The CIK-FIA homologation process for chassis, brakes and bodywork, which represents about 110 products and about 50 manufacturers from 10 countries, is due to start on 1st August 2020.
However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most nations in Europe and around the world are facing production difficulties and it will be difficult, if not impossible, for all manufacturers to complete the development of their new products and put them into production before August.
In light of these exceptional circumstances, the CIK-FIA has decided to strongly support the industry and the future of karting by automatically extending the validity of all currently homologated products (chassis, brakes, bodywork) for one year until 31st December 2021. Manufacturers will therefore have the possibility of homologating a new product or to re-homologate it during the 2021 homologation process.
(SPECIFICALLY, VALID HOMOLOGATIONS FOR CHASSIS, BODYWORK AND BRAKES, WHICH EXPIRE ON 31ST DECEMBER, 2020, WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY EXTENDED UNTIL 31ST DECEMBER, 2021. THIS EXTENSION WILL BE FREE OF CHARGE FOR THE MANUFACTURERS CONCERNED. IN 2021, HOMOLOGATIONS FOR CHASSIS, BODYWORK AND BRAKES WILL BE CARRIED OUT WITH A VALIDITY OF TWO YEARS TO RETURN TO THE NORMAL FREQUENCY.)