Gazelle Changes 21
Following the final approval from Motorsport UK, we are able to confirm the changes to the IAME Cadet class.
For 2021 the IAME Cadet class will see two major changes, the first since the class was introduced in 2013. Both measures have been introduced to improve the usability of the engine package.
The updates are as follows:-
This will be a new design coming from the HW series carburettor. It has been designed and developed in conjunction with our technical partners Tillotson. The HW is an evolution of the HL that has seen great success after being introduced for the X30 class back in 2015. A variation of the design has also helped to win World karting titles.
The carburettor designated for the IAME class is the HW-47. Manufactured using an improved casting and machining process to give greater accuracy and features like the adjustable high and low speed jets, allowing the optimum setting to be identified with ease, are both benefits of this new carburettor and inherent in the HW series. Specifically designed for this model, it features a 15mm Venturi and external pulse connection while the diaphragm kit is the same used in the X30 classes.
Following a design concept first made for the KF engines, this has passed down to the 60cc Gazelle engine. It features a one piece CNC machined exhaust manifold, the manufacturing process allows for more efficient gas flow which not only help in performance but also has been seen to equalise engines. A 16mm restrictor will be used in 2021 which gives a decrease in the lap time of approx 0.6 seconds with an increase of 1 hp.
The introduction of both new parts will help equal out current equipment, seeing the replacement of the current HL 394 which has become arduous for many in the class, especially novices, over the past few years.
Thanks to the support given from Tillotson, IAME S.P.A and John Mills Engineering, there will be a heavily subsidised introductory price for all components using a phased approach.
- HW-47 carburettor and exhaust restrictor kit, including the new thermal spacer and mounting studs and necessary gaskets:
*Subsidised cost £99 + vat (this will be limited to 2 kits per competitor, valid until 30th April 2021)
- Exhaust restrictor only:
*Subsidised cost £39 + vat (valid until 30th April 2021)
- Please note these prices apply only to Motorsport UK licence holders and a copy of a 2021 licence will be required to be presented prior to purchasing..
The costs after this date will be:
- HW 47 Carburettor £99 + vat [RRP £189 + vat]
- Exhaust restrictor £55 + vat [RRP £80 + vat]
These prices will be fixed until the end of 2021
LOOKING FORWARD TO 2022…. X30 Price Decrease & New Tyres!
Following a solid and successful year for IAME, we look now to 2022 and what that means for the X30 classes…
Engine & Parts Price Slashed!
As we have passed through the financially uncertain times of Brexit, and had a year to understand the implications that has had on importing, we are delighted to announce that there will be a price decrease in the X30 parts and engines, a reduction of at least 13%!
The NEW engine package price will now be £1999 +vat for Mini, Junior & Senior engines and will be applicable from 01January 2022.
New Tyres… The Facts!
The X30 categories will see changes to their tyres; Senior moving to a medium compound (K2M) which in testing has proven very popular with the drivers, showing consistent lap times even after 170 laps!!! With the Mini & Junior moving to a new hard compound (K2H), the former Senior tyre. Seniors will start to use the new tyre from 01 January 2022 but there will be an overlap for Mini & Junior until 31 March, with the Clubs deciding which tyre they wish to use. The wet tyre will remain the same.
Tyres have been a hot topic lately, given the shortages that have been impacting our competitor. Luckily, we have not been effected by this issue as we were able to secure orders early on in the year, allowing us to have a healthy stock at all times, even helping our competitors out at their time of need. These shortages have been due to the lack of raw materials, which has had an effect on the cost of producing the tyres. This, added to the rise in shipping container costs, has left us very restricted when it comes to tyre pricing. Our manufacturer has forecast a 11% increase in the tyre price. We have, however, secured enough stock to see us through until the end of June for both the Mini/Junior (K2H) and Senior (K2M) slick tyre at which point the increase will start to be applied. To help simplify the pricing, we have made the K2H and K2M the same price, meaning a small price increase for the K2H but this will still be the most cost effective Option and Prime tyre on the market.
As from 01 January 2022, the new price for K2H/K2M will be £137.50 and the wet tyres will be £149.00. We will continue to work and negotiate with the tyre manufacturer to acquire the best rate to help minimise the cost increase going forward.
As I’m sure you will agree, the changes we have made for 2022 for the X30 will maintain the class’ benchmark of being the most cost effective categories on the market. With the NEW prices and the ease of transition between categories with minimal cost along the way, it’s easy to see why X30 retains it’s popularity.
You can find the new price list at https://www.iame.co.uk/x30-price-list-2021/
Komet Price Change
We wish to inform you, that due to an increase in shipping cost we have unfortunately had to make the decision to increase the price of the komet/MG tyres. This is effective form the 31st March 2019. The new prices are as follows:
K1H (X30 slick) £128.50 per set
K1W (X30 wet) £138.00 per set
K1M (slick) £139.00 per set
K1D-M (cadet slick) £117.00 per set
K1D-W Cadet wet) £136.00 per set
HZI (X30 euro slick) £136.00 per set
WT (X30 euro wet) £147.00 per set
All prices are subject to VAT
Junior X30 to fall in line with Euro regulations for exhaust restriction
Following many open discussion with the MSA and listening to the request form the competitors, we can now confirm that from January 1st 2019 the Junior X30 class will use the 22.7mm exhaust restrictor. This will be the same size used across Europe.
UK IAME importer James Mills commented “This is a really positive move for the X30 junior class in the UK which allow us to bring parity with the rest of the Europe. This has given us a small upgrade in lap time, of around 0.4sec but we are able achieve total alignment with our European neighbours”. “For several year we have seen the UK drivers have success in the IAME international event, I hope this will make us even stronger”
“Its also great to see the MSA focussing on whats not only good for the sport, but for the customers. With the MSA new vision being very direct and clear i’m sure it can only be good for the sport in the UK”.
The new exhaust system will be available by mid November 2018 from your local IAME retailer
THE 2019 LGM CALENDAR IS NOW OUT!!!
The 2019 LGM race calendar has now been finalised. With a new tracks added to the series it will see the LGM championship visited Little Rissington and with Wigan now back on the calendar in nearly 10 years it set to be a new fresh feel.
Championship organiser Mike Mills said It’s been a frantic few weeks with the changes to the MSA British championships, but after closely working with the newly formed Karting Operations we have been able to deliver a calendar that compliments all of the scheduled IAME races in the UK and Europe. We are also working to bring some new features to the championship so keep watching this space for up dates.
Entries are now open. Download the form from www.lgmseries.com
EURO SERIES TO USE MG TIRES IN 2019
We will have the tyres available from stock by the end of this year