Covid-19, Championship regulation & bulletin 2021-1

Coupe de Montréal 2021

It is difficult to prepare for the 2021 season with the uncertainty we are currently experiencing due to the pandemic. To keep you informed, here is the latest information you need to know.

Covid-19 and beginning of the season:

In a normal situation, we would have already published the Supplementary regulations and opened the registration for the first race of the season.  With just over two weeks to go before the season starts on May 2nd in Mont-St-Hilaire, the public health regulations in force still do not allow us to start racing competitions.  When the public health authorities will give the green light and communicate the conditions allowing the resumption of competitions, we will need some time to prepare the covid-19 regulations and have them approved before announcing the start of the racing season.

We can already announce that the first round scheduled on May 2nd at SH Karting will be postponed to a later date.  As long as the resumption of competitions is not authorised, we will not set any postponement date in order to avoid multiple versions of the calendar circulating. For the time being, you can train on your favourite circuit and check the sanitary rules to be respected. The event scheduled for 15 and 16 May remains on the program for the time being in the hope that we can start the season there.

2021 Championship regulations

The 2021 championship regulations were published on April 12th. Among the changes for the 2021 season, we find:

  • The minimum age for the Briggs & Stratton Masters category has been lowered to 30 to match the national regulations.
  • The entry of the TM KZ-M1 and TM KZ-Masters classes to the championship. These classes will race at the same time as the Shifter Open classes with separate podiums and rankings. The 2021 TM KZ-M1 and TM KZ-M1 Masters champion will earn an invitation to participate in the Formula Kart event in Mexico from October 22-24. See the championship rules for more details.
  • Drivers in the Rotax Masters, DD2 Masters, Open Shifter Masters and TM KZ-M1 Masters classes will be required to put a red stripe under their front and rear numbers. This will help the scale official to identify Masters drivers when different classes are running together and will also allow drivers on the track to see if the driver in front of them is a Masters.

Don’t forget to read the full 2021 regulation available on the REGULATION page.

Championship bulletin 2021-1: TM KZ-M1 classes

In preparing the 2021 championship rules, we used a working version of the rules for these categories that had differences in weights and fuel in the final version of the rules. Bulletin 2021-1 corrects these differences. Bulletin 2021-1 is available on the REGULATION page.

Racing licences

When we will be allowed to compete, it is possible that everything will resume with little delay. So if you haven’t already done so, apply for your Montreal Karting Club membership and your competition license with Auto Sport Quebec to be ready when we get a “GO”.

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