Preview: FIA Karting Academy Trophy

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FIA Karting Academy Trophy : on a mission to discover young talent

For its 14th season, the 2023 FIA Karting Academy Trophy is set to bring together 47 drivers and 46 nations in search of international recognition. Two new countries joins the FIA Karting one-design formula, Angola and Georgia. There is a marked increase in female participation, with five young girls registered for this mixed competition.

The FIA Karting Academy Trophy is a formula unique in the world, oriented towards the training and detection of young talents competing on equal terms. Drivers aged 12 to 14 represent their country at the wheel of one-design karts drawn at random, OTK chassis with Vortex engines from the OK-Junior category, equipped with Vega tyres. OMP (Racing Force) is the sole supplier of the race suits for the drivers participating in the FIA Karting Academy Trophy, as well as the clothing for their mechanics.

The FIA Karting Academy Trophy will visit three European countries this season: the Czech Republic, Denmark and Italy, in conjunction with the FIA Karting European Championships – OK and OK-Junior.


  • Round 1: 18-21 May 2023, Třinec, Czech Republic
  • Event 2: 15-18 June 2023, Rødby, Denmark
  • Event 3: 27-30 July 2023, Cremona, Italy

Over the years, the Academy Trophy has proved its relevance by revealing drivers such as Charles Leclerc, Esteban Ocon and George Russell who are now shining in Formula 1.

The Lithuanian Markas Silkunas and the Bulgarian Aleksandar Deshkov are the only ones to participate for the second time in this competition, all the others are rookies.

Five women are entered in the 2023 edition:

  • Gracie Grantham (BHR)
  • Lisa Billard (FRA)
  • Yeva Ivanou (ISR)
  • Laura Bubenova (SVK)
  • Klara Kowalczyk (POL), under the colours of the FIA Women in Motorsport Commission.

The full entry list:


501Billard, LisaFRABillard, DavidFRAExprit / Vortex / Vega
502Garzon, SebastianCOLGarzon, (parent)COLExprit / Vortex / Vega
503Woda, WojciechPOLWojtekWoda_RacingPOLExprit / Vortex / Vega
504Uusneem, AleksanderESTUusneem, UrmasESTExprit / Vortex / Vega
505Vidmar, AljažSVNVidmar, AlojzSVNExprit / Vortex / Vega
506Mabunda, NtiyisoZAFMabunda, AlexZAFExprit / Vortex / Vega
507Vávra, RadekCZEVávra, Radek (parent)CZEExprit / Vortex / Vega
508Mayer, SimonAUTMayer, ChristophAUTExprit / Vortex / Vega
509Panetta, SantinoARGFederico PanettaARGExprit / Vortex / Vega
510Constant, AlexiBELConstant JérômeBELExprit / Vortex / Vega
511Grantham, GracieBHRGreen, MandyBHRExprit / Vortex / Vega
512Timonen, AapoFINTimonen, SamiFINExprit / Vortex / Vega
513Bartle, HarryGBRBartle, RobertGBRExprit / Vortex / Vega
514Staut, Karel**CHEStaut, KoenCHEExprit / Vortex / Vega
515Tonalini, CristianITATonalini, Marco MariaITAExprit / Vortex / Vega
516Silkunas, MarkasLTUSilkunas, MindaugasLTUExprit / Vortex / Vega
517Coronel, RoccoNLDCoronel, TomNLDExprit / Vortex / Vega
518Martí, HugoESPIvars, MarioESPExprit / Vortex / Vega
519Rad, Victor-AlexandruROURad, Victor-FlorinROUExprit / Vortex / Vega
520Jalmgard, BenjaminSWEJalmgard, PatricSWEExprit / Vortex / Vega
521Ivanou, YevaISRMoizhes, IgorISRExprit / Vortex / Vega
522Sakai, RyutaroJPNSakai, YasuyukiJPNExprit / Vortex / Vega
523Kowalczyk, KlaraPOLKowalczyk, KrzysztofPOLExprit / Vortex / Vega
524Walton, MaxAUSWalton, KrisAUSExprit / Vortex / Vega
525Gomes, TomásPRTGomes, CésarPRTExprit / Vortex / Vega
526Sprūde, Rolands JurisLVAVecvagars, GatisLVAExprit / Vortex / Vega
527Deshkov, AleksandarBGRDeshkova, DanielaBGRExprit / Vortex / Vega
528Fitriansyah, Kimi RaeIDNFitriansyah, MuhamadIDNExprit / Vortex / Vega
529Bubenová, LauraSVKBuben, BranislavSVKExprit / Vortex / Vega
530Barry-Berg, MariusNORBarry-Berg, MartinNORExprit / Vortex / Vega
531Antola, TizianoPERAntola, AndresPERExprit / Vortex / Vega
532Krüll Del Río, Jan PhilippMEXKrüll, MikeMEXExprit / Vortex / Vega
533Haagh, RomeoDNKHaagh, EmilDNKExprit / Vortex / Vega
534Jirayupa, KrittachTHAJirayupa, NopsuwatTHAExprit / Vortex / Vega
535Micallef, KyleMLTMicallef, DenisMLTExprit / Vortex / Vega
536Moura De Castro, LucasBRAMarra de Castro, RodrigoBRAExprit / Vortex / Vega
537Broughan, ArthurNZLBroughan, MatthewNZLExprit / Vortex / Vega
538Raju, NikhileshINDJ., DhanarajINDExprit / Vortex / Vega
539Bonconseil, Marius DanielDEUBonconseil, DirkDEUExprit / Vortex / Vega
540Apostolidis, VasileiosGRCApostolidis, AlexandrosGRCExprit / Vortex / Vega
541Elhommossany, ZainARESadek, GermaineAREExprit / Vortex / Vega
542Gáspár, BenettHUNGáspár, IstvanHUNExprit / Vortex / Vega
543Chandaria, Shane BhageshKENChandaria, Bhagesh AnilkumarKENExprit / Vortex / Vega
544Tsamalashvili, GiorgiGEOTsamalashvili, MikheilGEOExprit / Vortex / Vega
545Adaykin, AndreyAdyakin, AlexanderExprit / Vortex / Vega
546Campos, LorenzoAGOCampos, WalterAGOExprit / Vortex / Vega
547Vigliotti Cardillo, Mario A.**VENVigliotti, NicolinoVENExprit / Vortex / Vega