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CIK-FIA AND WOMEN & MOTOR SPORT COMMISSION SEARCH FOR A YOUNG KARTER

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CIK-FIA AND WOMEN & MOTOR SPORT COMMISSION SEARCH FOR A YOUNG KARTER
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The FIA Women & Motor Sport Commission and the CIK-FIA have joined forces on a new initiative
that will reward a young female kart Racer with a funded drive in the 2011 CIK-FIA Karting
Academy Trophy, a low-cost educational formula.


Working in association with the National Sporting Authorities around the globe, 10 young kart
Racers born between 1996 and 1998 have been selected to take part in a shoot-out in Geneva,
Switzerland, on 26/27 April. The selection process will incorporate a mix of theory, presentation
and driving activities and the Driver deemed to have demonstrated the greatest potential will
receive a free entry to the 2011 CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, along with a Parolin-FIMLeCont
kart and free overalls (the prize excludes testing tyres, fuel, service team and damage to
the equipment).

The drivers selected to compete in the evaluation process are :

Savannah Megan Courtenay Age 13 Spain
Melissa Calvi Age 14 Luxembourg
June Mali Jahnsdatter Blad Age 13 Norway
Lucile Cypriano Age 15 France
Lubov Andreyeva Age 15 Kazakhstan
Hannah Pym Age 15 United Kingdom
Kim Oomen Age 14 Netherlands
Bianca Cristina Anton Age 14 Romania
Caitlin Wood Age 14 Australia
Idil Gökmen Age 13 Turkey

The 2011 CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy takes place over three races, in addition to the offi cial
pre-season test session in June. Following the success of the series, the entry has been increased
from 34 to 51 karts this season, and each of the other 50 competitors will represent a different
country, providing a truly international competition. All competitors will compete on equal terms
in karts provided by the offi cial equipment supplier.

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