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Rotax Finals 2016 posterThe edition 2016 of the Rotax Max Challenge Grand World Finals will be held in Sarno at the Circuito Internazionale Napoli, Italy. An entire week for the event from next 15 to 22 October.

The renewed Circuito Internazionale Napoli in Sarno, Italy is the circuit that will host one of the biggest motorsport event concerning the karting, the Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals, called RMC Grand Finals.
Karting is the preparatory activity of motorsport. Testimonial were and are drivers like Senna, Schumacher, Hamilton, Vettel, Rosberg ect.

Sarno’s plant, Circuito Internazionale Napoli, is globally recognized as one of the best race-facilities for the Karting with a great tradition of races and events or as "factory" of motorsport’s champions. For this season and in reward of its organization, Circuito was awarded by the engineering giant BRP, the bidding winner, to host the Rotax World Grand Finals.

The RMCGF are a motorsport, karting event born in 2000 and was immediately reported as one of the most succesful karting series. Every year, worldwide at least 15,000 drivers compete to win the famous ticket valid for access to the final race Grand Finals.

In Sarno, participants drivers will be divided into 6 classes according to age and to motor specifications of the vehicles. For all, the engine will be provided by Rotax (BRP group) while the chassis will be supplied by the Italian BirelArt, by IPK Prague and the French Sodì.

At Circuito are awaited over 350 drivers from, at least, 50 different countries. First operations of RMCGF in Sarno, will be held on next weekend of October 15th with drivers registration. On track for the free practice, qualifying and races as Qualifying Heats from Monday 17 to Friday 21. On Saturday October 22, Finals races with the best 34 drivers on the grid for each of the six classes, coming from the initial 350 concurrent.


CIK World Karting Championship KristianstadThe Kingdom of Sweden is proud to host one of the two CIK-FIA World Competitions of the 2016 season at the circuit of Kristianstad. Three categories, 173 Drivers, 45 nations and five continents are the elements of the CIK-FIA World Championship for KZ, the CIK-FIA International Super Cup for KZ2 and CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy to be held together from 1st to 4th September 2016 on the Asum Ring circuit, along with the CIK-FIA Historic Karting Super Cup. After Le Mans (FRA) in 2015 and Sarno (ITA) in 2014, Sweden is soon to organise the CIK-FIA World Competition open to the KZ, KZ2 and Academy categories. The Kristianstad circuit, the organising club and the Swedish ASN, the SBF, have been deservedly rewarded for the efforts made over several years to reach the level of organisation required for such a Competition, 34 years after the last World Karting Championship held on Swedish soil, at Kalmar in 1982. The 1231 m of the Asum Ring track offers a particularly technical framework for sporting confrontation and surprises may well decide the outcome. Italy tops the best represented nations with 29 Drivers entered, ahead of Sweden with 25 Drivers. In total, nearly 50 Scandinavian Drivers are on the lists, proof of the dynamism of the discipline in northern Europe. Historic Karts will therefore be welcomed to the Kristianstad circuit for the CIK-FIA Historic Karting Super Cup.

Barrichello among the professionals in World KZ

A professional competition for many, the CIK-FIA World Championship for KZ will bring together the elite of the Karting world totaling an impressive international record. The Italian Marco Ardigo (Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega) will arrive in Sweden crowned as the European Champion in late July against the Czech Patrik Hajek (Kosmic / Vortex / Vega) and the Frenchman Jérémy Iglesias (Sodi / TM Racing / Vega). The Italian clan can also count on Paolo De Conto (CRG / TM Racing / Vega), Flavio Camponeschi (CRG / Parilla / Vega), Davide Fore (Righetti Ridolfi / TM Racing / Vega) and Leonardo Lorandi (Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega), a young man moving up from KZ2. This is also the case for the Dutchman Stan Pex (CRG / Vortex / Vega) supporting his brother Jorrit (CRG / Vortex / Vega), the 2015 World Champion. Anthony Abbasse (Sodi / TM Racing / Vega) will again set off in search of a major title for France in the company of Arnaud Kozlinski (CRG / TM Racing / Vega), who will make a comeback for this occasion. We will also watch out for the Swedes Joel Johansson (Righetti Ridolfi / TM Racing / Vega) and Douglas Lundberg (Mach 1 / TM Racing / Vega) who are always formidable at home. The Brazilian former F1 driver Rubens Barrichello, who has regularly competed in karting for several seasons, has decided to take on a worthy challenge by taking part in this Championship driving a BirelART / Parilla / Vega against the specialists in the category.

Eclectic and very tough field in KZ2

The CIK-FIA International Super Cup for KZ2 promises an absorbing spectacle with 89 entries including the top seeds of the recent CIK-FIA European Championship for KZ2. The Champion, the Italian Fabian Federer (CRG / Modena Engines / Vega), will again face most of the European top 10 with his compatriots Matteo Vigano (Top Kart / Parilla / Vega), Alessandro Irlando ( Energy / TM Racing / Vega) and Luca Corberi (Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega). Other specialists in the category will join the confrontation. This is the case for the Frenchman Alexandre Arrue (Righetti Ridolfi / TM Racing / Vega), 3rd in 2013, or for the Spaniard Pedro Hiltbrand (CRG / Maxter / Vega), the Vice-European Champion of 2015. But the 2016 Competition will feature several top drivers more used to direct-drive karts who are ready to try their luck with the gearbox engines. These include the Briton Tom Joyner (Zanardi / Parilla / Vega), the Spaniard Marta Garcia Lopez (Evokart / Parilla / Vega), the Swede Noah Milell (Exprit / Vortex / Vega), the Russian Alexander Smolyar (Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega) and the Dutchmen Martijn Van Leeuwen (BirelART / Parilla / Vega) and Bent Viscaal (CRG / TM Racing / Vega).

Coronation expected for Bradshaw in the Academy

This one-make Competition aimed at revealing young talents from around the world this year uses new equipment provided by OTK Kart Group. 51 drivers from 39 nations are using Exprit chassis and the Vortex OK-Junior engine, but with a specific carburetor, and Vega tyres. The CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy should go to the Briton Callum Bradshaw after the third and final Competition of 2016 with his lead of almost 30 points in the standings and his performance on the track. Only the Belgian Xavier Handsaeme can mathematically deny him the overall victory. The places of honour should be decided between the Dane Mads Eielso Hansen, the Briton Oliver Clarke and the Swede Alfred Nilsson. The final top 10 will no doubt be full of fierce battles between many participants.

4th edition of the CIK-FIA Historic Karting Super Cup

Once again this year CIK-FIA Historic Karting Super Cup will take place as part of the most prestigious meeting of the sporting season. 34 Karts, reflecting the history of the discipline from its origins, will be invited to participate in numerous demonstrations on the track during the World Competition and will enjoy the popularity of the event to show a wide audience the ingenuity of the pioneers of the discipline along with the rigour of restoring the venerable machines on display in the paddock. Thanks to the privileged geographical position occupied by the Kristianstad in Nothern Europe, we can expect to see some rare gems.

Results and live timing can be seen here

CIK European Championship Zuera SpainCIK European Championships heads to Zuera this weekend

The 2016 CIK European Championship head to Zuera in Spain this coming weekend May 11th to 15th.

The event is the second round for the KZ championship and the first round for the OK & OK Junior.

A bumper grid of 82 junior drivers are entered in the first round, with a total of 145 drivers entered across the three classes.

The full event guide together with race results can be viwed at: www.cikfia.com/competitions/cik-calendar/2016/zuera/competition-guide.html

Live streaming of the event will be broadcast on Sunday from 10.30am at www.cikfia.tv


X30 Challenge Peugeot SportX30 Challenge Partners With Peugeot Sport

Historically, karting and motorsport are intertwined. Sportsmanship, competitiveness, technology, controlled costs and conviviality are common values of the "Rencontres Peugeot Sport" and the "X30 Challenge".
After some discussions between the two entities, the idea of associating the "Rencontres Peugeot Sport" to the karting world through the "X30 Challenge" has quickly become obvious.

The excellent overall season costs of the Rencontres Peugeot Sport's meetings are an ideal gateway to connect karting to motorsport. A gateway for young people who want to take off their flight to closed car categories, and a gateway for the more experienced ones, who seek to have fun whilst progressing. Through 208 Racing Cup (sprint view) or Relais 208 (endurance view), Peugeot Sport now proposes the most accessible Brand Cup in the French motorsport landscape

The winner of the 2016 IAME International Final (Le Mans track, from October, 12th to 16th) in the X30 Master class will be invited by Peugeot Sport to participate in the first round of the Rencontres Peugeot Sport 2017, in the Relais 208 for a 6 hours race with major figures in the world of karting and motorsport.

At the same time, during this prestigious event, part of the FIA official calendar that brings together 400 drivers, Peugeot Sport will offer an information update on the many Promotion Peugeot Sport categories (Circuit and Rally) as well as competition cars will be exposed.

Peugeot Sport and the X30 Challenge mains purposes are to train the drivers; in sharing their experience, both entities could prove to be explosive especially as their approach of motorsport converge towards the same goal and might result in the emerging new motorsport talents of the future

ardigo european championship essayArdigo Wins Opening Round Of KZ European Championships

Marco Ardigo once again showed his dominance in the KZ class at the first round of the 2016 CIK-FIA European Championships held in Essay France.

Ardigo won the final by 2.298 seconds from former team mate and 2015 European Champion Flavio Camponeschi with Jérémy Iglesias finishing 3rd.

Iglesias starting from 4th poistion on the grid made an impressive start into 2nd place on the opening lap before passing Ardigo on lap 5 to take the lead, Ardigo shadowed Inglesias until lap 14 before retaking the lead of the race. Camponeschi started 5th moving into 3rd by lap 7,  Camponeschi chased down the lead two drivers of Ardigo and Inglesias passing Inglesias on lap 24 to take 2nd poistion. Ardigo further extended his lead while Camponeschi and Inglesias fought over 2nd position to take the win.

Full results: http://www.cikfia.com/competitions/cik-calendar/2016/essay/kz/results.html

The next round of the KZ 2016 CIK-FIA European Championships will be at Zuera, Spain on 15th of May 2016.


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