Karting World Championship

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Karting World Championship
Logo FIA Kart Championship.svg
Category Kart racing
RegionInternational
Inaugural season1964
Constructors CIK
FIA
Official website www.cikfia.com

The Karting World Championship is a kart racing competition organised by the CIK-FIA. It is held annually since 1964, and is karting's flagship event. The FIA (International Automobile Federation) created the CIK (International Karting Commission) in 1962.

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The first two World Championships in 1964 and 1965 were held over one final round, there after the world's best kart drivers competed for the title over an extended weekend, from Thursday to Saturday, including free and qualifying practice sessions, qualification heats, a pre-final and a final were common. From 2011 the championship has been disputed over five rounds, each of them in a different country. [1] From 2014 the world championships returned to a single event with one venue each year organizing the CIK-FIA OK and OK Junior World Championships in one weekend and another venue in a different weekend holding the CIK-FIA KZ World Championships together with the CIK-FIA KZ2 Super Cup and the third and final round of the CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy. [2] There is a separate CIK-FIA Endurance Championship, normally held each year at Le Mans, France, and there are separate Continental Championships like the CIK-FIA European Championships (OK, OK junior, KZ, KZ2 and Superkart) and the CIK-FIA Asia Pacific Championships. In 1968 CIK-FIA launched the first World Cup for Juniors.

Kart racing 1963 in Berlin Bundesarchiv Bild 183-B1007-0016-001, 5. Berliner K-Wagen-Rennen.jpg
Kart racing 1963 in Berlin

World Championship Karting Categories

In the 80s (from 1981 - 1989) the World Championship was raced with 135 cc Formula K karts. Before and after that period 100 cc direct-drive karts was the prevailing standard. In 2007, a change in regulations introduced the KF1 category carts, 125 cc karts equipped with electric starters, clutch and rpm limiters set at 16,000 rpm, to replace the Formula A karts. The 2010 edition was raced with KF2 karts where the engine rpm is limited at 15,000 rpm. [3]

The FIA Karting categories at the world championships are now divided into three main families: direct-drive karts, gearbox karts and Superkarts. All these karts have the technology in common of the 2-stroke engine. Since 2016 the new generation of Original Karts (OK) machines have taken over from the old KF engines. The top category OK at the World Championships is available for drivers from 14 years old in the year they participate. The OK Junior category is aimed at drivers aged between 12 and 14 years old. The gearbox categories KZ and KZ2 share the same specification except for chassis and brakes which are open in the KZ World Championship. The Superkart category is the most unusual discipline of Karting because it can only express itself fully on long racing tracks. With its complete bodywork and twin-cylinder 250 cc engines, developing nearly 100 hp, these Superkarts are capable of extraordinary performances.

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Kart racing nowadays

Karting Promotion

In 2013 for the first time in its history CIK-FIA called a promoter, WSK Promotion, to perfect the organisation of the major international karting competitions. The Swiss RGMMC Group is now the Official Promoter of the FIA Karting European and World Championships for the period of 2018-2020 (with the exception of Superkart and Endurance). They try increasing the audience for Karting Competitions worldwide, attracting new partners and working closely with ASNs (National Federations), these are the priorities of RGMMC Group. They also develop the communication and media coverage of the events by providing live video viewing during the events and by partnering with Motorsport.tv for broadcast around the world.

World Champions (Supreme Category)

YearDriverChassisEngineTyreLocationClassStroke
1964 Flag of Italy.svg Guido Sala Tecno Parilla TBA Flag of Italy.svg Rome Kart100 cc
1965 Flag of Italy.svg Guido Sala Tecno BMTBA Flag of Italy.svg Rome Kart100 cc
1966 Flag of Italy.svg Susanna Riganelli Tecno Parilla TBA Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen Kart100 cc
1967 Flag of Switzerland.svg Edgardo Rossi Birel Parilla TBA3-venue series

Flag of Switzerland.svg Vevey, Flag of Germany.svg Düsseldorf & Flag of Monaco.svg Circuit de Monaco

Kart100 cc
1968 Flag of Sweden.svg Tomas Nilsson Robardie BMTBA3-venue series Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Rye House Kart100 cc
1969 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Goldstein Robardie Parilla TBA3-venue series

Flag of Switzerland.svg Vevey, Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Hoddesdon & Flag of France.svg Villacoublay

Kart100 cc
1970 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Goldstein Robardie Parilla G Flag of France.svg Thiverval-Grignon Kart100 cc
1971 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Goldstein Taifun Parilla G Flag of Italy.svg Turin Kart100 cc
1972 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Goldstein Taifun Parilla G Flag of Sweden.svg Kalmar Kart100 cc
1973 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Terry Fullerton Birel Komet TBA Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Nivelles-Baulers Kart100 cc
1974 Flag of Italy.svg Riccardo Patrese Birel Komet TBA Flag of Portugal.svg Autódromo do Estoril Kart100 cc
1975 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Goldstein BMBMTBA Flag of France.svg Paul Ricard Kart100 cc
1976 Flag of Italy.svg Felice Rovelli BMBM4Stars Flag of Germany.svg Hagen Kart100 cc
1977 Flag of Italy.svg Felice Rovelli BMBM4Stars Flag of Italy.svg Parma Kart100 cc
1978 Flag of the United States.svg Lake Speed Birel Parilla B Flag of France.svg Le Mans Kart100 cc
1979 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter Koene DapDap D Flag of Portugal.svg Autódromo do Estoril Kart100 cc
1980 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter De Bruijn Swiss Hutless Parilla B Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Nivelles-Baulers Kart100 cc
1981 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Wilson Birel Komet D Flag of Italy.svg Parma Formula K (FK)135 cc
1982 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Wilson Birel Komet D Flag of Sweden.svg Kalmar Formula K (FK)135 cc
1983 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Wilson [4] Birel Komet D Flag of France.svg Le Mans Formula K (FK)135 cc
1984 Flag of Denmark.svg Jorn Haase Kali Komet D Flag of Germany.svg Liedolsheim Formula K (FK)135 cc
1985 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Wilson Birel Komet D Flag of Italy.svg Parma Formula K (FK)135 cc
1986 Flag of Brazil.svg Augusto Ribas Birel Komet D Flag of the United States.svg Jacksonville Formula K (FK)135 cc
1987 Flag of Italy.svg Giampiero Simoni PCR PCR B Flag of Italy.svg Jesolo Formula K (FK)135 cc
1988 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Wilson CRG Komet D Flag of France.svg Laval Formula K (FK)135 cc
1989 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Wilson CRG Komet D Flag of France.svg Valence Formula K (FK)135 cc
1990 Flag of Denmark.svg Jan Magnussen CRG Rotax B Flag of Italy.svg Jesolo Formula K (FK)100 cc
1991 Flag of Italy.svg Jarno Trulli Allkart Parilla D Flag of France.svg Le Mans Formula K (FK)100 cc
1992 Flag of Italy.svg Danilo Rossi CRG Rotax D Flag of Italy.svg Ugento Formula K (FK)100 cc
1993 Flag of Italy.svg Nicola Gianniberti Haase Rotax D Flag of France.svg Laval Formula Super A (FSA)100 cc
1994 Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Manetti CRG Rotax Vega Flag of Argentina.svg Córdoba Formula Super A (FSA)100 cc
1995 Flag of Italy.svg Max Orsini Swiss Hutless Italsistem B Flag of France.svg Valence Formula Super A (FSA)100 cc
1996 Flag of Sweden.svg Johnny Mislijevic Tony Kart Vortex B Flag of Italy.svg Lonato Formula Super A (FSA)100 cc
1997 Flag of Italy.svg Danilo Rossi CRG CRG D Flag of France.svg Salbris Formula Super A (FSA)100 cc
1998 Flag of Italy.svg Davide Forè Tony Kart Vortex B Flag of Italy.svg Ugento Formula Super A (FSA)100 cc
1999 Flag of Italy.svg Danilo Rossi CRG CRG D Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Mariembourg Formula Super A (FSA)100 cc
2000 Flag of Italy.svg Davide Forè Tony Kart Vortex B Flag of Portugal.svg Braga Formula Super A (FSA)100 cc
2001 Flag of Italy.svg Vitantonio Liuzzi CRG Maxter B 5-venue series Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Montreal, Flag of France.svg Salbris,

Flag of Italy.svg Sarno, Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Mariembourg & Flag of Germany.svg Kerpen [5]

Formula Super A (FSA)100 cc
2002 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Giedo van der Garde CRG Maxter B 5-venue series Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Mariembourg, Flag of Finland.svg Alahärmä,

Flag of Portugal.svg Braga, Flag of France.svg Salbris & Flag of Italy.svg La Conca [6]

Formula Super A (FSA)100 cc
2003 Flag of New Zealand.svg Wade Cunningham CRG Maxter B Flag of Italy.svg Sarno Formula A (FA)100 cc
2004 Flag of Italy.svg Davide Forè Tony Kart Vortex B Flag of Italy.svg La Conca Formula A (FA)100 cc
2005 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Oliver Oakes Gillard Parilla B Flag of Portugal.svg Braga Formula A (FA)100 cc
2006 Flag of Italy.svg Davide Forè Tony Kart Vortex B Flag of France.svg Angerville Formula A (FA)100 cc
2007 Flag of Italy.svg Marco Ardigò [7] Tony Kart Vortex B Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Mariembourg KF1 125 cc
2008 Flag of Italy.svg Marco Ardigò [8] Tony Kart Vortex B Flag of Italy.svg La Conca KF1 125 cc
2009 Flag of France.svg Arnaud Kozlinski [9] CRG Maxter B Flag of Macau.svg Macau Super KF (SKF) 125 cc
2010 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Nyck de Vries [10] Zanardi Parilla D Flag of Spain.svg Zuera KF2 125 cc
2011 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Nyck de Vries Zanardi Parilla B 5-venue series Flag of Germany.svg Wackersdorf, Flag of Spain.svg Zuera,

Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Genk, Flag of Italy.svg Sarno & Flag of Japan.svg Suzuka

KF1 125 cc
2012 Flag of Italy.svg Flavio Camponeschi Tony Kart Vortex B 2-venue series

Flag of Japan.svg Suzuka & Flag of Macau.svg Macau

KF1 125 cc
2013 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tom Joyner [11] Zanardi TMVega2-venue series Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Brandon & Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain KF 125 cc
2014 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lando Norris [12] FA Kart Vortex D Flag of France.svg Essay KF 125 cc
2015 Flag of Poland.svg Karol Basz Kosmic VortexVega Flag of Italy.svg La Conca KF 125 cc
2016 Flag of Spain.svg Pedro Hiltbrand Aguilar CRG ParillaVega Flag of Bahrain.svg Sakhir OK125 cc
2017 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Danny Keirle Zanardi ParillaLeCont Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Brandon OK125 cc
2018 Flag of Italy.svg Lorenzo TravisanuttoKart RepublicParilla B Flag of Sweden.svg Kristianstad OK125 cc
2019 Flag of Italy.svg Lorenzo TravisanuttoKart RepublicParillaLeCont Flag of Finland.svg Alahärmä OK125 cc
KF1 Kart racing in 2008 Sauro Cesetti.jpg
KF1 Kart racing in 2008

Gear Kart World Champions

YearWorld ChampionChassisEngineTyreLocationClassStroke
1983 Flag of Italy.svg Gianni Mazzola Birel Balen D TBA Formula C (FC) 125 cc
1984 Flag of Italy.svg Gabriele Tarquini Kalì Balen D TBA Formula C (FC) 125 cc
1985 Flag of Italy.svg Piermario Cantoni Kalì Balen D TBA Formula C (FC) 125 cc
1986 Flag of Italy.svg Fabrizio Giovanardi Tony Kart Pavesi B TBA Formula C (FC) 125 cc
1987 Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro PicciniDAPPavesiVegaTBA Formula C (FC) 125 cc
1988 Flag of Sweden.svg Peter RydellAll KartPavesi D Flag of Hungary.svg Kecskemét Formula C (FC) 125 cc
1989 Flag of Italy.svg Gianluca Giorgi Kalì Kali D Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Olomouc Formula C (FC) 125 cc
1990 Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Piccini Birel Pavesi B Flag of France.svg Laval Formula C (FC) 125 cc
1991 Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Piccini Birel Pavesi D Flag of Italy.svg Parma Formula C (FC) 125 cc
1992 Flag of Italy.svg Danilo Rossi Kalì Pavesi D Flag of Italy.svg Ugento Formula C (FC) 125 cc
1993 Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Piccini Kalì Pavesi D Flag of Italy.svg Val Vibrata Formula C (FC) 125 cc
1994 Flag of Italy.svg Jarno Trulli Tony Kart Pavesi D Flag of Poland.svg Bydgoszcz Formula C (FC) 125 cc
1995 Flag of Italy.svg Gianluca BeggioBiesseTMVega Flag of Italy.svg Val Vibrata Formula C (FC) 125 cc
1996 Flag of Italy.svg Gianluca BeggioBiesseTM B Flag of France.svg Salbris Formula C (FC)125cc
1997 Flag of Italy.svg Gianluca Beggio Birel TM B Flag of Italy.svg Ugento Formula C (FC) 125 cc
1998 Flag of Italy.svg Gianluca Beggio Birel TM B Flag of the United States.svg Charlotte, NC Formula C (FC) 125 cc
1999 Flag of Italy.svg Francesco Laudato Birel TM D Flag of France.svg Circuit Carole Paris Formula C (FC) 125 cc
2000 Flag of Italy.svg Gianluca Beggio Birel TM B Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Mariembourg Formula C (FC)125cc
2001Not held
2002Not held
2003* Flag of the Netherlands.svg Robert Dirks Birel TMVega Flag of France.svg Carole Super ICC 125 cc
2004* Flag of Italy.svg Ennio Gandolfi Birel TMVega Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Mariembourg Super ICC 125 cc
2005* Flag of Italy.svg Francesco Laudato Birel TMVega Flag of Italy.svg Sarno Super ICC 125 cc
2006* Flag of Italy.svg Davide Forè Tony Kart VortexVega Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Mariembourg Super ICC 125 cc
2007* Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jonathan Thonon CRG Maxter D Flag of Italy.svg Sarno KZ1 125 cc
2008* Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jonathan Thonon CRG Maxter D Flag of France.svg Varennes KZ1 125 cc
2009* Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jonathan Thonon CRG Maxter D Flag of Italy.svg Sarno KZ1125 cc
2010* Flag of the Netherlands.svg Bas LammersIntrepidTM D Flag of Portugal.svg Braga KZ1 125 cc
2011* Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jonathan Thonon CRG Maxter D Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Genk KZ1 125 cc
2012* Flag of the Netherlands.svg Bas LammersPragaParilla B Flag of Italy.svg Sarno KZ1 125 cc
2013 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Max Verstappen CRG TM B Flag of France.svg Varennes KZ 125 cc
2014 Flag of Italy.svg Marco Ardigo Tony Kart Vortex B Flag of Italy.svg Sarno KZ 125 cc
2015 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jorrit Pex CRG TM B Flag of France.svg Le Mans KZ 125 cc
2016 Flag of Italy.svg Paolo de Conto CRG TMVega Flag of Sweden.svg Kristianstad KZ 125 cc
2017 Flag of Italy.svg Paolo de Conto CRG TMVega Flag of Germany.svg Wackersdorf KZ 125 cc
2018 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Patrik Hajek Kosmic VortexLeCont Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Genk KZ 125 cc
2019 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Marijn Kremers Birel TM B Flag of Italy.svg Lonato KZ 125 cc

(*) indicates the years the World Championships were held as a World Cup

Note: World Championship status from 1983 to 2000, and from 2012 onwards. World Cup status from 2003 onwards till 2012

Junior World Champions & Junior World Cup winners

YearWorld ChampionChassisEngineTyreLocationClass
2019 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Thomas ten BrinkeFA KartVortexLeCont Flag of Finland.svg Alahärmä OK-Junior (OKJ) KF3
2018 Flag of France.svg Victor Bernier Kosmic Parilla Vega Flag of Sweden.svg Kristianstad OK-Junior (OKJ) KF3
2017 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dexter PattersonExpritTMLeCont Flag of the United Kingdom.svg BrandonOK-Junior (OKJ) KF3
2016 Flag of France.svg Victor Martins Kosmic Parilla Vega Flag of Bahrain.svg Sakhir OK-Junior (OKJ) KF3
2015 Flag of the United States.svg Logan Sargeant FA KartVortexLeCont Flag of Italy.svg La Conca KF-Junior (KFJ) KF3
2014 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Enaam Ahmed FA KartVortexVega Flag of France.svg Essay KF-Junior (KFJ) KF3
2013 Flag of Italy.svg Alessio Lorandi Tony Kart Parilla LeCont2-venue series

Flag of Italy.svg Sarno, Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain

KF-Junior (KFJ) KF3
2012 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Henry Easthope SodikartWKELeCont3-venue series

Flag of Portugal.svg Braga, Flag of France.svg Angerville & Flag of Bahrain.svg Bahrain

U18 KF3
2012* Flag of Italy.svg Luca Corberi Kosmic VortexVega Flag of Spain.svg Zuera KF3 CIK-FIA World Cup
2011 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Matthew GrahamZanardiWKELeContmultiple-venue series

Flag of Italy.svg Ortona, Flag of France.svg Essay & Flag of Italy.svg Sarno-Napoli

U18 KF3
2011* Flag of Monaco.svg Charles Leclerc IntrepidTMVega Flag of Italy.svg Sarno-Napoli KF3 CIK-FIA World Cup
2010 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Jake Dennis Top KartWKELeCont3-venue series

Flag of Germany.svg Wackersdorf, Flag of Spain.svg Alcañiz, Flag of France.svg Val d'Argenton

U18 KF3
2010* Flag of Thailand.svg Alexander Albon IntrepidTM D Flag of Portugal.svg Braga KF3 CIK-FIA World Cup
2009* Flag of Italy.svg Giuliano Maria NicetaTop KartVortexVega Flag of Italy.svg Sarno-Napoli KF3 CIK-FIA World Cup
1996** Flag of Spain.svg Fernando Alonso Mike 1 Parilla B Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Genk CIK-FIA Junior World Cup (ICA)
1995** Flag of Australia (converted).svg James Courtney Tony Kart Vortex B Flag of Portugal.svg Braga CIK-FIA Junior World Cup (ICA)
1994** Flag of Italy.svg Giorgio Pantano CRG Rotax CIK-FIA Junior World Cup (ICA)
1993** Flag of Italy.svg Ennio Gandolfi Kali Parilla CIK-FIA Junior World Cup (ICA)
1992** Flag of Italy.svg Bruno Balocco Mike 1 Parilla Flag of Sweden.svg Göteborg CIK-FIA Junior World Cup (ICA)
1991* Flag of France.svg Sébastien Philippe SodikartDino Flag of France.svg Laval CIK-FIA Junior World Cup (ICA)
1990* Flag of France.svg Jérémie Dufoure SodikartDino Flag of France.svg Laval CIK-FIA Junior World Cup (ICA)
1989* Flag of Denmark.svg Jan Magnussen Tony Kart Rotax CIK-FIA Junior World Cup (ICA)
1988* Flag of Italy.svg Gianluca Malandrucco CRG Parilla Flag of Hungary.svg Kecskemét CIK-FIA Junior World Cup (ICA)
1987* Flag of Denmark.svg Jan Magnussen Tony Kart Rotax Flag of France.svg Laval CIK-FIA Junior World Cup (ICA)
1986* Flag of Italy.svg Fabrizio de Simone Birel Parilla Flag of Italy.svg Jesolo CIK-FIA Junior World Cup (ICA)
1985* Flag of Italy.svg Andrea Gilardi Birel PCR Flag of France.svg Le Mans CIK-FIA Junior World Cup (ICA)
1984* Flag of Italy.svg Andrea Gilardi Birel PCR Flag of France.svg Laval CIK-FIA Junior World Cup (ICA)
1983* Flag of the Netherlands.svg Frank van Eglem Tecno Kart Parilla Flag of Germany.svg Kerpen CIK-FIA Junior World Cup (ICA)
1982* Flag of Italy.svg Romeo Deila Birel PCR Flag of Italy.svg Parma CIK-FIA Junior World Cup (ICA)
1981* Flag of the Netherlands.svg Michel Vacirca AllKartPCR Flag of Germany.svg Kerpen CIK-FIA Junior World Cup (ICA)
1980 Flag of Germany.svg Bernd Schneider Birel Parilla Flag of France.svg Le Creusot CIK-FIA Junior World Cup
1979 Flag of Switzerland.svg Thomas Glauser Birel Parilla Flag of Italy.svg Fano CIK-FIA Junior World Cup
1978 Flag of Italy.svg Stefano Modena Birel Parilla Flag of Luxembourg.svg Mondercange CIK-FIA Junior World Cup
1977 Flag of Italy.svg Paolo Bandinelli SirioSirioCIK-FIA Junior World Cup
1976 Flag of Italy.svg Andrea de Cesaris SirioSirio Flag of Switzerland.svg Wohlen CIK-FIA Junior World Cup
1975 Flag of Switzerland.svg Adrian Wepfer BMBM Flag of Germany.svg Fulda CIK-FIA Junior World Cup
1974 Flag of Italy.svg Felice Rovelli Birel Parilla Flag of England.svg Rye House, Hoddesdon CIK-FIA Junior World Cup
1973 Flag of France.svg Alain Prost Birel Parilla Flag of the Netherlands.svg Oldenzaal CIK-FIA Junior World Cup
1972 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Derek Bliss ZipKomet Flag of Denmark.svg Vojens CIK-FIA Junior World Cup
1971 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Marc Wouters Taifun Parilla Flag of Germany.svg Horrem CIK-FIA Junior World Cup
1970 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Alan LaneBarlottiKometCIK-FIA Junior World Cup
1969 Flag of Sweden.svg D. Carlsson IlheSirio Flag of Sweden.svg Kalmar CIK-FIA Junior World Cup
1968 Flag of Italy.svg Amedeo Pacitto Tecno BMCarlise Flag of Italy.svg Milano Pista Rosa CIK-FIA Junior World Cup

(*) indicates the years the Junior World Championships were (also) held as a Junior World Cup

(**) Note: From 1992 - 1996 the Junior World Championships were held as the CIK-FIA Five Continents Cup Junior A

Secondary Classes World Champions

Formula A World Champions

YearWorld ChampionChassisEngineTyreLocationClassStroke
1988 Flag of France.svg Emmanuel Collard CRG Rotax Flag of France.svg Laval Formula A (Super 100)100 cc
1989 Flag of Denmark.svg Gert MunkholmPCRAtomik Flag of France.svg Valence Formula A (Super 100)100 cc
1990 Flag of Italy.svg Danilo Rossi CRG Rotax Flag of Italy.svg Jesolo Formula A (Super 100)100 cc
1991 Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Manetti Tony Kart Rotax B Flag of France.svg Le Mans Formula A (Super 100)100 cc
1992 Flag of Italy.svg Nicola Gianniberti Tony Kart Rotax Vega Flag of Italy.svg Ugento Formula A (Super 100)100 cc
1993 Flag of France.svg David TerrienSodi Kart Rotax Vega Flag of France.svg Laval Formula A (Super 100)100 cc
1994 Flag of Italy.svg Marco BarindelliHAASE Rotax Vega Flag of Argentina.svg Cordoba Formula A (Super 100)100 cc
1995 Flag of Brazil.svg Gastao Fraguas Tony Kart Italsistem B Flag of France.svg Valence Formula A (Super 100)100 cc
1996 Flag of France.svg Jean-Christophe Ravier Tony Kart Vortex Flag of France.svg Valence Formula A (Super 100)100 cc
1997 Flag of Australia (converted).svg James Courtney Tony Kart Vortex B Flag of France.svg Salbris Formula A (Super 100)100 cc
1998 Flag of Brazil.svg Ruben Carrapatoso Tony Kart Vortex Formula A (Super 100)100 cc
1999 Flag of France.svg Franck Perera Tony Kart Vortex Formula A (Super 100)100 cc
2000 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Colin BrownTop Kart Parilla Flag of Portugal.svg BragaFormula A (Super 100)100 cc
SuperKart Ben Willshire GP1.jpg
SuperKart

Formula E SuperKart World Champions

YearWorld ChampionChassisEngineTyreLocationClassStroke
1983 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Martin HinesZip Kart Rotax B 3-venue series

Flag of Denmark.svg Jyllandsring, Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Silverstone & Flag of France.svg Le Mans-Bugatti

Formula E (SuperKart)250 cc
1984 Flag of Sweden.svg Lennart BohlinZip GP Rotax B 4-venue series

Flag of South Africa.svg Zwartkop, Flag of France.svg Le Mans-Bugatti

Formula E (SuperKart)250 cc
1985 Flag of Denmark.svg Poul V. PetersenPVP Rotax 3-venue series

Flag of France.svg Le Mans-Bugatti, Flag of Germany.svg Nurburgring, & Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Silverstone

Formula E (SuperKart)250 cc
1986 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Wade Nelson Rotax Formula E (SuperKart)250 cc
1987 Flag of France.svg Eric Gassin Rotax 4-venue series

Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Silverstone, Flag of France.svg Le Mans-Bugatti

Formula E (SuperKart)250 cc
1988 Flag of Denmark.svg Poul V. PetersenPVP Rotax Flag of France.svg Le Mans Formula E (SuperKart)250 cc
1989 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tim Parrot Rotax Flag of France.svg Le Mans Formula E (SuperKart)250 cc
1990 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tim Parrot Rotax Flag of France.svg Le Mans Formula E (SuperKart)250 cc
1991 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Martin Hines /

Flag of the Netherlands.svg Perry Grondstra

Zip Kart/ Zip Kart Rotax/ Rotax B / B 3-venue series

Flag of the Netherlands.svg Assen, Flag of Scotland.svg Knockhill & Flag of France.svg Le Mans

Formula E (SuperKart)250 cc
1992 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Martin HinesZip-Eagle Kart Rotax B Formula E (SuperKart)250 cc
1993 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Perry Grondstra Rotax B Formula E (SuperKart)250 cc
1994 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Perry Grondstra Rotax B Formula E (SuperKart)250 cc
1995 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Trevor Roberts Rotax Formula E (SuperKart)250 cc

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Richard Verschoor is a Dutch racing driver. He is a former Red Bull Junior Team member, reigning SMP F4 and Spanish F4 champion, where he won both single-seater championships in his debut year and is currently competing in the FIA Formula 3 Championship.

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