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 and all teams must qualify at the Qualifiers. 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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

Grads Champ

Of course you want to keep racing after graduating! For 2018, the BUKC Grads Champ is open to BUKC drivers who graduated in 2014 to 2017.

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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 which can accelerate from 5 to 60mph in 4.5 seconds and can achieve a top speed of 70mph. 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

 
 
Aston
Bath
Birmingham
Bolton
Brighton
Bristol
Brunel
Cambridge
Cardiff
Chester
City
Coventry
Cranfield
De Montfort
Dundee
Durham
Edge Hill
Edinburgh
Exeter
Heriot Watt
Hertfordshire
Huddersfield
Imperial
King's College
Kingston
Lancaster
Leeds
Leeds Beckett
Leicester
Liverpool
Loughborough
LSBU
Manchester
Manchester Met
Newcastle
Northumbria
Nottingham
Nottingham Trent
Oxford
Oxford Brookes
Plymouth
Portsmouth
Queen Mary
Reading
Regents College
Royal Holloway
Sheffield
Sheffield Hallam
Southampton
Southampton Solent
Strathclyde
Surrey
Swansea
UCL
UCLan
Uni of Life
UWE
UWTSD Swansea
Warwick
York
 

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

join your uni's team

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