KF2 Replaces Super KF For 2010 World Championships

A number of announcements for karting have come from the June meeting of the World Motor Sport Council in Geneva, the main one being the class change for this years' World Karting Championship.

2010 CIK-FIA World Karting Championship
Scheduled for 19 September in Spain, the 47th edition of the CIK-FIA World Karting Championship will be held for karts complying with the KF2 category instead of the initially scheduled Super KF.

The CIK-FIA was concerned that the chances of attracting a decent field of Super KF was not good, and therefore switched the event over to KF2 which has more participants (more teams and manufacturers involved) and is more accessible technically and financially.

The CIK-FIA World Cup for KF2, which was to be held within the framework of the same meeting, has thus transformed into the World Championship.

In addition, drivers who were eligible for the World Cup for KF2 have been approved for inclusion in the event, as have those who qualified for the Super KF version.

Entries will be open from 12 July to 17 August 2010. The final of the CIK-FIA World Karting Championship will be broadcast live on Eurosport International.

Technical Regulations
Three helmet standards were added to the standards required for participation in a Karting event entered on the International Sporting Calendar: Snell SA2010, Snell K2010 and FIA 860-2004.

The eligibility of helmets complying with the Snell K98 standard will expire on 31/12/2014.

The validity of the twelve models of inlet silencers homologated in 2004 is extended by 3 years and will be valid until 31/12/2012.

CIK-FIA Approval Regulations
From 01/01/2011, the CIK-FIA will allow only approved ignition spark plugs. This is to prevent the manufacturing of special spark plugs or the transformation of standard spark plugs in order to get extra performance or to bypass the regulations regarding minimum combustion chamber volume. Approvals will be valid for 3 years and will lead to the drawing up of a technical form.

All the details of the World Council decisions concerning Karting are available on www.cikfia.com.


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