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CIK Communication - Latest decisions of the FIA concerning Karting

06. November 2010 - LATEST DECISIONS OF THE WORLD MOTOR SPORT COUNCIL AND/OR GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE FIA CONCERNING KARTING.

On occasion of the meetings of 3 and 5 November 2010 in Paris, the World Motor Sport Council of the FIA and/or the General Assembly of the FIA took in particular the following decisions for Karting:

 

International Karting Commission-FIA
On proposal of the World Motor Sport Council, the General Assembly of the FIA has designated the President and the Members of the CIK for the year to come.

Shaikh Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa (BHR) has been appointed President of the CIK and the following countries will be represented within the Commission: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Luxemburg, Mexico, Monaco, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Roumania, Russia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United States of America and Venezuela.

The Manufacturers’ representative and the Teams’ representative will be designated in December 2010 further to the Monaco meeting of the World Motor Sport Council.

CIK-FIA Technical Working Group
With the aim of reinforcing the involvement of Manufacturers in the process of the drafting of technical proposals to be submitted to the CIK Commission and then to the World Motor Sport Council, the composition of the Technical Working Group has been altered by introducing a distinction between Manufacturers, either “A type” (Manufacturers having homologated chassis and engines who in addition can demonstrate that they actively participate in CIK-FIA Championships), or “B type” (Manufacturers having homologated either chassis or engines). The Technical Working Group will comprise 9 members: 2 members from ASNs, 2 representatives of the “A” Manufacturers, 1 representative of the “B” Manufacturers, 1 representative of the tyre Manufacturers, 2 representatives of the Teams and 1 President.

Sporting Regulations
The format of the CIK-FIA World Karting Championship, traditionally held in one single event, will be extended to fi ve events in 2011. The main Karting Manufacturers have committed themselves to participating therein and, with their agreement, the Super KF category will be replaced by a new KF1 category using homologated KF2 engines and with free chassis, brakes and tyres.

Because of its ever more international extension - no longer just confi ned to certain European countries, a World Cup will be dedicated to the KZ2 category as from 2011. Both 125 cc gearbox categories will benefi t by a European Championship henceforth concentrated in one single event and a World Cup.

The eligibility criteria for the different CIK-FIA World Cups (in KF2, KF3, KZ1 and KZ2) have been changed with the aim of extending participation to new countries and of strengthening the Organisers. In order to enter, the Drivers shall prove that they have participated in the 12 preceding months either in a CIK-FIA Championship event, or in a minimum of 3 national events in their original country, or in 3 Zone events in the CIK-FIA category corresponding to that of the World Cup concerned. The latter measure is aimed at reinforcing the development of the CIK-FIA categories via national or Zone competitions.

The European KF2 and KF3 Championships will continue to be held in two stages since their grand fi nal will be preceded by regional selections. The 3 regional qualifying events (Northern, Western and Central) are replaced by two Trophies (Northern and Southern). Participation will no longer be open only to European Drivers but also to Drivers from all continents.

The maximum number of participants in the CIK-FIA Karting Trophy Academy has been increased from 34 to 51 from 2011, while maintaining the principle of granting one kart per nation for Drivers selected by their respective ASNs. Out of the 51 available karts placed on a free basis at the disposal of the participants one kart will be reserved for a lady Driver selected by the “Women & Motorsport” Commission of the FIA.
Technical Regulations.

To avoid fi nding especially manufactured spark plugs or the sometimes very costly transformation of standard spark plugs aimed at increasing performance or at twisting the regulation concerning the minimum volume of the combustion chamber, a specifi c article and appendix describing the characteristics of ignition spark plugs has been added to the Technical Regulations.

Technical and Homologation Recommendations for the bodywork of «Minikarts»
To meet the demand of several ASNs and with a view to reinforcing safety and to harmonising national regulations, the CIK-FIA and the Karting Research Group of the FIA Institutefor Safety have drawn up Technical Recommendations regarding bodywork for the non-constraining use of ASNs in their national categories for children and youths. The whole requiredmethodology (technical description, mounting, crash-tests, etc.) is inspired by the Tand Homologation Regulations already existing for bodywork homologated by the CIKcategories with an international vocation.

2011 CIK-FIA Calendar
The 2011 calendar of the CIK-FIA Championships, Cups and Trophies has been vlows:
CIK-FIA «U18» WORLD KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP (DRIVERS UNDER 18) & CIK-FIA KARTING ACADEMY TROPHY
08-10/7  Ortona (ITA) 26-28/8  Essay (FRA) TBA (Oct./Nov.)  Bahrain (BHR)
CIK-FIA WORLD KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP (KF1)
19-22/5  Suzuka (JPN)
09-12/6  Wackersdorf (DEU) 21-24/7   Zuera (ESP) 01-04/9  Genk (BEL) 15-18/9  Sarno (ITA)
CIK-FIA WORLD CUPS FOR KF2 & KF3
15-18/9  Sarno (ITA)
CIK-FIA WORLD CUPS FOR KZ1 & KZ2
01-04/9  Genk (BEL)
CIK-FIA EUROPEAN KZ1 & KZ2 CHAMPIONSHIPS
09-12/6  Wackersdorf (DEU)

CIK-FIA EUROPEAN KF2 & KF3 CHAMPIONSHIPS North European Trophy
28/4-01/5  PF Int’l, Brandon (GBR)
South European Trophy 28/4-01/5  Varennes s/Allier (FRA)
Finals 21-24/7   Zuera (ESP)
01-04/12  Macau-Coloane (MAC)
CIK-FIA ASIA-PACIFIC KF2 CHAMPIONSHIP
19-22/5  Suzuka (JPN)
CIK-FIA EUROPEAN SUPERKART CHAMPIONSHIP TBA (3 events)
CIK-FIA KF2, KF3 & KZ2 VIKING TROPHY
17-19/6  Lidköping (SWE)
CIK-FIA KF3 & KZ2 MONACO KART CUP
14-16/10  Monaco (MCO) *

Quelle: Commission International des Karting

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