~~Championship to have two-stroke & Four-stroke karting events~
The JK Tyre National Karting Championship in its rejigged avatar promises to take the country by storm, making it much more affordable and accessible to every young motorsport enthusiast.
The championship will not only spot promising talent but will also nurture them and chart their future path towards glory, just like it has done for the likes of Karun Chandhok, Armaan Ebrahim, Aditya Patel, Arjun Maini and Kush Maini in the past.
In the new season, JK Tyre Motorsport and authorized Promoter & Organizer Meco Motorsports have repackaged and upgraded the entire championship to make the drivers future ready.
The entire programme will have three different sub-sets: the JK Tyre 4-stroke Sodi Kart Sprint Karting Championship, X-30 Karting and Rotax Karting.
Winners of 4-stroke championship will get an option to choose between X-30 and Rotax; the X-30 & Rotax winners (Junior & Senior classes only) will go on to participate in their respective world finals and also get a sponsored drive in the LGB-4 championship during the JK Tyre National Racing Championship.
There will be 2 classes in this vertical: Sodi Kart – Junior Class and Senior Class.
Talking about their mega plans, Mr. Sanjay Sharma, Head of JK Motorsport, said, “We have repackaged our entire karting programme this season, with the main aim of getting more and more people exposed to the sport and also to make it affordable for them. We went back to the drawing board and decided to get back the four-stroke karting event back in the championship. The championship which was the most sought-after event in the 2000s not just attracted hundreds of participants but also drew viewers in huge numbers because of the added entertainment quotient. Along with giving them exposure to the very first level of motorsport, participants who would want to pursue it seriously will now have an option to choose from X-30 and Rotax, both internationally acclaimed two-stroke karting championships. Therefore, a participant can start from four-stroke karting, move on to two-stroke, thereafter to Indian make Formula Car (LGB), to JK Euro to Formula 3 and so on.
“In our continuing efforts to bring more and more girls in motorsport, this year we are also launching the FIA accredited ‘Girls on Track’ program which is aimed at getting girls on the track and give them a feeler of the professional motor-racing world by testing their skills on karts and on bikes and through various race related activities. The Girls on Track program will run alongside the four stroke karting events which will ensure more participation. So, our followers can expect an action packed karting season this year,” Mr Sharma added.