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EDITORIAL “The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” Emile Hirsch, Into the Wild

It might seem odd to pronounce this phrase under the “same old” skies in Muro Leccese, yet this inaugural round of the 2014 CIK-FIA European Championships is bursting with the promise of fresh emotions and new experiences. A new feat towards the conquest of a new goal: the victory at the finish-line of this first round and the ultimate goal of winning the title. And a new European landscape that will take non-shifter and gearbox categories across 7 nations, from the Mediterranean Sea that looks to promised lands to the North Sea where the sun never sets. This is the magic of karting: the “same old” sport, but a unique and special adventure each time! Luca De Donno WSK Promotion President

CONTENTS 02 CIRCUITS

10 ENTRY LIST KF

05 PALMARES

12 ENTRY LIST KFJ

06 YESTERDAY’S STARS

14 NUMBERS & STATS

08 GALLERY

16 REGULATIONS & POINTS

5 top venues for 2 major championships

Making European Champions since ‘02

How former champions are doing now

Ready for another great show!

The competitors for the top crown

The Junior title contenders

Top nations and manufacturers

The main rules and the point system

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CIRCUITS The 2014 CIK-FIA European Championship runs over 4 rounds for both the KF and the KFJ. The categories will run jointly for their first two matches in Muro Leccese, Italy and Zuera, Spain, as well as for the closing act in Brandon, UK. In between, they will go separate ways for the third round of their title hunt: Genk, Belgium for the KF and Kristianstad, Sweden for the KF-Junior.

MURO LECCESE - ITALY / ROUND 1 - KF, KFJ LA CONCA INTNL. CIRCUIT May 09 - May 11 A well known name in the international karting scene that this year is in the calendar of major events multiple times, as stage to multiple events organized by WSK Promotion. This is a very fast circuit that requires skill and that always offers a great show! www.laconca.com

Track characteristics Length: 1242 m Width: 9-10 m La Conca, S.S. 16 Maglie-Otranto km 989, 73036 MURO LECCESE (LE), Italy Tel: +39 0836 35 45 30

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ZUERA - SPAIN / ROUND 2 - KF, KFJ ZUERA INTNL. CIRCUIT May 30 - June 01 Located close to the ancient city of Zaragoza, this is one of the world’s longest karting circuits. Translated on track, this means talent must be paired with a high degree of concentration. www.circuitointernacionaldezuera.es

Track characteristics Length: 1700 m Width: 10 m Circuito Int. Zuera, Carratera Nacional 330 - km 521.5, 50800 ZUERA, Spain Tel: +34 976 697 125

GENK - BELGIUM / ROUND 3 - KF KARTING GENK INTNL.

(Round 1: KZ, KZ2, Academy)

June 14 - June 15 The KF alone will take to the legendary Belgian circuit for its third round. A prestigious venue that has been making karting history for years now, it is famous for its challenging layout, which offers infinite chances for overtakes, as gutsy as spectatcular, at each bend.

Track characteristics Length: 1360 m Width: 8-10 m Genker Kart Vereniging Europalaan 555 3600 GENK, Belgium Tel: +32 89 65 81 82

www.kartinggenk.be

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KRISTIANSTAD - SWEDEN / ROUND 3 - KFJ (Round 3: KZ, KZ2) ÅSUM RING July 24 - July 27 New addition to the 2014 CIK-FIA scene, the Swedish venue has a reputation as a circuit that guarantees fast, tight, and spectacular racing. At 1231 meters, it is the “shortest” of the five venues that will welcome non-shifter karts for the European Champion title hunt.

Track characteristics Length: 1231 m Width: 8.5 m Annedalsvägen 32 291 63 KRISTIANSTAD Sweden Tel: +46 70 630 68 41

www3.idrottonline.se/ KristianstadsKK-Bilsport

BRANDON - UK / ROUND 4 - KF, KFJ PF INTNL. August 29 - August 31 The British circuit, another legendary venue that needs no introductions, will host the grand finale that will award the titles of KF and KFJ European Champion for 2014. A technical track as it is, the PFI is bound to guarantee a breathtaking show for this last dash for points. www.tvkc.co.uk

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Track characteristics Length: 1382 m Width: 8-10 m BRANDON Grantham -Lincolnshire NG32 2AY, England Tel: +44 01636 626424


PA L M A R E S Who will win the most prestigious karting title in Europe in 2014? The million dollar (or rather euro!) question without an easy answer. We will have to wait and see. In the meantime, let’s review who won the career-making CIK-FIA title in the past ten editions.

2013

KF - Max Verstappen (N) - CRG/TM KFJ - Lando Norris (GB) - FA Kart/Vortex

2012

KF2 - Ben Barnicoat (GB) - Art GP/Parilla KF3 - George Russell (GB) - Intrepid/TM

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KF2 - Sami Luka (B) - Energy/TM KF3 - George Russell (GB) - Intrepid/TM

2010

KF2 - Nicolaj Møller Madsen (DK) - Energy/TM KF3 - Alexander Albon (GB) - Intrepid/TM

2009

KF2 - Jordan Chamberlain (GB) - Tony Kart/TM KF3 - Nyck De Vries (NL) - Zanardi/Parilla

2008

KF2 - Flavio Camponeschi (B) - Tony Kart/Vortex KF3 - Aaro Vainio (FI) - Maranello/Maxter

2007

KF2 - Will Stevens (GB) - Tony Kart/Vortex KF3 - Jack Harvey (GB) - Maranello/XTR

2006

ICA - Nicola Nolè (IT) - CRG/TM Junior - Miquel Monras (ES) - Maranello/Parilla

2005

ICA - James Calado (GB) - Tony Kart/Vortex Junior - Michael Christensen (DK) - Gillard/Parilla

2004

ICA - Kevin Estre (FR) - Sodikart/TM Junior - Stefano Coletti (MC) - Birel/Parilla

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Y E S T E R D AY ’ S S TA R S . . . Where are they now? We took a look back to the European crown winners of the past three editions (2011, 2012 and 2013) and found out what they are doing now. Are they still shining bright? Or did their names get lost in the crowd? Find out with us.

MAX VERSTAPPEN (DOB 30 Sep. 1997)

He’s the one who imposed the rule of law left and right in 2013. The European title came as the last trophy of a phenomenal season that earned him the fame of prodigy. So where is the 17 year old Dutch “wonderboy” now? Well, someone like him could not but try his chance in formula racing. Max is currently racing in the FIA F3 with the Van Amersfoort Team (Dallara-Volkswagen) and has already made a name for himself in this first part of the season, clocking out with great times. Perhaps genetics has something to do with it (his dad is a former Formula 1 driver), but one thing is certain: Max has true talent! .

LANDO NORRIS (DOB 13 Nov. 1999)

2013 KFJ Champion: last year he was a Junior and despite being a “tiny” guy, he achieved great results all season long, earning the European title with the class and style he is now famous for. Today, the British driver has joined the queen category of non-shifter karting, the KF. Will he suceed in the difficult feat of doubling up on his title as a rookie in the prestigious and competitive field? We can only find out by keeping an eye on him this season!

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BENJAMIN BARNICOAT (DOB 20 Dec. 1996)

2012 KF2 European Champion. Another Brit who, in his karting days, had mad skills. Two years later, he is now working his way in the Formula Renault 2.0 Series, with descreet results at that. Suffice it to say that the kid is already in McLaren “orbit”. Young talent joins one of those development programs of major F1 teams that shape tomorrow’s stars... get the idea? Well, that’s what Ben has been up to!

GEORGE RUSSEL (DOB 15 Feb. 1998)

KF3 European Champion in 2011 and 2012. Back then he was a “terrible” driver, in the sense that he was feared on track. He’s one of the few in history who managed to win the Junior title for two consecutive years. His promising ways were already pointing to autos back then. And, in fact, that’s where we find him today. Russel opened the 2014 season wearing his new Prema race suit, with the goal of defending the Formula Renault 2.0 ALPS title that the team conquered last year.

SAMI LUKA (DOB 11 July 1989)

2011 “king” of Europe for the KF2 (today’s KF). That season the Belgian talent conquered the crown in the single match held in Zuera, as a member of the Energy “fleet”. Today he is working hard to reconfirm his skills in the world of cars. He has been racing for a few years in the Renault Clio Eurocup, after the 2012 experience in the Formula Pilota China.

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G A L L E RY Anyone who hopes of becoming a professional formula driver has to first prove his talent in Europe. It’s a known fact. Worldwide, the continent is considered the “graduation” field for young talents pre-destined to be motorsport stars. Excellent circuits, top notch venues, and a racing culture that is unrivaled in the world... Let’s say it, Europe is the capital of international karting!

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E N T RY L I S T - K F The queen category of non-shifter karts, the KF on track in 2014 is especially competitive. Here is the list of drivers who are aiming for the European title: 69 kids from 17 nations (representing the European continent from north to south, east to west, but also Asia, Africa and the Americas) competing for 1 crown, over 4 matches. With numbers like these, you know only the best will become Champion!

Everyone with DUNLOP tires No

Driver

Nat.

Entrant

Nat. Equipment

No

Driver

Nat.

Entrant

Nat. Equipment

101 Moilanen Aatu

FIN

ART Grand Prix FIN ART GP/TM Finland

119 Joyner Tom

GBR

Zanardi Strakka SWE Zanardi/Parilla Racing

102 Basz Karol

POL

Tony Kart Racing Team

ITA

Tony Kart/Vortex

120 Norris Lando

GBR

Ricky Flynn Motorsport

103 Nielsen Nicklas

DNK

Kosmic Racing Dept

ITA

Kosmic/Vortex

121

Van Leeuwen Martijn

NLD Keijzer Racing

NLD Zanardi/Parilla

104 Tiene Felice

ITA CRG S.p.A.

ITA

CRG/TM

122 Pulcini Leonardo

ITA Energy Corse

ITA

105 Stupenkov Egor

RUS Energy Corse

ITA

Energy/TM

123 Daruvala Jehan

GBR

106 Ilott Callum

GBR

124 Sitnikov Nikita

RUS Team Komarov RUS Tony Kart/Parilla

107 Maestranzi Marco

ITA Comer

ITA

108 Gonzales Nicolas

FRA VDK Racing

109 Norris Oliver

GBR

Ricky Flynn Motorsport

110 Tujula Tuomas

FIN

ART Grand Prix FIN ART GP/TM Finland

111 Lavelli Kevin

ITA Comer

ITA

SGP Kartronix

112

Fong Wei Jie Julien

Zanardi Strakka SWE Zanardi/Parilla Racing

Praga Kart Racing

Ricky Flynn Motorsport

GBR FA Kart/Vortex

Energy/TM

GBR FA Kart/Vortex

125

Sette Camara Sergio

BRA

Morsicani Racing

ITA

Tony Kart/Vortex

GBR Kosmic/Parilla

126

Chaimongkol Sasakorn

THA Birel Motorsport

ITA

Birel/TM/

GBR FA Kart/Vortex

127 Aubry Gabriel

FRA

ITA

Tony Kart/Vortex/

128 Marcu Dionisios

ROU CRG S.p.A.

ITA

CRG/TM/

129 Kari Niko

FIN Ward Racing

SWE Tony Kart/Vortex

GBR Tony Kart/TM

130 Lundqvist Linus

SWE Ward Racing

SWE Tony Kart/Vortex

CZE Praga/Parilla

131

Top Kart/TM

Top Kart/Parilla

Haapalainen Tuomas

Tony Kart Racing Team

FIN

ART Grand Prix FIN ART GP/TM Finland

132 Lorandi Alessio

ITA

Baby Race S.r.l.

ITA

Tony Kart/TM

133 Mazepin Nikita

RUS

Tony Kart Racing Team

ITA

Tony Kart/Vortex

ITA

Kosmic Racing Dept

ITA

Kosmic/Vortex

113 Dabski Karol

POL

114 Kim Maxim

RUS DR S.r.l.

ITA

DR/TM

115 Hiltbrand Pedro

ESP CRG S.p.A.

ITA

CRG/TM

116 Rossel Kevin

DNK Forza Racing

GBR Tony Kart/TM

134

117 Darras Julien

FRA

ITA

135 Hall Philip

SWE Ward Racing

SWE Tony Kart/Vortex

118 Grzyb Michal

POL Grzyb Janusz

136 Korneev Alexey

RUS Ward Racing

SWE Tony Kart/Vortex

10

Kosmic Racing Dept

Kosmic/Vortex

POL Birel/TM

Durante Cosimo Francesco


No

Entrant

Nat. Equipment

No

137 Skaras Emil

SWE Ward Racing

SWE Tony Kart/Vortex

155 Besancenez Paolo FRA Kartronix

GBR Tony Kart/TM

138 Troickiy Nikita

RUS Ward Racing

SWE Tony Kart/Vortex

156 Xia Yifan

GBR Tony Kart/TM

POL Forza Racing

GBR Tony Kart/TM

157 Kjaergaard Nicolai DNK TK Racing

DNK Energy/TM

140 Pym Hannah

GBR Forza Racing

GBR Tony Kart/TM

158 Thorsen Kristian

DNK TK Racing

DNK Energy/TM

141 Shlom Yan Leon

RUS Forza Racing

GBR Tony Kart/TM

159

Van Der Watt Julian

ZAF Zanardi

NLD Zanardi/Parilla

142 M채ntyl채 Ville

FIN Kohtala Sports

FIN Kosmic/Vortex

160

Heinonen Johannes

FIN

143 Puhakka Juuso

FIN Kohtala Sports

FIN Kosmic/Vortex

161 Gadois Alexandre

FRA VDK Racing

144 Semi Valtteri

FIN Kohtala Sports

FIN Kosmic/Vortex

162 Volkov Evgeniy

RUS Team Komarov RUS Tony Kart/Parilla

145 Klar David

CZE

ART Grand Prix FIN ART GP/TM Finland

163 Janker Hannes

DEU TB Motorsport

146 Okada Takuya

JPN

ART Grand Prix S.r.l.

ITA

164 Zhou Guan Yu

GBR

Ricky Flynn Motorsport

GBR FA Kart/Vortex

Al-Khalifa Issa Abdulla

BHR

Bahrain One Racing

BHR Tony Kart/TM

165 Marino Sato

JPN

Praga Kart Racing

CZE Praga/Parilla

148 Cristofaro Nick

BHR

Bahrain One Racing

BHR Tony Kart/TM

166 Potty Maxime

BEL Potty Samuel

149 Cucco Stefano

ITA Birel Motorsport

ITA

Birel/TM

167 Hodgson Oliver

GBR

Von Schedvin Lina

SWE Birel Motorsport

ITA

Birel/TM

168 Lundgaard Daniel DNK

151 Gomez Sidney

VEN CRG S.p.A.

ITA

CRG/TM

169

152 Dante Zackary

USA DR S.r.l.

ITA

DR/TM

153 Horn Moritz

DEU Energy Corse

ITA

Energy/TM

139

147

150

Driver

Pankiewicz Wiktoria

Nat.

ART GP/TM

Driver

Frankowski Krzysztof

Nat.

Entrant

CHN Kartronix

Nat. Equipment

Zanardi Strakka SWE Zanardi/Parilla Racing GBR FA Kart/Parilla/

DEU Zanardi/Parilla

BEL Kosmic/Parilla

PF International GBR Kosmic/TM Karting Lundgaard Henrik

POL FK Racing

DNK Tony Kart/Vortex POL Birel/TM

154 Martynyuk Maxim RUS MD Motorsport DEU Energy/TM

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E N T RY L I S T - K F J Over 70 drivers from 25 nations of 4 of the 5 contintents (all but Oceania are represented) will be battling to conquer the KF-Junior title. The list includes all the representatives of the major factory teams: nobody is missing out for a chance at the prestigious title that has been a major career booster for many before them.

Everyone with VEGA tires No

Driver

Nat.

Entrant

Nat. Equipment

No

Driver

Nat.

Entrant Tony Kart Racing Team

201 Ticktum Daniel

GBR

Zanardi Strakka SWE Zanardi/Parilla Racing

219 Pull James

SGP

202 Ahmed Enaam

GBR

Ricky Flynn Motorsport

GBR FA Kart/Vortex

220 Tillett Archie

Raucci Giuliano Yazbek

BRA

Gandolfi Ennio Racing

ITA

Tony Kart/TM

221

204 Sargeant Logan

USA

Ricky Flynn Motorsport

GBR FA Kart/Vortex

PRT

De Oliveira Sousa Cristovao

203

205

Azedo Sousa Yohan

Nat. Equipment ITA

Tony Kart/Vortex

GBR CRG S.p.A.

ITA

LH/TM

Moreira LalibertĂŠ Kami

CAN Baby Race S.r.l.

ITA

Tony Kart/TM

222

Smith Joshua Francis

GBR

ART Grand Prix S.r.l.

ITA

ART GP/TM

PRT Zanardi/TM

223

Defrancesco Devlin

USA

Morsicani Racing

ITA

Tony Kart/Vortex

224 Alesi Giuliano

FRA Baby Race S.r.l.

ITA

Tony Kart/TM

ITA Baby Race S.r.l.

ITA

Tony Kart/TM

Drugovich Roncato BRA Baby Race S.r.l. Felipe

ITA

Tony Kart/TM

206 Lorandi Leonardo

ITA Baby Race S.r.l.

ITA

207 Floersch Sophia

DEU Forza Racing

GBR Tony Kart/TM

225 Colombo Lorenzo

208 Bollier Jules

FRA Bollier Romain

FRA Kosmic/Parilla

226

GBR Kosmic/Parilla

227 Maini Kush

IND Baby Race S.r.l.

ITA

Tony Kart/TM

228 Martono Presley

IDN Baby Race S.r.l.

ITA

Tony Kart/TM

209

Lessennes Benjamin

BEL VDK Racing

210

Garcia Lopez Marta

ESP

211

Vartanyan Alexander

RUS Ward Racing

Tony Kart/TM

Zanardi Strakka SWE Zanardi/Parilla Racing SWE Tony Kart/Vortex

229

Mazrul Haizad Adam Haikal

MYS

ART Grand Prix S.r.l.

ITA

ART GP/TM

ITA

ART GP/TM

212 Mick Junior

DEU

Tony Kart Racing Team

ITA

Tony Kart/Vortex

230 Ye Yifei

CHN

ART Grand Prix S.r.l.

Travisanutto Lorenzo

ITA

Scuderia PCR S.r.l.

ITA

PCR/TM

231 Pasma Patrik

FIN

ART Grand Prix FIN ART GP/TM Finland

ITA

LH/TM

232 Tonteri Paavo

FIN

ART Grand Prix FIN ART GP/TM Finland

ITA

Osella Engineering S.r.l.

213

214 Baiz Mauricio

VEN CRG S.p.A.

215 Krencisz Jan

POL

Kosmic Racing Dept

ITA

Kosmic/Vortex

233 Alex

216 Beckmann David

DEU

Morsicani Racing

ITA

Tony Kart/Vortex

234

217 Martin Ross

GBR Forza Racing

218 Fewtrell Max

GBR

12

Ricky Flynn Motorsport

ITA

DR/TM

Lappalainen Konsta

FIN Ward Racing

SWE Tony Kart/Vortex

GBR Tony Kart/TM

235 Tashkalov Damir

RUS Ward Racing

SWE Tony Kart/Vortex

GBR FA Kart/Vortex

236 Zotov Gleb

RUS Ward Racing

SWE Tony Kart/Vortex


No

Driver

237 Konstantinos

Nat.

Entrant

Nat. Equipment

No

Driver

Nat.

GRC CRG S.p.A.

ITA

LH/TM

255 Lenzo Federico

ESP CRG S.p.A.

ITA

LH/TM

256

Della Coletta Marcel

BRA

239 Petrov Artem

RUS DR S.r.l.

ITA

DR/TM

257

Della Coletta Murilo

240 Baciuska Rokas

LTU Energy Corse

ITA

Energy/TM

241 Correa Juan

USA Energy Corse

ITA

238

242

Martinez Merono Eliseo

Brozzoni Alessandro

FRA

Energy Germany

Entrant

ITA

Lenzokart/LKE

Scuderia PCR S.r.l.

ITA

PCR/Vortex

BRA

Scuderia PCR S.r.l.

ITA

PCR/Vortex

258 Lindh Rasmus

SWE

Praga Kart Racing

CZE Praga/Parilla

Energy/TM

259 Podobsky Lukas

CZE

Praga Kart Racing

CZE Praga/Parilla

DEU Energy/TM

260 De Pauw Ulysse

BEL VDK Racing

GBR Kosmic/Parilla

DNK TK Racing

DNK Energy/TM BEL Zanardi/TM

Roes Andersen Casper

ITA Lenzokart

Nat. Equipment

243 Naiker Kashen

ZAF Zanardi

LND Zanardi/Parilla

261

244 Viscaal Bent

NLD Zanardi

NLD Zanardi/Parilla

262 Roosens Kenny

BEL Roosens Eddy

245 Legeret Lucas

CHE

263 Yeu Yang Sun

CHN

Ricky Flynn Motorsport

GBR FA Kart/Vortex

246 Scherer Fabio

CHE Birel Motorsport

ITA

Birel/Parilla

264 Milesi Charles

FRA

Pompidou Xavier

FRA Tony Kart/Parilla

247 Gheno Jacopo

ITA Gheno Stefano

ITA

Tony Kart/TM

265

ESP AVF Junior

ESP FA Kart/Vortex

266 Bonduel Anthony

FRA

Bonduel Racing

BEL ART GP/TM

POL Forza Racing

GBR Tony Kart/TM

267 Verkroost Bard

NLD

Montfoort Motorsport

NLD Tony Kart/TM

Lundgaard Christian

DNK

Lundgaard Henrik

DNK Tony Kart/Vortex

248

Lloveras Brunet Xavier

249 Pankiewicz Julia

Zanardi Strakka SWE Zanardi/Parilla Racing

Fernandez VEN Paro Cristian Wahbeh Sebastian

VEN Kosmic/TM

250

Munoz Fernandez Adrian

ESP K.C. Vendrell

ESP Tony Kart/Vortex

268

251

Santos Gomez Lisard

ESP K.C. Vendrell

ESP Tony Kart/Vortex

269 Leuillet Tom

FRA Leuillet Francis FRA Birel/TM

252 Eriksson Joona

FIN Kohtala Sports

FIN Kosmic/Vortex

270 Novalak ClĂŠment

CHE

253 Sario Robin

FIN Kohtala Sports

FIN Kosmic/Vortex

271

254 Haaga Anton

SWE Lenzokart

ITA

272 Milell Noah

Lenzokart/LKE

Van Kalmthout Rinus

Kosmic Racing Dept

ITA

Kosmic/Vortex

NLD Keijzer Racing

NLD Zanardi/Parilla

SWE JP Racing

SWE Exprit/Vortex

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NU M BERS & STAT I ST I C S Not just drivers and teams...Championships and seasons are also made by nationalities and manufacturers. We’ll have to wait until the end to know the top players of 2014. In the meantime, find out which countries are the most represented on track and which brands are the most popular.

K F C AT E G O RY

NATIONALITIES

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Out of the almost 20 nations across 3 continents represented in the KF entry list, the one claiming the most drivers is Russia: 9 total. This is further proof of the growing motorsport culture and expanding karting market in the eastern-most nation of the “Old Continent”. Second up is Great Britain, followed by Finland and Italy each represented by 7 drivers. Right below of our imaginary “podium” is the trio of France, Denmark and Poland, each with 5 entries.

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ENGINES 3 brands for 69 title contenders. TM is the most popular, chosen by 34 entries, followed by Vortex and Parilla. To find out how the three manufacturers will actually stand at the end of the Championship, we’ll have to wait for all engines to rumble their way through four exciting rounds.

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CHASSIS Tony Kart is by far the top choice among KF drivers for the 2014 European Championship, followed by Kosmic and, with an equal amount of entries, by the duo of Energy and Zanardi. The other most popular brands are FA Kart, Birel and ART GP, each chosen by 5 drivers.


K F - J C AT E G O RY (7)

NATIONALITIES 4 continents and 25 nations, topped by France with 7 of the 72 drivers enlisted for the European title hunt. The flags of Great Britain and Italy are the second most represented (each by 6 drivers), followed by those of Spain and Finland (each by 5 drivers). Russia follows off the “podium� as the fourth nation for number of entires (4 total).

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ENGINES The KFJ entry list features 4 different brands. Almost all drivers (70 out of 72) will be powered by the same names as the KF, with TM again as the top choice (34 drivers), followed by Vortex and Parilla. The remaining 2 drivers have decided to try their chance at the title with LKE engines.

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CHASSIS As in the KF, Tony Kart is by far the number one choice in the KFJ and Kosmic again follows as the second favorite, but here on a par with Zanardi (8 drivers each). ART GP is the third most popular, chosen by 6 entries, just one more compared to FA Kart (5 drivers).

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R E G U L AT I O N Below is an excerpt of the Federation’s Regulation Book disciplining the 2014 CIK-FIA European Championship for both the KF and KFJ classes: CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

STARTING PROCEDURE

In both classes, the Championship runs over 4 rounds. Each event will comprise Free Practice, Qualifying Practice, Qualification Heats with the possibility of a Second Chance Heat*, and a final phase made of one or two Prefinals* and the Final. (*Depending on the number of participants). In each round, points are assigned to the Top 10 of the Intermediate Classification and the Top 15 of the Final race. The title of CIK-FIA European Champion will be awarded to the Driver with the most points overall, with the possibility to discard the worst Intermediate result and the worst Final result.

At the end of the Formation Lap, Drivers will proceed at a reduced and constant speed towards the Start Line, creating two lines of karts. Partial crossing of the lanes is liable to a 3 sec. penalty, while leaving the corridor completely and/or overtaking will be sanctioned with a 10 sec. penalty. If a Driver stops during the Formation Lap, he may try to start again from the back of the formation. If he tries to re-start ahead of the field he will be excluded from the event. Karts must maintain their position until the start signal is given. If the Track Clerk/Race Director is not satisfied, he will switch on the orange light, which means that another Formation Lap must be covered.

ELIGIBLE KARTS & EQUIPMENT The Championship is reserved respectively for KF2 and KF3 karts, as defined in the Technical Regulations. At Scrutineering, each Driver is entitled to submit: 2 chassis of the same make, 2 engines of the same make, plus 3 sets of Dunlop “slicks” if in KF, or 2 sets of Vega “slicks” if in KFJ (tires will be allocated by random draw). Karts must be presented in full double configuration (“dry” and “wet”) and ready for use, with engines. In both Championships, from Qualifying Practice on, each Driver is allowed to use a maximum of: 2 chassis and 2 engines (those marked at Scrutineering) and 2 sets of both slicks and wet tires (a total of 4 front/4 rear tires of both types).

NEW POINT SYSTEM

SUSPENDING & RESUMING A RACE In case of an accident blocking the track or dangerous conditions, the Track Clerk/Race Director may decide to stop the race, ordering the showing of the RED FLAG on the Finish Line and at Marshals’ posts. If the race is a Practice: all karts must reduce speed and return to the Service Park. If the race is a Heat, a Prefinal, or a Final: all karts must reduce speed and will be directed either to the Service Park entrance, or asked to stop on track. If the race is suspended definitely, the classification will be as it is at the end of the lap prior to the stop. If the race is to resume, Drivers will be warned at least 10 minutes in advance. The race will resume under “SLOW” speed (YELLOW FLAG).

The “hot” phases worth points towards the Championship title are the HEATS and the FINAL. Points will be assigned to the TOP 10 of the combined Intermediate Standings (established after the Heats) and the TOP 15 of the Final.

INTERMEDIATE STANDINGS 1st

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

2nd

3rd

4th

5th

6th

7th

8th

9th

10th

10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 FINAL 1st

11th

12th

13th

14th

15th

25 20 16 13 11 10 09 08 07 06 05 04 03 02 01 16


T I M E TA B L E

KF FINAL

KF- J FINAL

May 11

SUN

SAT

May 10

May 9

FRI

May 8

THUR

May 7

WED

Round 1 - KF, KFJ: LA CONCA TIME

ACTIVITY

09:00 - 18:00

paddock set-up & sporting check

15:00 - 19:00

collection of tyre vouchers & fuel distribution

08:30 - 09:30

KF-KFJ transponder delivery & sporting check

08:30 - 09:45

KF tech checks and tyres collection

09:20 - 09:40

KFJ briefing

09:55 - 10:15

KF briefing

09:45 - 11:45

KFJ tech checks and tyres collection

09:55 - 10:15

START UP ENGINES

11:00 - 13:00

KF-KFJ free practice session (single) 20 min.

14:00 - 14:20

START UP ENGINES

14:25 - 18:30

KF-KFJ free practice sessions 20 min. each

PLACE

track track

08:30 - 08:50

START UP ENGINES

09:00 - 12:00

collection of tyres

parc fermĂŠ

08:55 - 13:00

KF-KFJ free practice sessions 20 min. each

track

14:00 - 14:20

START UP ENGINES

14:25 - 16:25

KF-KFJ free practice sessions 20 min. each

track

16:40 - 17:48

KFJ qualifying practice 3 sessions

track

16:40 - 17:48

KF qualifying practice 2 sessions

track

08:30 - 08:50

START UP ENGINES

08:55 - 10:30

KF-KFJ warm-up sessions 15 min. each

track

10:35 - 12:10 13:10 - 13:30 13:35 - 18:30

KF-KFJ (alternated) qualifying heats START UP ENGINES KF-KFJ (alternated) qualifying heats

track

08:30 - 08:50

START UP ENGINES

08:55 - 10:10 10:15 - 10:30

KF-KFJ warm-up sessions 15 min. each KFJ second chance heat

track track

10:35 - 10:50

KF second chance heat

track

11:05 - 11:45

KF-KFJ presentation of drivers

track

12:05 - 12:20

KFJ prefinal (15 km)

track

12:25 - 12:40

KF prefinal (20 km)

track

13:40 - 14:00

START UP ENGINES

14:05

pregrid on track

track

14:15

start grid make-up

track

14:20

START

track

14:45

podiums

track

15:15

pregrid on track

track

15:25

start grid make-up

track

15:30

START

track

15:55

podiums

track

16:25

press conference

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CIK-FIA European Championship 2014 | Muro Leccese  

Round 1 | KF/KFJ | 8-11 May 2014

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