BARC brings 11-year association with British Schools Karting Championship to an end

The British Automobile Racing Club can confirm that it has ended its association with the British Schools Karting Championship (BSKC), bringing the curtain down on a partnership that has been in place for 11 successful years.

Despite the BARC’s decision to step away from the much-loved series, the BSKC will continue into 2020 and beyond under the stewardship of TeamSport, the UK’s number one indoor karting organisation.

Launched in 2008, the BSKC is an arrive-and-drive team-based UK-wide karting championship for school and college students aged between the ages of 13 to 18.

Aimed towards making motorsport more accessible at a grass roots level, the series has made use of the countless karting facilities around the country to open the door for a raft of aspiring racers, making their dreams a reality.

Whilst the on-track entertainment was superlative, the BARC has always ensured exclusive prizes were up for grabs; providing opportunities such as winning a place on the scholarship course in the Ginetta Junior Championship and behind-the-scenes motorsport visits to leading events.

Ian Watson, BARC General Manager, said: “After more than a decade we feel that time is right to bring our association with the British Schools Karting Championship to an end.

“Over the past 11 years we have worked to increase participation in the championship and provide a platform for hundreds of aspiring youngsters to get behind the wheel of go racing. The levels of competition we have seen have been so high and for many, the BSKC has allowed them to forge real paths into the sport.

“Although we are sad to end our partnership with the BSKC, I am more than confident that TeamSport are the right people to continue elevating the championship. I also have to give thanks to Motorsport UK for their help in making this possible.”