Karting is an amazing sport!
All the biggest F1 and motorsport champions take their talent from kart racing.
Ayrton Senna, Michael Shumacher, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel... for instance... races with competition karts since they were child.
The powerfuls karts are able to reach 0-100 kph in less than 3 seconds with top speeds of 200-220 kph!
There are many different classes or formula in karting.
The CIK-FIA sanctions international championships in OKJ, OK, KZ1, KZ2 and Superkart. These are regarded as the top level classes of karting and are also raced in national championships worldwide. The World Championship is decided here.
- OK (the top level) and OKJ for a younger age group. All are using the same water-cooled no-gearbox 125 cc "long life" two-stroke engines which are direct drive, each with different technical specifications (mufflers, air boxes, carburetor, rev limit etc.).
- KZ1 and KZ2, both 125 cc gearbox categories.
- Superkart, a 250 cc gearbox category.
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