Formula Kart Stars (FKS), a British-based kart series with strong ties to Formula 1 and Formula One Management, has announced that it has entered into a partnership with IPKarting, the third biggest kart manufacturer in the world, and will be using the IPKarting Formula K chassis in the 2016 Junior and Super FKS classes. The championship’s Cadet and Super Cadet classes will continue to utilise the outgoing Wright Kart Chassis.
IPKarting has achieved global success through its three different brands; Formula K, Praga and OK1. Driving the IPKarting karts for the 2016 season will prepare the lucky winners of the FKS Junior and Super FKS classes for the CIK World Championships in Bahrain later this year, when they will race with the IPKarting factory team in the OK and OK Junior classes as part of their 2016 prizes. As part of the partnership, Praga will also provide a factory test for the second and third placed drivers in the Praga R1R competition car.
“I’m glad to announce the new collaboration with Formula Kart Stars Championship,” explained Daniel Sliva, IPKarting boss. “IPKarting chassis and components are the high quality products which suits perfectly FKS concept to shows the real difference between drivers based on the equal equipment.”
“The partnership with IPKarting is the perfect development in the next stage of Formula Kart Stars,” added Sebastian King FKS managing director. “The company have a strong global brand and will greatly assist us with our role-out of Formula Kart Stars in other nations, both through their chassis manufacture and their close relationship with engine manufactures IAME.”