Entries open for the fifth annual Henry Surtees Challenge 2015
The best of British young motorsport talent are invited to enter the ‘Henry Surtees Challenge’, which is taking place on Wednesday 7th October 2015 at Buckmore Park Kart Circuit, Chatham, Kent. This superb annual is organised by former F1 World Champion, John Surtees OBE and the Henry Surtees Foundation.
The Challenge, now in its fifth year, has become an essential fixture on the racing calendar for motorsport talent aged 15 years or over wishing to give themselves that vital edge in their preparation for the 2016 season John Surtees would like to invite kart and car racers that are currently progressing up the motorsport ladder, to compete in the karting event and have the unique opportunity to win a spectacular range of career enhancing prizes to help aid their race programme preparation for 2016. Drivers of the calibre of Alexander Sims, Scott Malvern, Ben Barnicoat, Oliver Rowland, Piers Prior, David Pittard have to name but a few, have all been very supportive and have benefitted from our unique prize content.
The event will see drivers battling it out, using the superb Club 100 Birel Karts. The top three drivers will be awarded with the prestigious Henry ‘H’ trophy title and exclusive prizes – considered to be the best prizes ever offered at a kart meeting last year stretched to tenth place! Prizes will be awarded for fastest lap, the most unlucky driver and a heavyweight prize for 80kg or above.
John Surtees said:
“the first Henry Surtees Challenge took place in 2010, and Buckmore Park seemed the natural venue to host it; it had it been the circuit where Henry first sat in a kart, at the age of 8, but also where he had gained success. Buckmore is renowned for being a superb training ground for future British World Champions. During its 52 years; the track has seen the likes of World Champions Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button hone their racing skills along with racers Johnny Herbert, Dan Wheldon and many others, and is a great venue to host the Challenge.
The 2015 Challenge will once again provide an excellent opportunity for talented young racers, to compete to win test drives, experiences and equipment worth thousands of pounds, in order to assist them with their racing season and enhance their motorsport career. I am delighted that the motor sport community are once again assisting this initiative”.
One of the 2014 winners, Jack Aiken said:
“I’d like to thank John and the Foundation for putting on such a great event for young drivers, the prizes are incomparable to any karting, or racing, competition out there.”
Another 2014 prize winner, Ross Gunn won a Formula Renault test experience. We caught up with Ross shortly after his trip to Jerez, and he said:
“it was such an honour to take part in the Formula Renault test. I can’t thank the foundation enough for what was a truly unforgettable experience. Manor MP Motorsport teams professionalism and work ethic was far beyond anything I have ever worked with. I would like to thank the Henry Surtees Foundation and the team at Renault UK and Manor Competition for the amazing experience and opportunity that this prize has given me. I will never forget the two days I had.”
Prizes for 2016 will shortly be confirmed but for 2014 included tests in Ginetta, F4 and Renault 2.0.
Cost of entry: £500. Entrants must be aged 15 years or over on or before 7th October 2015 and hold a current MSA or ACU licence or be a current Premier Sprint Class, Clubman Sprint Class member of Club100 or a Buckmore Park Elite Class driver.
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