Pathways

If you are looking at getting into racing it may be useful to take a look at the current Karting Australia full manual for detailed information. We have taken an excerpt from the manual to give you a clear explanation of what age classes are in use and how they are applied.

The names for these four Classes, reflect the Karting Australia brand, exhibit a clear ‘pathway’ concept from slowest to fastest Classes that is well established in FIA open wheel class naming principles – i.e. the lower the numeric suffix, the faster the car that it relates to (i.e. F1 is clearly much faster than either an F3 or an F4 car and competition is conducted at differing levels.

As outlined in the Karting Australia 2016 Manual the following pathways are sanctioned;

Junior Pathway (6-15 Years)

Cadet 9 (6-9 yrs) > Cadet 12 (9-12 yrs) > KA4 Junior (12-15 yrs) > KA2 (13-15 yrs)

Details of requirements for each class;

Cadet 9 (6-9 Yrs 7.6Hp)
  • From a persons sixth (6th) birthday until the end of the calendar year of their ninth (9th)birthday, Must be 7 Years to compete.A Driver between the age of 6 and 7 years is permitted to practice at Club level only
Cadet 12 (9-12 yrs 10hp)
  • For persons aged in the calendar Year of their ninth (9th) birthday until the end of the calendar year of their twelfth (12th) birthday.
KA4 Junior (12-15 yrs 13hp)
  • For persons aged in the calendar Year of their twelfth (12th) birthday  until the end of the calendar Year of their fifteenth (15th) birthday.
KA3 Junior (13-15 yrs 22hp)
  • For persons aged in the calendar Year of their thirteenth (13th) birthday  until the end of the calendar Year of their fifteenth (15th) birthday.
  • Must have ‘B’ grade license and meet upgrade conditions.
  • Upgrade conditions include having held a ‘C’ grade license and have done 6 meeting where license was endorsed.
KA2 Junior (13-15 yrs 28hp)
  • For persons aged in the calendar Year of their thirteenth (13th) birthday  until the end of the calendar Year of their fifteenth (15th) birthday.
  • Must have held ‘B’ Grade licence and meet upgrade conditions
  • Upgrade conditions include having finished in Top 5 in a national championship or series or Top 3 finish in a State Championship.

Junior to Senior Pathway (12-15 Years)

KA4 Junior (12-15 yrs) > KA3 Junior (13-15 yrs) > KA3 Senior (15+ yrs

Details of requirements for each class;

Senior Pathway (15+ Years)

KA3 Senior (22hp)
    • For persons aged in the calendar year of their fifteenth (15th) birthday and over.Conditions apply for a person in the year of their fifteenth (15th) birthday until their fifteenth (15th) birthday.
TAG-125 (28hp)
    • For persons aged in the calendar year of their fifteenth (15th) birthday and over.Conditions apply for a person in the year of their fifteenth (15th) birthday until their fifteenth (15th) birthday.
KA1 (38hp)
    • For persons aged in the calendar year of their fifteenth (15th) birthday and over.Conditions apply for a person in the year of their fifteenth (15th) birthday until their fifteenth (15th) birthday.
KZ2 CIK (44hp)
  • For persons aged in the calendar year of their fifteenth (15th) birthday and over.Conditions apply for a person in the year of their fifteenth (15th) birthday until their fifteenth (15th) birthday.
    • For persons aged in the calendar year of their fifteenth (15th) birthday and over.Conditions apply for a person in the year of their fifteenth (15th) birthday until their fifteenth (15th) birthday.

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