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Why dont we have it all online. and free. Lets help people into the sport.
All clubs are run by experianced people who can tell if someones competent to race. IKR does ok with out the need to buy a pack and do a test. Just make sure they know the flags (quick written test on saturday morning) and then observe them at practise before they get their Novice license (at a cost).
Once they do 6 races put them on a full license. (at a small upgrade cost)
We need to break down the tire monopolies. They are the single biggest expense for karters and they should cost a fair price. With these so called contracts it means we end up paying over double what the tyres actually worth. We need a fairer deal on tires. Why when a class is ABKC approved does the cost go up?? it should come down as theres a garentee of more sales!
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We need to give MSA clubs more control on the race weekends regarding the classes they run. They should be inviting classes such a F100 90's and Arixo with open arms. But sadly bodywork rules etc stop this. Loosen up slightly and help the clubs and drivers!
This barrier to entry is really hurting senior MSA grids. Many choose IKR as its not a requirement. Having raced both self certification is satisfactory for IKR insurance so MSA should be the same. Lets help people in not drive them away!