FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The full details of the BIKC 2020 Sporting Regulations can be viewed here.
Additional COVID-secure safety measures will be in place at all Regional and National Final events, full details can be viewed here.
- 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?
Qualifying round opens on 4th July 2020, and all qualifying laps must be submitted before 30th September 2020.
- 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 4 weight classes for drivers aged 18+. Our recommended maximum weight is no more than 18 stone (114kg).
- WHAT IS THE FORMAT FOR THE COMPETITION?
The Championship is set out into 4 Stages. The first round is your Local Qualifying: participants are required to set three lap times across three visits to determine your average lap.
The second round is your Local Final: The top 10 from the Cadet Class and top 12 drivers in the Junior, Rising Stars and each Senior weight class will be invited for a race night to compete with the top 5 progressing through to the next stage.
Round 3 is the Regional Final: the top 5 of each class from each track will race in their designated region at a race night, with the top drivers of each class progressing to the next stage.
Round 4 is the National Final: With the top 3 cadets and top 4 from each of the other categories in each Regional Final, battling against each other in the final race to be crowned the first ever British Indoor Karting Champion.
- HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO TAKE PART?
An Elite Membership costs £34.95 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?
All of the incredible prizes can be found here.
- 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 2020.
- SOME TRACKS ARE CURRENTLY CLOSED, CAN MEMBERS QUALIFY AT OTHER TRACKS OR SIMPLY JUST GET PRACTISE IN?
Members can practise at other tracks in the meantime, and then enter to qualify at their local track when it reopens. The track they register for BIKC at is the track they need to qualify at and submit their times for.
We've extended the Qualifying stage until the end of September to give everyone plenty of time to get their laps in.
- 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 weighed in for BIKC at their track reception, every lap they do is recorded automatically, between 4th July — 30th September. 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.
- 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 track. Then at the start of every stage of the competition and also random weight testing through the race meetings.
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