Bosworth Community and Sports College win the British Schools Karting Championship 2008
Three teenage students from Bosworth Community and Sports College, Leicester, took 1st place at the final of the British Schools Karting Championship 2008 on Saturday.
They were competing against 19 other school teams at Buckmore Park near Chatham, Kent, and were crowned BSKC 2008 champions after almost 5 hours of racing against some of the best school teams in the country.
The winning team from Bosworth, consisting of Dean Burbank (15), Scott Robertson (14), and Jake Parsons (16), claimed the title by 5 points ahead of Ravens Wood School A, from Bromley, South London. Ravens Wood were just 2 points ahead of Peebles High School A, from Peebles, Scotland in what was a closely fought battle between the top 3 teams throughout the afternoon and into the last race.
photo courtesy of Enver Meyer
The final at Buckmore Park, was the culmination of 2 months of hard racing by school teams across the length and breadth of Britain. 228 teams from 82 schools took part in the championship which was hosted in 9 different regions across England, Scotland and Wales. Championship Director, Will Tew, says that the championship has grown tremendously from last year:
"This is the first year the championship has gone completely national and the response has been amazing. We've had almost 700 drivers compete in the championship this year, which is a factor of 10 more than last. It's now my plan to work closely with schools, councils, the Government and the MSA to ensure that motorsport as a sport is on offer within all the schools and colleges in the UK. So many young students have had so much fun taking part this year, and I can't wait to offer the championship to thousands more for 2009."
we'll be using 2-strokes karts at the final next year
Will also had this to say about the new champions of school karting:
"They definitely impressed me the most. Not just in their driving, which at times was truly brilliant, but also in their professionalism. They made the most of their talents, and worked out how best to minimise their weaknesses as a team. I was very impressed. They are deserving champions so many congratulations to them.".
Carolynn Hoy, BRDC Stars Director, was on hand to present medals and Stars DVDs to all the finalists aswell as presenting trophies to the top 3 teams: Bosworth, Ravens Wood and Peebles. Carolynn also donated a test in a Rotax Max to the top 3 teams. Bosworth Community and Sports College will also be invited to a tour around the Williams F1 Museum later in the year.
||Bosworth College A
||Ravens Wood School A
||Peebles High School A
||The Berwickshire High School A
||Judgement Day A
||Warwick School A
||Sexey's School A
||Ravens Wood School B
||Bushey Meads C
||Priory Boys A
||Hulme Hall Grammar School A
||Peebles High School C
||Thomas Mills High School A
||Deanery CE High Schoool & Sixth Form A
||St John's Senior School D
||St George's A
||Peebles High School B
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25th February 2008