Choose TO BE PART OF IT

See how these inspiring individuals live life in the fast lane as they share their passion and joy of taking part in BIKC.

sam

slater

26 Years – Bristol

adrian

wray

Stockton

Amanda

Tricker

46 Years – Reading

Sophie

Gill

17 Years – Preston

Freddie

Gaynor

8 Years – Farnborough

Blaise

Turnstill

16 Years – Harlow

Olly

Smith

26 Years – Crawley

Neil

Durrant

43 Years – Cardiff

sam

slater

26 Years – Bristol

adrian

wray

Stockton

Amanda

Tricker

46 Years – Reading

Sophie

Gill

17 Years – Preston

Freddie

Gaynor

8 Years – Farnborough

Blaise

Turnstill

16 Years – Harlow

Olly

Smith

26 Years – Crawley

Neil

Durrant

43 Years – Cardiff

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Sam Slater

Sam Slater, two time BIKC champion has benefitted from the springboard BIKC has provided in to motorsport. Find out why he can’t recommend it enough to other motorsport enthusiasts.

adrian wray

Adrian has raced in both Kart Champs and BIKC in the past 3 years, travelling with work means he has gained lots of experience racing at different TeamSport tracks and against different karters.

AMANDA TRICKER

Amanda Tricker started karting with her 14 year old son, little did she know it would turn in to her ultimate passion. “After racing for only a few months, I entered BIKC” find out how Amanda (and her son!) got on and if she is coming back for more in 2022!

SOPHIE GILL

Sophie started karting at just 8 years old. Living in the Peak District means Sophie has always put in the distance to ensure she races at great TeamSport tracks. Read her story and learn just how far she will go to have a great race.

FREDDIE GAYNOR

Freddie started karting a few months before BIKC 2021 taking part in the qualifying rounds during his summer holidays. 

BLAISE TURNSTILL

Blaise has loved the challenge and the opportunity to be part of a Motorsport UK endorsed championship, being livestreamed so friends and family could watch was pretty epic too. “It is a very well organised championship and covers such a huge age range”

OLLY SMITH

Olly Smith has been racing for over 10 years, exclusively in rental karts. Olly’s tenacious attitude has seen him go the whole way through BIKC but sadly just missing out on the podium, not once but twice! Olly explains “it’s close racing and an opportunity to become a national champion” will it be third time lucky for Olly? 

NEIL DURRANT

Neil Durrant, 43 from Cardiff has karted for many years but only found his competitive spirit in the last few years participating in Kart Champs and BIKC. Read why Neil believes BIKC “is one of the best indoor championships around”

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SAM SLATER

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sam Slater, a two-time BIKC champion has benefitted from the springboard BIKC has provided in motorsport. Find out why he can’t recommend it enough to other motorsport enthusiasts.

 

“I’ve been racing for over 10 years.

I am a two-time BIKC champion and couldn’t recommend it enough as a target for those who wish to pursue motorsport racing at an entry level. 

I have been karting competitively for around 7 years however I have always been in and out of go karts since I was a kid. My father owned a kart which we had up against the wall in the living room wall when I grew up.

I entered BIKC to win as the prizes on offer would have given me the next step in karting. The competition structure is exciting and those who can reach the national final will race against the best in the country.”

Following his win at BIKC Sam was awarded a fully funded season in Club 100 outdoor racing Summer Season. Sam also had the honour of attending the Motorsport UK Karting Awards event where he got presented with his trophy on stage in front of some of the best in the business. 

Congratulations Sam, we can’t wait to follow your journey into outdoor karting and beyond.

Watch Sam on track and his winning racing line from BIKC 2021 HERE.

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adrian wray

 

Adrian has raced in both Kart Champs and BIKC in the past 3 years, travelling with work means he has gained lots of experience racing at different TeamSport tracks and against different karters.

 

“Would I recommend BIKC? Yes, I would!  It’s good to see how you compare against others. I would like to say how well the national final was run. For the second year running, an excellent job was done. I did watch some of the YouTube live recordings after the event and would like to express how great a job was done by the whole team”

Adrian Wray has raced competitively for several years at TeamSport and reached the top step in the heavyweight category in BIKC 2021. Adrian who lives quite centrally between TeamSport’s Leeds, Hull, and Sheffield tracks has raced at many TeamSport venues and manages to fit time in to visit the Bradford track when he is there for work. 

He explains how he enjoys racing in BIKC for many reasons, having the ability to race in weight categories is a big plus as is getting on track and racing with friends and familiar faces.

As a popular face on the TeamSport circuit it’s no wonder he was one to watch in the 2021 Livestream, check out what commentators Russ Mabley, Rod Stone, and Tom Gibson had to say about his form HERE.

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AMANDA TRICKER

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Amanda Tricker started karting with her 14 year old son, little did she know it would turn into her ultimate passion. “After racing for only a few months, I entered BIKC” to find out how Amanda (and her son!) got on and if she is coming back for more in 2022!

 

“BIKC!  Where do I start?  After racing for only a few months (a 46 year woman) and my 14 year old son took part in the first ever BIKC.  I thought I would be out of my depth as there were also experienced racers on track but I gave it a go.  I made it through the locals, and regionals and got through to the final at Warrington along with my son which was a huge surprise as we were both new to karting.”

We loved the experience of racing against a range of abilities from a variety of racing backgrounds and learned from them and the staff at each track.  We were made to feel welcome at every stage of the championship and have made so many friends along the way, we are still in touch even now, meeting up at each other’s tracks.  The second-year I didn’t make it to the final round but went to support our local club, the atmosphere is lovely with everyone getting involved and being supportive regardless of your ability.  Each year has been better than the previous so bring on 2022 for the best ever BIKC!

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SOPHIE GILL

 

Sophie started karting at just 8 years old. Living in the Peak District means Sophie has always put in the distance to ensure she races at great TeamSport tracks. Read her story and learn just how far she will go to have a great race.

 

I’ve been karting since I was eight years old, and I’m now seventeen. I entered BIKC as I wanted some competition and the chance to race at different tracks around the country, against their best drivers.”

Living in the Lake District my local track originally was Preston (1 hour, 60 miles away!), but unfortunately, it has been closed for refurbishment since last Summer. They allowed members who had already set some times at the track over the summer to use those to qualify for the BIKC, however, I was in the hospital at the time with a burst appendix and wasn’t allowed to kart for three months after surgery. Now it was a case of finding a track within the two-week qualifying deadline, the problem being all TeamSport tracks are at least 100 miles and 2 hours away. I decided to head to Newcastle a track I’d been to a few times before and just say managed to fit in 3 lap times (in two weeks!) before the deadline! Newcastle was a five-hour round trip from us (250-mile round trip), but I managed to qualify and I went on to finish second in the local final there. Currently, I’m still a track orphan but I try to get to members night at Newcastle, Warrington, or Manchester as often as I can. (We need a TeamSport in Cumbria hint hint…!!)

Winning the regional final has been the best thing for me about BIKC! Aside from that, I would say that I really enjoyed the competitive racing and getting to compete at tracks I’d never been to before, such as Bradford and Warrington. I got loads of driving time and I got to compete against loads of other racers.

How far did you get in the BIKC?

I headed to Bradford for the regional finals where I made BIKC history with a clean sweep across everything, winning practice, qualifying, heats, and final. Overall at the National final at Warrington, I finished 6th in the adult lightweight category and was also the only adult girl to make it through to the national final weekend. Not bad for someone who’d just come back from a 3 month enforced break!

“I would recommend the BIKC to others because it is a brilliant opportunity to get involved in some very competitive racing across the country. It’s a great chance to meet other racers and experience a proper race event.”

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FREDDIE GAYNOR

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Freddie started karting a few months before BIKC 2021 taking part in the qualifying rounds during his summer holidays. 

 

“I have only just started karting and love racing on the different tracks, Reading and Farnborough are my closest. My parents said I could do some karting over the summer so I did Cadet Academy and managed to get my advanced licence in time to enter laps for BIKC.”

I had quick enough times to get through to the Local finals at Farnborough which I was so excited about. I have never done a Grid start before and was pretty nervous for the local final, I did well in the practice sessions but when it came to the final race I pushed too hard and spun out. I raced really hard for the rest of the race but never made it back into position so didn’t qualify for regional. 

I was just happy to get to the locals and have been practicing my Grid starts for BIKC 2022 ever since, I want a certificate and a medal this year!!!

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BLAISE TURNSTILL


Blaise has loved the challenge and the opportunity to be part of a Motorsport UK endorsed championship, being live-streamed so friends and family could watch was pretty epic too. “It is a very well organised championship and covers such a huge age range”

 

I started karting when I was 12 and have been karting for the last 4 years at my local track, I entered BIKC for various reasons. I love to challenge myself and racing against some of the best indoor karters in the UK is perfect. Also, as it is a motorsport UK-supported championship, it’s also a great opportunity to be a part of. Plus because the final is live-streamed, my friends and family could watch too.”

“Racing alongside and against the best indoor karters across the UK is superb.

The atmosphere and excitement is fantastic at all the rounds too. Racing in different karts and grid positions really bring the best out of the competitors, which gives everyone an equal opportunity to show just how good they are and can be.”

 

In BIKC 2021, Blaise won his local final at Harlow, then at the regional final in Brighton he finished a very respectable 3rd which meant he just qualified for the National Finals in Warrington. At the National Finals Blaise finished 7th overall in the middleweight category and also achieved the fastest lap in the final. That’s a pretty epic achievement! Good Luck for BIKC 2022 Blaise!

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OLLY SMITH

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Olly Smith has been racing for over 10 years, exclusively in rental karts. Olly’s tenacious attitude has seen him go the whole way through BIKC but sadly just missing out on the podium, not once but twice! Olly explains “it’s close racing and an opportunity to become a national champion” will it be the third time lucky for Olly? 

 

“I’ve been racing for over 10 years exclusively in rental karts, which I believe to be the purest and fairest form of motorsport. I first entered the BIKC in 2020 because it was an affordable and accessible national championship with great prizes.”

Crawley is my closest circuit and luckily, in my opinion, one of the best to drive. I had an incredible first year that went far better than I could have ever imagined. After winning the locals, regionals, and qualifying on pole for the Warrington final, I just missed out on the podium in fourth place. If that wasn’t agonising enough, I came forth again in 2021! I recommend this series to all my racing pals because of the high level of organisation, the standard of competition, its close racing, and the opportunity to become a national champion. I’ll be back this year and the next for sure! 

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NEIL DURRANT

 

Neil Durrant, 43 from Cardiff has karted for many years but only found his competitive spirit in the last few years participating in Kart Champs and BIKC. Read why Neil believes BIKC “is one of the best indoor championships around”

 

“I started Driving karts for fun back in 2011 but stepped up my efforts back in 2019. BIKC allows anyone who can race a kart a chance to win the championship which is the main reason I entered.”

My local track is Cardiff but the best thing about BIKC is “I get to race the best karters within Team-Sport”. I came “3rd in the National Final” the reason I would recommend BIKC to others is “ it is one of the best indoor championships around that allows everyone to enter to have a chance to win without discrimination of age.”

We can’t wait to see how far you go in BIKC 2022, Neil!