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TKART magazine Under Review | KR1 M.Y. 2022, the Kart Republic specifically for the shifter class
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Giacomo Mantovani
20 June 2022
CIK-FIA 2022

The new Kart Republic KR1 MY22 chassis is approved with approval number 023-CH-07.


Chassis approved for all classes, but it has a more rigid structure than its KR2 “brother”, so it is more suitable for karts with gears.

32 mm

This chassis is made of steel tubes all with a diameter of 32 mm, as opposed to the single-speed model from Kart Republic, the KR2, which is built with a mix of 30/32 tubes.


The Kart Republic KR2 MY 2022 chassis is made via a fully automated continuous arc welding process.


The accessories provided for this chassis are made of magnesium as standard, available in two versions: classic or with OXiTECH treatment (by AMV, “Chrome free”). At the moment, only the bearing shells are in Anticorodal and guarantee a longer life than the same components made of magnesium.

The KR1 2022 Model is the evolution of the homonymous Kart Republic chassis of 2018 made entirely with 32 mm diameter tubes, expressly designed for the shifter classes. Since its inception, the KR1 has achieved important results (above all, a third and a second place at the FIA Karting World Championship KZ, respectively in 2021 and in 2018, in addition to the victory in the FIA Karting European Championship, also in KZ, in 2022 and in 2019) and confirmed the great technical and managerial qualities of the founder of the Venetian brand: Dino Chiesa. One of the leading personalities in the world of karting, who over the years has been the team manager and mentor of drivers who have entered the Olympus of motorsport. A few names? Lewis Hamilton, Nico Rosberg, Giorgio Pantano, Lance Stroll, Nyck De Vries and Alex Zanardi ... In short, when Dino Chiesa is involved, expectations are always high.
Like its predecessor, the KR1 M.Y. 2022 (to find out more about the previous model, read "Under examination - KR1, the new chassis by Dino Chiesa for the KZ classes"), is the result of the partnership between the know-how gained on the track by the founder of KR and the production of Breda Racing, a company (external to KR) which has been producing components and equipment for racing cars for over thirty years and which, for the KR chassis, is responsible for production, checks and approvals. Although the name of the chassis remains unchanged compared to the old model, together with the approval number, at the base of this new chassis there is the precise objective of optimising some of the areas that could be improved on its predecessor, combining an aesthetic-chromatic renewal in the name of evolution and continuity. All this always bearing in mind the fixed points of Dino Chiesa's philosophy: lightness, performance and ease of setting up the chassis.

The Kart Republic KR1 M.Y. 2022 has a new look, although it is in line with the previous model. The dominant colour is now grey, instead of the previous white, and also the Kart Republic symbol, in some areas of the kart, is now re-proposed with a different style than in the past.
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Once again asymmetrical graphics, this time on a mat base, for the new Kart Republic stickers kit (above) which weighs 810 gr.
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The colour changes in the new KR1 (above) compared to the previous 2018 version have affected not only the adhesive kit, but also the body, now in a darker shade, as well as various accessories.
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At first glance, you immediately notice the graphical-chromatic evolution of the new model (based on evolution, not revolution), although the bottom shapes remain unchanged, thanks to the confirmation of the Dynamica fairings kit, from the Eurostar product line, a Parolin Racing Kart accessory compartment, in the new 2022 version (therefore adapted to the most recent and restrictive approval rules, which provide for higher loads to pass crash tests).
The design, as well as the structure entirely made up of 32 mm diameter tubes, of the body is more suitable for the gear classes, with a geometry studied ad hoc by Dino Chiesa. Our analysis will focus precisely on this configuration, although the kart can also be safely used for direct drive classes. Some of the developments are not directly visible, concerning its construction: from quality control, to the choice of materials and treatments.
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