Kartcom News No. 17 out now
It’s hard not to mention above all the wave of heinous attacks that France experienced on Black Friday, November 13th, 2015. But in this formidable challenge, we were comforted in general as well as in the small world of karting, by the courage and dignity of some and by the solidarity shown by many countries. All is not lost, even though this dark page will be difficult to turn.
After the CIK-FIA World Championships last month, International karting has proven its vitality with the one-make events, each with its own philosophy. On the same weekend, the IAME International Final gathered 326 drivers at Le Mans, the Rok International Cup at Lonato 359 and the Easykart International Final at Lignano 121, a total of more than 700 drivers competing simultaneously in the flagship event of their season. Less than a month later, the Rotax Grand Final gathered 360 entries including the Micro and Mini Max. Undoubtedly, karting is able to attract the crowds!
While the KF and KF-Juniors competed in their last international event at the WSK Final Cup at Adria, the CIK-FIA was beginning the homologation of the new OK and OK-Junior engines, while preparing a promotional campaign to mark the new era of high-level competition. The bet is not yet won, but the enthusiasm of some of the professional drivers, and federations, gives strong hope for the recovery of this leading sector of the discipline.
Certainly, France is not having an easy end to the year. After the turmoil of the French Championship for Minime and Cadet regarding the compliance of a large number of chassis, the FFSA has itself entered a turbulent period in this direction. Everyone looks forward to reaching the light at the end of the tunnel.