Come si legge dal comunicato ufficiale della Cik (di seguito) il calendario presentato dal promoter e accettato dalla Commissione Cik dovrà essere convalidato dal Consiglio Fia in programma il 30 settembre a Parigi.
Scorrendo le date degli appuntamenti proposti per il 2016 ci sono delle piste che lasciano sicuramente insoddisfatti i costruttori causa l'impegno finanziario che queste comportano. Piste come Portimao in Portogallo, dove si disputerà la terza prova dell'Europeo OK e OK-Junior, e Kristianstad in Svezia, teatro del mondiale della classe col cambio, risultano per la loro dislocazione geografica particolarmente onerose per i team. Quest'ultima oltretutto ideale per l'ICA poco si presta invece per il potente KZ. Per quanto riguarda il mondiale monomarcia che si disputerà in Bahrein l'organizzazione ha pensato bene di offrire un sostegno importante per i piloti e i team partecipanti all'evento che si terrà il 20 Novembre. In Italia il Circus del karting mondiale approderà solo ad Adria il 5 giugno per la seconda prova dell'europeo OK, OK-Junior e KZ2.
Nell'occasione della riunione Cik del 28 agosto è stata approvata con effetto immediato (Trofeo Academy a parte) la variazione all'Art. 31 riguardo la sanzione sul paraurti anteriore fuori posizione dopo un impatto che passa da 30 a 10 secondi imposta automaticamente senza appello.
Recent decisions by the International Karting Commission (CIK)
At its meeting on August 28th, 2015 in Paris (FRA), the International Karting Commission (CIK) took the following decisions.
Development of the 2016 sporting calendar
The CIK-FIA has met its commitments by fixing the 2016 sporting calendar very early to allow Drivers, Teams and ASN's to plan more comfortably for next season. The proposal submitted by the promoter WSK Promotion has been accepted by the CIK Commission. Unfortunately it was not possible to reach an agreement with the organisers to hold a Competition in Germany or Great Britain.To be approved definitively, the 2016 CIK-FIA sporting calendar must be validated by the vote of the next FIA World Motor Sport Council, on September 30th, 2015 in Paris (FRA).
2016 Sporting calendar
April 24th; Essay (FRA)
CIK-FIA European Championship for KZ, 1st Round
CIK-FIA European Championship for KZ2, 1st Round
CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, 1st Round
May 15th; Zuera (ESP)
CIK-FIA European Championship for OK, 1st Round
CIK-FIA European Championship for OK-Junior, 1st Round
CIK-FIA European Championship for KZ, 2nd Round
June 5th; Adria (ITA)
CIK-FIA European Championship for OK, 2nd Round
CIK-FIA European Championship for OK-Junior, 2nd Round
CIK-FIA European Championship for KZ2, 2nd Round
June 26h; Portimao (POR)
CIK-FIA European Championship for OK, 3rd Round
CIK-FIA European Championship for OK-Junior, 3rd Round
CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, 2nd Round
July 31th; Genk (BEL)
CIK-FIA European Championship for KZ, 3rd Round
CIK-FIA European Championship for KZ2, 3rd Round
CIK-FIA European Championship for OK, 4th Round
CIK-FIA European Championship for OK-Junior, 4th Round
September 4th; Kristianstad (SWE)
CIK-FIA World Championship for KZ
CIK-FIA International Super Cup for KZ2
CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy, 3rd Round
November 20th; Sakhir (BHR)
CIK-FIA World Championship for OK
CIK-FIA World Championship for OK-Junior
After negotiations between the Bahrain organizer and WSK Promotion, a great package has been created which ensures an attractive offer to the Drivers and Teams. The Competition at Sakhir will receive significant financial support from the Bahrain International Circuit to reduce transport and accommodation costs. From Sunday 13th November to Sunday, November 20th, the Bahrain International Circuit will provide each driver with a double room in one of the finest Bahrain's hotels, including breakfast and buffet lunch and dinner every day at the circuit. A free shuttle service between the airport, hotel and the circuit will be set up for the duration of the stay. All transport costs for shipping and storage of equipment for the teams will be paid between Italy and the circuit, each way return. The delivery of the necessary equipment, up to 100 kg per Driver, will be provided by a specific air service. Complete assistance will also be provided for all customs formalities to and from to the port of Bahrain. These exceptional Competition conditions will ensure that Sakhir will be at least as accessible as a European Competition, if not better.
Adjustment of the time penalty concerning front fairings
Article 31 of the CIK-FIA Specific Prescriptions has been amended to clarify that the penalties when the front fairing is incorrectly positioned after an impact, are to be reduced from 30 to 10 seconds and automatically imposed without appeal. Any Driver found to have intentionally placed their front fairing out of position on the final lap or after the chequered flag will be excluded from the Competition. This decision takes effect immediately, with the sole exception of the 2015 CIK-FIA Karting Academy Trophy which has already completed two of its three Competitions according to the previous regulation.