BSKC Champions at Williams F1

Tue 01 Jul 08

BSKC 2008 Winners at Wiliams F1

Bosworth Community and Sports College, the winners of the BSKC 2008, were invited as part of their prize to the Williams F1 museum in Grove, Oxfordshire recently.

BSKC 2008 winners at Williams F1

BSKC 2008 winners: Dean Burbank, Jake Parsons and Scott Robertson

The special day, donated to the championship by the Williams F1 team, was a chance for the winning team from Bosworth to get up close to some of the most amazing racing cars ever built.

The engineering behind the cars was also on display to give the visiting champions the chance to see exactly the incredible design of the modern day F1 car.

Many thanks to the Williams F1 team for the magnificent tour around their F1 museum and congratulations once again to the deserving champions from Bosworth Community and Sports College.



BSKC at Formula Schools

Fri 13 Jun 08

BSKC at Formula Schools

Formula Schools

The British Schools Karting Championship took a trip to Silverstone on 12th June to present a prize to one of the winning teams of the Formula Schools competition.

Formula Schools is a fantastic nation wide engineering programme where students design and build their own radio-controlled cars. The teams then prove the performance of their cars by racing them against other schools at the Formula Schools Race Day which was recently held at Silverstone.

The British Schools Karting Championship was on hand to present a prize to the Best Individual Team in the Building Bridges class. The prize of 3 team entries into the BSKC 2009 was won by Warriner School from Bloxham, Oxfordshire who are no doubt looking forward do racing in the BSKC next year.

Congratulations to Warriner and all the other schools at the Formula Schools Race Day. There were some truly impressive cars out there!

Did you know?
Lewis Hamilton started his career to F1 stardom by racing radio-controlled cars!



BSKC 2008 Final: Bosworth Brilliant at Buckmore

Mon 25 Feb 08

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.

BSKC2008 Final

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.

BSKC 2008 Champions
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."

BSKC 2008 Champions
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.


Full results

Pos Team Points
1 Bosworth College A 92
2 Ravens Wood School A 87
3 Peebles High School A 85
4 The Berwickshire High School A 75
5 Woodlands A 74
6 Judgement Day A 67
7 Warwick School A 66
8 Sexey's School A 63
9 Ravens Wood School B 63
10 Bushey Meads C 59
11 Priory Boys A 32
12 Hulme Hall Grammar School A 31
13 Peebles High School C 30
14 Thomas Mills High School A 29
15 Deanery CE High Schoool & Sixth Form A 28
16 St John's Senior School D 26
17 Seaham H 25
18 St George's A 20
19 Seaham F 19
20 Peebles High School B 10

Click on the photos for a high-res version

All photos courtesy of Enver Meyer:

Will Tew
3T Racing Ltd
British Schools Karting Championship:
British Universities Karting Championship:
Tel: 0845 2990 213
Mob: 077 305 26 305

25th February 2008




London - Playscape Academy

Thu 31 Jan 08

Streatham Kart Raceway in London are inviting BSKC competitors to get some extra practise before the semi-finals this weekend by taking part in their prestigous Playscape Champions Academy.

The Playscape Champions Academy operates on the first Saturday of each month and has been running for many years, producing many stars of British Motorsport such as:

  • British Formula 3 Race Winner Sam Bird
  • World Karting Champion Colin Brown
  • World Easykart Champion Barnaby Pittingale
  • and British Touring Car race winner Gareth Howell

Playscape even sponsored Lewis Hamilton in his early days of karting back in 1995!


The Championship

Each round will include a safety briefing, a practice session, qualification heats and finals and is split into categories:- Cadets aged 8-12 and Juniors aged 12-18 years old-subject to height and weight restrictions.

Both championships are held over 11 rounds with your 8 highest scores counting towards your final championship position. An Awards Presentation will be held at the end of the year.

The Itinerary

10.30hrs Driver Registration

11.00hrs Driver Briefing

11.15hrs Practice (7 Laps)

11.25hrs Start of Heats (4 Laps)

End of Qualifying Heats

C Final (5 Laps)

B Final (5 Laps)

A Final (10 Laps)

Results & Trophy Presentation

14.15hrs Guest Departs

Cost: £40.00 Inc. VAT per driver.

All events will be featured in a monthly report in the South London Press.


All drivers must be Playscape Academy members and will require two signatures on their membership card, either through the tuition night or practice sessions and must be able to lap their 450 metre circuit in a time below 29 seconds.

The Playscape Academy membership pack will include:

  • Your Membership card
  • 2008 Playscape Academy T-Shirt
  • 2008 Playscape Academy Badge
  • 5% discount on all Academy Tuition nights, Practice sessions and student Parties. Rules & Regulations.

You can apply for membership by contacting Enver Meyer on 020 8677 8677.


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