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A STATE OF CONFUSION

Carburetion is an essential parameter in a winning kart. The introduction of the float chamber carburetor should have put all the drivers on the same playing field, but this was not the case for a long series of reasons. Wouldn’t it be appropriate to go back to the 60 Mini, and not only …, to the classic diaphragm carburetor?

THE CARBURETOR IN CLASS 60

When the diaphragm carburetor was introduced in the Minikart class 60, I felt that it was taking a step backwards rather than forward. The idea was to put all drivers on the same playing field, providing an economical carburetor with a fixed calibration that did not require corrections during the race. Then, however, problems arose and the float chamber soon became a sort of mysterious object for mechanical dads and mechanics/tuners. Today, in the most important races, a new category of technicians has been created that joins the ranks of the “motorists” and “chassisists”: “carburetor man”, the one who pulls the carburetor that can make the difference on the track from his magic toolcase. And whoever does create this added value obviously demands to be wellpaid, especially in our sport! Is it possible that tuners should turn to “carburetor man” to obtain the best material? Is it possible that nobody knows how to do proper carburetion anymore? Let us try to clarify this delicate point on the cusp of the international homologation of the 60, seeing how the carburetor is not homologated and at the discretion of national associations.

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In this issue: AND VORTEX IT IS! In Genk, Patrik Hájek (Kosmic) dominates the KZ World Championship and takes the title. In KZ2 Matteo Viganò (Tony Kart) blasts ahead and raises a deserved Super Cup. Both powered to victory by the Vortex RKZ FOCUS THE CARBURETOR IN CLASS 60 REDLINE SAFETY BETRAYED RACING CIK-FIA WORLD KZ CHAMPIONSHIP CIK-FIA WORLD KZ2 SUPER CUP CHAMPIONSHIP & ACADEMY TROPHY ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE EURO TROPHY ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE JAPAN CIK-FIA ENDURANCE CHAMPIONSHIP FACTORY RIGHETTI RIDOLFI EXPANDING SUCCESS VINTAGE THE BIG ONE 2018 LEGENDARY KART Kosmic T2/99