Aussie News: COVID-19 National Karting Calendar Released
Karting Australia has confirmed the dates and venues for several upcoming State Championship events that form part of the National Karting Calendar.
While restrictions continue to change regularly across the country, Karting Australia believes it is viable to plan for upcoming State Championship events in New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Western Australia and to confirm tentative plans for the resumption of major national events at the back end of 2020.
“We do not have to rely on State border restrictions being altered for the State Championship events, which allows us to plan for those with a high degree of certainty,” said Karting Australia Chief Operating Officer Lee Hanatschek.
The Sapphire Coast Kart Club will host the NSW Kart Championship on September 25-27, this will be in concurrence with the Mid West Kart Club in Geraldton hosting the WA Kart Championship on the same weekend.
October 2-4 will see a combination of the Cooloola Coast Kart Club, Ipswich Kart Club and Warwick Kart Club host the Queensland Kart Championship in Ipswich.
The final weekend in November will see the Launceston Kart Club host the Tasmanian Kart Championship and the Southern Go-Kart Club host the SA Kart Championship at the Bolivar Raceway.
“The challenges are significant but we are continuing to plan for the recommencement of the SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol EDGE and are in frequent dialogue with International Karting Distributors about what Rotax Pro Tour could look like,” said Hanatschek.
At this stage, the AKC is anticipated to consist of two more events (November 6-8 and December 4-6) and the Rotax Pro Tour a single event (October 23-25).
Karting Australia believes that announcing a location at the current time for the above National Events would be premature due to the changing nature of travel restrictions. These will be advised in due course.
Drivers who have pre-paid for the 2020 Australian Kart Championship will have the unused portion of their entry fees refunded in the coming days and will be required to enter for the re-scheduled events when they open.
As has been the case all throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic, Karting Australia’s number one focus has been the health and well-being of its Licence Holders, Members, Officials and Volunteers.
2020 COVIDSafe National Karting Calendar
SP Tools Australian Kart Championship presented by Castrol EDGE
28 Feb – 1 March
The Bend Motorsport Park, SA
Rotax Pro Tour
State Kart Championships
25 – 27 September
Sapphire Coast Kart Club
25 – 27 September
Mid-West Kart Club
2 – 4 October
Host Clubs: Ipswich, Cooloola, Warwick
Southern Go Kart Club
Launceston Kart Club
*All dates are subject to change.*