1) Calendar 

The 2019 racing calendar of WSK Promotion has been defined with a total of 12 International Karting rounds. The program includes three series featuring between two and four rounds, two single-race events and a winter testing session that will cover the whole solar year from January to November.

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No changes concerning the name of the categories, though, with the usual 60 Mini, OK, OK Junior and KZ2 that will alternate throughout the season. The KZ2 category, the only one featuring gearbox-powered chassis, will be present at six of the 12 events while the other six remaining events will propose a new racing program.

2) Racing format  

One of the biggest differences for 2019 concerns part of the WSK racing weekends that will feature a different format than previously. The events with all the four classes on-track are set to keep their usual format with Prefinals and Finals for all categories.

The other events without the KZ2 class will see both 60 Mini and OK Junior running one Final B, open to all the drivers that could not qualify for the Final in the first Prefinal. A new idea to give more on-track time to unfortunate drivers who failed to access the very last race of the weekend.

Another novelty will be the summer overnight race at the Adria Karting Raceway that will close the four rounds of the WSK Euro Series on June 30th.

3) Technical regulations

New technical regulations have also been devised. 60 Mini and OK Junior will from now on run with tires produced by Vega (Option compound). OK and KZ2 will employ Bridgestone tires instead (Prime), while fuel provisioning will be done by Panta.

60 Mini will also adopt a unique silencer to achieve a better control of the category. The fitted unit will be made by Elto and marked by WSK. The producer will make it available from January 15th and it will cost 80 Euros.

The first event of the 2019 WSK calendar will be the Winter Test to take place on the Adria International Raceway on January 19th-20th and will be open to all four classes: 60 Mini, OK, OKJ, KZ2.

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Info: WSK Promotion

Editing: Guillaume Alvarez

Photos: Alex Vernardis