Formula Kart Stars gets Asian franchise
A new Asian franchise of the Formula Kart Stars championship will be launched in 2017.
As part of a five-year deal with Jiuxin Events, a new purpose-built karting circuit will be constructed in Asia. The company has previously overseen the build of the Shanghai International Circuit, venue of the Chinese Grand Prix.
FKS chairman Carolynn Hoy said: “This is a fantastic moment for FKS. Since 2012, we have worked to develop a championship format that can be franchised to existing grand prix host nations. Working with Jiuxin Events and its impressive history is the perfect fit for our inaugural franchise.”
The British and Asian series will run independently of each other but drivers from both championships will be invited to take part in exchange programmes in the future.