New qualifying for CIK Stars of Karting

REVOLUTIONARY QUALIFYING FORMAT FOR CIK STARS OF KARTING SERIES Organisers of the CIK Stars of Karting Series have today confirmed a new revolutionary qualifying format for the 2010 championship. The new format has been designed to provide...

REVOLUTIONARY QUALIFYING FORMAT FOR CIK STARS OF KARTING SERIES

Organisers of the CIK Stars of Karting Series have today confirmed a new revolutionary qualifying format for the 2010 championship.

The new format has been designed to provide more excitement to qualifying for competitors in each of the CIK-specification Pro classes -- Pro Light(KF1), Pro Gearbox(KZ2) and Pro Junior(KF3).

Each category will contest one ten-minute session, where competitors can enter the circuit at any time during the session, to set the fastest time. This will decide the starting positions from sixth place backwards for the heat races.

At the completion of this ten-minute session the top five drivers will then complete a two-lap shootout, where they will record two timed laps against the clock to decide the starting positions one through five. The fastest driver over one lap in this session will receive five championship points, second fastest four points and so on down to fifth place.

All drivers attempting to qualify will receive ten championship points, as opposed to the previous five for each of the two sessions they contested under the old format.

"We are continually looking at ways for the CIK Stars of Karting Series to provide excitement for both the competitor and the spectator -- I genuinely believe that this new qualifying format achieves both of these goals," said CIK Stars of Karting Series co-ordinator Peter Galvin.

"The qualifying concept is one that came about after consultation with some of the top drivers in the country about how we can 'spice up' the qualifying format. After considering a number of options we have established what we believe provides a point of difference for the series while continuing to produce a spectacle."

An information sheet, designed to provide an overview of the categories being contested can be found if you Click here.

To download the technical regulations for Pro Light(KF1) please Click here, for Pro Gearbox(KZ2) please Click here and Pro Junior(KF3) please Click here.

The CIK Stars of Karting Series will kick off in Newcastle on March 5-7 and will incorporate championships for the Pro Light(KF1), Pro Gearbox(KZ2) and Pro Junior(KF3) categories.

Competitors in the Pro Light category will use the 125cc IAME KF specification engine, as used in the 2009 championship that was won by Newcastle driver Hayden McBride. The Pro Gearbox drivers will take to the track powered by a six-speed 125cc gearbox machine while the Pro Junior drivers will use a 125cc Vortex KF3 specification engine.

-credit: bammedia

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