For­mula Kart Stars gets Asian fran­chise

Motor Sport News - - Karting -

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.

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