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After several years of consultation and testing, the OK engines replaced the older KF generation in place since 2007. As expected, removing the clutch, battery, starter and electrical wiring brought simplicity and ease of use. Success didn’t take long to come with this return to the origins of Original Karting.

The CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy experienced a revival with the introduction of Exprit chassis and Vortex engines provided by OTK Kart Group.

With its powerful engine reaching the maximum speed of 16000 rpm and its minimum weight lowered to 145 kg, the OK class ensures a level of performance never before reached for direct-drive karts. The enthusiasm from the...Read More


The 2017 season was marked by a one-year drop in the age to access direct-drive kart Competitions with the direct result of strengthening the OK entries while keeping the OK-Juniors at their best.

The European Championships in these two categories were decided over five Competitions. The verdict was slow to emerge, but the Finnish meeting at Alahärmä clarified the situation before finalisation at Kristianstad (SWE). Two Rookies clinched the titles: the Moroccan Sami Taoufik (FA Kart / Vortex / LeCont) was crowned in OK, while the British Jonny Edgar (Exprit / TM Racing / Vega) won in OK-Junior.

The CIK-FIA European KZ2 Championship had many twists and turns before...Read More

2018 - Promising success for the OK category

Significant entries in the OK category marked the 2018 international season, beating the record at the FIA ​​Karting World Championship in Sweden. Felipe Massa became the new President of CIK-FIA, succeeding Shaikh Abdulla Bin Isa Al Khalifa, while RGMMC Group took over from WSK Promotion as promoter of the FIA ​​Karting Competitions for a period of three years.

The FIA ​​Karting European Championships - OK and Junior were contested over four Competitions. Among the Seniors, the German Hannes Janker (KR / Parilla / Bridgestone) of the private team TB Racing finally got the better of his main opponent, the...Read More