BP Challenge Cup - Round 1
The BP Challenge Cup is a test of outright pace and consistency as drivers are required to set their best time in a qualifying session ahead of two back-to-back races. This 3* event is ideal for fit and experienced drivers.
This 3* race uses RT8 karts on the full International Circuit. The event starts with a 10-minute Qualifying session. A drivers qualifying position will dictate their starting position in both races. The drivers result from both races will be scored individually and combined to conclude their final position. A tie on points will then be decided by their fastest lap in both races as a tie break.
The BP Challenge Cup has two classes. The Pro Class is for experienced drivers looking to compete in the 8-round Championship. The Clubman class welcomes one-off entries or those looking to gain experience before moving onto the Pro Class. There are trophies for both classes.
In light of the latest government guidance, we have implemented strict new precautions to ensure the safety of you and the team. Before you book your session, it is important that you read through and understand the following information.
You can only attend on your own. No unnecessary public will be allowed on-site, this includes spectators. The only exception will be if you are under the age of 18, in which case one parent or guardian can attend with you.
Social distancing measures will be mandatory during your visit. The precautions we have taken will impact the way you move around Buckmore Park and there will be signage to help guide you. It is imperative that you follow social distancing measures at all times. We also advise you to wear face masks and gloves when on site.
If you have or have had any symptoms of COVID-19 (high temperature, a new continuous cough, loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) within the last 14 days, please do not complete your booking. Follow NHS guidance
We encourage you to bring your own racewear, including: Race Suit, Helmet & Gloves. If you do wish to use your own, the helmet must comply to British Standard or EU equivalent. Suits must be one piece overalls or bike leathers. Gloves must be full fingers. If you do not have your own equipment then you can use our equipment and there are also options to purchase your own balaclavas and gloves on the day if you would like to.
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The minimum age to take part is 16 (16 & 17 year-olds must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 plus). Some previous karting/racing experience is required to enter this event. The minimum height to safely operate our karts is 5ft (152cm) and the maximum height is 6’4” (195cm).
The total time at the circuit is approximately 3 hrs from your arrival to departure.
17:15 Arrival & Registration
17:45 Safety Briefing
18:15 10 Minute Practice/Qualifying
18:45 Race 1 - 20 Minutes
19:15 Race 2 - 20 Minutes
19:50 Presentation of Awards
For the “Pro Class”, this is an 8 round Championship of which the best 6 results will count. The “Clubman” class is non-championship.
Championship Fixture List
Further rounds to be announced.
As part of our COVID-19 precautions, spectators will not be allowed to attend.
The cafe will not be open during the session. Canned soft drinks and bottled water are available for purchase from the sign in desk. We suggest you bring your own snacks.
Please bring comfortable clothing and suitable footwear, preferably trainers or similar flat shoes. All the safety equipment necessary will be provided.
Please check the weather forecast before you travel and pack a change of clothes if rain looks likely. Only in the most extreme weather conditions (i.e. ice or snow) will there be a possibility of your session being postponed or cancelled.
All payments made are non-refundable, it may be possible to transfer your booking, but, it would be subject to an admin fee.