The 13th CIK-FIA Monaco Kart Cup, organized by the Automobile Club de Monaco, will be held on 16-18th October. The Automobile Club will provide the most spectacular temporary urban circuits, employing the lower part of the legendary Monaco Formula One track.
From its first edition in 1995, the event has seen the likes of Michael Schumacher, Robert Kubica, Sebastian Vettel, Giorgio Pantano, and Gianluca Beggio on the top of the podium.
This year, the racetrack will be slightly modified from the exit of the swimming pool to the Rascasse corner, due to a redesign of a large part of the Darse Sud. This shortens the circuit from 1079 m to 1068 m.
The programme features two international classes: KF3 - already part of the event for the last couple of years - and for the first time in Monaco KZ2. The latter replaces Intercontinental C class that featured in several Monaco Kart Cup program in the past.
In terms of regulations, KF3 is open to drivers from 13 to 15 years of age. The class uses 125cc, 2-stroke, water-cooled engines producing about 28 hp (14,000 rpm), with Touch-and-Go electric starter and clutch, and preparation allowed. Free use of CIK approved chassis. Minimum weight is 145 kg with driver.
KZ2 is open to drivers from 15 years of age on. Karts are powered by 125cc, 2-stroke, water-cooled engines producing about 42 hp, with six-speed gearbox and preparation allowed. Free use of CIK approved chassis with front brakes. Minimum weight with driver is 175 kg.
Also, an endurance race will complete the weekend. Teams of 3 to 5 novice or experienced drivers will take part and the race will be divided into three two-hour sessions.
For more information, visit www.acm.mc