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New Rotax EVO Engines Timelines Announcement

KartSport New Zealand wishes to help protect the investment and enjoyment of all members and at the same time wishes to encourage and support any positive improvement in parity, ease of use and reliability as is anticipated by BRP Rotax for the new Rotax EVO engines.

 

Having engaged with Right Karts, the New Zealand Rotax Distributor, and being mindful that at this stage any performance gains are as yet unproven/unknown and at the same time facing BRP Rotax’s unilateral new engine implementation timeline, we wish to announce the following implementation programme plan. We believe this programme delivers the best possible compromise of options for members at both the high performance and club levels and at the same time gives viability to the local karting trade.

 

This programme is considered achievable by Right Karts, considering current stock holding of engines and parts and planned future shipments. The programme would enable Rotax competitors to take advantage of the EVO Kit discounts which run until the end of May 2015. The programme would also enable people joining the sport (from 1-3-15) for the first time to purchase a completely new Rotax EVO package and immediately use it for Club Day competition.

 

KartSport New Zealand will conduct testing of new EVO engines in March/April (after NZRMC Series Round Two) to review the proposed implementation date (definitely not before 1 June 2015) for introduction of EVO engines/Kits partway through the 2015 NZRMC Series. Right Karts will explore an option to have a Division One (EVO engine and EVO upgrade) plus a Division 2 (current engine with no upgrades) running together but recognized separately in results.

 

The proposed implementation programme below is based on information supplied to KartSport New Zealand by Right Karts at a meeting on 17-12-14. In particular the confirmed availability in New Zealand of adequate supplies of DD2 EVO Kits and new DD2 EVO engines on or about the 15th January 2015 for competitors wishing to contest the DD2 classes at Round 1 of the 2015 NZRMC Series.

 

The arrangements and rule changes below, other than for DD2 which are confirmed, are all subject to testing, further information, feedback and final supply arrangements.

 

DD2 and DD2 Masters (rounds of the NZRMC Series only)

Effective 30-1-15 (for NZRMC Series Round 1)evo-125dd2.jpg

Eligible engines:

As per currently published (ref Rules Issue 2014-7) Rotax DD2 (except for updated squish) with option of Series 1, 2 or 3 (new) exhaust system.

OR

As per currently published (ref Rules Issue 2014-7) Rotax DD2 (except for updated squish) with full EVO Kit except for: new Series 3 exhaust system, new crankshaft, new con rod and new piston which are all optional.

OR

Complete new DD2 EVO engine with new Series 3 exhaust only.

 

125cc Rotax Max Light, 125cc Rotax Max Heavy (Sprint & Road) and 125cc Rotax Max Junior

Proposed Implementation: From 1-3-15evo-125max.jpg

EVO engine and EVO Kit upgraded engines permitted for all classes at Sprint Club Day Group F events only.

Provision for Clubs to run in Divisions with Division 1 for new EVO and EVO Kit upgraded engines and Division 2 for current (circa Dec 2014 specification) engines. Run together, recognized separately in results.

Proposed Implementation: From 1-6-15
EVO engine and EVO Kit upgraded engines permitted for all classes at all events excluding hosted KartSport New Zealand Championship events. (ie for NZRMC Round 4 and Top Half Series Round 3)

Provision for Clubs and Series promoters to run in Divisions with Division 1 for new EVO and EVO Kit upgraded engines and Division 2 for current (circa Dec 2014 specification) engines. Run together, recognized separately in results.

Proposed Implementation: From 1-7-15
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Hosted KartSport New Zealand Championship events (eg NZ Schools, Island Sprints, etc)
Current (circa Dec 2014 specification) engines, new EVO engines and EVO Kit upgraded engines allowed for all classes. Single classification per class.



NOTE: No Mixing and Matching

The mixing of current and EVO components in any class will be limited to:

  • A new EVO engine must be run with ALL components supplied including the new Series 3 exhaust system.
  • A current engine with an EVO Kit upgrade must run with ALL EVO Kit components except the new Series 3 exhaust system, new con rod, new crankshaft and new piston which are all optional.
  • A current engine (circa Dec 2014 specifications) without the EVO Kit must run with ALL current components with the following exceptions: new Series 3 exhaust system, new crankshaft, new con rod and new piston are optional.
  

Detailed Specifications

Updated engine specifications for the Rotax DD2 engine will be published on or before 15-1-15.

The above arrangements, other than for DD2 which are confirmed, are all subject to testing, further information, feedback and final supply arrangements.

 

Graeme Moore

National President

KartSport New Zealand

 

 

 

 
KartSport New Zealand