Karting Decisions from FIA World Motorsport Council

A number of changes have been approved for the 2022 FIA Karting Championships, Cups and Trophies as a result of the World Motor Sport Council meeting on December 15.

Tyre limit for practice – In an effort to better control operating costs, a maximum of four sets of new slick tyres will be allowed in practice sessions. This includes Thursday’s practice day, except for the first session where tyres are provided free of charge, Friday’s official Free Practice and Warm-up sessions. This measure does not affect Superkart or Academy Trophy.

Race Format – Qualifying Practice will be reduced from eight to six minutes. The Qualifying Phase will be one (or two) Super Heat(s) depending on the number of participants. Longer than a Qualifying Heat, the Super Heat (15 to 20 km) takes place at the end of the Qualifying Heats to give drivers an additional opportunity to reach the Final.


KZ2 World Cup – The “FIA Karting International Super Cup – KZ2” will now be called the “FIA Karting World Cup – KZ2”. 

Tyres – the official tyre suppliers for the 2022 season are:

  • VEGA has been selected for the exclusive supply of OK-Junior tyres.
  • MG has been selected for the exclusive supply of OK tyres.
  • LeCont has been selected for the exclusive supply of KZ, KZ2 and FIA Karting Academy Trophy tyres.