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The KZ class will be in­cluded as part of the WSK Su­per Mas­ter Se­ries in 2016. The cat­e­gory has just been added into the reg­u­la­tions and will join KZ2, 60 Mini, and the new OK and Ok-ju­nior cham­pi­onships as part of the Se­ries. The rest of the WSK cal­en­dar hasn’t changed: there are seven races on sched­ule, with test­ing ses­sions at the two last week­ends of Jan­uary in Adria. Vega Tyres will be the tyre sup­plier for the whole sea­son. En­tries for the Cham­pi­ons Cup at Adria in Fe­bru­ary have now opened. This will be the in­au­gu­ral event for the OK cat­e­gories.

Fore leaves CRG Kart­ing leg­end Da­vide Fore has left the CRG team af­ter seven years and will move to the Gold Kart out­fit for 2016. The 41-year-old Ital­ian has con­tin­ued com­pet­ing at kart­ing’s top level in re­cent years and one of his high­lights with the team was his se­cond place in the Euro­pean KZ Cham­pi­onship in 2013. He de­cided to leave fol­low­ing a dif­fer­ence in fu­ture ob­jec­tives. Fore has com­peted against a host of top F1 driv­ers dur­ing his ca­reer, in­clud­ing Lewis Hamil­ton, Jen­son But­ton and Fer­nando Alonso. Reign­ing Euro­pean KZ cham­pion Flavio Cam­poneschi will re­place Fore at CRG hav­ing spent eight years with Tony Kart. “I left a great team, but I have found a place at a very strong squad, which is a great op­por­tu­nity,” said the Ital­ian.

Nor­ris to KSM Ir­ish kart­ing ace John Nor­ris will switch to Ralf Schu­macher’s KSM Mo­tor­sport team for 2016. The 23-year-old will com­pete in Ger­man and Euro­pean se­ries with the team. He pre­vi­ously raced for the Mach1 fac­tory team but will be­gin test­ing the new OK en­gines with KSM. “I am pleased to wel­come John to our team,” said Schu­macher. “He will be the main fo­cus and spear­head our team in the DSKM [Ger­man kart cham­pi­onship].”

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