Felipe Massa: “What happened in Lonato was serious, it is not an example for young kids”

Felipe Massa: “What happened in Lonato was serious, it is not an example for young kids” Read more

Very involved in his role as President of the FIA International Karting Commission, Felipe Massa was determined to meet the different players in the 2020 FIA Karting Competitions, first during the European Championship - OK & Junior in July, then in Italy at the World Championship - KZ. Despite the tight schedule between August and November, the Brazilian was pleased with the success of the current racing season.

The major role of ASNs in the FIA Karting Academy Trophy

The major role of ASNs in the FIA Karting Academy Trophy Read more

Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, the FIA Karting Academy Trophy quickly established itself as a cost-effective detection tool for young talents and proven a success both in terms of grid numbers as well producing future stars of motorsport.

Millel, Gustavsson and Braeken on pole position in Genk

Millel, Gustavsson and Braeken on pole position in Genk Read more

The FIA Karting competition in Genk started this Friday afternoon, 4th September, with the Qualifying Practice for the second round of the FIA Karting European Championship - KZ & KZ2 and the FIA Karting Academy Trophy. The health constraints in force in Belgium concerning the Covid-19 required the implementation of a very strict protocol, which made it hard for a significant number of drivers to reach the Genk venue. Sweden's Noah Millel and Viktor Gustavsson were the fastest in KZ and KZ2 respectively, while Belgium's Tom Braeken was the Academy pole position holder.

SATURDAY LIVESTREAM: FIA European Karting Championship - KZ & KZ2 and FIA Karting Academy Trophy

SATURDAY LIVESTREAM: FIA European Karting Championship - KZ & KZ2 and FIA Karting Academy Trophy Read more

The Adria Karting Raceway hosts the first Competition of the FIA European Karting Championship - KZ & KZ2, as well as the FIA Karting Academy Trophy from 13th to 16th August. The Competition promises to be a tough one on the 1302 m Italian track, known to be demanding for Drivers, equipment and tyres in any circumstances.

LIVETIMING: FIA European Karting Championship - KZ & KZ2 and FIA Karting Academy Trophy

LIVETIMING: FIA European Karting Championship - KZ & KZ2 and FIA Karting Academy Trophy Read more

The Adria Karting Raceway hosts the first Competition of the FIA European Karting Championship - KZ & KZ2, as well as the FIA Karting Academy Trophy from 13th to 16th August. The Competition promises to be a tough one on the 1302 m Italian track, known to be demanding for Drivers, equipment and tyres in any circumstances.

Qualifying full of suspense in the capricious weather of Adria

Qualifying full of suspense in the capricious weather of Adria Read more

The Friday, 14th August initially experienced stifling temperatures and high humidity. The approach of a storm delayed the running of the FIA Karting Competition in Adria a few minutes before the start of Qualifying Practice. The programme resumed after a one-hour break, in much cooler weather. In the FIA Karting European Championship - KZ, Irlando (ITA) took pole position, while Albanese (ITA) dominated the KZ2 category and Al Azhari (ARE) was the fastest in the FIA Karting Academy Trophy.

Saturday LIVESTREAM Champions Of The Future Round 1 at Zuera – Spain

Saturday LIVESTREAM Champions Of The Future Round 1 at Zuera – Spain Read more

The Circuito Internacional de Zuera is hosting the first round of the Champions Of The Future, the newly born international competition organized by RGMMC and open to all CIK-FIA categories. The race meeting scheduled on the weekend July 16th - 19th will be a fundamental stage of the calendar, also in view of the FIA Karting European Championship OK and Junior, starting 2 weeks after on the same circuit.

LIVESTREAM Champions Of The Future Round 1 at Zuera – Spain

LIVESTREAM Champions Of The Future Round 1 at Zuera – Spain Read more

The Circuito Internacional de Zuera is hosting the first round of the Champions Of The Future, the newly born international competition organized by RGMMC and open to all CIK-FIA categories. The race meeting scheduled on the weekend July 16th - 19th will be a fundamental stage of the calendar, also in view of the FIA Karting European Championship OK and Junior, starting 2 weeks after on the same circuit.

Tony Kart Racing Team at the frist round of the Champions of the Future in Zuera Spain

Tony Kart Racing Team at the frist round of the Champions of the Future in Zuera Spain Read more

The Circuito Internacional de Zuera is hosting the first stage of the new competition RGMMC made up of two rounds. The Tony Kart Racing team is getting on track in two categories and is looking forward to the forthcoming European Championship.

Cancellation of Kristianstad Competition

Cancellation of Kristianstad Competition Read more

The ASN of Sweden, Svenska Bilsportförbundet, has informed the CIK-FIA that the organiser of the Swedish Competition of the FIA Karting European Championship - OK and Junior has had to resign itself to cancel the event scheduled from 9th to 12th July 2020 in Kristianstad (SWE) due to circumstances regarding the COVID-19.

Joakim Ward about the first race in Sweden: “It was a very good format”

Joakim Ward about the first race in Sweden: “It was a very good format” Read more

A former top-level kart driver, Joakim Ward has diversified his activities since the creation of his company in 1991. In particular, he manages the import and distribution of several brands in Sweden and neighbouring countries and has developed his own range of rental karts.

ACI Karting Commission President Emanuele Pirro's point before the restart of the activity

ACI Karting Commission President Emanuele Pirro's point before the restart of the activity Read more

At work to restart the karting activities as soon as possible, a medical protocol has been devised to run the events following the rules. The new Italian ACI Karting 2020 calendar has been defined. The message from Emanuele Pirro, President of ACI Karting Commission, on the situation for a prompt restart of the activity following the latest Decree-Law and the work done by the Federation in the past few days marked again by the sanitary emergency in Italy.

Bertrand Pignolet: "We have tried to reposition as many competitions as possible in the second part of the season"

Bertrand Pignolet: "We have tried to reposition as many competitions as possible in the second part of the season" Read more

Frenchman Bertrand Pignolet is at the head of one of the world's leading kart manufacturers. The Sodikart company, founded by Gildas Mérian, divides its activity between rental karting and manufacturing competition chassis. Sodi karts have shone at the highest international level in KZ and KZ2 while increasing their presence in all other categories. Sodikart is also involved in the organisation of races through its 3MK Events department. This interview with Bertrand Pignolet was conducted in April 2020 while COVID-19 was paralysing a large part of the planet.

RGMMC reveals new calendar Champions of the Future

RGMMC reveals new calendar Champions of the Future Read more

A newly formed series by RGMMC to promote and develop the CIK-FIA karting classes, Mini 60, OK-Junior, OK and KZ2. Due to the current situation Round 1 which was to be held in Germany is now officially off the calendar and replaced with Round 3 in Autódromo Internacional do Algarve Portugal. RGMMC are proud to launch the new calendar of the series in 2020 with 3 events.

FIA Karting - CIK-FIA agrees to defer Brazil’s hosting of the FIA Karting World Championship from 2020 to 2021

FIA Karting - CIK-FIA agrees to defer Brazil’s hosting of the FIA Karting World Championship from 2020 to 2021 Read more

A new European venue will be selected for 2020, while Birigui will be back on the calendar next year.

The two races of WSK Super Master Series scheduled for May have been postponed

The two races of WSK Super Master Series scheduled for May have been postponed Read more

The Covid-19 emergency requires a reschedule of the WSK calendar and the two events originally scheduled for May 3rd in La Conca and May 24th in Sarno have been “frozen” and postponed. The promoter is committed to define a new calendar and to have a regular running of the 2020 WSK Championships.

CIK-FIA 2020 Homologations extended to 2021

CIK-FIA 2020 Homologations extended to 2021 Read more

The CIK-FIA homologation process for chassis, brakes and bodywork, which represents about 110 products and about 50 manufacturers from 10 countries, is due to start on 1st August 2020. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most nations in Europe and around the world are facing production difficulties and it will be difficult, if not impossible, for all manufacturers to complete the development of their new products and put them into production before August. In light of these exceptional circumstances, the CIK-FIA has decided to strongly support the industry and the future of karting by automatically extending the validity of all currently homologated products (chassis, brakes, bodywork) for one year until 31st December 2021. Manufacturers will therefore have the possibility of homologating a new product or to re-homologate it during the 2021 homologation process.

The start of the 2020 FIA Karting season will be delayed

The start of the 2020 FIA Karting season will be delayed Read more

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic currently spreading in Europe and much of the world, the CIK-FIA has had to change the schedule for the start of the 2020 season.

RMC Grand Finals goes to the desert: RMCGF 2020 takes place in Bahrain

RMC Grand Finals goes to the desert: RMCGF 2020 takes place in Bahrain Read more

We are proud to announce the location of the Rotax MAX Challenge Grand Finals 2020: it is BAHRAIN! The best RMC drivers worldwide will take to the desert from November 07th -14th, 2020 for the annual highlight of the karting season.  

LeCont gains ground at all levels

LeCont gains ground at all levels Read more

A quick overview of the international karting landscape confirms the progress of LeCont tyres around the world. Over time, the quality of LeCont products has become more and more important in racing, especially as the Italian brand has always placed great importance on its relationship with its customers.

LINE-UP: Confirmed drivers for the Kosmic Kart Racing Department

LINE-UP: Confirmed drivers for the Kosmic Kart Racing Department Read more

Confirmed drivers and new entries for the Kosmic Kart Racing Department, who in 2020 will get on track in the main international competitions of the OK and OKJ categories.

LINE-UP! Tony Kart Racing Team presents it's new drivers line-up for 2020

LINE-UP! Tony Kart Racing Team presents it's new drivers line-up for 2020 Read more

After defining the starting line up and the races calendar for the 2020 season of the Tony Kart Racing Team, the squad is ready to get on track for all the main international events of the 60 Mini, OKJ, OK and KZ /KZ2 classes. The Tony Kart Racing Team also presents the list of official drivers for the 2020-season.

Happy holidays and a successful 2020

Happy holidays and a successful 2020 Read more

All the members of KartXpress wish you Happy Holidays and a successful 2020.

The new Exprit Racing Team is born! led by the World Champion Patrik Hajek!

The new Exprit Racing Team is born! led by the World Champion Patrik Hajek! Read more

Everything is ready now, in view of the 2020 season, for the debut of the structure by OTK Kart Group: the Exprit Racing Team, taking the Exprit chassis officially onto the track in the CIK-FIA and WSK competitions led by the World Champion Patrik Hajek.

Another successful year for Energy Corse

Another successful year for Energy Corse Read more

From victory at the Winter Cup at the beginning of the season to successes in the WSK throughout the year, including a new European Championship, the Energy Corse brand and its official team completed a series of victorious meetings at the international level in 2019. All these trophies won by the drivers in the Energy Corse colours are the result of meticulous work to offer competitive equipment to the drivers, recognised technical knowledge and high quality racing team staff.

Rotax DD2 Chassis with CIK-FIA Homologated rear bumper for FIA Karting Calender 2020 Events

Rotax DD2 Chassis with CIK-FIA Homologated rear bumper for FIA Karting Calender 2020 Events Read more

BRP-Rotax would like to inform all customers that a CIK-FIA approved rear bumper will now be mandatory for any Rotax MAX Challenge (RMC) events/series listed on the FIA Karting Sporting Calendars 2020, in order meet the latest CIK-FIA chassis requirements of the use of CIK-FIA homologated equipment.

Gabriele Minì crowned FIA Karting Rookie of the Year 2019

Gabriele Minì crowned FIA Karting Rookie of the Year 2019 Read more

In order to highlight the emergence of young talents at the highest level of competition, each year the CIK-FIA organises a specific classification for Drivers up to 16 years of age participating in the FIA Karting World Championship and in the FIA Karting European Championship in the OK category for the first time. Among the thirty Drivers who met these criteria, the Italian Gabriele Minì has been remarkably prominent throughout the season. He had the most points in the fight to be named Rookie of the Year 2019.

LeCont tyres played their role in World Championship title for Lorenzo Travisanutto

LeCont tyres played their role in World Championship title for Lorenzo Travisanutto Read more

Thanks to a new regulation adopted for the 2019 World Championships, the drivers were able to use an extra set of slick tyres for the Final, guaranteeing perfect sporting equality for all. Lorenzo Travisanutto won his duel with Juho Valtanen, the leader at the start of the race. At the end, the Finn was unable to counter the final rush of the two Britons Taylor Barnard and Harry Thompson, who accompanied the Italian champion on the podium. The excitement of the many spectators gathered around the circuit testified to the intensity of this Final. For LeCont, it was a new technological challenge that has been successfully met. 

A World Championship perfectly mastered by LeCont

A World Championship perfectly mastered by LeCont Read more

Organised this year in Finland, the FIA ​​Karting World Championship in OK was a great sporting and popular success. In front of full stands, Lorenzo Travisanutto won a second consecutive world crown after an exciting Final. At a meeting with extremely changeable weather conditions, LeCont tyres played their role perfectly, ensuring performance, consistency and sporting fairness, both in the dry and the wet.

Major positive result for LeCont at the European OK Championship

Major positive result for LeCont at the European OK Championship Read more

Selected by tender to supply tyres to the drivers in the OK category of the 2019 FIA ​​Karting European Championship, the manufacturer LeCont perfectly fulfilled the mission that the CIK-FIA entrusted them with. Throughout the four Grand Prix Kart races in France (twice), in Belgium and Sweden, sporting fairness has prevailed. The very high standard of competition gave rise to magnificent battles and suspense that held until the end, on the very demanding international circuit of Le Mans.