The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is pleased to confirm that it has entered into negotiations with Vortex (OTK) and Vega as the preferred suppliers of engines and tyres for the 2016 MSA British Junior and Senior Kart Championships.
The move follows an open tender process that the MSA launched last December. The chosen Vortex engine is the newly homologated CIK-FIA OK unit. The Vega tyre is also homologated, and coincidentally has also succeeded in the tender process for the CIK-FIA championships.
The MSA has always specified CIK-homologated engines for the MSA British Championships, so that when the KF engines proved unsuccessful, the MSA British Junior Championship was suspended, while the British Senior Championship continued with the KZ1 engine.
These decisions mean that the MSA British Junior and Senior Kart Championships will now run in 2016 with the latest CIK-homologated engines. There will also be a new MSA Championship this year for KZ1 and the existing Bridgestone tyre.
Cheryl Lynch, MSA Race, Speed & Kart Executive, said: “There is no doubt that the MSA British Championships have suffered from the lack of a suitable CIK-homologated engine. However the fact that we now have a new homologated engine will rejuvenate the MSA British Championships and UK karting as a whole.”
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