New book­let to help young karters

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A new book­let has been writ­ten aimed at help­ing young karters to un­der­stand the rules that gov­ern the sport.

Rac­ing Rules Ex­plained is tar­geted at novice karters aged be­tween six and 12 years-old and is writ­ten by clerk of the course Gor­don Mel­lis. The 68-page book­let was orig­i­nally writ­ten for a Mid­dle East se­ries but now ver­sions have been cre­ated for other coun­tries.

“We all ex­pect these young­sters to start their rac­ing ca­reers with­out re­ally un­der­stand­ing the rules prop­erly and just pick things up as they go along driv­ing per­fectly within these rules from race one,” said Mel­lis.

“But it’s wholly un­rea­son­able to ex­pect a novice driver in the ju­nior classes to sit down, read, learn and ap­ply the sport­ing rules and reg­u­la­tions as they are cur­rently writ­ten.

“Rac­ing Rules Ex­plained makes ex­ten­sive use of colour cartoons, pho­tos and il­lus­tra­tions to sim­ply ‘trans­late’ some of the most im­por­tant text based rules, reg­u­la­tions and pro­ce­dures into a more pic­to­rial style of for­mat us­ing plain lan­guage that is more read­able and eas­ier to un­der­stand by the tar­get age group: chil­dren.”

The book is avail­able through lo­cal kart clubs and the As­so­ci­a­tion of Bri­tish Kart Clubs.

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