2020 rookie ev
The 2020 Mini Rookie is Tony Kart’s answer to the first homologation reserved to the new international Mini CIK-FIA class, result of an intense combined work by the R&D department of the OTK Kart Group and the Tony Kart Racing Team, engaged in testing and developing the material on the main circuits, both in Italy and abroad, with several models of tyres. The goal is to provide all young kart drivers with the best compromise to guarantee top performances and, at the same time, great ease of drive and adjustment of the kart.
Compared to the previous model, the frame of the 2020 Mini Rookie has gone through a few technical changes resulting from the adaptation to the new regulation for minikart. The innovations concern both the materials used and geometries, but also some components. The most evident change is the new adjustable footrest system, useful for adapting the driving position to the different drivers’ heights in this category. Besides this, we are introducing also a new pedals fixing system, which allows a rapid mounting of the rudder pedals, directly constrained to the pedal supports welded to the frame, increasing the stiffness and safety.
Also in the 2020 Mini Rookie chassis, as for the chassis of the superior classes, the lower adjustable seat supports are used in order to make the mounting in different positions easier. Regarding the ergonomic point of view, the new frame is supplied as standard equipment with the inclined steering wheel hub, in addition to the steering wheel, already in use, specifically developed for the small hands of the 60 mini drivers.
As far as the brake system is concerned, the new Tony Kart Mini Rookie is equipped with the BSM5 model, already tested and proven to be at the top in terms of efficiency and performance. Equipped with self-adjusting brake pedal for the brake pads wear, the brake uses a 160 mm diameter self-ventilated disc and is characterized by the ergal pump with oil tank and the brake pipes covered with an aeronautical flexible steel mesh.
Another innovation on the 2020 Mini Rookie is the new M8 bodyworks kit, developed in the wind tunnel and already tested with excellent results on superior category karts: the new number plate with high aerodynamic efficiency and the new front spoiler, higher than the one in the past, can undoubtedly make the difference in the performances characterizing this category.