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OK-Junior is a kart racing class for top drivers aged 11 to 15 (drivers must reach the age of 12 within the first semester of calendar year).

This class used to be called Junior Intercontinental A (JICA or ICA-J) and has changed since January 2007 when CIK-FIA decided to replace the 100 cc air-cooled two-stroke engines with 125 cc Touch-and-Go (TaG) water-cooled two-stroke engines (KF type).The engines produce 26-27hp. Chassis and engines must be approved by the CIK-FIA. Minimum weight is 145 kg with driver.

Karts are equipped with an electric starter and clutch. The engine is limited to 14,000 rpm.

It is one of the highest kart classes with national championships (perhaps with different tyre rules).

There is a European championship, a World Cup, as well as Oceania and Asia-Pacific championships. The Junior Monaco Kart Cup is taking place each year in this format.

For 2013 the class was renamed KF-Junior.

In 2016, the karts were completely re-designed by removing much of the electronics. The karts are now push started. The class was subsequently renamed OK-Junior, standing for Original Kart.

ChampionsEdit

WorldEdit

Year World Cup Winner [1] Chassis / Engine / Tires
2009   Giuliano Niceta Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega
2010   Alexander Albon Intrepid / TM / Dunlop
2011   Charles Leclerc Intrepid / TM / Vega
2012   Luca Corberi Kosmic / Vortex / Vega
Year World Championship Winner [1] Chassis / Engine / Tires
2013   Alessio Lorandi Tony Kart / Parilla / LeCont
2014   Enaam Ahmed FA Kart / Vortex / Vega
2015   Logan Sargeant FA Kart / Vortex / LeCont
2016   Victor Martins Kosmic / Parilla / Vega
2017   Dexter Patterson Exprit / TM / LeCont
2018   Victor Bernier Kosmic / Parilla / Vega
2019   Thomas ten Brinke FA Kart / Vortex / LeCont

EuropeEdit

Year European Champion [1] Chassis / Engine / Tires
1999   Reinhard Kofler [2] Tony Kart / Vortex
2000   Michael Ammermüller n/a
2001   Sebastian Vettel Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega
2002   Sébastien Buemi CRG / Maxter / Vega
2003   Nicholas Risitano Birel / TM / Vega
2004   Stefano Coletti Birel / Parilla / Vega
2005   Michael Christensen Gillard / Parilla / Bridgestone
2006   Miquel Monrás Maranello / Parilla / Vega
2007   Jack Harvey Maranello / XTR / Dunlop
2008   Aaro Vainio Maranello / Maxter / Dunlop
2009   Nyck de Vries Zanardi / Parilla / Vega
2010   Alexander Albon Intrepid / TM / Dunlop
2011   George Russell Intrepid / TM / Vega
2012   George Russell Tony Kart / Vortex / Vega
2013   Lando Norris FA Kart / Vortex / LeCont
2014   Enaam Ahmed FA Kart / Vortex / Vega
2015   Christian Lundgaard Tony Kart / Vortex/ LeCont
2016   Fin Kenneally FA Kart / Vortex / Vega
2017   Jonny Edgar Exprit / TM / LeCont
2018   Paul Aron FA Kart / Vortex / Vega
2019   Marcus Amand Kosmic / Parilla / LeCont

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 1990 – 2008 CIK-FIA Results Archived 2008-07-01 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "European Championship ICA Junior 1999 standings - Driver Database". Retrieved 22 January 2017.

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