The CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy promises to be particular

For its fifth year, the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy has a renewed amount of entries.

For its fifth year, the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy has a renewed amount of entries. This success demonstrates the relevance of the concept of one-make karting competition open to hopefuls from all countries. 2014 promises to be an important stage in the short history of this unique formula.

Since its inception, the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy has encouraged the emergence of promising talent who are now able to progress in motorsport. Since the launch of the Karting Academy Trophy in 2010, the CIK-FIA has prioritised accessibility on several levels. The financial barrier does not exist in this competition, as the equipment is made available free of charge to drivers, both the Parolin chassis and the FIM engine. The implementation of the approved equipment and chassis / engine sets being allocated by lot provides guaranteed sporting fairness throughout the season. Everything is done to highlight the driving skills of the competitors.

The CIK-FIA also wanted to make the Karting Academy Trophy accessible to the highest possible number of countries through the involvement of the ASNs (National Sporting Authorities) who have a wonderful opportunity to support their top prospects in global competition. 32 nations have entered in 2014, 17 of them wishing to engage a second candidate. The selected driver officially represents their country of origin as their entry is via their national federation who contributes, as well as the CIK-FIA, and the promotion of karting globally.

The 2014 CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy Award season includes three Competitions integrated into the most prestigious Karting Championships. The Competition opens with the meeting at Genk, Belgium - from June 12th to 15th - which will give competitors an extra day of testing on Thursday. It will then be the turn of Germany to host the July 11th to 13th second round at the Wackersdorf circuit, while the conclusion will take place from October 10th to 12th in Italy at Sarno.

The tyres for the 2014 CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy will be the "Option" type from Bridgestone. The Regulations allow three sets of new tyres for the first meeting of the season, two for Free Practice and one for ualifying until the finals. For the other Competitions, two new sets and any used sets will be allowed, a new set and a used set for Free Practice and a new set for qualifying, the Heats, any Second Chance Heat and the final phases. The number of wet weather tyres, which are not limited during Free Practice, will be two sets to be managed from qualifying to the Final.

With regards to visual image, all Drivers will be provided with a special Karting Academy Trophy race overall, and the kart bodywork will be white with fresh and colourful graphics.

The regulations of the 2014 CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy are available on the site. For more information or special requests from drivers, entrants or ASNs, please contact the CIK office by email at [email protected].