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Jesolo to hold Champions Cup Revival

CIK FIA: "All the World Champions of the '60s, '70s and '80s will be invited, plus a selection of the more 'modern' World Champions."
The Jesolo circuit near Venice, Italy will host a revival of the Coppa dei Campioni (Champions Cup) to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Commission Internationale de Karting governing body.

The revival is scheduled for 25-27 May.

The Italian car collectors club, the Automotoclub Storico Italiano was keen on the idea and hopes to have over 150 historical karts hold demonstrations at the track.

The karts will be divided into nine categories with Class CIK I (1956-1963 – with or without gearbox), Class CIK II (1964-1971 – with or without gearbox), Class CIK III (1972-1977 – with or without gearbox, Class CIK IV (1978-1984 – with or without gearbox) and Modern (1985-1991, without gearbox).

Entries will remain open until 20 April. As well as the karts, it is hoped that a large contingent of former world karting champions will attend.

"All the World Champions crowned in the 60s, 70s and 80s will be invited, plus at least a selection of the 'more' modern World Champions," the CIK told Crash.net.

The founder of DAP, Angelo Parrilla has been confirmed to attend. The Champions Cup was one of the most prestigious events in the world championship and Terry Fullerton won it for DAP on three consecutive occasions in 1978-80. In 1980, Fullerton beat Ayrton Senna on the last lap and the Brazilian enacted revenge later by pushing Fullerton into the hotel pool.

May looks set to be a big month for historic karts as the Martin Hines Trophy at the Donington Historic Festival will also take place.

Organised by the British Historic Kart Club, it will boast great karts and great drivers from the past.


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Samuel Oram-Jones in action in the KF class Winter Cup event at the South Garda circuit in Lonato, Italy [Pic credit: KSP]
Action from Karting in the Park at Donington Park [Pic copyright Keith Booker]

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