KZ1 (karting)

KZ1 is a kart racing class using 125 cc water-cooled two-stroke engines yielding approximately 46-50hp, equipped with a 6-speed gearbox. Technical regulations are similar to KZ2 except for the gearbox which can be either manual or electro-mechanical and the use of soft tires.[1] Both engines and chassis must be approved by the CIK-FIA racing governing commission. It is open to top drivers aged 15 and over. Minimum weight is 170 kg (370 lb) with driver. They can accelerate from 0-100 KM/H in 3,5 seconds. KZ1 has a top speed of 180 km/h (110 mph).

This class used to be called Formula C. It was discontinued in favor of Super ICC and renamed KZ1 by the CIK-FIA in January 2007.

There is a European KZ1 Championship and a World Cup, both organized under CIK-FIA.

World Champions

Year World Champion Chassis / Engine / Tire Class
1983 Gianni Mazzola Birel / Balen / Dunlop Formula C
1984 Gabriele Tarquini Kalì / Balen / Dunlop Formula C
1985 Piermario Cantoni Kalì / Balen / Dunlop Formula C
1986 Fabrizio Giovanardi Tony Kart / Pavesi / Bridgestone Formula C
1987 Alessandro Piccini DAP / Pavesi / Vega Formula C
1988 Peter Rydell All Kart / Pavesi / Dunlop Formula C
1989 Gianluca Giorgi Kalì / Kalì / Dunlop Formula C
1990 Alessandro Piccini Birel / Pavesi / Bridgestone Formula C
1991 Alessandro Piccini Birel / Pavesi / Dunlop Formula C
1992 Danilo Rossi Kalì / Pavesi / Dunlop Formula C
1993 Alessandro Piccini Kalì / Pavesi / Dunlop Formula C
1994 Jarno Trulli Tony Kart / Pavesi / Dunlop Formula C
1995 Gianluca Beggio Biesse / TM / Vega Formula C
1996 Gianluca Beggio Biesse / TM / Bridgestone Formula C
1997 Gianluca Beggio Birel / TM / Bridgestone Formula C
1998 Gianluca Beggio Birel / TM / Bridgestone Formula C
1999 Francesco Laudato Birel / TM / Dunlop Formula C
2000 Gianluca Beggio Birel / TM / Bridgestone Formula C
2001
2002
not held
2003* Robert Dirks Birel / TM / Vega Super ICC
2004* Ennio Gandolfi Birel / TM / Vega Super ICC
2005* Francesco Laudato Birel / TM / Vega Super ICC
2006* Davide Forè Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega Super ICC
2007* Jonathan Thonon CRG / Maxter / Dunlop KZ1
2008* Jonathan Thonon CRG / Maxter / Dunlop KZ1
2009* Jonathan Thonon CRG / Maxter / Dunlop KZ1
2010* Bas Lammers Intrepid / TM / Dunlop KZ1
2011* Jonathan Thonon CRG / Maxter / Dunlop KZ1
2012* Bas Lammers Praga / Parilla / Bridgestone KZ1
2013 Max Verstappen CRG / TM / Bridgestone KZ
2014 Marco Ardigo Tony Kart / Vortex / Bridgestone KZ
2015 Jorrit Pex CRG / TM / Bridgestone KZ
2016 Paolo de Conto CRG / TM / Vega KZ
2017 Paolo de Conto CRG / TM /Vega KZ
2018 Patrik Hajek Kosmic / Vortex / LeCont KZ

* indicate World Cup, which replaced the World Championship from 2000-2012

See also

References

  1. 2010 CIK-FIA Technical regulations – Article 12, Specific Regulations for KZ2 & KZ1, p. 350
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