Everything you need to know about BIKC and past winner's

9 April 2024

Everything You Need to Know About the British Indoor Karting Championship (BIKC)

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to the British Indoor Karting Championship (BIKC)! 

Whether you're a seasoned racer or a complete beginner looking to dip your toes into the thrilling world of karting competitions, we've got you covered with all the essential information about BIKC.

BIKC 2024 registration goes live on 27/03/2024 so if you want to learn more about BIKC and potentially participate, please read on!


The British Indoor Karting Championship (BIKC) was born out of a partnership between TeamSport and Motorsport UK, with an aim to create an accessible and affordable grassroots racing event. 

An annual motor racing event perfect for anyone with an interest in karting, from complete beginners to experienced karting professionals everyone is  welcome.


The BIKC is comprised of 5 categories so you’re sure to find the right category for you!

  • Cadet - 8-11 years
  • Junior - 12-15 years
  • Lightweight - 16+ years and 69.999kg and under
  • Middleweight - 16+ years and between 70kg - 84.999kg.
  • Heavyweight - 16+ and 85kg and over

And has 4 rounds before a racer is named 2024 BIKC Winner!

  • Qualifiers
  • Local Finals
  • Regional Finals
  • National Finals

Who is eligible to race in BIKC

If you’re a keen to participate in BIKC, be aware of the following requirements:

License required:

To participate you must hold a Motorsport UK K-I Licence which forms part of the BIKC Elite Membership package or Race Academy Membership at a cost of £34.99.

  • To enter our cadet class, you must be a minimum of 8 years old and have a minimum inside leg measurement of 25”.
  • To enter our Junior class, you must be a minimum of 12 years old and have a minimum inside leg measurement of 29".
  • To enter our Lightweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight classes, you must be over 16 and have a minimum inside leg measurement of 29".

All drivers under 16 must also hold a Race Academy Advanced License.


There are three weight classes for drivers aged 16+: 

  • Lightweight - driver weighs under 69.999kg 
  • Middleweight - driver weights over 70kg but under 84.999kg 
  • Heavyweight - drivers weighing no less than 85kg.

Our recommended maximum weight for racing is no more than 18 stone (114kg).


A minimum 25" inner leg measurement is required for Cadet class and a minimum 29" inner leg for Lightweight, Middleweight, Heavyweight classes.

Due to comfort and safety, we recommend a maximum height of 6’4” for racers.


Go karting in general is a physically demanding activity, with BIKC being particularly intense. We do not recommend go karting if you: 

  • Are pregnant
  • Suffer from heart problems 
  • Have epilepsy 

Anyone under the influence of alcohol, drugs or other intoxicating substances will not be allowed to participate in any races and will be disqualified. 

If you have any other health or eligibility-related queries, email us at


  1. When you “sign up” for BIKC, select your “qualifying track” from the drop-down menu on the registration page.
  2. After you sign up, visit your “qualifying track” at least 3 times. You will need to set 3 lap times between June 1st 2024 and August 31st 2024. (You can set as many as you like though to get your fastest time possible!)
  3. All your lap times are stored on your Elite Membership profile. You don’t need to save or send any information, it will happen automatically.
  4. Once the qualifying round closes on 31st August, we will automatically take the average from your 3 quickest lap times across all your visits and this will be your “entry” time.
  5. The 24 fastest lap times from each category (20 from Cadets) at each qualifying track will then be contacted to compete in the “Local Final”.


Qualifying for the Local Final

The top 5 cadet drivers and the top 6 drivers from the Junior, Lightweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight categories will be contacted to compete in the “Local Final”.

Qualifying for the Regional Final

The top 6 drivers from the Junior, Lightweight, Middleweight and Heavyweight categories and the top 5 from the Cadet category will progress through to the Regional Finals – with the winner gaining a free space in the next round.

Qualifying for the National Final

The top drivers in each category will progress through to the National Finals.

BIKC Prizes

BIKC Prizes are broken down into a 16 and over category as well as a junior and cadet category. 2024 prizes will be announced in due course so keep an eye for an announcement soon.

All prizes are subject to availability, are non-exchangeable and cannot be exchanged for a cash prize. For more information and 2024 prize updates, please check our BIKC Prize’s page.


An annual fee of £34.99 is necessary for both an Elite Membership and a Race Academy Advanced License, which are prerequisites for participating in the Championship. 

During the Qualifying stage, pricing is contingent upon the type of session attended to complete laps, such as an Ultimate Race Experience or Member Event, and can fluctuate across venues. 

A minimum of three sessions is mandatory to submit three laps for your average lap time. 

Entry to the local final incurs a fee of £40 per driver, while entry to the regional final is priced at £60 per driver. Finally, participation in the national final will cost £80 per driver.

This means that you will need a minimum of £215 to make it to the National Finals. This does not include transport to the event location, accommodation for anyone travelling to the event, food and drinks or other extras. 


Registration - 22nd April 

Qualifiers - 1st June - 31st August

Local Final - 11th & 12th September

Regional Final - 5th & 6th, 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th October

National Final - 9th & 10th November

Previous Winners - The BIKC Hall of Fame

Discover our previous British Indoor Karting Champions, from 2020-2023. 

For a full breakdown of who won 2nd and 3rd place each year, as well as local and regional breakdowns - click the ‘Full Results’ link below each year.

2020 Winners:
  • Featherweight Champion: Dante DHILLION (Warrington)
  • Lightweight Champion: Sam SLATER (Bristol)
  • Heavyweight Champion: George BOOTHBY (Sheffield)
  • Super Heavyweight Champion: Joel ARGUELLES (Coventry)
  • Cadet Champion: R. WELSH (Trafford Park)
  • Junior Champion: C. Ratford (Basildon)
  • Rising Star: M. Jones (Preston)
2021 Winners:
  • Lightweight Champion: Dante DHILLION (Warrington)
  • Middleweight Champion: Sam SLATER (Bristol)
  • Heavyweight Champion: Adrian WRAY (Stockton)
  • Cadet Champion: J.LAMMAS (Warrington)
  • Junior Champion: C. Ratford (Basildon)
2022 Winners:
  • Lightweight Champion:  Dante DHILLION (Warrington)
  • Middleweight Champion: McKenzie JONES (Warrington)
  • Heavyweight Champion: Jonny ELLIOT (Liverpool)
  • Cadet Champion: E. SPAIN (Reading)
  • Junior Champion: K.Leadbeater (Bradford)
2023 Winners:

2023 Winners: 

  • Lightweight Champion: Alfie HALE (Stockton)
  • Middleweight Champion: Sam SLATER (Bristol)
  • Cadet Champion: H. Eskild (Preston)
  • Junior Champion: M.Bobby (Basildon)

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