All drivers, irrespective of age, are to have some means of ready identification (first and last name, eg. Bruce Bayliss) stitched or screened on the exterior of their racing overalls and wet racing clothing. Options:

  • on the outside left or right breast of the overalls
  • on the outside of the overalls belt

Race suits must be worn. Race suits must cover the whole body from neck to ankles, including arms, and be adequately secured at the neck, wrists and ankles. Race suits other than leather must be lined with cotton, polycotton or brushed cotton which must be attached to all garment seams. Boiler type race suits with pop type buttons are unacceptable. Race suits must have adequate and operable fastenings and be in a sound condition free of tears, damage and excessive wear. The Chief Steward’s decision regarding the acceptability or otherwise of race suits and other clothing will be final.

The following options are permitted:

Option 1 One-piece fabric race suits homologated by the CIK-FIA to CIK Standard N2001-1 or N2013-1 with an efficiency level of either Level 1 or Level 2. The CIK-FIA homologation label is on the back of the collar. For KartSport New Zealand sanctioned events, race suits homologated by the CIK-FIA have no expiry date.

Option 2 One-piece fabric race suits produced using an outer fabric which meets CIK-FIA Homologation Regulation Article 8.11. Such race suits must have a KartSport New Zealand Approval Code Label on the back of the collar.

Option 3 One or two-piece leather race suits complying with the standards defined by the FIM. (1.2mm thickness) If two-piece the two pieces must be securely and fully fastened together by an appropriate zip. Leather race suits are strongly recommended for SuperKart classes.

For a list of the latest CIK Homologated Overalls go to the CIK Homologations and Approvals section of the Downloads page and click on the link.

These must be of substantial material, eg. leather or vinyl etc, give complete hand and finger protection, be firm fitting and worn during practice and competition. Vinyl must be lined and must not be in direct contact with the skin.

Suitable footwear of enclosed type giving full foot protection must be worn during practice and competition. Laced type with ankle protection recommended.

Any person within the racing confines, the in the grid and the out grid must comply with the minimum regulations for footwear which must be worn. Footwear must be enclosed from heel to toe, either laced, strapped or elasticised. The wearing of jandals (thongs) or open sandals is not permitted.

Neck Braces
The wearing of neck braces is strongly recommended.

Helmets With Counterfeit Snell 2000 Identification
Competitors, scrutineers, officials and dealers should be aware that there are some helmets on the market that have decals stating that they are Snell 2000 certified when they are not.

The bogus 'certification' is located on a small decal at the outside, bottom, rear of the helmet. These helmets are not certified for use in KartSport competition.

To be sure a helmet is approved for use at KartSport sanctioned events, look for a Snell, ECE or SFI sticker inside of the helmet. It will be attached to the inside of the shell under the lining. Sometimes the stickers are difficult to locate, and locating it may require dislocating the lining, but if the helmet is Snell, ECE or SFI certified, it will be there. No sticker NO racing.

Please be diligent in your checking for these counterfeit items.