Karting World Championship

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The Karting World Championship is a kart racing competition organised by the CIK-FIA. It is held annually, and is karting's flagship event. From 2011 the championship has been disputed over five rounds, each of them in a different country. [1]

Kart racing motorsport

Kart racing or karting is a variant of motorsport road racing with small, open-wheel, four-wheeled vehicles called karts, go-karts, or gearbox/shifter karts depending on the design. They are usually raced on scaled-down circuits. Karting is commonly perceived as the stepping stone to the higher ranks of motorsports, with former Formula One champions such as Sebastian Vettel, Nico Rosberg, Ayrton Senna, Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher beginning their careers in karting.

The Commission Internationale de Karting is the primary international sanctioning body for kart racing. It was founded in 1962, and is headquartered in Paris, France. In 2000, it joined with the FIA. Its most important event is the Karting World Championship.

Fédération Internationale de lAutomobile international sport governing body

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In the late 80s the World Championship was raced with 135 cc Formula K karts. In 2007, a change in regulations introduced the KF1, 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. [2]

KF1 is the top level of karting. It is open to the best drivers aged 15 and up.

KF2, is a kart racing class for top drivers aged 14 and up.

Champions

YearDriverChassisEngineTyreLocationClassStroke
1964 Flag of Italy.svg Guido Sala Tecno Parilla TBA Flag of Italy.svg Rome
1965 Flag of Italy.svg Guido Sala Tecno BMTBA Flag of Italy.svg Rome
1966 Flag of Italy.svg Susanna Raganelli Tecno Parilla TBA Flag of Denmark.svg Copenhagen
1967 Flag of Switzerland.svg Edgardo Rossi Birel Parilla TBA Flag of Monaco.svg Circuit de Monaco
1968 Flag of Sweden.svg Tomas Nilsson Robardie BMTBA Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Rye House
1969 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Goldstein Robardie Parilla TBA
1970 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Goldstein Robardie Parilla TBA Flag of France.svg Thiverval-Grignon
1971 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Goldstein Taifun Parilla TBA Flag of Italy.svg Turin
1972 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Goldstein Taifun Parilla TBA Flag of Sweden.svg Kalmar
1973 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Terry Fullerton Birel Komet TBA Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Nivelles-Baulers
1974 Flag of Italy.svg Riccardo Patrese Birel Komet TBA Flag of Portugal.svg Autódromo do Estoril
1975 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg François Goldstein BMBMTBA Flag of France.svg Paul Ricard
1976 Flag of Italy.svg Felice Rovelli BMBM4Stars Flag of Germany.svg Hagen
1977 Flag of Italy.svg Felice Rovelli BMBM4Stars Flag of Italy.svg Parma
1978 Flag of the United States.svg Lake Speed Birel Parilla B Flag of France.svg Le Mans
1979 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter Koene DapDap D Flag of Portugal.svg Autódromo do Estoril
1980 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Peter De Bruijn Swiss Hutless Parilla B Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Nivelles-Baulers
1981 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Wilson Birel Komet D Flag of Italy.svg Parma
1982 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Wilson Birel Komet D Flag of Sweden.svg Kalmar
1983 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Wilson [3] Birel Komet D Flag of France.svg Le Mans
1984 Flag of Denmark.svg Jorn Haase Kali Komet D Flag of Germany.svg Liedolsheim
1985 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Wilson Birel Komet D Flag of Italy.svg Parma
1986 Flag of Brazil.svg Augusto Ribas Birel Komet D Flag of the United States.svg Jacksonville
1987 Flag of Italy.svg Giampiero Simoni PCR PCR B Flag of Italy.svg Jesolo
1988 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Wilson CRG Komet D Flag of France.svg Laval Formula K135 cc
1989 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Mike Wilson CRG Komet D Flag of France.svg Valence Formula K135 cc
1990 Flag of Denmark.svg Jan Magnussen CRG Rotax B Flag of Italy.svg Jesolo Formula K100 cc
1991 Flag of Italy.svg Jarno Trulli Allkart Parilla D Flag of France.svg Le Mans Formula K100 cc
1992 Flag of Italy.svg Danilo Rossi CRG Rotax D Flag of Italy.svg Ugento
1993 Flag of Italy.svg Nicola Gianniberti Haase Rotax D Flag of France.svg Laval
1994 Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Manetti CRG Rotax Vega Flag of Argentina.svg Córdoba
1995 Flag of Italy.svg Max Orsini Swiss Hutless Italsistem B Flag of France.svg Valence
1996 Flag of Sweden.svg Johnny Mislijevic Tony Kart Vortex B Flag of Italy.svg Lonato
1997 Flag of Italy.svg Danilo Rossi CRG CRG D Flag of France.svg Salbris
1998 Flag of Italy.svg Davide Forè Tony Kart Vortex B Flag of Italy.svg Ugento
1999 Flag of Italy.svg Danilo Rossi CRG CRG D Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Mariembourg
2000 Flag of Italy.svg Davide Forè Tony Kart Vortex B Flag of Portugal.svg Braga
2001 Flag of Italy.svg Vitantonio Liuzzi CRG Maxter B 5-venue series [4]
2002 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Giedo van der Garde CRG Maxter B 5-venue series [5]
2003 Flag of New Zealand.svg Wade Cunningham CRG Maxter B Flag of Italy.svg Sarno
2004 Flag of Italy.svg Davide Forè Tony Kart Vortex B Flag of Italy.svg La Conca
2005 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Oliver Oakes Gillard Parilla B Flag of Portugal.svg Braga
2006 Flag of Italy.svg Davide Forè Tony Kart Vortex B Flag of France.svg Angerville
2007 Flag of Italy.svg Marco Ardigò [6] Tony Kart Vortex B Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Mariembourg
2008 Flag of Italy.svg Marco Ardigò [7] Tony Kart Vortex B Flag of Italy.svg La Conca
2009 Flag of France.svg Arnaud Kozlinski [8] CRG Maxter B Flag of Macau.svg Macau
2010 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Nyck de Vries [9] Zanardi Parilla D Flag of Spain.svg Zuera
2011 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Nyck de Vries Zanardi Parilla B Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Genk
2012 Flag of Italy.svg Flavio Camponeschi Tony Kart Vortex B 2-venue series (Suzuka, Macau)KF
2013 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tom Joyner [10] Zanardi TMVega2-venue series (Brandon, Bahrain)KF
2014 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Lando Norris [11] FA Kart Vortex D Flag of France.svg Essay KF
2015 Flag of Poland.svg Karol Basz Kosmic VortexVega Flag of Italy.svg La Conca KF
2016 Flag of Spain.svg Pedro Hiltbrand CRG ParillaVega Flag of Bahrain.svg Sakhir OK
2017 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Danny Keirle Zanardi ParillaLeCont Flag of the United Kingdom.svg BrandonOK
2018 Flag of Italy.svg Lorenzo TravisanuttoKart RepublicParilla B Flag of Sweden.svg Kristianstad OK
2019 Flag of Finland.svg Alahärmä OK

Junior Champions

YearWorld ChampionChassisEngineTyreLocationClass
2012 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Henry Easthope SodikartWKELeCont3-venue series (Braga, Angerville, Bahrain)U18
2013 Flag of Italy.svg Alessio Lorandi Tony KartParillaLeCont2-venue series (Sarno, Bahrain)KF-Junior
2014 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Enaam Ahmed FA KartVortexVega Flag of France.svg Essay KF-Junior
2015 Flag of the United States.svg Logan Sargeant FA KartVortexLeCont Flag of Italy.svg La Conca KF-Junior
2016 Flag of France.svg Victor Martins KosmicParillaVega Flag of Bahrain.svg Sakhir OK-Junior
2017 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Dexter PattersonExpritTMLeCont Flag of the United Kingdom.svg BrandonOK-Junior
2018 Flag of France.svg Victor BernierKosmicParillaVega Flag of Sweden.svg Kristianstad OK-Junior
2019TBATBATBATBA Flag of Finland.svg Alahärmä OK-Junior

Gear Kart Champions

YearWorld ChampionChassisEngineTyreLocationClassStroke
1983 Flag of Italy.svg Gianni Mazzola Birel Balen Dunlop TBAFormula C
1984 Flag of Italy.svg Gabriele Tarquini Kalì Balen Dunlop TBAFormula C
1985 Flag of Italy.svg Piermario Cantoni Kalì Balen Dunlop TBAFormula C
1986 Flag of Italy.svg Fabrizio Giovanardi Tony Kart Pavesi Bridgestone TBAFormula C
1987 Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro PicciniDAPPavesi Vega TBAFormula C
1988 Flag of Sweden.svg Peter RydellAll KartPavesi Dunlop Flag of Hungary.svg KecskemetFormula C125 cc
1989 Flag of Italy.svg Gianluca Giorgi Kalì Kali Dunlop Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Olomouc Formula C125 cc
1990 Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Piccini Birel Pavesi Bridgestone Flag of France.svg Laval Formula C125 cc
1991 Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Piccini Birel Pavesi Dunlop Flag of Italy.svg Parma Formula C125 cc
1992 Flag of Italy.svg Danilo Rossi Kalì Pavesi Dunlop TBAFormula C
1993 Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Piccini Kalì Pavesi Dunlop TBAFormula C
1994 Flag of Italy.svg Jarno Trulli Tony Kart Pavesi Dunlop TBAFormula C
1995 Flag of Italy.svg Gianluca BeggioBiesseTMVegaTBAFormula C
1996 Flag of Italy.svg Gianluca BeggioBiesse TM Bridgestone TBAFormula C
1997 Flag of Italy.svg Gianluca Beggio Birel TM Bridgestone TBAFormula C
1998 Flag of Italy.svg Gianluca Beggio Birel TM Bridgestone TBAFormula C
1999 Flag of Italy.svg Francesco Laudato Birel TM Dunlop TBAFormula C
2000 Flag of Italy.svg Gianluca Beggio Birel TM Bridgestone TBAFormula C
2001Not held
2002Not held
2003 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Robert Dirks Birel TMVega Flag of France.svg CaroleSuper ICC
2004 Flag of Italy.svg Ennio Gandolfi Birel TMVega Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Mariembourg Super ICC
2005 Flag of Italy.svg Francesco Laudato Birel TMVega Flag of Italy.svg Sarno Super ICC
2006 Flag of Italy.svg Davide Forè Tony Kart VortexVega Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Mariembourg Super ICC
2007 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jonathan Thonon CRG Maxter Dunlop Flag of Italy.svg Sarno KZ1
2008 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jonathan Thonon CRG Maxter Dunlop Flag of France.svg VarennesKZ1
2009 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jonathan Thonon CRG Maxter Dunlop Flag of Italy.svg Sarno KZ1
2010 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Bas LammersIntrepidTM Dunlop Flag of Portugal.svg Braga KZ1
2011 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Jonathan Thonon CRG Maxter Dunlop Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Genk KZ1
2012 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Bas LammersPragaParilla Bridgestone Flag of Italy.svg Sarno KZ
2013 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Max Verstappen CRG TM Bridgestone Flag of France.svg VarennesKZ
2014 Flag of Italy.svg Marco Ardigo Tony Kart Vortex Bridgestone Flag of Italy.svg Sarno KZ
2015 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Jorrit Pex CRG TM Bridgestone Flag of France.svg Le Mans KZ
2016 Flag of Italy.svg Paolo de Conto CRG TMVega Flag of Sweden.svg Kristianstad KZ
2017 Flag of Italy.svg Paolo de Conto CRG TMVega Flag of Germany.svg WackersdorfKZ
2018 Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Patrik Hajek Kosmic VortexLeCont Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Genk KZ

Secondary Class Champions

YearWorld ChampionChassisEngineTyreLocationClassStroke
1988 Flag of Denmark.svg Poul Petersen Flag of France.svg Le MansFormula E (SuperKart)250 cc
1988 Flag of France.svg Emmanuel Collard Flag of France.svg Laval Formula A (Super 100)100 cc
1989 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tim Parrot Flag of France.svg Le MansFormula E (SuperKart)250 cc
1989 Flag of Denmark.svg Gert MunkholmPCRAtomik Flag of France.svg Valence Formula A (Super 100)100 cc
1990 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tim Parrot Flag of France.svg Le MansFormula E (SuperKart)250 cc
1990 Flag of Italy.svg Danielo Rossi Flag of Italy.svg Jesolo Formula A (Super 100)100 cc
1991 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Martin Hines /

Flag of the Netherlands.svg Bas Lammers

3-venue seriesFormula E (SuperKart)250 cc
1991 Flag of Italy.svg Alessandro Manetti Tony Kart Rotax Bridgestone Flag of France.svg Le MansFormula A (Super 100)100 cc

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  2. CIK World Karting Championship For Drivers Zuera (ESP) – 16–19.09.2010 – KartCafe, 16 September 2010
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