We Have A Winner - BIKC 2022!
The long-awaited 2022 BIKC finals took place in Warrington at the beginning on November 2022 after series of qualifiers and smaller finals across the country starting in June. It was a fun-packed weekend bursting with exciting, tense and funny times resulting in a very memorable experience.
Firstly we’d like to say another massive congratulations to our winners!
§ Cadet champion: Ed Spain (Reading)
§ Junior Champion: Kieran Leadbeater (Bradford)
§ Lightweight: Dante Dhillon (Crawley)
§ Middleweight: Mackenzie Jones (Warrington)
§ Heavyweight: Jonny Elliot (Liverpool)
We feel tremendously fortunate to get to run such an exciting event which is growing in popularity every year. This year we had a great turn out with a whopping 4,554 entrants and 38,000 qualifying laps set. Our aim this year is for this event to grow even more before the qualifiers which are proposed to be starting on 1st June 2023.
For those who didn’t get to attend any of the BIKC this year, here’s a quick summary of what went down:
1) Entrants set their qualifying laps at their local track (1st June 2022 – 31st August 2022)
2) The top 24 fastest lap times from each category (20 for cadets) competed in the Local Final at their track (14th & 15th September 2022)
3) The top 6 drivers from the over 12’s categories and the top 5 from the cadet category progressed through to the Regional Finals (The first 3 weekends in October 2022 in Sheffield, Stockton, Liverpool, Leeds, Coventry, Cardiff, Farnborough and Basildon)
4) The top 6 drivers from the over 12’s categories and the top 5 from the cadet category progressed through to the National Finals
One of the biggest hits of the finals was the livestream that we had running throughout allowing people who couldn’t attend the event to watch and listen to the commentary.
Everyone who attended the finals fed back how much they enjoyed the Championships,
“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.”
Olly Smith, Finalist 2022
Will we see you at the 2023 BIKCs? Get practicing now before the qualifiers starting in June next year (exact start date still to be confirmed).