Twenty-six teams, representing schools from across the United Kingdom, will line up on the grid for the National Final of the British Schools Karting Championship 2018 at Whilton Mill in Northamptonshire on Saturday 30th June.
National champions for the last two years, The Brentwood School A, have been impressive through the Local Finals and were victorious in the South and South East Regional Final with three wins and two second places. The team from The Southend High School for Boys pushed them hard at Buckmore Park and will be hoping to turn the tables in the Final.
The team from Wymondham College in Norfolk were declared the Midlands and East Regional Champions. This was a tremendous achievement by them in their first year in the BSKC and we are looking forward to seeing them fighting for the honours at Whilton Mill. Gordon’s School A were the runners-up at Daytona Milton Keynes, pushing Farlingaye High School into third place on countback.
Another team to catch the eye has been Peter Symonds College A from Winchester. They swept the board at the Local Final at Salisbury and followed this up with victory in the South and South West Regional Final at the Thruxton Kart Centre. They must surely be considered amongst the favourites to take the National title.
It will be an emotional journey to Whilton Mill for the team from Belfast Royal Academy following the sudden death of the captain of their BSKC teams for many years, Elaine Alexander, earlier this year. They will no doubt be pushing hard to win the trophy in her memory. Joining them on the trip over from Northern Ireland will be two teams from Bangor Grammar School. Upholding Scottish honour will be last year’s runners-up Woodmill High School, together with George Heriot’s School and Williamwood School. Whilst The Grange School and Bolton School Boys’ Division will be flying the flag for the North of England.
The races at the National Final are always close and competitive and excitement is building as we wait to see who will be crowned National Champions for 2018.