BUKC 2016 dates announced
Will and Joel of the British Universities Karting Championship have posted the following on the 2016 Facebook group:
Winter is coming! And that means only one thing: no not Game of Thrones, it’s far more exciting, it’s the return of the BUKC baby yeh!
The BUKC 2016 has been in gestation for some time now and thank you to all the respondents from the survey. We’ll announce the lucky winner soon.
As ever there are lots of factors to take into account when planning the BUKC. We have to work around Club100 & Easykart calendars (Super 1 also) and whether circuits have floodlights, local licensing issues etc.
We are aware that last season had quite a southern bias and this year it will be similar. We tried hard to arrange the championship so that we could get into Hooten Park but because of the lack of floodlights, fitting it in the calendar proved too difficult to work. However we do have two new tracks to the BUKC this year. Red Lodge (as a test track only) and Shenington as one of the main race events. Hoorah!
Also, I promised that we’d split the qualifiers back into North / South territories for this season to help the northern universities. Having seen how well the qualifiers worked last year, and given that Whilton have the same weekend available we’ve decided, after much deliberation to host the qualifiers once again at Whilton Mill in the middle of November.
So with all the above in mind, and noting that JV always does his best to reserve Feb and March for the BUKC, I can now announce the provisional dates for the BUKC 2016. Given that Super 1 has not yet confirmed their 2016 calendar, we can’t say that the following dates are 100% confirmed. Treat them as 95% confirmed for now. If we have to make any changes we’ll let you know.
So here’s the calendar:
Tues 13th Oct: Whilton Mill (one session only)
Wed 14th Oct: Whilton Mill (all day)
Fri 30th Oct: Red Lodge
Wed 4th Nov: Buckmore
Sat 14th and Sun 15th Nov: Whilton Mill
Wed 3rd Feb: Mains R1&2: Buckmore Park
Thurs 4th Feb: Rookies R1: Buckmore Park
Wed 17th Feb: Mains R3&4: Llandow (might move to Sat 20th)
Thurs 18th Feb: Rookies R2: Llandow (might move to Sun 21st)
Sat 12th Mar: Rookies R3: Shenington
Sun 13th Mar: Mains R5&6: Shenington
Fri 1st Apr: Mains R7&8 + PARTY: Clay Pigeon
Sat 2nd Apr: Rookies R4 + Rookie Awards: Clay Pigeon
Sun 3rd Apr: Drivers Champ: Clay Pigeon