Endurance Championship 2023

  • Ages: 16+
  • Min racing weight: See below
  • 10 rounds
  • 3 classes
  • £595.00 per round inc. + £85 one-off registration fee
Practice35 minutes
Qualifying10 minutes
Race2 hours

Classes

To create a level playing field, all three classes must run a minimum racing weight of 85Kg. Meaning drivers falling below this weight have to add ballast to the kart.

Premier Class

The Premier Class is our top tier for our highly experienced teams, plus promoted teams from the Clubman Class.

Clubman Class

The Clubman class is open to teams that raced in this class in 2022. Promoted Intermediate teams and new experienced teams looking to join the championship.

Intermediate Class

The Intermediate class is open to teams that raced in this class in 2022, along with new teams looking to race with us for the first time

Format

Each team’s Kart is randomly allocated on the day. To avoid confusion, teams carry the same number for the entire season.

Practice is 35 minutes and is generally used by drivers to familiarise with the circuit and give the kart a shakedown. From 5 minutes in through to 25 minutes, the Club100 test drivers are available to test the karts and make any necessary adjustments. The test drivers carry their own timing transponder to ensure each Kart is within an agreed tolerance. If the tolerance time is not achieved, the team are offered a replacement Kart. At the end of practice the green flag is shown signifying the start of qualifying. At the same time the refuelling bay is closed and anyone not in the queue will not be allowed to refuel until 2 minutes into the race.

Teams have a 10 minute qualifying period in which to post a competitive time. With the refuelling bay closed, this will add an extra tactical element as teams will need to choose whether to use the whole 10 minutes or do a couple of flying laps then pit to conserve fuel.

The Race

Fuel-windows and strategy

Each team must make a mandatory fuel stop 5 times during the race. Stopping at least once in each of the fuel windows listed as follows:

Window 12 minutes through to 20 minutes
Window 225 minutes through to 45 minutes
Window 350 minutes through to 1 hour 10 minutes
Window 41 hour 15 minutes through to 1 hour 35 minutes
Window 51 hour 40 minutes through to 1 hour 55 minutes

Teams must take on a full tank of fuel on each of the 5 stops.

Pit stops

With racing being so close, pit stops play a vital part in the race’s final outcome. With grids of up to 35 karts and only 2 fuel bays, finding a window to refuel without having to queue is not easy. Some teams adjust their strategy to avoid the busiest times whilst others rely on pit to driver communication. Once in the fuel bay, the refuelling marshals take over. During this time the team can change any seat inserts or lead for the next driver. Teams will need to be slick and find ways to change drivers, adjust pedal settings and change over any ballast quickly.

Calendar

Round 1 – Buckmore Park

  • Sat, February 25, 2023

Round 2 – Shenington

  • Sat, March 25, 2023

Round 3 – Whilton Mill

  • Sat, April 15, 2023

Round 4 – Rye House

  • Sat, June 24, 2023

Round 5 – Clay Pigeon

  • Sat, July 15, 2023

Round 6 – Lydd

  • Sat, August 5, 2023

Round 7 – Llandow

  • Sat, September 9, 2023

Round 8 – Ellough Park

  • Sat, October 7, 2023

Round 9 – Whilton Mill

  • Sat, October 28, 2023

Round 10 – Buckmore Park

  • Sat, November 11, 2023

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