Micro Max is a step up from the Bambino class or ideal to start karting for larger 7-year olds and can be competed in until the end of the year in which you turn 11. Using a de-tuned ROTAX 125 Junior Max engine @ 9.5 bhp and fitted to a 95cm “mini chassis” – designed for 7 to 13-year-old kids – this provides an easy to drive, easy to run and low running cost formula. Various makes of chassis are available.

Climbing The Ladder

The 1st step in the Rotax Max journey for a young karter.

Grand Prizes

African Open Ticket for class winner.

Class Details


Open to all drivers from the year of their 7th birthday until 31st December of the year of their 11th birthday. The Rotax karting formula provides for a very easy and low-cost upgrade from Micro Max to Mini Max.

  • Age: 7 – 11 Years

  • Race class: national / international

  • Tyres: Mojo C2

  • Minimum Weight (Kart + Driver): 105 kg

Power Unit

Rotax Micro

  • Maximum Power: 7 kW / 9.5 hp at 7,000 rpm

  • Displacement: 125cc

  • Weight: bare engine: 11.8 kg / 26.0 lbs with complete power pack: 21.5 kg / 47.5 lbs

  • Features: junior cylinder without exhaust valve, inlet restrictor, restricted exhaust socket, radiator and exhaust that fit the 950 mm chassis

  • Engine Pack: intake silencer, carburetor, fuel pump, engine, exhaust system, radiator, battery box incl. cover, cable harness, OFF/ON/START switch, relay

  • Chassis compatibility: wheel base 950 mm