September 15, 2016

Advice & Resources

I thought it would be helpful to create a resource page that you can always come to for further information and advice on how to get started in karting, or grow your motorsports career. I’ll add to it as I learn more. I would recommend bookmarking it for your reference and convenience. Enjoy! Nile

 NatSKA http://www.natska.co.uk

NatSKA (The National Schools and Youth Group Karting Association) was formed over 40 years ago in the north east by a group of like-minded people intent on making motorsport accessible to schoolchildren. One of their primary objectives was to make kart racing as affordable to as many people as possible whilst maintaining a high level of competition. Kart racing in schools has existed since the late sixties. NatSKA is a nationwide association that holds race meetings throughout the country at major racetracks such as Blackbushe, Glan-y-Gors, Kimbolton, Rowrah, Rye House, Buckmore park and Whilton Mill. The association has 27 teams as far apart as Tyne and Wear through to Kent and Devon. All race meetings are run by NatSKA under the authority of the Motor Sports Association (MSA) who are responsible for all motor sport in the UK including British Touring Cars, Formula 3, Formula Renault and all motorcycle racing including the Moto GP British Grand Prix.

The Motorsports Association http://www.msauk.org/

The Motor Sports Association (MSA) is recognised as the sole motor sport governing body for the United Kingdom by the world governing body, the Federation Internationale de L’Automobile (FIA). As the governing body, the MSA is responsible for the governance and administration of all major forms of motor sports in the UK. Here you’ll find all the information you need to get going in karting or motorsports.

BWRDC http://www.bwrdc.co.uk/

The British Women Racing Drivers Club was formed in 1962 by Mary Wheeler MBE, with the aim of promoting and supporting women in all forms of motorsport. As a member of the BWRDC you will have the opportunity to tap into the wealth of experience and guidance that a specialist club like ours can offer and the opportunity to receive recognition for your achievements through our prestigious championships.

Full Club Membership is open to holders of International or National A MSA Licences. Holders of National B MSA licences may join as Associate Members. Other categories of membership include MSA Officials and Marshals, Supporters, and Wheelers (for past competing members). Acceptance and invitation to become a member is at the discretion of the BWRDC.

Daytona  http://www.daytona.co.uk/

Daytona operates the UK’s premier karting venues combining exciting track layouts and unrivalled hospitality facilities. Its circuits are perfectly located for London and the South East, the Midlands and the North West. It offers exciting and safe race events for drivers aged 5 and over and for individuals and groups of up to 500 people. 

Go Motorsport http://www.gomotorsport.net/

Go Motorsport is the MSA’s national campaign to get more people involved in UK motor sport as competitors, volunteers or spectators. Go Motorsport is not about finding the next world champion; it is designed to drive club membership and increase participation at grassroots level through volunteering etc

UK Karting http://www.karting.co.uk/

UK Karting, provides comprehensive information on the sport of karting in the UK, and includes a list of karting clubs, circuits, race meetings and events.

The Association of British Kart Clubs http://www.abkc.org.uk

The Association of British Kart Clubs (ABkC) was formed in 1990 to act as an interface between kart clubs and the sports governing body, the MSA, with whom there is a high degree of discussion and co-operation. The website contains lots of useful advice and information.

British Superkart Association  http://www.superkart.org.uk/

A collection of kart clubs that organize and run races on long circuits form this Association. Information on the long circuit karting scene, details of the classes raced, an events calender and results can all be found here.