|15 February 2017|
One free-of-charge entry in this year's CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy is reserved for a female driver.
With the support of CAMS and Karting Australia, the Women of Australian Motor Sport (WAMS) Committee is asking for nominations from suitable female karters in the hope of finding a talented individal they can nominate for the funded drive.
To be considered, applicants must be female, Australian, aged 12 to 14 years (born from 2003 to 2005) and hold (or be eligible to hold) a Grade C Junior International Karting Licence.
Applications close this Sunday, February 19. More info is in the WAMS press release below.
WAMS press release
An exciting opportunity has been created for young female karters on behalf of the continued efforts of the FIA’s Women and Motor Sport Commission (FIA WIMC), which has announced the renewal of its partnership with the CIK-FIA for 2017.
In the coming weeks, the WMC will select one young female driver in this year’s edition of the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy. With the support of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport and Karting Australia, the Women of Australian Motor Sport (WAMS) Committee has opened nominations to young Australian female karters who are interested in being considered as the Australian nomination.
As part of the world-wide call for candidates, one kart out of the 51 allocated for the program is being reserved for a young female driver aged from 12-14 years. The opportunity sees the karting entry being provided free of charge to the successful international applicant.
The three-event Trophy program will start in Belgium in May, followed by Finland in July and Germany in September. This is the fifth year of the project by the FIA WMC, with the Karting Academy Trophy being a genuine competition based on the usual format of international karting events – free practice, qualifying practice, qualifying heats and a finals phase.
The Trophy will also be backed by an educational program for the drivers, addressing topics relating to safety, the code of driving conduct on circuits, the anti-doping code, the patrimony of Karting and more, and will provide extensive international exposure and experience to the successful applicant.
“The CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy is one of the highest regarded junior development opportunities in the world, offering a high level of competition and education program and has proven to be a successful pathway for a number of aspiring racing champions,” said WAMS Chair, Samantha Reid.
“Karting in Australia has produced some international superstars that have gone onto big things, and we also know that we have some very talented young women in Australia. We’d all love to see an Aussie female karter in the series for 2017, so if you’ve been performing at a high level consistently, we encourage you to apply.”
If you are an Australian female karter aged from 12-14 years (born from 2003 to 2005), hold a Grade C Junior International Karting Licence (or are eligible for one), and wish to apply for consideration in this program by WAMS and the FIA WIMC, please complete the racing CV form provided on the www.wams.org.au webpage, a cover letter and submit to WAMS no later than Sunday February 19th, 2017 via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that selection for this position will be done via CV’s with the ultimate decision being made by the FIA WMC steering committee and announced by March 10, 2017. If required, an on-track selection may be organised. The successful candidate will have their entry fee covered and receive assistance with travel. Any additional costs, as outlined in the Conditions of Participation, will be the responsibility of the candidate. To request further information regarding the terms and conditions please contact email@example.com
Please note the candidate MUST compete in all 3 rounds of the 2017 CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, with dates as follows: