How many people qualify for each round?
Local Finalists to Regionals – The top 5 cadet drivers will progress through to the Regional Finals and the Top 6 drivers from the Junior, Lightweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight categories will progress through to Regionals.
Regional Finalists to Nationals – The top 2 cadet drivers will progress through to the Regional Finals and the Top 3 drivers from the Junior, Lightweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight categories will progress through to Regionals.
How many spectators are we allowed?
Spectators are allowed to enter the event venue – There is no current limit but please be mindful of venue capacity and other drivers. We would advise no more than 2 spectators per event. Spectators must remain in the designated spectating areas for the duration of the event. We will always follow the government guidelines and will update accordingly if there are any changes.
Will the non-qualifiers be notified that they haven't got through?
For the drivers who have not qualified for the Local Finals, you will remain a reserve unless a qualifying driver denies their space. These are the only drivers who will be contacted.
HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO PARTICIPATE?
To enter the Championship, our Cadet class starts at a minimum of 8 years old, and a minimum inside leg measurement of 25 inches is required. All drivers under 16 must also hold a Cadet Academy Racer license.
DO I NEED TO BE A MEMBER TO TAKE PART?
Yes, a TeamSport Elite Membership is required to take part.
WHEN CAN I ENTER?
The qualifying round opens on 1st July 2021, and all qualifying laps must be submitted before 30th September 2021.
IS THERE A HEIGHT AND WEIGHT RESTRICTION?
A minimum 25″ inner leg measurement is required for cadet class and a minimum 29″ inner leg for adult kart classes. There are three weight classes for drivers aged 16+. Our recommended maximum weight is no more than 18 stone (114kg).
WHAT IS THE FORMAT FOR THE COMPETITION?
The Championship is set out into four stages. The first round is your Local Qualifying: participants are required to set three lap times across three visits to determine their average lap.
The second round is your Local Final: The top 10 from the Cadet Class and top 12 drivers in the Junior and Over 16 weight classes will be invited for a race night to compete, with the top drivers progressing through to the next stage.
Round 3 is the Regional Final: the top drivers from each class each Local Final will race in their designated region at a race night, with the top drivers progressing to the next stage.
Round 4 is the National Final: With the top drivers from each category in each Regional Final, battling against each other in the final race to be crowned the 2021 British Indoor Karting Champion.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TAKE PART?
An Elite Membership costs £34.99 per year and is required for entry into the Championship. For the Qualifying stage, pricing is based depending on the type of session you attend to complete your laps i.e. an Ultimate Race Experience or Member Event and can vary across venues, a minimum of three sessions is required to submit three laps for your average lap. Entry to the Local Final is £40 per driver. Entry to the Regional final is £60 and National Final will be £80 per driver.
WHAT ARE THE PRIZES?
We will be announcing our 2021 prize sponsors very soon.
MY MEMBERSHIP EXPIRES DURING THE CHAMPIONSHIP, CAN I STILL ENTER?
You will need a valid Elite Membership throughout to take part, so please ensure you renew your Membership before it runs out.
WHAT CLOTHES SHOULD I WEAR TO RACE?
Comfortable clothing is a must. We provide everything you need to get behind the wheel, including a protective Jumpsuit. You can wear your own racewear, as long as it meets the minimum standard required by TeamSport Indoor Karting. Staff on the day may check your racewear to confirm it meets requirements.
CAN TEAMSPORT AND SCOTKART STAFF PARTICIPATE?
Unfortunately, the Championship is not open to staff members.
WHAT HAPPENS IF A KART MALFUNCTIONS?
We will do our best to cater for any kart breakages but as this is rental karting it is part of the game, unfortunately.
WHERE IS THE COMPETITION TAKING PLACE?
Round 1 and Round 2 will be held at your local (home) tracks. The Regional Final will take place at a track specified for your region (see website for more details). The National Final will be held at TeamSport Warrington for 2021.
WHAT SESSIONS ARE QUALIFYING LAPS VALID ON? IE. MEMBER EVENTS OR NORMAL SESSIONS?
Qualifying laps are valid on any race format whether it be an Ultimate Race Experience or a Member event.
HOW DOES A MEMBER SUBMIT THEIR LAP? WHO DO THEY NEED TO SPEAK TO AT TRACK?
Once a Member has registered and selected their weight category for BIKC, this will be confirmed at their track reception on arrival. Every lap they do is recorded automatically, between 1st July — 30th September 2021. It will then automatically calculate the average of their fastest 3 laps over the whole period.
HOW WILL A MEMBER KNOW IF THEY'VE QUALIFIED?
Members who qualify will be personally invited to a local event by their local track Membership Manager.
AT WHAT STAGE IS WEIGHING REQUIRED AND HOW OFTEN? AND AT WHAT STAGE DOES IT DETERMINE WHAT CATEGORY THEY'RE IN?
There will be a weigh-in for every stage of the competition. The first weigh-in will be at entry to the competition, which will happen when registering at the track. Then at the start of every stage of the competition and also random weight testing through the race meetings. You will be required to initially select your weight category at registration to determine your category, and then our track teams will verify this on the arrival of your first BIKC qualifying session.
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