A comprehensive FIA Karting Strategy to foster development of the sport was approved by World Motorsport Council members on 8th July 2021.
The strategy aims to increase the number of drivers from grassroots level through karting and then offer them new opportunities to move up to the top level of karting before advancing to other competitions.
Four pillars of growth have been identified:
– Improving the promotion of karting to generate the widest possible interest
– develop digital karting in line with the current popularity of digital motor sport
– broaden the base of the motor sport pyramid through initiatives to attract the general public
– facilitate access to competition through the creation of the FIA Karting Regional Cups
From this FIA Karting Strategy it has been decided to launch first two specific projects:
Mass Inclusion Initiative – Karting
The aim of this initiative is to introduce youngsters to the world of motor sport through karting – and educate them to road safety. The format will be a day of entertainment with Slaloms for 6–8-year-olds and temporary 300-meter circuits with timing for 8–10-year-olds, all powered with electric Kart, to be combined with an educational program.
FIA Karting Regional Cups
The Regional Cups will be set up according to the basic principles of the FIA Karting Academy Trophy, including one-design equipment, through a collaboration between the ASNs of the same geographical region.
The FIA Karting Regional Cups will involve three categories using karts homologated by the CIK-FIA: Mini from 7 to 11 years old, Junior from 12 to 14 years old with the OKJ engine and Senior from 14 to 18 years old with the OK engine. Specific invitation to tender for each category will be launched by the ASNs.
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