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Entries already strong for the 2012 Formula Kart Stars Championship, say organisers.
Preparations for the 2012 Formula Kart Stars Series got off to a promising start at the Kartmania show in Coventry last weekend.

Visitor numbers were down due to the show clashing with two race meetings but interest in the FKS stand was still said to be 'very high' with current and new drivers signing on for the Bernie Ecclestone Formula One Management-backed series.

After taking more than a dozen new registrations over the course of the two day show championship director Carolynn Hoy was buoyant about the prospects for next season.

“The MSA British Cadet Championship grid is already well over fifty per cent full,” she said. “As usual there is already a strong contingent of returning drivers and plenty of new faces and we're expecting to reach our maximum grid of 56 before very long.

“British Cadet karting is the envy of the world and I'm certain that 2012 will see that trend continue.”

“I'm also very pleased with our numbers in Mini Max where we are two thirds of the way towards a full grid,” Hoy added.

“We are over half way towards a full grid of Junior Rotax drivers and interest levels are very high in Cadet Honda and Senior Rotax too.”

Meanwhile, negotiations are currently taking place with the Racing Steps Foundation, Ricky Flynn Motorsport and other teams in the hope the KF3 class will be part of the FKS Championship on a full time basis in 2012. The challenge is that KF3 is very 'team-centred' and a lot of drivers are reluctant to commit to an extra six weekends of racing during a busy European championship schedule. If a full-time championship does not come about, it is possible Whilton Mill will serve as a one-off venue as it did in September this year.

“I would dearly love to see the KF3 class return on a full-time basis,” Hoy remarked. “There is interest there from the drivers but with such a packed European schedule many of their teams already have very busy schedules.”


by Simon Stiel



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Formula Kart Stars at the 2011 Kartmania Show in Coventry [Pic credit: Chris Walker/kartpix.net]

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