Kart­ing

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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.

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