Wessex Motor Club Karting

Considered joining the Karting Team or even just having some fun?

Wessex Motor Club is one of the many recreational clubs at the University of Southampton. A division of this club is the Karting team. Whether you're an experience racer or just up for a bit of fun with your mates the team can provide the karting experience you're after.

What we do

We enjoy 2 main different types of karting:

  • British University Karting Championship (BUKC)
  • Southampton Internal Karting Championship

British University Karting Championship

The British Universities Karting Championship is the most exciting sporting event you are ever likely to participate in. Hundreds of students from all over the UK will be coming together from across the country to compete wheel-to-wheel in high-performance outdoor go-karts - the likes of which Jenson Button and Michael Schumacher spent years honing their skills on!

You will race at 4 world class outdoor karting circuits across the UK on the most powerful arrive and drive kart fleet in the world against some of the most successful karters in the country who have won British karting titles, race in Formula Ford, Formula Renault, F3 and Indy Lights.

There is simply no other sporting event where novices and experienced alike will get the chance to compete against the very best. This championship is special. It is about making motor sport accessible and having lots of fun taking part in it. We welcome you to the most intense, adrenalin-fuelled, exciting student championship in the world. Best of luck!

All details of the championship are now confirmed. The scheduled for the championship is as follows:

Test Day 1:

Wed 15th Nov '06

Bayford Meadows

Test Day 2:

Sat 3rd Feb '07

Whilton Mill

Double Race Day 1:

Tue 6th Feb '07

Whilton Mill

Double Race Day 2:

Wed 21st Feb '07

Rye House

Double Race Day 3:

Wed 7th March '07

Buckmore Park

Double Race Day 4:

Wed 21st March '07

Clay Pigeon

Southampton Internal Karting Championship

New for 06/07 is the internal championship whereby anybody can go karting irrelevant of their ability. The first round will be combined with the karting trials 8th November at Thruxton Kart Centre. There after every couple of months we will visit more tracks around the local area including both indoor and outdoor tracks. Prices for each round will vary but it is guaranteed that the price you pay will be far cheaper than usual karting prices and the racing you get will be far higher in quality! For more information e-mail [email protected].

Round Date Location Status
1 08/11/06 Thruxton Karting Centre Results
2 13/12/06 Wessex Raceway Results
Overall Positions

More rounds to follow soon...