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March 03, 2023 2 min read

At its meeting on 3rd March 2023 in Manama, Bahrain, the FIA World Motor Sport Council validated the following decisions on the basis of the proposals of the International Karting Commission.


Prior to anything else, it's important to keep in mind that only items that adhere to the CIK-FIA Homologation Regulations are permitted to compete in FIA Karting Championships, Cups, and Trophies and result in the awarding of FIA Karting titles.

In addition to this requirement, the CIK-FIA is making a significant advancement in the inclusion and legitimacy of all karting activities worldwide by introducing official approval regulations that adhere to the FIA's framework.

This is done to acknowledge, for the benefit of the market, the presence of a class of machinery that satisfies the demands of the karting industry's manufacturers.

Manufacturers can now rely on a law that permits the formal recognition of a wider group of products, much like with TAG engines like the Rotax MAX and IAME X30 that were previously recognized by the CIK-FIA. The FIA brand will be strengthened and elevated as a result of this addition, which will benefit both manufacturers and customers.

The CIK-FIA Approval Regulations now include the following categories

- Air-cooled or four-stroke internal combustion engines (ICE) to complement TAG engines.

- Electric Powertrains in order to start officially recognising products that currently exist on the market, assuming they comply with the criteria set out in the regulations.

- Chassis for leisure/hire karts, subject to the product's ability to meet the technical compliance criteria of the Regulation.

- Tyres, to allow tyre manufacturers who currently have CIK-FIA-approved products to have officially recognised sub-brands.

The CIK-FIA Approval Regulations will be implemented progressively from now on, which will undoubtedly allow new international series to flourish by 2024.


The FIA Karting International Masters' Supercup - KZ2 at Le Mans in 2022 was a huge success, which sparked the notion of expanding the event to the European level. So, it has been agreed to add the KZ2 Masters category, which is only open to drivers 35 years of age and older, to the FIA Karting European Championship - KZ and KZ2, beginning with the 2024 season. 36 people will be allowed to participate at first, with the possibility of adding more later on depending on how well this category does. The technical requirements are the same as for KZ2, with the Masters driver's minimum weight climbing from 175 kg to 180 kg.

This is a summary of an article on the FIA website, you can view the original here

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