Karting UK announces 2019 British Gearbox Kart Championships


Karting UK is pleased to announce the 2019 British Long and Short Circuit Gearbox Kart Championships, in a move that signals Motorsport UK's commitment to promoting karting in all its forms.

The British Long Circuit Kart (Superkart) Championship will be run in partnership with the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) who have been a supporter of the championship for some years. BARC will provide all organisation and administration for the championship, in conjunction with Motorsport UK.

The British Short Circuit Gearbox Kart Championship for KZ2, will be organised and promoted by Karting UK Operations, a division of Motorsport UK. The championship will take place over four weekends, as part of the British TKM Kart Championship. Competitors in the KZ2 class will be awarded plates 1 to 10, with the calendar as follows:

18/19 May – Rissington
22/23 June – Fulbeck
27/28 July – Shenington
7/8 September – Kimbolton

The 2019 championship registration fee will be £150 per entrant, with an entry fee of £180 per two-day event. Registrations are now open, to enter visit: bit.ly/2Fn6c2V.

Hugh Chambers, Motorsport UK CEO, said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for British Karting. We’ve recently announced the British Kart Championships for IAME, Rotax, and TKM (including Honda Cadet Championships), and now we’re thrilled to extend this to the gearbox world. Karting is at the heart of UK motorsport and these championships enable us to showcase our gearbox categories. This move clearly shows our long term commitment to strengthen and grow karting in the UK.”

For further information on the British Kart Championships and Karting UK, visit the new www.kartinguk.org website.

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