Relegated to the position of closing event of the 2011 World Championship as a result of the Fukushima catastrophe, the classical Japanese round of Suzuka will again be held on its usual date, i.e. the third weekend of May. For the CIK-FIA World KF1 Championship Drivers, it will be the second event, after the inaugural round, to be organised at the end of April at Varennes-sur-Allier (FRA).
The Japanese race will have the distinctive feature of allowing Asian Drivers to join the competitors entered for the whole year … and, thanks to their knowledge of the circuit, they may stir a sensation. According to the Sporting Regulations of the World Championship, a maximum of 20 Asia-Pacific region Drivers are authorised to swell the ranks of the KF1 category. The same opportunity will be offered to as many Drivers to enter the final round, scheduled for Macau in October. Because of sporting equity, these “race-by-race” entrants shall select their engine from amongst the three brands (BMB, Maxter and Vortex) entered in the Championship as engine suppliers, and they will receive their engines for the race further to a lottery.
In accordance with tradition, Suzuka will host at the same time the CIK-FIA Asia-Pacific KF2 Championship.
Entries on-line (www.cikfia.com/entryform) have been opened since Monday 5 March and they will close on 23 March for KF1 and on 13 April for KF2.
The terms of renting for KF1 engines can be consulted by clicking here.