The second edition of the “U18” World Championship and Academy Trophy announces itself under the most favourable auspices: although entries are not yet closed (they are even extended until 15 May at midnight), it is already established that there will be more entries than in 2010.
In the “U18” World Championship there will be at least 10% more entries than twelve months ago and the number of nations represented is following the same progression. Absent from the list of participants in 2010, countries such as the Netherlands, Belgium, Greece, Lithuania, Byelorussia, Bahrain, the Sultanate of Oman, South Africa and Australia will see at least one of their licence-holders defend their national colours at Ortona (10 July), Essay (28 August) and in Bahrain (5 November).
Further to the success it achieved in 2010 the Academy Trophy is also taking an even more international dimension thanks to the direct involvement of new ASNs. In addition to the countries represented last year, the CIK-FIA has already registered the entries of Drivers selected by the Federations of Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Costa Rica, Mexico, Bahrain, Oman, the United Arab Emirates, Hungary, Bulgaria and Turkey!