NEWSFLASH!!! Club100 partners with TeamSport Indoor Karting for the BRITISH INDOOR KARTING CHAMPIONSHIP
Club100 and TeamSport Indoor Karting, in collaboration with Motorsport UK, today announce a new partnership to help make clear a pathway for drivers looking to move up from indoor karting.
More than one million people enjoy the thrill of motorsport across TeamSport’s 35 circuits in the UK but for those enthusiasts looking to move on from indoor karting there has never been clarity on how to do so. Until now.
Today we are happy to announce that Club100 will be sponsoring 5 out of the 7 classes in the first ever Motorsport UK sanctioned British Indoor Karting Championship.
The newly created British Indoor Karting Championship (BIKC) will be run exclusively at TeamSport’s circuits across the UK and will become the most accessible and cost effective motorsport championship in Britain. Qualifying for the BIKC starts this month with drivers aiming to progress through their local finals, regional finals and culminating in a grand final in November. Drivers from as young as 8 years old will compete in one of 7 classes depending on age and weight. Every driver will also receive a K-I Motorsport UK licence allowing indoor karting competitors to become part of the Motorsport UK community and receive exclusive discounts from the range of Motorsport UK benefit partners.
The winner in each of the 4 adult classes supported by Club100 will win entry into 8 rounds of the 2021 Sprint Series. The winner of the rising Stars category, designed for 16-17 year olds will be awarded a full season entry (7 Rds) into the Young Drivers Championship (YDC). 2nd place will win one fully paid entry into a Club100 Sprint Series round or Young Drivers Championship round as well as a test day and 3rd place will win a test day.
John Vigor: CEO, Club100 Racing Ltd. commented, “Club100 are delighted to announce our partnership with TeamSport for the first ever British Indoor Karting Championship. Together, we are offering the champions from 4 of the categories free entry into 8 rounds of our Sprint Championship, plus a full season for the rising stars champion into our existing Young Drivers Championship. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all competitors in the BIKC 2020 the very best of luck and we look forward to welcoming those winners into Club100 in 2021.”
Club100 Racing in association with Rotax has grown substantially over the last few years with so many new drivers coming into the Club100 family. However racing at the deep end of our Sprint Championships can be quite a daunting experience for drivers who are new to 2-stroke kart racing. So the champions from the 4 adult championships will be entered into our newly formed Class 3 category within our Sprint Series that is designed to be the next step in the karting pathway for drivers moving up from the British Indoor Karting Championship.
Dominic Gaynor: CEO, TeamSport Indoor Karting added, “The launch of the British Indoor Karting Championship is great news for the karting community. For a long time it has been accepted that most motorsport drivers began their career with indoor karting. To have indoor karting officially put on the karting pathway by Motorsport UK, provides competitors the chance to win a British title in an accessible and affordable way. It is a hugely significant step for an industry. The prizes offered by Club100 form the perfect next step in the karting pathway and are an incredible opportunity for our BIKC drivers.”
Club100 Prize Conditions
- The prizes are offered to 5 of the 7 categories of the BIKC. These categories are: Rising Stars (16 – 17 year olds), Featherweight (under 70kg), Lightweight (70kg to 79kg), Heavyweight (80 – 94kg) and Super Heavyweight (95kg+).
- The prizes are only valid for the 2021 season, they cannot be deferred or transferred.
- The prizes cannot be exchanged for any cash sum or equivalent under any circumstances.
- Drivers must be medically fit enough to hold a Motorsport UK KX licence.
- Drivers must meet the minimum weight thresholds, and if lead ballast or a seat insert is required the winner will be responsible for the purchase.
- Club100 can provide race suits, gloves and helmets, however, we recommend that drivers purchase their own to the required safety standard.
- Travel, accommodation and subsistence is not included within the prize: it is the responsibility of the driver to organise and pay for their own.
- The prizes cannot be awarded to any person/s who have raced with Club100 in the last 5 years. This reflects the nature of the karting pathway that Motorsport UK and its’ associated partners are promoting ensuring grassroots drivers move to the next level.
- In the event the winner is not able to enter the series for any reason, including, but not limited to availability, insufficient racewear, medical grounds or due to having raced in the Club 100 Series in the last 5 years the prize promoter withholds the right to defer the prize to the next highest winning entrant of BIKC who is fully eligible.
- Entry into the events is subject to agreeing to Club100’s rules and regulations and agreeing to be bound by Motorsport UK’s terms and conditions as well.
For further information on BIKC or TeamSport and where to find your nearest track across the UK, visit: www.bikc.co.uk or www.team-sport.co.uk
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