At its meeting on 11 March 2010 in Bahrein and on proposals of the International Karting Commission Members, the FIA World Motor Sport Council took in particular the following decisions concerning Karting:
Since 1993, the international technical regulations have prescribed the use of magnetic structural steels or magnetic structural steel alloys for the manufacturing of kart chassis. It has been decided that it was becoming necessary to define these types of steels by explicitly integrating the international metallurgic standards to the regulations. From 1st January 2011, the use of steel alloys the mass content of at least one alloy element of which exceeds or equals 5% will be banned. This banning will nonetheless be applied with immediate effect in the "U18' World Championship, taking into account that within the specific framework of this competition all the participants will have to buy a new chassis in July 2010 (mandatory rule accompanied by the allocation of chassis by drawing lots). It must be remembered that the philosophy of this new Championship is governed by the will to reduce costs very significantly and to promote equal opportunities.
In the method for the measuring of inlet and exhaust port opening angles, recourse to a 0.2 mm thick and 5 mm wide wedge replaces the use of the piano chord with a diameter of 0.2 mm.
As a result of the introduction of new safety elements (two-level bumpers), the minimum weight, Driver included, of Superkarts has been increased by 3 kilos: that of Division 1 karts is now 218 kilos and that of karts with single-cylinder engines is 208 kilos.
Starting from a voluntary initiative of the CIK-FIA motivated by environmental and sanitary reasons, it has been decided to integrate to the Homologation Regulations some restrictions concerning the use of PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons) in the manufacturing process of homologated kart tyres. Similar restrictions became mandatory on 1st January 2010 pursuant to European Directive 2005/69/EC for tyres used on all private cars, light and heavy trucks, agricultural vehicles and motorcycles.
In consultation with the FIA Medical Commission, the chapter of the Circuits Regulations dedicated to Emergency Services has been revised with regard to aspects concerning Doctors (presence, interventions and competences), ambulances (presence and equipment), the infirmary (installation and equipment) and the premises reserved for anti-doping controls. A medical questionnaire specific to Karting and inspired from versions regularly used in other FIA disciplines has been drafted and will systematically be sent to ASNs and Organisers of CIK-FIA Championship events.
All the details of the World Council decisions concerning Karting are available on www.cikfia.com.
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