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Gillard launches TG17 and the new chassis range
30 December 2021

Officially unveiled the flagship chassis, for the single-speed, shifter and DD2 classes, of the new brand that recently entered the OTK Kart Group’s world. The range is then completed by the Rookie EVH and the Rookie EVS for the Mini category.

After the announcement of the entry into OTK Kart Group of the historic English brand, already winner of a FIA world title, Gillard Kart launches the range of chassis of its new range made up of the TG17 flagship model (reserved for single-speed, shifter and DD2 classes) and the Rookie EVH and Rookie EVS for the Mini class.

The newborn products keep faith with the company "principle" "Designed, Engineered, Manufactured, 100% made in OTK - Italy", which is the basis of all OTK Kart Group products. The Italian company has always made the utmost control of the entire design and production chain a real feather in its cap, thanks also to the use of automated processes that guarantee uncompromising production standards.

OTK Kart Group's R&D department has been investing in the aerodynamic development of its chassis in an almost pioneering way for several years, through wind tunnel tests and CFD computer simulations. The result of this work has first materialized in the innovative M7 number plate, now made of blue plastic, which integrates in a complementary way with the new M10 kit for the newborn TG17: the front fairing and the rear protection adjustable in width, in compliance with the latest FIA regulations, are combined with the new side bumpers, now lighter in weight and smaller in size, to the benefit of performance and better cooling of the rear tyres.

The achievement of the optimal driving position is an absolute priority for every driver. OTK Kart Group knows this very well, this is the reason why the continuous refinement of every detail concerning this aspect has been now extended to TG17, too. The newborn Gillard Kart model is equipped with a footrest that allows a greater excursion in terms of adjustment and includes new seat supports. These solutions are in addition to the already well-known HGS steering wheel combined with the inclined hub.

The excellent technical and performance qualities of the braking systems by OTK Kart Group are witnessed by the numerous international titles obtained in 2021, in the OK classes, with the BSD model, and in KZ, with the BSS model. In 2022 the shifter classes will also adopt the brand new BSZ braking system, equipped with brake pumps with larger diameter pistons that make braking even more modular.

A pair of chassis has been launched for the Mini class: it’s the Rookie EVS, equipped with a frame that in terms of geometry favours the use of more "soft" compound tyres, and the Rookie EVH, designed for tyres of mostly hard compound. Both feature a brand new floating brake disc.

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