Event Updates -  Covid19 Format Changes

New Covid19 Formats and Date Changes for Nationals and more

Following ongoing Covid19 Alert Level changes the KartSport New Zealand Risk & Competition Teams have consulted with Clubs, Promoters and Event conveners around the country to review 2021 event management options. 

All stakeholders remain determined to continue to operate as many events as we have planned on the KartSport calendar and with the Health & Safety of all parties paramount.  

Wherever possible, major events and club days may now continue to operate safely in Level 1 & 2 even when some areas are in Alert Level 3 provided KartSport New Zealand guidelines are implemented and the associated revised Supplementary Rules and Alert Level 2 Permits are approved by KartSport New Zealand for the host club before the event. 

Read on for specific event changes

KartSport New Zealand 2021 National Sprint Championships

The format for the entire 2021 Nationals Sprint event will change to an “All On One Day” program. This system has been used before and is far easier to operate under in Alert Level 2 protocols. 

Please note:

  • Practice and Race Day format has changed significantly and you may need to revise attendance days. LINK HERE
  • The new format whilst having some disadvantages opens more opportunity to enter multiple classes.
  • This new practice and race day format as per the new Supps will apply regardless of the Alert Levels being 1 or 2. Obviously, if the nation is all at Level 1 we will be able to relax in some areas.
  • There is a club day the weekend prior that may also operate under Alert Level 2 protocols (Over two days) if required at the Clubs discretion
  • Competitors no longer wishing to participate may apply for a full refund of the entry fee.
  • Entries close 8 March 2021.
  • Q&A's welcome on our Facebook Event Page HERE

Round 2 of the Manawatu & TRC Toyota GoldStar Series at Wellington 6/7 March 2021 

The WPKA Committee, Delegates’ & KSNZ representatives met recently and the decision has been made that the event will run current Level 2 Alert Covid19 and Supplementary Rules. WPKA advise, that based on the nation [outside of Auckland] remaining at Level 2, the event will be split over two days to ensure we remain within guidelines and the group caps allowed on-site along with social distancing rules, team number caps, no spectators, etc.

Event management details have been sent to all participants. Supplementary Rules are currently being updated pending KSNZ sign off along with sign off on an approved KartSport Covid19 Alert Level 2 Club Safety Plan

ProKart Series: Round One Hamilton 

13-14 March 2021

The Promoter and Club have announced that round 1 of ProKart Series will now be held at KartSport Hamilton on the 13th and 14th of March pending KSNZ sign off on Club operating under the approved KartSport Covid19 Alert Level 2 Club Safety Plan. The updated Supplementary Rules and entry details can be found HERE. 

2021 ROK Cup NZL Series Cancelled

After much consideration and deep regret, the decision has been made to cancel the 2021 ROK Cup NZL Series. The current Covid19 situation and its effect on the current race calendar have severely restricted competitor’s ability to compete given changing venues and dates (eg Aucklanders will not be able to attend Round 1 at Wellington this weekend and have indicated they can not make it to possible alternative events).  All 2021 ROK Cup NZL Series competitors will be issued a full series entry fee refund by the promoter, Supreme Kart Supplies & Engines.

The ROK Cup Superfinal seats allocated to KartSport New Zealand will still be awarded at one-off events as follows:

  • The two Vortex ROK DVS senior seats to the 2021 ROK Cup Superfinal will be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place getters at the 2021 Nationals Sprint Championships.  
  • One Vortex Mini ROK seat and one Vortex ROK DVS Junior seat to the 2021 ROK Cup Superfinal will be awarded to the respective 1st place getters at the 2021 Nationals Sprint Championships. 
  • One Vortex Mini ROK seat and one Vortex ROK DVS Junior seat to the 2021 ROK Cup Superfinal will be awarded to the respective 1st place getters at the 2021 Nationals Schools Championships.

Southern Series Fights Covid19  

Hats off to the organising committee, clubs and competitors who managed to continue to run the event last Sunday at KartSport Dunedin after the last minute, Saturday night lock-down edict from the government. 

Club Days in Alert Level 2:

KartSport Auckland recently held a very successful Club Day in Alert Level 2 using the new KartSport Club Covid19 2 Safety Plans

Latest 2021 Calendar

Remember there are plenty of others worse off than we are in KartSport. Look after yourselves, your family and friends and race on.

On behalf of your: KartSport Executive, Competitions and Support Team.