Welcome to RKC 2020


We are now racing once again. Dates that are confirmed are now on the 2020 Events page.


2020 Race Dates


All Race Dates for our Sprint Championship, are now available on our Events Pages.


2021 Race Dates are on the HOME Page


Calling all Drivers over 50 years of Age, we are starting a Veterans Class.  It doesn't matter if you are experienced or a Novice driver, all are welcome, races will cost  £43.00 for 5 minute qualifying session followed by 2 x 15 minute Sprint Races. If you are interested contact us now, or email  clarkmcowell@talktalk.net



Please email clarkmcowell@talktalk.net for further info or to enter.

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Welcome To Rugby Kart Club

(As Seen on Motors TV)

(Arguably The Best Club, With the Best Drivers offering The Best Value for Money)

(Racing has resumed please see 2020 Events page for further information)

 

At Rugby Kart Club the emphasis is on having fun whilst enjoying very competitive, but fair and friendly Racing.

 

We hold a race each month throughout the year from February to December to cover all of our Race Championships.

 

Full Membership to the Club is just £30.00 per year and open to anyone from 16 years of age upwards.  You have to be a Full Member to drive in our Sprint Championship, RKL Whilton Championship & Team Endurance Championship, to be eligible to collect points, medals & trophies and to receive email updates.  You can also join as a Member for Individual Championships if you only wish to enter one particular Championship. RKL Whilton Mill Membership £20.00,  RKC Sprint Membership £20.00, RKC Team Endurance Membership £20.00.

 

The Formats

Our race format for the different series is as follows:-

RKC Sprint Championship is a 10 minute qualifying session, followed by 2 x 20 minute Sprint Races

RKL Whilton MIll Championship is 5 minutes practice, followed by a 12 lap heat 1, 12 lap heat 2 and 15 lap A or B final

RKC Team Endurance Championship for teams of 3 (1 Light weight, 1 Medium weight & 1 Heavy weight driver per team), 15 minutes qualifying, followed by a 3 hour Endurance Race.  

 

To race or practice with Rugby Kart Club, you do not need a race licence, so this means that anyone can get into competitive motorsport for a relatively low cost. You can enter as many or as few events as you wish.

 

The Circuits

The circuits we race at are all outdoors and vary in length. The shortest being 630 metres, the longest 1200 metres. All circuits are marshalled and there is always a driver briefing before each event.

 

The circuits we use are, Sutton Circuit, Clockwise & Anti-Clockwise, ELK Motorsport, Clockwise & Anti-Clockwise and Whilton Mill National Circuit.

 

All of the venues are professionally operated offering superb facilities. They are all located within 60 miles of Rugby, so travel costs are kept to a minimum. 

 

2021 Race Dates:-

Sunday 14th February,  ELK Newark,  RKC Sprint Championship £66.00 Per Driver.  Saturday 6th March, Sutton Circuit, RKC Team Endurance Championship £230.00 Per Team of 3. 

Friday 26th March, Whilton Mill, RKL Championship £70.00 Per Driver.

Saturday 17th April, Sutton Circuit, RKC Sprint Championship £57.00 Per Driver.

Friday 7th May, Whilton Mill, RKL Championship £70.00 Per Driver.

Sunday 30th May, ELK Newark, RKC Team Endurance Championship £250.00 Per Team of 3.

Friday 18th June, Whilton Mill, RKL Championship £70.00 Per Driver.

Saturday 10th July, Sutton Circuit, RKC Sprint Championship £57.00 Per Driver.

Sunday 1st August, ELK Newark, RKC Sprint Championship £66.00 Per Driver.

Friday 20th August, Whilton Mill, RKL Championship £70.00 Per Driver.

Sunday 12th September, ELK Newark, RKC Team Championship £250.00 Per Team of 3.

Friday 1st October, Whilton Mill, RKL Championship £70.00 Per Driver.

Saturday 23rd October, Sutton Circuit, RKC Sprint Championship £57.00 Per Driver.

Sunday 14th November, ELK Newark, RKC Sprint Championship £66.00 Per Driver.

Friday 3rd December, Whilton Mill, RKL Championship £70.00 Per Driver.

Saturday 18th December, Sutton Circuit, RKC Team Endurance Championship (Carol Cheetham Memorial Trophy), £230.00 Per Team of 3. 

 

The Price

Races cost between £57 - £70 depending on the venue and circuit layout for The RKC Sprint & RKL Whilton Mill Championships.  The cost of the Team Endurance Races TBC. 

The cost is per driver and includes all equipment, including kart hire, fuel, overalls, gloves and crash helmet.

 

Payment for each event is by Bank Transfer and all of the circuits do require us to pay a deposit for their events, which is non-refundable. The balance must be paid in full prior to the event to guarantee your place. You will be notified of this when booking in.

 

How do I book?

To race with Rugby Kart Club you must obtain a Membership and then pay your race fees when requested.  All Members are constantly updated by email prior to all events.

 

Taster sessions and practice sessions can also be arranged from just £50.00 per person.

 

Karting is probably the nearest feeling there is to driving a Formula 1 car. Many F1 drivers started out in karts and most still drive them today to hone and sharpen their race-craft skills. The late, great Ayrton Senna once said "karting is the purest form of motorsport". So what are you waiting for? Join us now.

 

Ways To Contact Us.

There are various ways in which you can contact the club. Please click on the item below to contact us:

 

Email - our preferred method as we communicate through mail leading up to events.

Call the Organiser (Clark) on 07879 512251

Facebook - Official RKC page

Facebook - British Kart Driving Group

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