With all of the Local Finals of the British Schools Karting Championship 2016 now completed, we can look forward to some fierce competition in the Regional Finals as teams attempt to qualify for the National Final. We were pleased to welcome 199 teams to the grid this year and the local kart tracks have commented on some excellent racing and great team spirit.
We are now looking forward to the Regional Finals kicking off in April. All of the schools that were victorious at the Regional Final stage last year have qualified again for their Regional Final and we are delighted that a number of teams who are new to BSKC this year have also qualified in their local area.
The first Regional Final will take place in Scotland where Erskine Stewart’s Melville College are looking to retain their title and this will be followed on the next day with the Northern Regional Final where Whitcliffe Mount, our National Champions back in 2009, will face tough competition in the battle to qualify for the National Final. South Dartmoor Academy, reigning South West Regional Champions, will defend their title at the Thruxton Kart Centre whilst Silverstone UTC have a strong hand with three teams qualified for the Midlands and East event. The fiercest competition could well be at the London and South East Regional Final where The Brentwood School, Regional Final winners last year, go head to head with Debden Park High School, our National Champions in both 2014 and 2015. Good luck to all of the teams taking part!
Already qualified for the National Final at Whilton Mill on 2nd July are the teams who were victorious in Northern Ireland. Bangor Grammar School and Belfast Royal Academy both took part in the National Final last year and their participation in the National Final makes it a truly nationwide competition.