Mr. Kees van De Grint, Vice-President of the CIK-FIA, spoke on the occasion of the World Competition at Kristianstad.
"First of all I want to send my congratulations to the Kristianstad Kart Club and all it members for organizing such a fantastic event. A word of praise should also go to the CIK officials and the WSK Promotion staff for all their hard work during the days of the event. Last but not least a big hurray to all the competitors for providing the huge crowd with exciting racing.
"The CIK-FIA World Championship is undoubtedly the highlight of the racing season for drivers and for all karting enthusiasts. It remains a special and unparalleled Competition.
"At Kristianstad, the conditions are very good for a successful global confrontation with a fantastic circuit, very efficient organisation and a host of rare quality. The level of competition is also excellent with the presence of the best international drivers. I personally appreciated the CIK-FIA Historic Super Cup which took place at the same time.
"I am very pleased that several members of the CIK Commission and representatives of the ASN were able to get to Kristianstad for this great event. I was especially delighted to meet this weekend my French friend Jean-Pierre Deschamps - Mr. Karting - who took the personal initiative to attend the World Championship. I was also very impressed that Stefan Andersson, President of the Karting Commission within the Swedish Federation, tried to beat me on track in the CIK-FIA Historic Super Cup. I appreciate the passion that these leaders show by visiting the circuits during major Karting events.
"Beyond the exceptional sporting aspect, a global event like this is a very good opportunity to meet and discuss the future of karting on the ground outside the official meetings. It is very important to see the progress of a big competition like this for yourself in order to form a well-founded opinion before making important decisions."