Kart Classes in the U.K.

Summary of Main Kart Classes for 2014

 

Class

Number Plate/No.

Weight kg (with driver)

 

Ages

Tyres – Dry

Tyres – Wet

Comments

IAME Cadet

Yellow/Black

103

8-13

Dunlop SL3 ‘RAC’

KT3 ‘RAC’

60cc Parilla Gazelle un-sealed engine, clutch, pull starter

Honda Cadet

Yellow/Red

103

8-13

Dunlop SL3 ‘RAC’

KT3 ‘RAC’

GX160 4-stroke budget engine, clutch, pull starter

Comer Cadet

Yellow/Black

103

8-13

Dunlop SL3 ‘RAC’

KT3 ‘RAC’

60cc Comer sealed engine, clutch, pull starter

Junior TKM 2S

Blue/White

From 123

11-17

Maxxis TKM Green

F TKM

As TKM with restrictor, optional clutch, optional TAG

MiniMax

Yellow/Black

135

11-15

Mojo D1 Yellow

Mojo W2 CIK

Restricted version of Rotax Junior Max

Junior Max

Red/White

148

13-17#

Mojo D1 Yellow

Mojo W2 CIK

Junior version of Rotax Senior Max

Junior KGP

 

148

13-17#

Vega SL8

Vega W5

Junior version of KGP with restricted engine

Junior X30

 

148

 

Komet K1H

Komet K1W

Junior version of X30 with restricted engine

KFJ

Yellow/Black

145

13-17#

B’stone YMH

YLP

125cc International TAG class

TKM 2S Extreme

Red/White

132/146/152

16

Maxxis TKM Green

F TKM

115cc BT82, optional clutch, optional TAG

Rotax Max

Blue/White

162

16

Mojo D2 Yellow

Mojo W2 CIK

125cc d/drive commercial TAG class (electric start)

Rotax Max/177

Green/White

177

16

Mojo D2 Yellow

Mojo W2 CIK

Heavy-w’t version with 80kg min driver weight

Honda Senior

White/Red

175

16

Dunlop SL1

KT3

2 x GX160, clutch, pull-start

Formula KGP Pro

Yellow/Black

 162

16

Vega XM

Vega W5

Single make BMB TAG 125cc engine, any chassis

IAME X30

 

164

 16

Komet K1H

Komet K1W

 

KZ1

Yellow/Black

180

16

B’stone YMH

YLP

International & British Championship 125cc gearbox class

KZ UK

Green/White

180

16

Dunlop DFH

KT14

125cc reed valve 6 gears with 30mm carburettor

250 National

White/Black

195/200*

16+

Dunlop. B’Stone, Le Cont , Vega CIKOption

Same makes as Dry

Motocross 250cc single cylinder engines, 450 4-stroke option

 

 

Key: + means 17 years minimum for long circuit racing. 2S: 2-stroke engine; 4S: 4-stroke engine (Classes are 2S unless otherwise shown)

Many class regulations call for specific tyre markings on the tyres e.g. ABKC, JAG, MSA, GB etc, See Kart Race Yearbook.

Junior classes have a minimum driver weight, for safety reasons. Junior TKM 38kg & MiniMax 39, Junior Max, KGP, X30 42.5, KFJ 40.5.

# KFJ/Junior Max/Junior KGP & X30 may race in year of 13th birthday for experienced drivers

*250/210 Gearbox has two weights, one when short circuit or no bodywork is fitted, the heavier for when wings or long circuit bodywork is fitted.

   

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