World’s fastest karts to race in British Superkart Grand Prix at Donington Park
Clubmans to celebrate 50th anniversary at Donington
The World’s fastest karts will be in action at Donington Park on the first weekend in June (6-7 June) as the British Superkart Grand Prix heads to Leicestershire.
Superkarts are a world away from the ‘arrive and drive’ karts you may have raced at your local kart centre. These comparative monsters reach speeds in excess of 140mph and will lap Donington Park at an average speed of over 100mph, setting similar lap times to superbikes!
Such is the power produced, that superkarts can match an F1 car accelerating from 0-60mph, and boast a similar power to weight ratio of the world’s fastest street legal road car, the mighty Bugatti Veyron.
The event at Donington Park is the 35th running of the British Superkart Grand Prix, and will feature special invitation races for Europe’s top Superkart racers in the CIK FIA European Superkart Championship, which include several leading British racers.
The European contests and British and National championships for four other classes will form the build up to the British Grand Prix race, which forms the event finale.
The Superkarts are the smallest and perhaps quickest vehicles on the bill, but the action gets bigger, certainly in size, with more racing from Formula Ford single seaters and Historic Touring Cars.
Another special event during the course of the weekend is the 50th anniversary of the Clubmans series. The Clubmans series features prototype front-engined sports cars and the races are full of variety with many unique vehicles - indeed it’s very often the case that no two cars are the same!
The series originated in Britain in 1965 and has remained a relatively low-cost formula with cars having a long life with stable regulations. This has the knock on effect of big grids and very close racing!
Donington Park’s Managing Director Christopher Tate commented: “We are greatly looking forward to welcoming the Superkart competitors to Donington Park. These little machines provide enthralling racing, and superb entertainment for all the family is in store with some of the quickest action you’ll see on track all year. The competitors are extremely brave, operating just inches off the ground at barely believable speeds and aren’t afraid to go wheel to wheel around the corners here at over 100mph! It’s a must watch and unique event!”
Tickets for the British Superkart Grand Prix at Donington Park are available in advance for £12 per day or £20 for the weekend.