The British Schools Karting Championship final had a familiar feel to it at Whilton Mill this past weekend (June 30) as Brentwood School A once again triumphed to clinch a third title in as many years.
Having seen the competition whittled down through a raft of local and regional finals, 26 schools/colleges descended on the Northamptonshire venue for ten blockbuster races.
Remaining with the same driver line-up that guided them to the crown in 2017 of Callum Brooks, Ethan Brooks and Iaroslav Kovalev, Brentwood School A proved that consistency was key during the final, notching just one victory and a string of front-running performances.
Basking in the searing sun, the action kicked off with a victory apiece for BRA A and Peter Symonds A before Brooklands College came to the fore.
Winning races three, four and five, the Surrey-based college asserted themselves as the team to beat however the reigning champions ensured that that wasn’t to be the case for long.
Sidcot and Woodmill High School brought Brooklands College’s winning streak to an end in races six and seven before Brentwood School finally struck. Dominating proceedings in race eight, the champion trio bagged vital points in the remaining two races, won by Sidcot and SHSB A, to clinch the title by four points.
Triumphing for the third year in-a-row, Brentwood School A retained their crown whilst Brooklands College and Peter Symonds A were left to round out the remaining podium positions.
As a reward for their victory, Brentwood School A will be given a Heritage Tour of the Williams Grand Prix Collection, which is home to a multi-million pound Grand Prix Collection that has more than 40 Williams Formula One cars on display.
There was a further prize for Ethan Brooks too as he was the recipient of a spot on the Ginetta Junior Scholarship. Set to battle against a host of other 14 to 17-year-old’s, if Brooks is successful at the Scholarship then he will be given a free entry into 2019 Ginetta Junior Championship.
Barnet & Southgate College’s Taylor Norton rounded out the list of winners as he set the fastest lap of the day. Norton was presented with tickets to a British GT meeting for setting a blistering pace.
Information on how your school or college can get involved in the 2019 British Schools Karting Championship can be found by visiting the BSKC website.