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While the Super KF category was having some difficulty in putting together a significant field, the CIK-FIA was launching two new and much more accessible options. The U18 World Championship offered a unique Competition on regulated chassis equipped with identical WKE engines drawn by lot. The Karting Academy Trophy was aimed at the youngest Drivers, between the ages of 13 and 15, with fully one-design equipment delivered on a turnkey basis, with the technical and logistical support of Parolin Racing Kart for FIM chassis and engines. It was accompanied by the EduKart educational program. The success was immediate for these two very affordable new categories.

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Shaikh Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa continued the success of Nicolas Deschaux as President of the CIK-FIA, while Kees Van de Grint served as Vice-President. The KF1 class adopted the KF2 type of engines and a prestigious World Championship over five events with a finale in Japan. The overall attendance of the CIK-FIA Competitions recorded good progress, especially among the young people in KF3 and the Karting Academy Trophy. The professionals met each other in the spectacular KZ1.

The young Dutchman Nyck de Vries (Zanardi / Parilla / B'stone) achieved the crowning expected by winning the CIK-FIA World KF1 Championship. He won nine of the 20 races of the season, against four to his...Read More


The CIK-FIA celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2012. An event organised at Jesolo (ITA) on the occasion of the Coppa dei Campioni retraced the history of Karting since its origins thanks to the presence of the greatest enthusiasts of Historic Karting. On the sporting side, the KZ1 category concentrated the best Drivers, often with official factory teams, while KF1 was more open to young talents.

Initially scheduled for five events with a draw of engines, the CIK-FIA World KF1 Championship finally evolved into a more traditional scheme reduced to two events with four races each on the Asian continent: Suzuka (JPN) and Macao (CHN). The title was contested by Flavio Camponeschi of...Read More