“Discovery” Days At Jesolo For “U18” Drivers And Academicians

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It is on a track laden with history that “U18” World Championship and Academy Trophy Drivers will be invited to get to know the equipment with which they will participate in these prestigious competitions.

The Jesolo “Pista Azzura” has seen they greatest Drivers and hosted the biggest events: several World Championships (1987 and 1990), many European Championships, and that “Coppa dei Campioni” (Champions’ Cup) which was the most coveted non-championship event with the largest number of entries in the 1970’s and 80’s.On 3 and 4 June the CIK-FIA will pitch its paddock tents at that venue to welcome the World Championship competitors & Academicians and enable them to discover the context of these CIK-FIA-designed championships.

These “tests days” will take place over two days. Friday will be dedicated to the distribution of chassis by drawing lots, the installation of engines and the fitting of items necessitating a precise placing, to begin with the seat. Every supplier entered in the competitions will be present at the circuit, namely Parolin for the U18 WKE engines and the complete Academy Paolin-FIM karts, Panta (second generation E10 fuel), LeCont (tyres) and all the chassis brands in competition for the World Make title (Zanardi, Swiss Hutless, Top Kart, MS Kart, Sodi, Tecno, Mach 1, Righetti Ridolfi, Haase, Maranello, Intrepid, Jesolo, PCR, Energy and Parolin). The free practice sessions will take place from 9 hours to 16 hours on Saturday.

The choice of Jesolo for these tests should please not only the Drivers, who will find a difficult and demanding course, but in addition their families and those accompanying them are bound to enjoy the town’s touristic appeal, its lido, its beeches and proximity to Venice. Plenty to combine business with pleasure in this Ascension weekend!


Press Release by: FIA Karting - 04/05/11

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