The winners of the largest schools karting competition in the UK, the British Schools Karting Championship (BSKC) will be rewarded with an action packed day at the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship event at Silverstone on Sunday 18th September. The prize, organised by the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC), will include a Garage Tour with leading BTCC team Halfords Yuasa Racing and Paddock Tours provided by the F4 British Championship, Ginetta Cars and Renaultsport UK, as well as a behind the scenes tour of the Race Control Building.
We are also delighted to announce that the highest placed driver holding a 2016 racing licence at the level of Karting National B or higher (or having held such a licence in 2014 or 2015) will also be rewarded with a fantastic prize generously provided by Ginetta Cars. If the driver concerned was born between 1st January 2001 and 21st March 2003, and they have not competed in an MSA circuit car race, they will be entered into the 2017 Ginetta Junior Scholarship with the chance to win entry into the 2017 Ginetta Junior Championship. If the driver concerned does not meet this criteria then Ginetta Cars will arrange a test session for them in a Ginetta Junior car as an alternative.
“At Ginetta Cars, we’re always looking for ways to support young people with an enthusiasm for motorsport” said Ash Gallagher, Championships Manager at Ginetta Cars. “Many of the young drivers who compete in the Ginetta Junior Championship have a karting background, so it’s great to be able to offer such an opportunity to the winner in this year’s British Schools Karting Championship.”
Great supporters of the BSKC, supergreenracing.com, will once again generously provide a prize for the driver setting the fastest lap. Their driver in this year’s Ginetta GT4 Supercup Championship, Ben Green, was a member of the victorious team from Debden Park High School in 2014 and hasn’t looked back since.
The BSKC is open to students aged between 13 and 18 and is a cost effective way for schools to offer karting as a sport as teams do not need their own kart or equipment. Teams of three can simply arrive-and-drive at one of the participating karting circuits located throughout the country.
Registrations for BSKC 2017 are scheduled to open in late-October. To register, schools and racers should visit www.bskc.co.uk/register.