Macau, China, 10 Set – The annual Karting World Championship this year will be held at the Macau Kartodrome in Coloane on October 8 – 11, turning Macau into the first host in Asia of the prestigious kart racing flagship event, The Macau Post Daily yesterday.
The Karting World Championship is sanctioned by the CIK-FIA, the primary international sanctioning body for kart racing initially known as the International Karting Commission (CIK) when it founded back in 1962 until it joined the International Automobile Federation (FIA) in 2000, when it became known by its current name of CIK-FIA.
The championship takes place in different countries every year, mostly in Europe. Apart from making its debut in Asia this year, next month’s event will mark the fourth time only that the Karting World Championship has ever been held outside Europe.
Previous hosts comprised Italy , Belgium , France , Germany , Sweden , Monaco , Denmark , Portugal , Argentina , and the United States .
“More than 100 of the world’s leading young kart racers will travel to Macau, home of the world-famous Macau Grand Prix,” for this year’s Karting World Championship, according to the statement issued by the co-organisers.
Hosted by the Automobile General Association Macau China (AAMC), this year’s Karting World Championship is supported by the Sports Development Board (IDM) and the Macau Government Tourist Office (MGTO), with the 2009 CIK-FIA Karting Asia-Pacific KF3 Championship and several support races to be held concurrently with next month’s four-day world event, according to The Macau Post Daily.
Last year’s event was held in Italy and was won by Italian racer Marco Ardigo, also the winner in 2007, who will try to defend his title again in Macau next month.