The CIK-FIA World Karting Sport Commission will probably move the World Karting Championships planned for November from Brazil to Europe. Brazilians want the karting World Cup to take place in their area. They convince CIK to move the SEM in Brazil to the next year. The Commission has not yet decided.
On Wednesday, karting media spread information that CIK-FIA, whose head is Brazilian Felipe Masa, decided to move the World Karting Championships from Brazil to one of the European countries. For now, it is not known which country it is, unofficially it is said about Italy or Spain. Brazilian media, however, write that KMŚ will return to Brazil, most likely next year.
One of the largest karting news sites in Brazil has written with the editor-in-chief of Erno Drehmer that “CIK FIA will make another important decision in the coming days. And it will refer to Brazil in a very specific way.” Dremer’s text reads that there are very good chances to postpone the World Championships in Brazil, currently scheduled for the end of October this year in Birigui at Kartódromo Speed Park. If the message is confirmed, the World Championships will not be held in Brazil until 2021, of course at Speed Park.
Meanwhile, the issue of placing the world championship in South America from the very beginning was very controversial and was met with the opposition of many of the largest karting teams, as well as several factories, which, however, kept a distance in the assessment of the whole case. It was said that this idea is a real invention, forcibly “pushed” by the head of the Commission Felipe Masa.
– A trip to Brazil is a great experience, and the promotion of global karting in the new region is a big plus. However, it should be remembered that around these World Championship, the FIA has accepted a lot of other priority events, and logistic preparation for Brazil is not a matter of the week – says the commentator of Polish Karting Karol Lubas. – This involves sending containers with equipment to the competition venue, at least a month before the event, and a similar period is needed for their return from Brazil. Such a container contains the entire technical structure of the assembly. Two months without it in Europe is a necessity for teams to make further investments, which are not lacking today – says Lubas.
– Teams significantly prefer the solution, for example, in the USA, because virtually every manufacturer can count on the support of a local distributor and customer teams, using their structures. In addition, all equipment brought to the USA, before the competition I would be sold on the trunk – says Karol Lubas. – I think that in terms of costs and economic issues it would make twice as much sense. The whole paddock thinks that way, but it didn’t matter.
The issue of organizing the World Cup in Brazil seems to be doomed to failure, especially in the current situation. Let us remind you that this decision was made before the outbreak of the epidemic. Meanwhile, Brazilians are convinced that the FIA Championship will be held in their country if not this year, for suer next year.
“The possible postponement of the World Championships in Brazil for the 2021 season may mean several changes in our internal calendar this year (and even next year) regarding the Brazilian championships” – we read in the text of Erno Drehmer published on kartmotor.com.br.
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