Kart Classes

Kart Classes Explained

Karting really does have classes for almost every age, size and ability from age 8 upwards, but sometimes the sheer number of options can be somewhat confusing. This pictorial display should help to explain. There are basically four different categories - Cadets, Juniors, Seniors and Gearbox for karts with gears. The non-gearbox ‘direct-drive’ karts only need to have a brake on the rear axle (although some top classes have a front brake too) whereas gearbox karts must have brakes operating on all four wheels. Most of the modern direct-drive karts have a centrifugal clutch so the engine can tick-over.

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Boys and girls can start in Bambinos from their 6th birthday to the end of the year they turn 8.  The ...
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Boys and girls can start racing karts at the age of 8 in one of the Cadet classes, although some ...
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There is no doubt that the 125cc water-cooled Rotax Max TAG (Touch and Go - electric start) categories has the ...
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The junior classes all have more powerful senior equivalents. The most popular senior class in the country are Rotax Max, ...
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Other than the Junior 85cc category for 13-16 year olds which is only raced at one or two clubs, gearbox ...
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