THE CHAMPIONSHIPS

At the heart of the BUKC are the Team Championships. Teams of 4 drivers race together and do battle against other universities on the finest fleet of “arrive-and-drive” karts and at some of the best race tracks in the country.

 

THE CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

There are two main championships in the BUKC. The Premier Class and Intermediate Class.

To race in either of the two main championships, all drivers must have a BUKC Race Licence. To gain a BUKC Race Licence you must attend a Test Day and be deemed fast enough and safe enough to race.

For drivers who haven't obtiained a BUKC Race Licence there is the Rookie Series.

The Test Days

Every driver new to the BUKC must attend at least one test day in order to obtain their BUKC Race Licence.

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Premier Class

The Premier Class is the heart of competitive racing in the BUKC with a format designed to test driving skill and team work as well.

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Intermediate Class

The Intermediate Class is for teams who are either reasonably new to the BUKC or who don’t yet have the experience to qualify for the Premier Class. The format of the racing is more relaxed and maximised for the safety of the many new drivers and teams each year.

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Rookie Series

The Rookie Series is for those drivers who have not yet obtained their BUKC race licence. The emphasis is on testing with feedback provided our race instructors. There is a small race for each driver at the end of the day to give them a feel for racing. Drivers who are deemed competent enough by the end of the day will be awarded their BUKC Race Licence!

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Drivers Champ

A yearly one off special event for drivers to forget about being team mates for a day and race to become the BUKC Drivers Champion!

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THE KARTS

The karts used in the BUKC are simply the finest fleet of “arrive-and-drive” karts in the world. They are nothing like the normal indoor or outdoor karts that many are used to.

This is a proper racing fleet, powered by a specially tuned Rotax Max Evo 125cc 2-stroke engine capable of producing 22hp and which can accelerate from 5 to 60mph in 4.5 seconds. If you have never been in a “2-stroke” kart before, you’ll never forget your first time!

 
Top Speed:

70mph

 
5-60:

4.5s

 
Weight:

107kg


THE PARTY

 

Every year the BUKC ends with a huge party in a marquee at the race track hosting the 3 day BUKC finals weekend. It’s the time to celebrate your successes on the race track and let your hair down. It’s always an awesome event. Here are some photos from years gone by:

THE TEAMS

 
 
Aber
Aston
Backstage Academy
Bath
Bedfordshire
Birmingham
Bolton
Bournemouth
Bradford
Brighton
Bristol
Brunel
Buckingham
Bucks New
Cambridge
Cardiff
Chester
City
Coventry
Cranfield
De Montfort
Derby
Dublin Institute of Technology
Dundee
Durham
Edge Hill
Edinburgh
Essex
Exeter
Falmouth
Glasgow
Gloucestershire
Greenwich
Harper Adams
Heriot Watt
Hertfordshire
Huddersfield
Hull
Hull York Medical
Hult International
Imperial
Keele
Kent
King's College
Kingston
Lancaster
Leeds
Leeds Beckett
Leicester
Liverpool
London South Bank
Loughborough
LSE
Manchester
Manchester Met
Marjon
Medway
Myerscough
Newcastle
Northampton
Northumbria
Nottingham
Nottingham Trent
Oxford
Oxford Brookes
Plymouth
Portsmouth
Queen Mary
Queen's Belfast
Reading
Regent’s
Royal Holloway
Salford
Sheffield
Sheffield Hallam
SOAS
Southampton
Southampton Solent
Staffordshire
Strathclyde
Sunderland
Surrey
Sussex
Swansea
UCL
Uni of Life
UCLan
UEA
UWTSD Swansea
UWS
UWE
Warwick
Westminster
York
York St John
 

HOW TO ENTER

To take part in the BUKC you need to get in touch with your university's karting team captain.

If your university is not listed above then get in touch with the organisers of the BUKC

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