It has just come to our attention that the CIK has changed the date of the last round of the World Championship in Bahrain on its website (no official note has been released) postponing it by one week to 23 November.
Why is this date so important? Because it will obviously have a direct impact on two very important international events, namely the SKUSA Supernationals and Rotax Grand Finals.
In a previous article - published when the Bahrain event was still scheduled on 16/11 - due to the lack of official statements coming from the USA and Austria, we speculated that the Supernats was going to be held on 24/11 and the Rotax Finals on 30/11, but the latest change of date from the CIK mixes up the cards once again.
On the 2013 Rotax Grand Finals logo published by the event organizer MaxSpeed we can see (not very clearly to tell the truth) that the preferred date, or the one set at this stage, is 13-16 November, which would push the SKUSA Supernationals to the previous weekend. In fact it seems quite unlikely that SKUSA’s organizer Tom Kutscher would want his most important event of the season to clash with a CIK event...
Actually, a last minute note from Kutscher's office states that due to the planning requested for an event such as the Supernats, it's virtually impossible to either anticipate or postpone the event, which will therefore take place on 24 November.
Too bad for the operators (teams and media alike) who will now be forced to choose between the two events. Once again, a detrimental situation to the sport of Karting...