Immediately before the CIK-FIA World Championship, at its meeting on September 21th, 2017 in Paris, France, the FIA World Motor Sport Council approved the calendar of the CIK-FIA Championships, Cups and Trophies for the 2018 season.
CIK-FIA tries to resolve the van De Grint's headache (look at out last issue, Vroom #195) with only two European rounds for gearbox classes in Salbris on May 6th and Lonato on July 15th. Direct drive classes, OK and OKJ, will dispute their championships on four rounds and they will start once again in Sarno on April 22nd. PF International will host the second round, then Ampfing, Germany and Essay, France respectively for the third and the fourth round.
The Swedish facility in Kristianstad will host once again a World Championship, but next year Mr. Groth and his staff will welcome OK and OKJ drivers, while shifter drivers will race their world events in Genk, Belgium.
A shorter European championship for all everybody, with events divided between direct drive and gearbox classes, to allow drivers to race in both events. This calendar will also reduce the cost per season. We will ask opinions and thoughts from the PFI's paddock this weekend, so stay tuned!
April 22nd, 2018, Sarno (ITA)
CIK-FIA European Championship, 1st round
CIK-FIA European Junior Championship, 1st round
May 6th, 2018, Salbris (FRA)*
CIK-FIA European KZ Championship, 1st round
CIK-FIA European KZ2 Championship, 1st round
CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, 1st round
May 20th, 2018, PF International (GBR)
CIK-FIA European Championship, 2nd round
CIK-FIA European Junior Championship, 2nd round
June 17th, 2018, Ampfing (DEU)
CIK-FIA European Championship, 3rd round
CIK-FIA European Junior Championship, 3rd round
July 15th, 2018, Lonato (ITA)
CIK-FIA European KZ Championship, 2nd round
CIK-FIA European KZ2 Championship, 2nd round
CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, 2nd round
August 5th, 2018, Essay (FRA)
CIK-FIA European Championship, 4th round
CIK-FIA European Junior Championship, 4th round
September 9th, 2018, Genk (BEL)
CIK-FIA World KZ Championship
CIK-FIA International Super Cup for KZ2
CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, 3rd round
September 23rd, 2018, Kristianstad (SWE)
CIK-FIA World Championship
CIK-FIA World Junior Championship
* subject to the track rehomologation and fullfilling CIK-FIA additionnal requirements.