Malaysia Autoshow 2017 hosting the first ever Karting Slalom

Young motorsports enthusiasts or parents with children who have an aptitude for motorsports will have an opportunity to put their talent to the test in a safe manner, during the Malaysia Autoshow 2017 this November.

For the first time in Malaysia a new form of motorsports - Karting Slalom, aims at providing a low cost platform to unearth new and young talents.

Speaking at the Media Introduction and Test Drive of the Karting Slalom event, Datuk Madani Sahari, the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) said, “Karting Slalom is a new category designed by the Commission Internationale de Karting – Federation Internationale de I’Automobile (CIK-FIA) and is  targeted  at young  people  who have never competed in motorsports before.”

The Karting Slalom formula was introduced as a way to get more young people into motorsports and to educate them on the basics of driving and safe driving that can be transferred directly from racing to driving on public roads. Karting Slalom is suitable for all, from as young as eight years old. Being dubbed as a new form of motorsports, Karting Slalom made its first appearance in Germany a few years ago and is rapidly gaining popularity.

Karting Slalom is an exciting sporting activity, in which the driver will handle the kart through an obstacle course at a controlled speed. The karts will be limited to close to walking pace and any deviation from the course will incur penalties. The activity requires only a small area of tarmac or space, and basically requires two karts, safety gear, cones and timing equipment.

Participants of the Karting Slalom at Malaysia Autoshow 2017 will drive the kart around a slalom course one at a time, and they will be electronically timed by the officials from Kelab Kart Selangor and Wilayah Persekutuan. Helmets will be provided for participants but aspiring competitors are advised to wear at least heavy full-length trousers with proper shoes and socks, a long sleeved jacket and full gloves.

Participants will be grouped by age and the participation fees in Table 1.

Table 1: Age Group and Participation Fee

Age Group

Participation Fee Per Entry

8 years old to 13 years old

RM10.00

14 years old to 18 years old

RM20.00

18 years old and above

RM30.00

For more information on the Karting Slalom and Malaysia Autoshow 2017, please log on to Malaysia Autoshow 2017 website at www.autoshow.com.my