INGESPEDIUM (CEO Lee Seung-woo) and the Korea Automobile Racing Association (KARA – President Kang Shin-ho) have joined hands to develop karting, the ‘grassroots’ of motorsports, and foster promising young athletes.
INGESPEDIUM announced on the 25th that “the ‘KARA Karting Korea Championship (KKC)’ will be held at the INGESPEDIUM Karting Center and Yeongam KIC Karting Center in Jeonnam from June to develop karting as a grassroots sport of motorsports and to foster motorsports athletes.”토토사이트
Karting is the first step for aspiring motorsports drivers to become professional drivers.
A single-seater race car with a displacement of 125 cubic centimeters or less, karts are small in size and power but offer the athleticism of a high-performance formula car, making it a great way for youth and teenagers aged 13 to 18 without a driver’s license to become drivers.
The KKC, which will be launched this year, is a nationwide karting competition that will be revived after four years since the KARA Kart Championship, which was held until 2019.
Starting with the opening round on June 11, a total of five rounds will be held at the Inje Stadium Karting Center (Rounds 1, 3, and 5) and the Korea International Circuit (KIC) Karting Center in Yeongam, Jeollanam-do (Round 2).
The tournament will be divided into nine classes based on the age and license level of the drivers.
The Senior Max class, for those aged 14 and above, is the mainstay, along with six classes covering various age groups of youth, including DD2 (15+), Junior Max (12-15), Mini Max (10-13), and Micro Max (7-11).
For the adult karting population, three more classes have been added: DD2 Master (32+), Max Master (20+) and Gentleman (19+).
The winner of the Senior Max (domestic B license or higher) class will be eligible to represent Korea at the 2014 FIA Motorsport Games.
In addition, KARA and INGESPEDIUM will operate the KARA Karting Academy, which will invite managers and coaches from renowned overseas karting teams to teach karting prospects from the second half of this year.
“We are pleased to be able to work with KARA to develop ‘grassroots motorsports’ as kartists face increasing difficulties in using facilities,” said Lee Seung-woo, CEO of INGESPEDIUM. “INGESPEDIUM will do its best to build a healthier motorsports ecosystem in the future.”