Due to exceptional circumstances, the CIK-FIA has been forced to move the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy Competition originally scheduled to take place at Wackersdorf (DEU) on 10th September 2017
Still earlier in 2017! This statement can be applied both to the launch of the international season and to the age of the OK-Junior and OK drivers.
Due to the new age regs, OK at Lonato was a battle between drivers like Theo Pourchaire and Dennis Hauger who may only have been out of Mini for a year, and more experienced drivers like Lorenzo Travisanutto.
In better weather than the previous races of 2017, Jeremy Iglesias was ahead at almost every stage in KZ2 at the Winter Cup but was challenged by Paolo De Conto in the Final.
Harry Thompson of RFM took his first international win at the Winter Cup in OK-Junior at Lonato while Chris Lulham was also outstanding at Piers Sexton’s revitalised team but unfortunately didn’t finish.
As usual at the Winter Cup there are several innovations in equipment and in regulations. There’s a new seat, a different Final selection procedure and news of the decreased age limits.
As the competition returned to Adria for the second weekend in a row (and a weekend of testing before that) VDK’s Ulysse De Pauw took the OK win in the first round of the WSK Super Master Series.
Ilya Morozov was consistent throughout the meeting and took the win after coming to the front in the Prefinal, while the young British drivers Thompson, Edgar and O’Sullivan were easily in the front third of the field.
World Champion Pedro Hiltbrand celebrated his move to the Tonykart factory by winning the Champions Cup, fighting off Millel, Taoufik and Travisanutto in the Final.
CRG dominated the first international race of the year, the WSK Champions Cup at Adria, with Flavio Camponeschi splitting the Pex brothers on the Final podium.