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GOD SAVE THE PRESIDENT

Nearly one semester into his mandate, we met with Felipe Massa in Sarno at the start of the European CIK-FIA season.

FELIPE MASSA

PHOTO: KSP

It was December 9 when Vroom first announced that Felipe Massa would replace Sheikh Abdulla bin Isa Al Khalifa as CIK President. The news soon made its way around the fourwheel world, immediately provoking mixed feelings among teams, drivers, constructors, insiders. Why exactly Felipe Massa? Or rather, why, in a period of crisis like the current one that karting is experiencing, wasn’t a less charismatic but more “concrete” figure chosen? Moreover, Massa has never had experience in European kart; he is not one of those superheroes flying the cape of Tony Kart, CRG, or Birel. Questions and doubts concerning his presidency may, therefore, be legitimate but, as always, there is always another side to the story, and Massa may turn out to be a revelation.

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In this issue: STANEK AND ARON: Perfect scores In Sarno, Roman Stanek's surefire victory in OK, while Paul Aron dominates in OKJ. And this European looks to be a thriller! LEGEND 1996 125 FC WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, SALBRIS (F) RACING CIK-FIA EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP OK-OKJ CHALLENGE OF AMERICAS WSK SUPER MASTER SERIES 2018 ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE EURO TROPHY BNL KARTING SERIES ROTAX MAX CHALLENGE JAPAN SERIES PREVIEW EUROPEAN CIK-FIA KZ/KZ2 CHAMPS LOSING HURTS PAOLO DE CONTO TALKING TO FELIPE MASSA KEES VAN DE GRINT SPECIAL NUTRITION, FOOD IN THE WORLD OF RACING