The F400 Karting Challenge was introduced to bridge the gap between professional leagues (such as the Rotax 125 Series) and corporate karting. There have been major developments in both Engine and Chassis technology in recent years but this has only resulted in access to the sport becoming even more limited, as costs have risen dramatically. F400 is a game changer and you simply cannot race for cheaper anywhere in SA.
The series aims to provide an affordable, yet competitive series, to improve access to the sport and afford a greater audience the opportunity to experience the thrill and exhilaration of motor sport. The series offers individuals and companies an opportunity to compete in karting at a level comparable to the top series, while not being burdened by huge expenses and service commitments between races.
F400 is a controlled class, tires, engines, carburetors and jets are all standard and no modifications of any kind are allowed. This can be seen in the extremely close racing whereby the top 10 karts are often not separated by more than a second! Even our annual 9 hour event results in the top teams finishing on the same lap or not more than a lap or two behind.
All Karts are identical (except chassis which may be any CIK type), with minor adjustments only possible to the chassis setup, which means the focus on performance falls in the ability of the drivers.
Engines are Honda GX390 units, tuned to exactly the same specification and sealed, these engines are bullet proof.
All motors are sealed to ensure equality across the field. Maintenance is limited, with oil changes between race days, and piston replacements annually.
The F400 Series races at Zwartkops and Vereeniging Kart Circuits. Kyalami Kart Circuit closed in 2015 but a new international circuit is being built in Boksburg, due for completion by the end of 2017. Events are held once a month from February to November, and consists of 4 to 5 hours of racing per day.
The format is also structured towards offering corporation’s an opportunity of entering staff or client teams, while still remaining competitive in the League.
F400 provides the best value for money racing series currently available in South Africa!