Prizes for 2016 BSKC National Final Announced

Tue 21 Jun 16

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.

 

 

National Finalists for BSKC 2016 Announced

Wed 11 May 16

Close and exciting racing has been the order of the day at the Regional Finals that have taken place throughout the country over the last few weeks. Competition to qualify for the National Final has been intense and we are pleased to announce that the following teams have qualified to be on the grid:-

All Saints’ Academy A

Berwickshire High School A

Bangor Grammar School A and Bangor Grammar School B

Belfast Royal Academy A

Dyffryn Taf

Erskine Stewart’s Melville School

Gordon’s School A and Gordon's School B

Hutchesons’ Grammar School A

Kingdown School A and Kingdown School B

Shelley College

Silverstone UTC A, Silverstone UTC B and Silverstone UTC C

South Dartmoor Academy Smart Dogz Racing

Supergreen and Debden PTA A and Supergreen and Debden PTA B

The Badgers A and The Badgers B

The Bishop's Stortford High School A and The Bishop's Stortford High School B

The Brentwood School

The King's School A

Congratulations to all of the students who have qualified to compete at the National Final. Our National Champions for 2016 will be crowned at Whilton Mill on Saturday 2nd July.

 

 

Looking forward to competitive Regional Finals starting in April

Wed 23 Mar 16

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.

 

 

Practice commences for BSKC 2016

Tue 19 Jan 16

The first practice evenings have now taken place for BSKC 2016 with further events scheduled in the coming weeks. A limited number of places remain at a few selected venues but time to register is running out so you need to act fast to secure a place for your team.

Registrations have been brisk and competition should be fierce to qualify for the Regional Finals that will be held in late April and early May. The competition will culminate with the National Final at Whilton Mill in Northamptonshire on Saturday 2nd July.

Footage from last year's Final has now been posted on Facebook. Watch it now by following this link or by copying and pasting it into your browser: http://fb.me/7WEB8QRAD

 

 

BSKC 2016 Registration is OPEN

Tue 20 Oct 15
BSKC 2016 Registration is OPEN

The 2016 British Schools Karting Championship is now open for teams to register.

The local stages of the competition will take place between January and March. Registration will be open until 18 December 2015 but teams are advised to book early to make sure that their place is guaranteed.

The BSKC offers students aged 13 to 18 the opportunity to take part in an exciting, nationwide knockout karting competition that does not require previous experience, equipment or substantial expense.

Any school, academy or college can enter the BSKC in teams of three by registering at www.bskc.co.uk/register

Adrienne Watson, BSKC Administrator, said: “Teams can once again put themselves on the grid to race in the largest schools karting competition in the country. The BSKC was created to make karting more accessible to schools. It appeals to students from different backgrounds and its low cost allows everyone to take part.”

As well as the BSKC national champions, regional champions will also be crowned for teams competing in London & South East, South West, Midlands and East of England, North and Scotland.

The total cost of entry for the BSKC is £180 for a team of three students (£60 per driver). This includes the use of all equipment, a practice session and entry into the local heats and regional finals if the teams successfully qualify. Discounts are available to establishments entering three teams or more.

 

 

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