Schools across the UK can now register to take part in the 2013 British Schools Karting Championship (BSKC), which will crown one overall champion and 10 regional winners.
Now in its seventh year, the BSKC offers students aged 13 to 18 the chance to take part in a nationwide, arrive-and-drive, knockout-style kart championship without needing previous experience, equipment or deep pockets.
“The competition was created to make competitive karting more accessible to schools,” said Mark Turner, BSKC Manager. “The BSKC appeals to students from different backgrounds and allows all abilities to take part. Since its launch in 2006, the BSKC has enabled students who are not interested in traditional sports to experience a highly engaging team sport and unleash a new talent. It has also allowed those who are already involved in karting to share their love of the sport with others at their school.”
Last year’s BSKC was the most successful yet, with 617 teams from 235 schools competing for the title. In the end a team of young drivers from Caterham School for Boys claimed the crown and were rewarded with a VIP tour of the state-of-the-art McLaren Technology Centre.
Ben Dillon, from the winning team, said: “I think this is one of the most engaging sports in the world. I would encourage other schools to get involved in an event like this as it is a great opportunity to do something different for your school.”
The BSKC costs £150 for a three-student team, including the use of all equipment, a practice session and entry into the local heats and regional finals if the teams make it that far. However, teams that sign up before 31 October will pay the lower 2011 fee of £135, getting a £15 ‘early bird’ discount.
Any school, academy or college can enter the BSKC by registering at www.bskc.co.uk/register.
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