my-kart today is into its 10th year of organising amateur karting series for all enthusiasts like us.
the idea is to make racing affordable & accessible, fun & exciting, safe & professional and sustainable & relevent.
we are proud that the my-kart family has grown over the years, with many great people who above all are passionate about the sport and keen to help each other out.
in order to sustain this idea and philosophy for the next 10 years and more, we need to do a major rethink.
i would like to invite all of you to join us in rethinking the my-kart formula. we need a major refresh, new blood, new ideas and new people. the old folks like me - will need to step aside to give opportunities for others to take ownership of my-kart.
of late, we have seen more my-karters organising events using new and exciting formula - which has proven to be successful.
but we also need to ensure that the many new events do not clash or stretch the same enthusiasts.
we are currently exploring expanding the my-kart product range to focus specifically on the following categories:
1- CADET category
2- ENTRY LEVEL category
3- INTERMEDIATE category
4- ADVANCE category
our friends mike siva, baharin, iskandar and francis have recently introduced the Karting & Racing Development (KRD) series running on cadet karts, 80cc and 125cc (private and rental) karts (usually last Sunday of the month). facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/KRD/277090602349223
likewise, our friends syamsul razmin, zul atfi and hasmi izan are organising the Initial Karting Competizione (IKC) series running on 100cc yamahas at the Plus Speedway circuit (usually second Saturday of the month). facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Initial-Karting-Competizione/…
In a meeting on 3rd March 2012, the group agreed to combine (streamline) all the above categories into one event (or product) for each category. The effective date of this is to be decided further upon decision on:
1- combining the calendar of events
2- dealing with the points system of more than one series
Subsequent to the above meeting, further discussions were held on 11th March and 14th March. Unfortunately, it was not possible to combine all the events under KRD into the my-kart umbrella. Nevertheless, we will respect KRD's decision on this matter and we wish them all the best in their plans.
The my-kart team (inclusive IKC members Syamsul, Hasmi and Zul Atfi) will be working together to re-introduce the 125cc rentals, as well as expanding the 100cc rentals. So stay tuned.
As such, the revised series streamlining will be as follows:
[table category|old series|old series dates|new my-kart series|new series dates
ENTRY LEVEL|DRIVERS series K3|first saturday|K80|first saturday (DRIVERS series calendar)
INTERMEDIATE|IKC 100cc Yamahas|second weekend|IKC100|second weekend (IKC calendar)
ADVANCE|DRIVERS series 2012 K1 (150cc*)|first saturday|K125 (rental)|first saturday (DRIVERS series calendar)]
*the 150cc 4-stroke machines will be re-positioned for the INTERMEDIATE series and help expand the options for the new my-kart IKC100 series.
naming of the series are still being refined. feel free to provide ideas.
feel free to discuss.