FAQs

What is CKC?

CKC is a new cadet championship for 2020. Designed to be low cost, fair with great racing, the CKC will be a cadet only championship using the 4-stroke Honda GX200 engine.

How many rounds are there?

Each season is currently 8 rounds at 8 different circuits. it’s the best way to make the jump from local club racing to a national championship.

What are the age limits?

In general, the cadet karting class is for 8-13 year olds. Exceptions can be made for 7 years old with previous bambino karting experience. Drivers must be a maximum age of 12 years at round 1, but can have a 13th birthday within the season.

Is there a minimum andmaximum weight?

There is a minimum kart / driver weight of 107kg. Regulated lead weights must be used to bring drivers up to weight. There is no maximum weight but we have increased the minimum weight to 107kg to aid the bigger, heavier drivers.

Do I need karting experience?

Yes and no. Whilst the Cadet Kart Championship is open to all, it is recommended that drivers have at least 6 hours of testing experience prior to racing. The CKC is perfect for drivers who have done a some racing at their local circuit and are looking to progress, race on bigger more competitive grids at a wider range of tracks.

Do I need a licence?

The CKC is an independent kart racing (IKR) championship so no Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) licence is required, however we will be running to MotorSport UK (MUK) guidelines.

What racewear do I need?

Suitable karting helmet, suit, boots, gloves are mandatory. A rib protector is recommended. A neck brack is optional.

Do I need my own kart?

Hire Karts are available on test days but can not be raced.

What kart chassis do I need?

You can run any homologated 900mm cadet chassis with MK14 or MK20 bodywork (see Gold Book). Recommended chassis are available from Project One, ZIP, Synergy or BRK. Ensure you purchase one suitable for a Honda engine, not an Iame. The engine should be mounted on the left hand side of the driver when they are seated.

What engine do I need?

We only allow Honda GX200 pro extreme engines from RPM Racing. These engines are restricted and sealed with a DEP exhaust. This ensures each engine’s power output is similar. They generally produce about 7.2hp when new.

When and where can I practice?

Each track will allow owner/driver test days. Before each race day (Sunday), we allocate a practice day (Saturday). It is always recommend that you drive the practice day before the race day.

How much does it cost?

There is a £50 membership fee and each round will cost £115 for members (£15 payable alongside initial membership fee) or £130 for non-members. This makes CKC the cheapest touring championship in the country.

How do I get involved?

Just purchase a membership to reserve your child’s place on the 2020 CKC grid.