Free World Champs drive for the winner of the Academy Trophy
The CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy is a unique Competition of its kind that compares the best hopefuls from around the world on equal terms. Young Drivers aged 13–15 represent their country at the wheel of one-make karts drawn randomly. With the financial component relegated to the background, the formula allows the most promising talents of the younger generation to be revealed.
The 2016 season of the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy revolves around three Competitions, integrated into the most prestigious Karting Championships.
Academy Trophy Dates
|September 14, 2016||Academy Trophy, Round 1||Genk, Belgium|
|September 14, 2016||Academy Trophy, Round 2||Alaharma, Finland|
|September 18, 2016||Academy Trophy, Round 3||Alaharma, Finland|
The OTK Group won the tender to supply chassis and engines to the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy Drivers for the next three seasons. From 2016, the engines will comply with the new OK-Junior regulations, while “Option” type tyres supplied by Vega will be used this year.
For the first time, additional prizes in 2016 make this Competition even more attractive, if it were needed, affirming the will to encourage the continuation of the international career of the most promising hopefuls in karting. First, the winner of the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy will be invited to participate free of charge to CIK-FIA World Junior Championship held in Bahrain in November 2016 with one of the official teams of the OTK group. The CIK-FIA will also offer the top five overall in the Academy Trophy in 2016, free entry to whichever 2017 CIK-FIA Championship they choose. This bonus can be estimated on average as being worth €2,000 per Driver.
Entry to the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy is through the ASN who will select the Drivers representing their country. In addition to the criteria between 13 and 15 years of age, Drivers should not have been classified among the top 15 of a previous CIK-FIA Junior Championship. To date, 39 ASNs have already expressed their wish to include at least one representative in the 2016 edition: Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, China, South Korea, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, UK, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Japan, Lebanon, Sri Lanka, Lithuania, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, Turkey, United States and South Africa. The maximum number of entries is 51 and registration will be closed on March 4th, 2016. Interested ASNs should come forward as soon as possible to the CIK-FIA.
The details of CIK-FIA 2016 Karting Academy Trophy are available on the website. For more information or special requests from Drivers, Competitors or ASNs, please contact the CIK office by email at CIKentry@fia.com.