A little over five weeks from the opening round of the European KF3 Championship, which will share the Varennes-s/Allier (FRA) bill with the World KF1 Championship, the Juniors’ programme looks very promising. 107 Drivers have already communicated their intention to participate in the CIK-FIA European Championship, which in 2012 will come back to the two-event format it gave up after 2001 (the year of the crowning of a certain Sebastian Vettel).
This year, instead of the two regional qualifying events before a big final, the Championship will be held over two rounds, the first one at Varennes in France (29 April), and the second one on the British PF International circuit (22 July).
Each event will comprise many qualifying heats (6 per Driver for a total of 21 heats), followed for the first 34 qualified Drivers by two final phase races. The Drivers classified between 35th and 68th further to the qualifying heats will be able to compete on the Sunday afternoon in a consolation B Final.
Points will be allocated in Races 1 and 2 of the final phase (to the top 15 of each) and for the final Championship classification only each Driver’s best three results will be taken into account. The technical regulations of the Championship will of course be based on those of the KF3 category, with its specificity, i.e. the designation of single-suppliers for some accessories: Elto Racing for exhausts, Tillotson for carburettors, Panta for fuel and Vega for tyres.
Entrants and Drivers who have still not entered can do so until Friday 23 March at midnight (Swiss time).
For the provisional time-schedule of the Varennes-sur-Allier event, click here.