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CovKartSport - 2018 Circuits

CovKartSport has always endeavoured to provide as much variety as possible for our drivers, and 2018 is no exception, with the National Championship visiting 7 different circuits across the season. The Junior Championship will visit 4 of these circuits, but drivers aged 14+ will have the opportunity to join the National Championship rounds at 2 additional tracks, giving them a chance to gain experience competing with the Senior Drivers.
 
Below is a brief introduction to the circuits for 2018, with links to their websites where you can browse for more information.

Sutton Circuit

Broughton Astley, Leicester, LE9 6QF

 

www.suttoncircuit.co.uk

 

Track Length

630m

 

Karts

Sodi GT4-R - Single 260cc

CovKartSport will visit Sutton 4 times in 2018 for the Junior Championship (with two of those rounds possibly running in the reverse (anti-clockwise) direction) and for 1 round of the National Championship in 2018. 

'About' Sutton Circuit

The unique layout of Sutton's twists and turns underwent several evolutions during the planning stage. Using influences such as the never ending curve at junction 2 of the M69, the track evolved into a form that would make the most use of the small land space it had to operate within.

 

What emerged was a challenging, technical circuit which would put experienced drivers to the test and still provide thrills for the unacquainted. With the intimidating turn one requiring a bold approach and the final corner demanding you hang on to your kart, Sutton has built quite a fan base with a reputation of a small track that feels way bigger than it actually is.

Red Lodge Karting

Red Lodge, Bury St Edmunds, IP28 8LE

 

www.redlodgekarting.com

 

Track Length

1,200m

 

Karts

Biz - Single 270cc

As our 'home' circuit for 2018, Red Lodge will host our Open Round in 2018, where anyone can join us and compete for the coveted Open Championship Trophy. This round is also 1 of 3 visits for the National Championship and 4 visits for the Junior Championship, and the Juniors can race in the GX 270 Karts...!

'About' Red Lodge Karting

Red Lodge Karting Ltd, established since 1994, is the first purpose-built track in East Anglia where you can drive at night, under floodlights. Novices or drivers just wanting to have a go can enjoy non-exclusive practice sessions. There is plenty of advice and guidance to get you out on the circuit. Encourage your family & friends to come along and watch and tell them to bring a camera for those podium photos! 

 

We host a monthly Non-MSA race series Club2000 for drivers with their own karts from cadets to seniors.  We also host a monthly open race series Formula270.

The Lodge Coffee Shop opened in March 2017 and offers a menu of locally sourced produce every weekend. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Rye House

Rye Road, Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire, EN11 0EH

 

www.rye-house.co.uk

 

Track Length 

950m

 

Karts

Biz - Twin 160cc

 

Rye House kicks off the 2018 CovKartSport National Championship, and also hosts R4 of the National Championship. A technical track, it always delivers great racing, and results here, early in the season, could prove decisive in the overall Championship tables at the end of the season...!

'About' Rye House

Rye House Kart Raceway is one of the oldest and most respected go-karting racing circuits in the UK.

 

Regarded by many as the greatest test of driver skill, Rye House has seen many F1 stars, such as world champion Lewis Hamilton, hone their driving skills on the demanding track during their climb up the racing ladder.

 

Lewis Hamilton

"Rye House has always been a great circuit run by great people who have been incredibly supportive throughout my career. This is where I started and let's hope that for every one of you, this could be where your career begins too"

ELK Motorsport

Drove Lane, Winthorpe, Newark, NG24 2RB

 

www.elkmotorsport.co.uk

 

Track Length

1,200m

 

Karts

Biz - Twin 200cc

 

 

ELK Motorsport is brand new to CovKartSport in 2018, and promises to provide some exciting high-speed racing when we visit for R5 of the National Championship in May. This will also be the first opportunity for Junior Drivers aged 14+ to join the National Championship as guest drivers, to see how they fare racing with the Seniors...!

'About' ELK Motorsport
Elk Motorsport started 30 years ago

It was the brainchild of David Kirk. One day he was asked if he could build 10 Go Karts for another Kart Circuit.

As David by trade had spent most of his life running his garage businesses and building and racing rally cars, he thought this would be a challenge he could rise to.

After finishing the ten karts, he decided to make some more and find a place for his go kart circuit. After looking around, he found a disused WW2 airstrip and thought this would be the ideal location to start.

Since then his son Tav has joined the business. Tav has spent many years go kart racing and taking many titles including British championships and racing on behalf of England.

Glan-y-Gors

Glan-Y-Gors Park, Cerrig Y Drudion, Conwy, LL21 0RU

 

www.gygkarting.com

 

Track Length

1,100m

 

Karts

ProKart - Twin 200cc

Glan-Y-Gors has been a fixture on the CovKartSport calendar for many years. A circuit that is well-known in the Karting community, hosting many MSA events each year, it is set in a fantastic location, and always provides brilliant racing. 

'About' Glan-Y-Gors

Welcome to GYG Karting, We are a friendly, family run Karting Circuit in the heart of North Wales, Snowdonia National Park.

 

We have been successfully operating for 17 years. We are now one of the largest karting Circuits in the UK and an MSA Licence A Approved Racing Circuit.

 

Through out the year we hold British Karting Championship Events, Rallies, Classic Car Rallies, Charity Events, Cycling and Running Events. GYG guest have free entry to all Events onsite.

PF International

Stragglethorpe Lane, Brandon, Grantham, NG32 2AY

 

www.kartpfi.com

 

Track Length

1,350m

 

Karts

Sodi GT5 - Single 390cc

PF International is another new track for CovKartSport in 2018. An internationally renowned circuit, it hosted the CIK-FIA Karting World Championship in 2017, so CovKartSport Drivers will be racing in 2018 on a track graced by some of the worlds best drivers...! Also, this is the 2nd round where Junior Drivers aged 14+ can join the National Championship as guests.

'About' PFI

PFI is the UK's largest outdoor karting circuit based in Grantham, Lincolnshire and caters for various corporate events and race meetings throughout Lincolnshire, Newark, Nottingham and the UK. Karts are available to hire for team/corporate events and arrive'n'drive, with full use of the national and international circuit. A bar, cafe/restaurant, shopping and indoor/outdoor viewing areas are also situated on-site.

 

British, European and World Championships are held at PFI, as well as a club race held once a month by Trent Valley Kart Club who are based at the track.

 

The circuit was built by Paul Fletcher, who still owns it today. Recently in 2011 an extension was added on to the track including a bridge, making it one of a kind.

Buckmore Park

Maidstone Road, Chatham, ME5 9QG

 

www.buckmore.co.uk

 

Track Length

1,000m

 

Karts

Sodi RT8 - Single 390cc

Buckmore Park will host the penultimate round of both the Junior and National Championships in 2018, and will be another 'joint' round where all of the CovKartSport drivers will race together. The 3rd new track for 2018, we are looking forward to racing at a track with so much history...! 

'About' Buckmore Park

We have over 50 years of karting pedigree here at Buckmore Park which is demonstrated in the wide range and diversity of the events we offer, catering for the first timers to the seasoned professionals.

 

In 2015, John Surtees, 7 time Motorcycle World Champion and Ferrari Formula 1 World Champion, had the opportunity to take over ownership of Buckmore Park. Since then we've invested in upgrading all the facilities, both on and off track, and we're proud to be recognised as one of the most impressive and advanced karting circuits in the world.

 

Sadly John passed away in March 2017 leaving a rich motorsport legacy and a big vision for Buckmore. Every day we strive to realise his grand plans and we continue to deliver the excitement, the thrill and the emotion that he wanted to bring to everyone who visits us.