Several changes to the CIKFIA Karting Academy Trophy have been introduced for this year, including additional prizes being added.
For 2016, the winner will be given free entry to the CIK-FIA World Junior Championship in Bahrain in November with one of the leading teams. On top of this, the top five overall will each receive free entry to a CIK-FIA championship of their choosing in 2017. The prize is estimated to be worth £1500 for each driver.
It had already been announced that the OTK Group had won the tender to supply chassis and engines – which will comply with the new Ok-junior rules.
The three round series – featuring competitions in France (Aunay-les-bois), Portugal (Portimao) and Sweden (Kristianstad) – has received significant interest following the changes.
Drivers have to be selected by their National Sporting Authority (ASN) and so far 39 ASNS have expressed interest in the series, including the UK. A maximum of 51 drivers can take part in the category.