Commission Internationale de Karting

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The Commission Internationale de Karting (CIK or CIK-FIA) is the primary international sanctioning body for kart racing.[1] It was founded in 1962,[2] and is headquartered in Paris, France. In 2000, it joined with the FIA.[3] Its most important event is the Karting World Championship.

CIK's current president, former Formula One driver Felipe Massa, took office in December 2017.[4] His predecessors were Luigi Macaluso (October 2005 – October 2009),[5] Nicolas Deschaux (October 2009 – October 2010).[6] and Shaikh Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa.[7]

CIK-FIA kart racing categories[edit]

  • OK, the top level of karting
  • KF2, a KF1 feeder series
  • OKJ, an OK feeder series
  • KZ1, the fastest KZ karting racing category
  • KZ2, the second fastest KZ karting racing category


  1. ^ "Sanctioning bodies and organizations". Archived from the original on 14 February 2007.
  2. ^ "Former CIK President Buser Passes Away". Archived from the original on 28 September 2007.
  3. ^ "FIA Institute – Formula for safety" (PDF). p. 22. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 February 2007.
  4. ^ Felipe Massa Takes Over the Presidency of the CIK-FIA - ekartingnews, 11 December 2017
  5. ^ "CIK-FIA statement of condolence".
  6. ^ "Free engines and tyres in the CIK-FIA «u18» world championship!".
  7. ^ "Shaikh Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa Appointed CIK President".

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