KZ1 (karting)

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KZ1 kart at the CIK-FIA European Championship 2008

KZ1 is a kart racing class using 125 cc water-cooled two-stroke engines yielding approximately 42 hp, 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 175 kg with driver.

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.

Champions[edit]

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

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

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]