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More Than OK: “Once you’ve driven it, you’ll love it!”

More Than OK: “Once you’ve driven it, you’ll love it!”
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Get ready for the exciting new MSA Kart Championship

With the dates now announced for the inaugural MSA OK British Championships, the official supplier of the series’ Vortex Engines, Strawberry Racing, is inviting drivers to ‘try before they buy’ for a nominal fee. Following painstaking development by the CIK, the new OK breed of engines will replace their KF predecessors this summer. Consequently, with the MSA adopting OK as its official British Junior and Senior championships, history will be made by the first race-winners and champions.

Not only that, the victorious drivers in the Senior and Junior classes will win a fully-funded entry into the World Championships – held in Bahrain (14th/15th November 2016) – with either the official Tony Kart or Kosmic racing team. Ahead of the first meeting at Whilton Mill on 28th/29th May, Strawberry are inviting potential entrants to hire an OK DDS or DDJ motor for pre-series testing at a nominal fee.

Priced from just £100 per day for a test, Strawberry’s offer will give competitors a great chance to learn the characteristics and sheer power of the new engine.

“Once you’ve driven it, you’ll love!” assures Strawberry Racing’s Warwick Ringham. “We’ve heard from (Vortex Engines Director) Mr Robazzi that in testing, the OKs (Senior) are now a similar lap time to their KZ counterparts. They’re seriously rapid and great fun to drive.”

After the Whilton Mill curtain-raiser, the three-round series moves to Shenington (16th/17th July) and culminates in September (24th/25th) at PFi. Drivers can access the series full regulations via the following links:

Class regulations: https://www.msauk.org/assets/3-06.04.16.pdf

Engine fiche and MSA amendment appendices:

OK Junior homologation: https://www.msauk.org/assets/17-m-24ddjokj.pdf

OK Junior Appendix: https://www.msauk.org/assets/17-m-24appendix1ddj.pdf

OK Senior homologation: https://www.msauk.org/assets/18-m-24ddsok.pdf

OK Senior Appendix: https://www.msauk.org/assets/18-m-24appendix1dds.pdf

Entry forms are available via www.superoneseries.com/downloads

Strawberry will maintain its £100 test hire price throughout the whole of 2016. Drivers committing to all three rounds can hire race motors for just £350 per round, or from £500 for individually selected races.

Group tests at certain tracks are also available.

For those looking to invest in their own motors, prices are £1,745 plus VAT for a Vortex DDJ and £1,895 plus VAT for the Senior unit. All engines are supplied with carburettor and exhaust as standard.

Please note that engines used in the MSA OK British Kart Championships must be sourced via Strawberry Racing.

For more information, please call Warwick on 0114 288 9933 or email info@strawberryracing.co.uk.

 

Vortex is world-renowned for its many championship victories – at national, European and World level – and the quality of its products. Drawing on this proud heritage, the marque has dedicated its best human and technological resources in the design, research and development of its DD and DDJ units.

Announcing the partnership with the MSA and Super One, Strawberry Racing’s Paul Spencer said: “It is testimony to the innovation and engineering skills of the team at Vortex that they have been chosen to supply the new British championship’s engines. The quality and performance is second to none and will give UK-based drivers the perfect introduction to the new Whilst maintaining the now familiar 125cc displacement, OK sees a return to direct drive. Something many karting purists will Vortex Engines’ Director Roberto Robazzi said: “The new-born Vortex models, DDS and DDJ, will give life to the British national championship. OK and OKJ were conceived to significantly boost karting and create a nursery in which to grow the next generations of kart drivers. I am delighted that our motors will power these competitors on their journey.”

DDJ Technical Features

 Single-cylinder 2 stroke engine

 Displacement 124.96 cc

 Reed valve intake in the crankcase

 Liquid-cooled through external pump

 Push-to-start system with decompression valve

 Mixture lubricated

 Integrated electrical starter

 Bore and Stroke 54×54.29 mm

 CNC machined cast iron cylinder

 5/5 transfer ducts intake

 Oval exhaust and 2 boosters

 Piston ring L type

 Balance shaft

 Radial bearing C4

DDS Technical Features

 Single-cylinder 2 stroke engine

 Displacement 124.96 cc

 Reed valve intake in the crankcase

 Liquid-cooled through external pump

 Push-to-start system with decompression valve

 Mixture lubricated

 Integrated electrical starter

 Bore and Stroke 54×54.29 mm

 CNC machined cast iron cylinder and power valve

 5/5 transfer ducts intake

 Oval exhaust and 2 boosters

 Piston ring L type

 Balance shaft

 Radial bearing C4

Vortex engines 2016
Vortex engines 2016
David Martin-Janiak Motorsports has always been a passion for me, I've raced in Karting and now I have my own Motorsports news website, so i can help other racers convey their passion to the world!

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