Karting NSW has released the 2021 Control Engine Tender. The tender can be found here and closes on 5 March 2021.
In January 2021, KNSW announced that it shall be opening the tender process to qualified manufacturers and/or their Australian suppliers for the supply of control engines for KNSW Sanctioned Events. This will include Novice, Rookie, Junior, Senior Restricted and Performance Classes, as well as 4 Stroke options.
KNSW acknowledges that there is a wide range of engines available in the market that would satisfy KNSW’s performance, parity, ease of use, and cost requirements. It is envisaged that selected engines would greatly aid in improving participation and facilitate KNSW’s Strategic Plan which includes our;
- Mission – To develop and promote karting throughout Australia for the benefit of all.
- Vision – More people karting more often.
- Values – Leadership, Transparency, Accountability, Cooperation and Inclusion
- Goal – To strengthen partnerships with all stakeholders to achieve strategic objectives.
To ensure that KNSW members are not out of pocket, KNSW is not looking to replace existing engines or add classes. It is envisaged that any new engine will deliver similar power curves and performance within existing classes and engines and not have a superior/inferior performance advantage over existing engines.
The Tender process will allow the newly formed, KNSW Engine Review Committee (ERC) sufficient time to evaluate each eligible engine against the criteria and for suitability for KNSW Sanctioned Events, before making its recommendation to the KNSW Board. The Board of KNSW will make the final determination of any successful supplier of control engines for KNSW Sanctioned Events.
KNSW is looking forward to providing the opportunity to engage with the wider karting community on this project through an open and transparent process with the goal of delivering further cost-savings to karters.
KNSW now formally invites engine manufacturers and/or distributors to tender for the supply of engines to suit KNSW Classes.