|The major innovation introduced by the CIK-FIA at Sarno (Italy) produced encouraging results regarding race control. The miniature on-board cameras systematically mounted on all the Junior karts of the KF3 category, in all their heats and finals, enabled the officials of the race to observe the drivers actions on the track more efficiently. But they particularly seem to have resulted in an indisputable improvement of their track behaviour thanks to better self-discipline of the drivers. The final of the CIK-FIA World Cup for KF3 was run with a very sportsmanlike and fair-play attitude, but without losing one single ounce of the show. The race had a rare intensity and there was much overtaking for the lead (five different leaders) and within the field. At the end of the weekend, no fewer than 360 recordings were collected and, on the basis of reports forwarded by the officials and marshals of the event, a very large number of actions were examined and resulted in approximately ten penalties, including three exclusions for unsportsmanlike behaviour. |
Interested drivers can get the pictures of their performance in order to study it or keep a memory of a competition which proved to reach a very high level.
In conclusion, officials and team-managers observed a change of behaviour of the drivers, including during start phases, in which there was less mayhem. The aim of preventing unsportsmanlike behaviours has therefore been reached, so much so that the CIK-FIA will renew the operation within the framework of the next CIK-FIA World Cup for KF2, to be held at Alcaniz (Spain) on 20 September, and at the 2009 CIK-FIA World Championship scheduled for 11 October at Macao.
Excerpts from recorded pictures can be seen from the CIK-FIA website, via the following links:
Photos of on-board cameras installed on karts: