CIK-FIA New Engine Homologations & 2009 Stats

POSTED ON: December 23, 2009

Extracted from eKartingNews website ….

http://ekartingnews.com/news_info.php?n=14105

January 1, 2010 will mark the beginning of the validity of the new homologations of engines and accessories. In Karting, the homologation of equipment is renewed every three years by turns between chassis, tyres and engines. 2010 corresponds to a three-yearly engine homologation session. As a reminder, the CIK-FIA engine regulations had changed in 2007, with the introduction of 125cc KF engines instead of the 100cc used until then. KF engines have the distinctive feature of being water-cooled 2-stroke 125cc engines with reed box inlet, and fitted in particular with a balance shaft, an ignition with a rev limiter, a clutch and an electric starter.

Ten KF engine makes will be homologated for a 9-year period from January 1, 2010 and have passed the inspection carried out by the CIK-FIA Officials at their headquarters. The minimum production quantity, the means of production and the compliance of the companies concerned with the status of “Manufacturer” as defined in the Homologation Regulations have been checked. The CIK-FIA has subsequently introduced a new procedure for the homologation of these KF engines, adding to the traditional visit of the Manufacturers’ premises a session at the FIA administrative headquarters in Geneva for the complete dismounting of the new engines to be homologated. This operation was conducted to ensure the perfect compliance of the engines produced by the Manufacturers with the detailed identity form published within the framework of the homologation.

The ten makes newly homologated are: BMB, Comer, FIM, Parilla, Lenzokart, Maranello, Maxter, TM, VKR and Vortex.

This homologation session was also the opportunity for the Manufacturers of KZ engines, carburettors, ignitions and inlet silencers to renew their products. Eleven new KZ engines have been homologated, by the following makes: BMB, CRS, De Bei, Lenzokart (2 models), Maranello, Maxter, Parilla, SGM, TM and Vortex.

The makes of the new homologated ignitions are FIM, PVL and Vering; those of the new inlet silencers are Free Line, KG and Righetti Ridolfi. As for carburettors, the new homologated models are by the makes Bolex, HHC, IBEA, JHC and Tryton.

The homologations of engines (KF & KZ), carburettors, ignitions and inlet silencers carried out in 2007 remain valid until 2015.

The full list of the new homologations of engines, carburettors, ignitions and inlet silencers is available on the CIK-FIA Internet site.

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The following driver and manufacturer statistics were released for the 2009 championships.

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