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The 2020 Mini Rookie is OTK’s answer to the first homologation reserved for the new international Mini CIK-FIA class. It’s the result of intense combined work by the R&D department of the Italian Manufacturer and its brands, engaged in testing and developing the material on the main circuits, both in Italy and abroad, with several models of tires.
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 Mini Kart. 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, OTK also introduces 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, OTK’s new 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 a self-adjusting brake pedal for the brake pads wear, the brake uses a 160 mm diameter self-ventilated disc and is characterized by the 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.