ROOKIE SERIES

For drivers new to the BUKC or karting

 

ROOKIE Series

The Rookie Series is a series of non championship events for drivers new to the BUKC or karting in general.

The series is specifically for individual drivers who have not yet attained their BUKC Race Licence or who haven't got a space in their uni's Intermediate Class teams.

The emphasis is very much on testing so that drivers can build up their skills in a more relaxed environment. Our race instructors will be on hand to hand out tips to those who need some assistance.

At the end of each Rookie Series day drivers who are deemed quick enough and safe enough will attain their BUKC Race Licence giving them the opportunity to race in any of the Intermediate Class BUKC events from that point on.

 

The Series

The Rookie Series takes place on the same days as the Intermediate Class race days between the start of February 2019 and the start of April 2019. Please note the dates below may change.

  • Thurs 14th Feb - Buckmore Park, Kent
  • Wed 6th March - Three Sisters, Wigan
  • Sun 17th March - Llandow, South Wales
  • Sat 6th April - Whilton Mill, Northamptonshire

The Rookie Series is for indivivdual drivers only. It is not a team event but unis may enter as many drivers as there is space for.

The price of entry is £90 inc VAT per driver per race day.

THE FORMAT

 

The format of the Rookie Series is designed purely for those new to the BUKC or karting in general who need to improve their speed, experience and racing skills. Drivers who race in the Intermediate Class or Premier Class are not allowed to enter into a Rookie Series event.

Each driver will enter into 2 x 15 minute test sessions and a 12 minute race. The last 7 minutes of the 2nd test session count as qualifying for the race.

Following the end of the qualifying sessions each driver will be ranked according to their 2nd fastest lap (to encourage consistency). The ranking will determine the grid for the 12 minute race. The race does not count for anything, it is not part of a championship and no points are awarded. However it's a great way to get used to racing and building up some experience.

At the end of each Rookie Series day drivers who are deemed quick enough and who race safely enough will be awarded their BUKC Race Licence at which point they will be able to enter into BUKC Intermediate Class events from that point on.

The Rookie Series is open to a maximum of 60 drivers with only 20 drivers on track at any one time.

THE PARTY

 

At the end of the season, we host a huge party and awards ceremony the night before the final Rookie Series event. It's a huge party and everyone in the Premier class, Intermediate Class and Rookie Series are welcome.

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
Regent’s University London
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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