The Winter Cup is the perfect opportunity to get some pre-season serious testing in the warmer climate of Valencia, in Southern Europe, before the IAME nationals and Euro series commences. Not only great racing but great food, attractions, and sights are to be excepted by the teams and drivers (they were 170 at the 2018 edition) who will take part in the third installment of the event that, more and more by each season, becomes a classic end mark to the cold days and the start of an intense season of racing!

RGMMC are giving away a complete season’s entry fees in the 2019 IAME Euro Series to the first placed winner in each category, along with racing slick tires and Thursday free practice. Drivers who will end up second & third get a complete race’s entry fees at the first round of the X30 Euro Series on the Karting des Fagnes of Mariembourg, in Belgium, at the end of March.

The Swiss promoter, which also took on the organization of the FIA Karting European and World Championships in 2018, had previously unveiled some interesting information heading for next year’s campaign.

New tires

In 2019, the IAME Euro Series will change from Komet tires to MG Tires, the manufacturing company of Komet. The decision to change to the homologated version of their product is to be more in line with the CIK-FIA regulations which make it mandatory as from 2019 to use homologated tires at any International events.

To ensure the best possible consistency between sets of tires, which is the main target for RGMMC, MG will ship dedicated containers of tires for the use of the IAME Euro Series. As the tires will be the same as Komet, prices will also stay the same as in 2018.

From 2019, teams in the Mini class will have to bring their own engines to compete (© Alex Vernardis / The Racebox).

New engine regulations for the Mini

A new engine format for the Mini class will be introduced for both the 2019 IAME Winter Cup and IAME Euro Series to be disputed through four rounds (below). From next season, the organizer will no longer supply teams with engines in the “pool” system as done previously. As a result, those willing to compete in the category will have to bring their own IAME 60 CC water swift.

Engines at disposal of the competitors in Super Shifter

The Super Shifter class, run as usual with gearbox-powered engines of 175 CC, will again this year benefit from ten engines made available direct from IAME for those wishing to use this service.

The IAME Euro Series 2019 calendar

  • 1st round: Belgium (Mariembourg) on March 28-31
  • 2nd round: Italy (Castelletto) on May 23-26
  • 3rd round: Allemagne (Wackersdorf) on June 25-28
  • 4th round: France (Salbris) on August 29-September 1

More information to be found on the official website of the IAME Euro Series by RGMMC.

Info: IAME Euro Series

Editing: Guillaume Alvarez

Photos: Alex Vernardis