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Rotax Max EVO Engines Go Live

Following the successful introduction of the new DD2 EVO engine and upgrade kits KartSport New Zealand and Right Karts, theevo-125max.jpg New Zealand Rotax Distributor have confirmed the next timeline implementation date is now authorised. Right Karts are excited to confirm the new 125cc EVO Rotax Max and Rotax Max Junior engines have arrived and are in stock, along with EVO upgrade kits, and available for purchase now for use at Group F events as of 01 March 2015.

Rotax competitors can take advantage of the EVO Kit upgrade discounts that run until the end of May 2015. and the implementation enables karters 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.

 

Discussions are continuing with Right Karts regarding introduction of a meaningful supply term agreement that will serve the best needs of the Distributor and karters nationwide. Agreement has already been reached between both parties with a "No Surprises" agreement that will see any changes, other than urgent safety or non material items, released with implementation timelines established in a manner that eases financial upgrade burdens for KartSport New Zealand members nationwide: A minimum 6 month notice period will apply to material modifications and or upgrades.

 

Approval for subsequent use of EVO engines at higher than Group F events is still on track subject to obtaining satisfactory parity test data.

 

IMPLEMENTATION CONFIRMED:

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

From 1-3-15

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.

 

IMPLEMENTATION PROPOSED:

From 1-6-15
EVO engine and EVO Kit upgraded engines permitted for all classes at all events excluding hosted Championship events. (ie for NZRMC Round 4 and Top Half Series Round 2)
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.

From 1-7-15

Hosted Championship events.

Current (circa Dec 2014 specification) engines, new EVO engines and EVO Kit upgraded engines allowed for all classes. Single classification per class.

 

IMPLEMENTED: DD2 and DD2 Masters (rounds of the NZRMC Series only)evo-125junior.jpg

Implemented effective 30-1-15 (from NZRMC Series Round 1)
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.

 

NOTE: Mixing and Matching

The mixing of current and EVO components 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 EVO engine are published with specifications for 125cc Rotax Max EVO and 125cc Rotax Max Junior EVO engines to follow later in March 2015.

Graeme Moore
National President
KartSport New Zealand

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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