LONATO IS THE WORLD CAPITAL OF KARTING AGAIN

10/09/2019
The South Garda Karting circuit is due to stage the FIA World Karting Championship next September 22nd, the event that did not run at the Italian venue since 1996. A total of 261 drivers will challenge each other in the categories KZ, KZ2, Academy Trophy and Historic Super Cup. A new presence record has been set for KZ and KZ2: 174 drivers, 48 in KZ and 126 in KZ2.

The South Garda Karting Circuit in Lonato is about to stage the FIA World Karting KZ Championship next September 20th-22nd. This big event will include also the International Super Cup with the strongest KZ2 drivers in the world and the young talents of the Academy Trophy that will battle out their closing and decisive round of the season. The event in Lonato will also be enriched by the Historic Super Cup FIA Karting open to the fascinating historic karts, among which some rare 50s karts.

All is set in Lonato for this important world event after the success of the last year’s KZ and KZ2 FIA Karting European Championship. This time around the World Championship will stop at the South Garda Karting circuit on September 22nd as the Italian circuit will stage again this important event that was last hosted in Lonato in 1996. This is a good reward for the quality of the renewed circuit and the high level of its organization. Several logistic novelties have been added for this round, like the installation of several screens to check the times in the pre-grid zone, a bigger press room, and several other changes to improve the welcoming of drivers and staff.

A total of 261 drivers will make it to the track for this very important International Karting event: 48 entered in KZ, 126 (capped number) in KZ2, 51 in Academy Trophy and 36 in the Historic Super Cup 36. This is the highest number for the KZ World Championship and International Super Cup KZ2 for the past 9 editions, that is from 2011 when both KZ and KZ2 were present in the same world event valid as World Championship or World Cup.

For the records, these are the figures regarding the number of entered drivers in the World Championship/World Cup for KZ and KZ2 from 2011 to 2019:
2011 Genk (B) ……......…. 111 drivers. 37 in KZ1 and 74 in KZ2;
2012 Sarno (I) …...…....... 136 drivers. 38 in KZ1 and 98 in KZ2;
2013 Varennes (F) …...... 130 drivers. 38 in KZ and 92 in KZ2;
2014 Sarno (I) ………........ 148 drivers. 43 in KZ1 and 105 in KZ2;
2015 Le Mans (F) ….....… 137 drivers. 36 in KZ1 and 101 in KZ2;
2016 Kristianstad (S) .... 122 drivers. 33 in KZ1 and 89 in KZ2;
2017 Wackersdorf (D)... 162 drivers. 44 in KZ1 and 118 in KZ2;
2018 Genk (B) ……..…..... 136 drivers. 31 in KZ1 and 105 in KZ2;
2019 Lonato (I) ……........ 174 drivers. 48 in KZ1 and 126 in KZ2.
Info: www.cikfia.com and www.southgardakarting.it

South Garda Karting
Press office
10.09.2019
 
In the pictures: 1) The flyer of the 2019 KZ-KZ2 World Championship in Lonato; 2) The new screens in the pre-grid zone.

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