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1999

In Formula Super A, Danilo Rossi (ITA) clinches his fourth Karting world title at Mariembourg (BEL) and puts an end to his career as a Driver to become Manager of the CRG kart Team. Leading until 150 m from the finish, Ronnie Bremer (DKN) is aggressively attacked and pushed out in the last corner by Ronnie Quintarelli (ITA). Kimi Räikkönen (FIN) and Fernando Alonso (ESP) participate in their last Karting World Championship. 18 month later they both participate in their first Formula One Grand Prix! Vitantonio Liuzzi (ITA) and Julien Poncelet (FRA) are the winners of the World Cup at Suzuka (JPN), respectively in Formula Super A and Formula A.

A female Driver, Cyndie Alleman (CHE), lands the Cadets’ “Green Helmet Trophy” at Angerville (FRA), while in the Juniors’ Championship the Austrian Reinhard Kofler (AUT) prevails against competitors such as Lewis Hamilton (GBR), who is second, Nico Rosberg (FIN), fourth, and Robert Kubica (PLN), fifth. For the second consecutive year, the latter wins the Juniors’ Monaco Kart Cup, ahead of Paul Di Resta (GBR).

In 125cc, the World Championship held near Paris (FRA) on the Carole Circuit is carried off by Francesco Laudato (ITA), who took advantage of the violent collision between Alessandro Piccini and Davide Fore in the last corner, as well as of Danilo Rossi’s engine beginning to seize in the final lap.

At a forum and a conference organised in Geneva on 7 September, the FIA announces that it will take back all the Karting activities under its wing by reviving the CIK after the FMK (World Karting Federation) had enjoyed semi-independence.