Motorsport UK is seeking applications to represent the nation in the 2022 FIA Karting Academy Trophy, a prestigious international championship for 12-14-year olds.

The FIA Karting Academy Trophy is a unique competition designed to pit the best young kart racers from around the world against each other on equal terms. The young drivers represent their country driving randomly assigned karts with OTK chassis equipped with Vortex engines from the OK-Junior category, and a controlled tyre.

Motorsport UK have an impressive record in the competition and for 2022 will once again support and guide the chosen driver in their preparations as they fly the Union Jack in international competition.

The FIA Karting Academy opens in Genk, Belgium from 12-15 May 2022. Adria, Italy will host the second round from 16-19 June before Le Mans, France hosts the final event from 1-4 September.

Dan Parker, Kart Manager at Motorsport UK commented, “The FIA Karting Academy provides a fantastic opportunity for drivers to represent Motorsport UK on the world stage. To compete against some of the best junior kart drivers in the world at such a young age and to learn to master some of the best karting tracks in Europe is invaluable experience for a driver’s career development.

“Supplied equipment ensures the Championship is a true test of the driver. The list of previous winners speaks for itself and Motorsport UK has an impressive record of results in the competition which has seen many of today’s future and present stars compete.”

Motorsport UK will consider applications from competitors who have experience in participating in the British Kart Championships. Competitors must not be participating in any non-Motorsport UK licensed championships in the UK for 2022. Competitors must also hold a valid UK passport, hold (or are eligible to hold) the relevant international licence, entrant licence and must be able to commit financially to the entire competition (entry fee, travel, accommodation, and any other associated costs).

Eligible drivers should be born in 2008, 2009 or 2010 and be at least 12 years old (or reach their 12th birthday in 2022) and not be older than 14 years of age as a maximum (not reaching their 15th birthday before 31 December 2022).

Please note that a driver who has been classified among the top 15 in a previous FIA Karting Championship in a Junior category and/or among the top 15 in a previous final classification of an International Competition in a Junior category will not be eligible to apply.

To apply, drivers should fill in the online application by clicking here by Friday 28 January 2022.

Following the closing date, the applications will be reviewed by Motorsport UK and shortlisted karters will be invited to attend an assessment day where the successful driver will be selected. The assessment day will be on Friday 18 February 2022 at iZone Driver Performance centre, Silverstone and shortlisted candidates must be available to attend.

By applying, competitors agree to the Trophy Regulations available HERE.

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