While Victorian kart racer David Sera flew the AKA
flag in America very little was known about what the AKA mob back home was
attempting, but we have discovered the news and put it here for you to judge.
Two (2) years ago at the AKA National Championship at Eastern Creek Sydney 2007, David won
the Leopard Light category final - during the course of the race he was, for some unknown
reason was shown a "mechanical defect " flag, some believe
this was because of an earlier matter that was not resolved to the satisfaction of some or
one of the officials.
On completion of the final event, immediately as he drove into the pits, his equipment was
checked by the technical officers to determine the reason for the MD flag ...no mechanical
defect was found or reported by experts, and all of his equipment as raced was found
to be compliant. However, he was charged with disobeying a M/D flag and penalised.
Believing this was unfair he lodged an appeal , paid the fee , and his appeal was
dismissed, certain parties acting as officials at the race meeting were also
involved in the arrangements to set up the appeal...!!! not satisfied with the outcome he
proceeded to lodge his as of right appeal to the next level - more fees
had to be paid and Sera he waited - and waited and waited for the appeal to be arranged by
those "responsible" AKA officials.
The delay by the officials extended to 18 months, failure to comply with the
requirements to enact that process is just simply disgusting, and more importantly,
contrary to the AKA's own regulations. It is believed to have been commonly understood
that certain persons had stated that "he will never get the green plate ".!
The AKA also claimed they could not find a 'Chairman" to act at the AKAC appeal yet
they had a million dollars in the bank and the appeal fee to "employ" a
solicitor as is required ... The AKA finally appointed its own AKA solicitor to the
Chairman of the Court role, yes, the AKA who was one party to
the appeal had its solicitor sit in judgment of a matter that involved the AKA
As a last resort David sought leave to
further appeal , that was to the last and final court that a person can appeal to ,
that court is AMSAC the (Aust Motor Sport
Appeal Court) operated by CAMS and has direct link with the FIA ( The World Motor Sport
Authority) who delegates motor sport control to CAMS. (CAMS
delegates control of Karting to AKA - therein lies the affiliation.)
After $6000 + in just AKA fees -plus his own costs the decision of the AMSAC court
was handed down on the 5th November and distributed to AKA - The appeal by David Sera from
his National Championship event in April of 2007 was upheld by the court, and
Sera is to be crowned Champion of the class. His appeal fees were to be returned to him
and his trophy to be awarded - but guess what , whilst praising his effort in America in an AKA press release and promoting
him and AKA and karting in general, the AKA were demanding and instructing the AMSAC court that
their decision cannot stand !!
Who do these people think they are telling
the final court for motor sport that it cannot make decisions that some AKA personnel are
not happy with and make submissions to the court that the court is out of order ??
the AKA can't and won't follow the rules themselves but want to interfere in someone
Sera deserves his place on the podium deserves to be publicly
acknowledged as the Champion at the Nationals of 2007 - presented with his
trappings - and the fools who expect the final court to change their decision to satisfy their own demands instead of
complying with the rules and facts should be removed from whatever posts they
hold in the sport ... This sort of disgusting action just goes to show the arrogance
and dictatorial ethic of those who hold office and appointments in this sport.
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