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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