BKMS Racing have almost finalised their race campaign for 2008 and it’s an exciting season in prospect. There are dates at Lauzitsring on the same bill as DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters or German Touring Cars), at TT Circuit Assen in with Superbikes / Formula 3 and the British Superkart Series makes a welcome return to the fantastic Donington Park.Paul Kennings will continue as last year, prioritising the European Championships. He also plans to mount a defence of his British Superkart title. Neil Bagley will compete in the British Superkart Series and will again experience international competition when at the final round at TT Circuit Assen. Neil is looking to improve on his current no. 3 UK ranking. FIA CIK European Superkart Championship 2008 - Division 1 Rd 1 4-6th April Nogaro Circuit Paul Armagnac France (Nogaro, nr Pau). Rd 2 16-18th May EuroSpeedway Lausitz Germany (Klettwitz, nr Dresden). Rd 3 1-3rd August TT Circuit Assen Holland (Assen, nr Groningen). British Superkart Series 2008 - Division 1 Rd 1 26th May (Mon) Oulton Park (Island Circuit) Cheshire, England. Rd 2 7th June (Sat) Bishopscourt N.I County Down, Northern Ireland. Rd 3 19/20th July (Sat/Sun) Cadwell Park - MSA British GP Lincolnshire, England. Rd 4 10th August Donington Park Leicestershire, England. Rd 5 13th September Castle Combe Wiltshire, England. Rd 6 25/26th October TT Circuit Assen Noord-Nederland, Holland. The BKMS boys have been busy over the winter and their various activities included a trip to Hooton Park kart circuit where they carried out some demo laps at the invitation of Tarporley School’s Kart Club. Paul took his kart and demonstrated the power of a Division 1 Superkart – his top speed almost breaking the 100mph barrier on this small kart circuit! Unsurprisingly, the 250cc was quicker with just under 31sec lap times compared to the junior lap times of just under 35 sec. Paul and Neil were both given the chance to drive a 100cc TKM engined kart – the first time either had done so in over 15 years! Both proved that their body weight was ‘more suited’ to the bigger machines as some of the quicker youngsters came past under acceleration. While the BKMS boys still got to within a second of the pace, the youngsters really showed their metal and proved themselves to be great prospects for the future. The first round of the FIA European Superkart Championship was oversubscribed - around 80 drivers entered for the race (only 60 are permitted for safety reasons). This race will take place at Nogaro in Southern France and is the first in BKMS Racing’s 2008 campaign. The entry list reads like a who’s who of the category and promises to be a real spectacle. One notable absentee is the talented Swede Stefan Malm. He was injured in a crash at the first French Series encounter. BKMS Racing wish him a speedy recovery. Former World Champion Trevor Roberts returns for 2008. 3 of the last 4 European Superkart Champions will contest this year’s title (Gavin Bennett, John Riley & Damien Payart). The rapid Formula 3 driver Peter Elkmann is well placed to excel, as is Lee Harpham of the Barker Racing Team. Alexandre Sebastia (only International Superkart winner this year so far following French Series success), European Vice-Champion Malcolm Crowe, the experienced Carl Hulme, Nürburgring 2007 winner Rob Chilcott and the strong French contingent represented by Benjamin Mahe, Antoine Lacoste and Morgan Valverde – all these drivers are looking good for top honours. Paul Kennings for BKMS Racing has his work cut out. Wish the team luck!
Samedi 26 Octobre 2019
Dimanche 27 Octobre 2019