It’s just a few weeks away until the lights go out for the 2024 British ROTAX Karting Season. The two biggest national championships in 2023 (Motorsport UK British Karting Championships and Ultimate Karting Championship) return for another action-packed season. (Elliot Cunnington)
Previously the Ultimate Karting Championship had been run independently however an announcement from the series in August stated the 2024 championship would be run under an MSUK Permit for the first time. The governing body said during the joint announcement “Bringing the UKC under Motorsport UK’s Permit will enable competitors with greater access to the sport, a more linear progression, and provides manufacturers with an opportunity to develop new equipment and technologies.” The season will get started at Whilton Mill on 29th March for the ROTAX O Plate before the Official Motorsport UK British Kart Championship begins at PF International on 19th – 21st April. Unlike the 2023 calendar where PFi hosted the championship decider for ROTAX in 2024, PFi will host the championship opener.
After PFi the Ultimate Karting Championship begins and for the first time, the championship will race at Kimbolton (10 – 12th May).
Just 1 week later the teams and drivers will be heading to the most northern track of the season. The Larkhall Circuit will host round 2 of the MSUK British Championship season on 17th – 19th May. Then it’s back down to the south for Round 2 of the UKC season which will be hosted at Whilton Mill on 31st May – 2nd June. Warden Law will host both championships on consecutive weekends with the UKC starting first on 21st – 23rd June and the MSUK British Championship hosting Round 3 on 28th – 30th June. Then is off to Wigan, a driver's favourite for round 4 of the UKC season at Three Sisters on 26 – 28th July.
We then race the first three weeks of August back-to-back starting on the 1st of August for 4 days with the highlight of the calendar. The Motorsport UK Kartmasters British Kart Grand Prix will as always be hosted at the PF International Circuit. The event is always action-packed from start to finish and will see the very best drivers in the country compete for the much sought-after GP Plate.
Just 5 days later Round 4 of the MSUK British Championships continues at Kimbolton and the final race of the triple header will be at the Red Bull ranked number 1 best karting track, GYG in North Wales for Round 5 of the UKC season. And with that, just the two championship deciders will remain. The final round of the 2024 Motorsport UK British Karting Championship will be hosted at Whilton Mill on 6th – 8th September. Whiton Mill previously hosted the championship decider in 2022 and with its newly updated facilities has become a highlight circuit on the calendar.
The Ultimate Karting Championship will also draw to a close just 1 week later at Rowrah in the Lake District on 13th – 15th September. Rowrah hosted the final UKC championship round in 2023 and the circuit is a favourite of many drivers making it the ideal place to close the season.
Media credit: Stu Streeton Photography / Traction Media / Wera Tools British Kart Championships