LSBU Kart Club is a club dedicated to giving students from London South Bank the opportunity to try something new and get involved in motorsport racing, one of the most daring and adrenalin fuelled sports you will ever compete in. Racing activities vary from competing in our LSBU club championship races at indoor kart tracks, to competing against other university students in the British University Karting Championship at some of the best circuits in the UK. We welcome all levels of drivers from complete beginners to experienced drivers. If you want to have ago at what it is like to be a race driver, don't hesitate to get in contact and find out how you can get involved.
This entitles you to discounts on social, automotive events and race entry discounts throughout the year.
Simulation Driver Sessions
Driver training is twice a week every Wednesday and Friday. Training consist of a driver simulator session using a logitech G29 racing simulator set up, ideal for getting the best amount of seat time possbile right here on campus at LSBU. Working with experienced drivers to fine tune your driving abilities to become the fastest driver on track.
Everyone and anyone with all driving abilities are welcome.
Driver simulation session 1:
05/02/20: 3:30 - 5:30pm Location: K2 - V610
12/02/20: 3:30 - 5:30pm Location BR - 320
19/02/20: 3:30 - 5:30pm Location BR - 336
26/02/20: 3:30 - 5:30pm Location K2 - V610
Driver simulation session 2:
Every Friday - 3:30 to 5:30 Location Gaming Zone!
LSBU Kart Club Championship
Our own kart championship just for LSBU students to compete against one another at various arrive and drive tracks across the UK competing to win the championship. A great opportunity for new people in motorsport racing to compete in a less serious and competitive environment, enabling drivers to work on their driving skills and gain the confidence they need if they want to compete in one of the BUKC championships. If you are a non member of LSBU Kart Club and compete in the championship rounds, you will not be eligible for points.
Round 1: October 23rd - Teamsport Tower Bridge
Round 2: November 27th - Teamsport South London Mitcham
December: Christmas RACE PARTY
Round 3: January 29th - Teamsport North London
Round 4: February 26th - Teamsport West London
Round 5: April 1st - MSA Track to be confirmed
The British University Kart Championship is the fastest, most intense and adrenalin fuelled sport you will ever compete in at university. Teams from universities all across the UK come together to race on the fastest fleet of arrive and drive 2-stroke karts in the world on some of the most physical and technical tracks in the country, racing against some of the most successful karters in the country who have won British karting titles, race in Formula 2, Formula Palmer Audi, Formula Renualt and British GT.
To find out more about the bukc click on the website link below.
If you have never been in a 2 stroke kart, the karts used in the BUKC are unlike anything compared to the standard in door karts at places such as Teamsport. As such every driver racing in the BUKC must attend at least one of the test days in order to obtain their BUKC licence.
If you do not obtin your BUKC racing license at the first attempt, have no fear you can book into another of the test days prior to qualifiers in november. If you still aren't able to obtain your BUKC race license by the qualifiers then you won't be able to take part in it. However you will still be eligible to enter into the rookie series. The rookies series has been designed especially for those wheo need a bit more time getting up to speed,
It is a championship for drivers with previous racing experience and universities who have been competing in the championship in previous years. To enter into this championship the team must compete in a qualifying round to be eligible to compete in the championship. This championship also cost more per team and has eight rounds in the race season but complete in a double header per day of the four day bukc race season, competing in a sprint race and endurance race.
It is a championship for teams and drivers that are new or inexperienced to entering the BUKC, the championship is contested by teams of four drivers per kart across four rounds over four single days between February and April each year.
The teams who are not fast enough to race or do not compete in the qualifiers/intermediate championship will race in the rookie series, run on the same day as the intermediate championship. This is for individual drivers nto competing for a team and drivers who do not achieve a Bukc license on one of the test days. If by the end of a race meeting, a rookie driver is within a decent lap time and driving to a safe standard of racing they will be awarded their Bukc license. They will be eligible to race in their premier or intermediate championship team from that point onwards. New members that join half way through the season can participate in the rookies championship to obtain their bukc license. Once they have their license they can then join one of LSBU's university teams to race in the premier or intermediate championship.
Test Day 1: Tuesday 29th October 2019: Whilton Mill (£60)
Test Day 2: Wednesday 30th October: Whilton Mill (£60)
Test Day 3: Tuesday 5th November 2019: Buckmore Park (£60)
Test Day 4: Friday 15th November 2019: Whilton Mill (£60)
Qualifiers 1: Saturday 16th November: Whilton Mill
Pre Championship Test Day 1: Sunday 26th January: Buckmore Park (£60)
Pre Championship Test Day 2: Tuesday 4th February: PF International (£60)
Prems / Clubmans Rd 1 - Tue 11th Feb – PFI
Inters / Rookies Rd 1 - Wed 12th Feb – PFI
Prems / Clubmans Rd 2 - Wed 5th Mar – Buckmore Park
Inters / Rookies Rd 2 - Thur 5th Mar – Buckmore Park
Prems / Clubmans Rd 3 - Fri 13th Mar – GYG
Inters / Rookies Rd 3 - Sat 14th Mar – GYG
Prems / Clubmans Rd 4 - Fri 3rd April – Clay Pigeon
Inters / Rookies Rd 4 - Sat 4th April – Clay Pigeon
Drivers Champs - Sun 5th April – Clay Pigeon
Away from the competitiveness of racing and a chance to let your hair down, LSBU Kart Club will host a variety of socials throughout the year, anything from nights out in the local pubs and clubs to battling it out on the bowling lanes. We also attend events which the SU hold during the week such as union after dark.
Automotive and Motorsport Trips
If you are a fan of attending car events or watching motorsport racing including spending time at the track watching the likes of GT racing, drifting, rally and much more! LSBU Kart Club will be organising trips to attend car events and motorsport viewing events throughout the year. (Dates of events to be announced soon).
The type of trips to expect:
- Drag racing
- A range of Formula race events such as formula ford, GP2 etc.
If you have any questions or want to find out more about LSBU Karting Society you can contact us by the following means:
President: Michael Houghton
Vice President: Bailey Edwards
Race Events Organizer: Reece Dickinson
If you want to order LSBU's AKUMA sport wear range use the link: https://akumashops.com/lsbu/shop
TigerPrint team hoodies avaiable to purchase through the club! £32 plus postage.
To Purschase the hoodie below email the club direct.
Size Range: XS S M L XL XXL 3XL
Thank you to tiger prints for supplying the clubs hoodies.