Australian Entered For CIK-FIA Academy Trophy


  publish date 2017

Australian karter Beau Russell is set to compete in the 2017 CIK-FIA Academy Trophy.  Beau was a joint winner of Karting Victoria's 2015 Karter of the Year in the Cadet 9 class.

This, the 8th edition of the CIK-FIA series, has 51 young drivers entered from around the world who are determined to enrich their experience and get noticed.

All drivers will compete using the same specification equipment, this year supplied by the OTK Group - Exprit chassis and Vortex engines from the OK-Junior category, equipped with Bridgestone tyres. Drivers are between 12 and 14 years of age.

Of the 51 drivers for 2017, six are female and they come from from 39 nations on five continents. Chile, Colombia, Kuwait, Morocco and Peru are among the new countries attracted to the series.

As every year, the FIA "Women in Motor Sport" Commission supports the participation of a young female in the Trophy. This year, 12-year-old Colombian Valeria Vargas Garcia was chosen because of her motivation and the promising results of her career in karting, which started six years ago.


Above: Valeria Vargas from Bogota, Colombia, enjoys a fully funded entry to this years series (pic - CIKFIA)

The winner of the 2017 CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy will be invited to participate in the CIK-FIA World Junior Championship held at PF International (GBR) in September 2017 in one of the official teams of the OTK Kart Group. The CIK-FIA will also offer the top five of the general ranking of the 2017 Academy Trophy, free of charge entry to the 2018 CIK-FIA Championship of their choice. This prize can be valued on average at €2000 per Driver.

2017 CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy Schedule

  • 14th May 2017, Genk (BEL), 1/3
  • 2nd July 2017, Le Mans (FRA), 2/3
  • 23rd July, Alahärmä (FIN), 3/3

 

 

No. Driver Entrant Equipment
501 Simmonds, Alexander Raine, Nicholas Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
502 Taylor, Joseph Taylor, Antony Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
503 Nord, Gabriel Nord, Jonas Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
504 Wernersson, Theo Tomas G. Andersson, Tomas Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
505 van der Helm, Tijmen van der Helm, Gerard Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
506 van Vugt, Mike van Vugt, M.W.A. Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
507 Pauwels, Kobe Pauwels, Koen Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
508 Handsaeme, Xavier Handsaeme, Xavier (parent) Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
509 Skov Skjellerup, Oliver Skov Skjellerup, Charlotte C. Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
510 Leger, Dylan Leger, Romain Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
511 Meguetounif, Sami Meguetounif, Pierre Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
512 Jakobsen, Jenny Susann Jakobsen, Steinar Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
513 Bergmeister, Jakob Bergmeister, Tim Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
514 Fontecha Martinez, Ayrton Fontecha Martinez, David Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
515 Moya Lopez, Ruben Moya, Raul Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
516 Daniele, Joseph Daniele, Shannon Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
517 Denmark-Gessel, Jace Gessel, Todd Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
518 Okuzumi, Jiei Okuzumi, Hidenori Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
519 Malins, Gustavs Malins, Gundars Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
520 Visser, Charl Michael Visser, Charl Petrus Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
521 North, Jordan North, Hector Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
522 Kalmet, Jan Kalmet, Reet Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
523 Gu, Ziyue Gu, Jennifer Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
524 De Oliveira, Guilherme Moura Rodrigues De Oliveira, Paulo G. Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
525 Melo D. Porto, Francisco De P. D. Porto Filho, Francisco Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
526 Lantzis, Ioannis Lantzis, Christoforos Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
527 Bekkers, Alexander Geysmans, Ils Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
528 Ferati, Jasin Ferati, Dzevat Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
529 Eichenberger, Gaia Eichenberger, Rolf Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
530 Vargas Garcia, Valeria Vargas, Diego Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
531 Carbunaru, Rares Carbunaru, Laurentiu Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
532 Syam Nair, Arjun Syam, Sunder V. Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
533 Nurmi, Luka Nurmi, Tino Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
534 Wagenknecht, Jan Wagenknecht, Jan (father) Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
535 Skulj, Mark Skulj, Mojca Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
536 Al-Najjar, Ameer Hisham Al-Najjar, Hisham Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
537 Akabi, Ali Akabi, Namir Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
538 Pitzer, Naomi Pitzer, Kevin Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
539 Pestano Pedrosa, Guillermo J. Pestano Serrano, Alexis J. Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
540 Yuen, Yuan Yuen, Hon Kim Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
541 Day, Jamie Day, Kevin Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
542 Kekati, Theo Kekati, Antonio Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
543 Caglioni, Leonardo Caglioni, Luca Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
544 Chandra, Akhelaa Setiadjaja, Dewanto Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
545 Russell, Beau Russell, Colin Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
546 Zanfari, Suleiman Zanfari, Adil Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
547 Dolischka, Jorden Dolischka, Osmunde Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
548 Fabris, Nicolas Fabris, Daniel Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
549 Pino Munoz, Nicolas Ignacio Pino Leon, Manuel Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
550 Alkandari, Sulaiman Alkandari, Mohammad Exprit / Vortex / B'stone
551 Zagazeta Castro, Matias Zagazeta Nolasco, Eduardo Exprit / Vortex / B'stone

 

 

 

 

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