Get to grips with the fastest fleet of arrive-and-drive karts before racing in the BUKC
If you've never been in a 2-stroke kart, the karts used in the BUKC are unlike anything you have ever been on. They are specially built hardcore racing machines which accelerate to 60mph in 4.5 seconds.
As such every driver racing in the BUKC must attend at least one of the test days in order to obtain their BUKC Race Licence.
To race in the Qualifers, the Premier Class or Intermediate Class you must obtain a BUKC Race Licence.
To obtain a BUKC Race Licence you must attend at least one of the BUKC Test Days where your on track speed and safety will examined by our race instructors. The race instructors will look for the following:
Our race instructors will be on hand to watch you around the track and offer you tips on how to get up to speed and drive around without spinning off. Use the race instructors to your advantage; they are there to help you.
If you do not obtain your BUKC Race Licence at the first attempt, have no fear, you can book into another of the test days prior to Qualifiers in November. If you still aren't able to obtain your BUKC Race Licence by the Qualifiers then you won't be able to take part in it. However you will still be eligible to enter into the Rookie Series. The Rookie Series has been designed especially for those who need a bit more time getting up to speed.
Each test day consists of 2 x 15 minute sessions per driver. The price of a test day is £55 per driver payable prior to the day.
The test days are scheduled for:.
There are also 2 test days after the qualifiers in the new year, to help brush off those Christmas cob-webs.
To book into a test day speak to your unviersity's BUKC captain.
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!