The BUKC is licenced by the UK governing body of motorsport - Motorsport UK


In December 2020, the BUKC became an officially licenced championship under the UK's governing body of motorsport - Motorsport UK.

All competitors must obtain a Motorsport UK K-X Licence to compete in the BUKC.


What is a K-X Licence?

The K-X Licence is a licence issued by governing body of motorsport - Motorsport UK. It is intended for drivers moving up from indoor karting into high performance arrive-and-drive karting.

Specifically for the BUKC, the K-X Licence sits alongside the existing BUKC race licence system. The BUKC licence system has been in place for the last few years to ensure a minimum standard of driver speed, discipline and awareness so that thet BUKC events can run in a safe and controlled manner.

For the avoidance of doubt; to race in any class of the BUKC you will need a K-X Licence, but to race in the Prems, Clubmans, Inters or Drivers Champ, you will also need a BUKC Race Licence. You do not need a K-X Licence or BUKC Race Licence to practice in the test days.


How do I obtain a K-X Licence?

As of January 2022, Motorsport UK now have an online application process (hooray). However, because the process is new, it's not full proof so please download the following guide and follow the instructions closely.

IMPORTANT: Please note the following:

  • You will actually be issued with an "RS Clubman" licence but this now incorporates the K-X licence.
  • Please read the guide in full, there a few usability issues and special things to do to make sure it works
  • If you have a valid 2022 National A or Interclub you do not need to go through the process. If you don't know what they are, then you need to apply for an RS Clubman / K-X Licence
  • Once you have obtained your new licence you will need to update your licence number details in BUKC profile on Alpha (details in the guide).

Download BUKC RS Clubman / K-X Licence application guide


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