OK-N for Mexico

Mexico has decided to include the OK-N Junior and Senior classes in its National Championship for 2024.

FIA Karting reports the “Formula Karts” series is about to embark on its 10th season as a national promoter. Since 2017, Formula Karts has organised the National Championship on behalf of the Mexican ASN, the OMDAI Sport México.

Each round averages 130 drivers, some of whom come from the United States, Peru and Argentina.

“To ensure the development of national Karting Competition, Mexico has chosen to rely on CIK-FIA homologated engines” said Carlos Medina Padilla, promoter of the Formula Karts National Championship.

“The Mini Gr.3 and KZ2 categories have now been joined by the OK-N, in its Junior and Senior versions. The 2023 season gave us the opportunity to follow the introduction of OK-N in Europe before taking the plunge ourselves.”


Padilla claims OK-N engines will help competitors keep their budgets under control. He hopes to increase the number of participants by 15%, attract two or three engine manufacturers to OK-N in the first year and have at least 60 engines running by the end of 2024.

The 2024 Mexico Karting Championship calendar comprises six national Events and three regional series using the same regulations, procedures and class structure. The race weekend programme follows the FIA Karting model with Free Practice on Friday, Qualifying Practice and Qualifying Heats on Saturday, Super Heats, and Finals on Sunday.

22 cameras are available to assist the marshals in monitoring the races, FIA lights are installed on the start/finish line, the track marshals complete their action at flag level with lights at each position, the timing uses the APEX Timing system as in FIA Karting and a broadcast of the races is provided on Sunday.