KANSW introduces more-durable Option Tyres for Club Competition

08 Jul 2019

  • New Bridgestone YDS tyres have now become available and will be used at all Club Level Competition from 1st July, 2019.
  • The new Bridgestone YDS tyres can be used for Practice immediately

The tyres have been selected based on their durability, with testing proving them to be longer-lasting tyres with acceptable performance characteristics.

The selection of the new optional tyres now provides a logical point of separation between Club and Zonal events and competitions from major State Series and Nationally Permitted events where the prime tyres are to remain in use.

KANSW Competition Tyres – 1st July, 2019
Class Tyre Brand Club Zonal Comp State Series State Cup / Trophy
Cadet 9 Bridgestone YDS YDS YJL Supp Regs
Cadet 12 Bridgestone YDS YDS YJL Supp Regs
KA4 Bridgestone YDS YDS YLR Supp Regs
KA3 Dunlop DFM DFM DFM Supp Regs
KA2 Dunlop DFM DFM DFM Supp Regs
Junior Performance Dunlop DFM DFM DFM Supp Regs
TaG Restricted Dunlop DFM DFM DFM Supp Regs
Yamaha Bridgestone YDS YDS N/A N/A
All 4SS Classes Vega VAH VAH N/A N/A
TaG125 MG Red Red Red Supp Regs
KA1 / KZ2 MG Yellow Yellow Yellow Supp Regs
Open Performance MG Yellow Yellow Yellow Supp Regs


The option tyres provide flexibility for Clubs and organizers of major Zonal and State Series, and State Trophy event organizers when consideration is given to what is best for each, whether more durability or greater performance is deemed to be more important.

Organisers of the State Cup and State Trophy (stand alone events of significance in NSW such as the Brian Farley Memorial event) will be able to nominate the selected tyre – either the option tyres or the prime tyres in the event Supplementary Regulations.

For National level events – State Championship, National Cup and the Australian Kart Championship, where outright performance is sought, the selected Prime tyres will continue to be used.