The Intermediate Class is the championship for teams and drivers who are still building up their experience in the the BUKC or karting in general. It is for those teams who did not manage to qualify for the Premier Class. The championship is contested by teams of 4 drivers over 5 race days between early November and early April the following year.
The Intermediate Class Championship takes place over the course of a qualifiers weekend and 4 subsequent race days between November 2023 and early April 2024. Please note the dates below may change.
- Sat 18th & Sun 19th Nov – Qualifiers – Whilton Mill, Northamptonshire
- Thurs 8th Feb – PFI, Lincolnshire
- Thurs 15th Feb – Buckmore Park, Kent
- Thurs 7th March – Warden Law, Sunderland
- Sat 6th April – Whilton Mill, Northamptonshire
The qualifiers count as the first round of the 5 round championship, with the best 4 results counting toward the team’s overall championship position at the end of the season.
The top 54 teams from the qualifiers will be entered into the Prems (and Clubman) classes, with the next 54 teams being invited to race in the Inters. Any teams that do not qualify will be added to the reserve list of the Inters.
Each team must consist of 4 drivers exactly for each round. Exceptions to this rule are detailed in the BUKC Rules & Regulations.
Every driver racing in the Intermediate Class must obtain BOTH a Motorsport UK K-X Licence AND a BUKC Race Licence
The price of the qualifiers is £570 per team. Each subsequent Inters round is £515 inc VAT per team.
RULES & REGULATIONS
Please download and read the BUKC Rules & Regulations.
The format of the Intermediate Class has been designed to cater for drivers of varying abilities. It consists of qualifying in the morning and racing in the afternoon. Each team will enter into 4 x 20 minute practice / qualifying sessions (last 10 minutes is qualifying only) and 4 x 25 minute races. The grid for the races are determined by the result of the qualifying sessions.
Each driver may only enter into one qualifying session and one race and the best 3 race results count towards the teams’ final scores for the day.
The Intermediate Class is strictly limited to a maximum of 54 teams.
A TYPICAL RACE DAY
A typical race day starts arrving at the track at 7.30am when around 200 student drivers turn up for signing on. Teams travelling a fair distance tend to stay at nearby hotels or campsites the night before. The briefing is generally an hour later at 8.30. Racing usually gets underway at 9.30ish.
The 4 x 20 minute practice / qualifying sessions continue until around 1pm after which we have a short break for the team of mechanics to do a once over on the karts and to do the presentations for the morning’s racing. Once the lunch break is out of the way, we start the 4 x 25 minute races. After the racing is finished (usually around around 5pm), we do the final presentations for the day and everyone heads home knackered and buzzing.
Unlike in the Premier Class, we do not hand out special BUKC gold medals for the winners of each race. Those race medals are reserved especially for the drivers of the Premier Class in recognition of the immense challenge of winning one.