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The FIA (International Automobile Federation) creates the CIK (International Karting Commission) in two stages. In March, a provisional Commission is set up, under the leadership of Mr de Peyerhimoff (FRA), but it is only ratified by the annual General Assembly of the FIA in October. It then comprises 12 nations and is chaired by Jean-Marie Balestre (FRA), for whom it is the first nomination to an official post within the FIA. He will subsequently create the FISA in 1978 and be President of the FIA from 1986 to 1993. The CIK undertakes to define technical regulations, carries out the homologation of 100cc engines and creates two categories: a so-called “Sport” category, for which engines must be homologated, sold at a price defined by the Federation and used in their original version; and a so-called “Racing” category, for which engines must also be homologated but may be tuned. A European Nations’ Cup is organised in Paris (FRA) in November and won by Great Britain against Belgium, France, Italy and Germany. First Karting meetings in the USSR.