All the British Championships will be organised by a new Motorsport UK division, Karting UK Operations, as the governing body takes a more proactive role in promoting and growing the sport. The Operations team will also be meeting stakeholders from short circuit gearbox karting over the coming days to discuss the potential for a British Championship and how best to showcase the class.
Dedicated experts will be appointed to run the British Championships from Motor Sports House, and Motorsport UK will make a substantial investment in each championship round, benefitting not only the UK’s premier series but also grassroots karting.
Each event will be based around a dedicated Race Centre, acting as the sporting hub and hospitality area for all customers. All the action will be live streamed online, with coverage before, during and after each event.
The events will be the first in the UK to use a proven on-track CCTV system; when the Race Director or Clerks report an incident, images will be fed back to Race Control, where they will be analysed by an independent expert and a former competitor. This will ensure the quality and consistency of reports sent to the Stewards.
Timing facilities will include at least one experienced timekeeper, plus digital display boards and state-of-the-art finish line cameras. The events will be supported not only by Karting UK Operations staff but also by manufacturer representatives (TALKO/JAG/IAME) who will be on hand to help with product matters.