Internationally most countries choose the Italian manufactured 50cc Comer powered Top Kart which is ideally sized for 5 to 8 – year old super hero’s! This is the first step on the ladder to F1 and a path followed by most racers from Ayton Senna to Lewis Hamilton. Often referred to as “Bambino Class” or “Baby Karts” in South Africa they are called “Cadets”.
April 2017 saw the introduction of a vastly improved technical spec resulting in:
- lower RPM
- easier to drive
- closer racing
- improved durability
- reduced costs
Comer Top Kart Technical Specification:
|Engine:||50cc single cylinder two stroke|
|Approx. 3 bhp @ 6400rpm maximum 10500rpm|
|Centrifugal clutch (automatic engagement) chain drive|
|Chassis:||Chrome molly tubular frame, glass fibre seat and plastic body work.|
|Die cast aluminium 5” rims fitted with Mojo racing pneumatic tyres|
|Weight (all up including driver and helmet) 70kg|
|Top speed approx. 65km/h|
|Price:||New, complete and ready to race R 32 900 inclusive (ex - Pretoria).|
|Used karts from about||R 10 000|
Licensed circuits and clubs organize race events around the country and competitors can practice at these circuits as well. For more info or a test drive: Zwartkops Kart Raceway – Pretoria 082 9606976, Vereeniging Kart Circuit – 082 7761757, iDube – Pietermaritzburg 076 8175287, Killarney, Cape Town – 083 6621177, Port Elizabeth – 082 9338007 and East London – 079 5006531.
SOUTH AFRICA SECOND IN NATIONS CUP AT 2015 ROTAX WORLD KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP
* Michael Stephen comes within two laps of winning the DD2 Masters World Championship
* Jordan Sherratt finishes third in Senior Max World Championship
* Bradley Liebenberg knocked out of DD2 finals after finishing fourth in the pre-final.
* SA-domiciled Portuguese youngsters take top placings in Mini Max.
South African karters once again excelled at the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, finishing the 2015 event in second place behind the USA, at a fantastic karting complex at Portimao on the Algarve coast in southern Portugal.