The British Superkart Association will receive live radio coverage for the very first time in 2015 courtesy of Downforce Radio, with the first two race weekends of the season at Silverstone and Snetterton as well as the 35th running of the British Grand Prix at Donington Park in June all being broadcast live.
Despite the series having been a subject matter for the channel in previous years, this season will be the first that the championship’s signature event will benefit from live race coverage on Downforce Radio, as will the support races from Formula Ford and the Classic Touring Car Racing championships.
The British GP started back in 1978 and ran for several years at Silverstone before moving to Brands Hatch, back to Silverstone, then to Pembrey, Cadwell Park and Snetterton. Winners include Louis Wall, Toby Davis, the reigning national champion Paul Platt and the legendary Martin Hines.
This year’s British GP will host the opening two races in the CIKFIA European Superkart Championships which in its own right is the highest accolade for a Superkart Driver. British drivers dominated the European Championship winning more titles than any other country. The European races and the British and National Championships for four other classes will form the build up to the British GP races as the events finale.
The British Automobile Racing Club will supply car races in support of the Superkarts and nice to report that the Clubman Sports cars will be celebrating their 50th anniversary this very weekend and all of the weekend’s races will be broadcasted live.
Topping the bill are the Division 1 Superkart class. These awesome little monsters have a 0- 60 time comparable to an F1 Car and the power to weight ratio is just fantastic pushing out around 100 horse power from its 250cc six speed twin cylinder two stroke race engine and weighs in at 218kgs all up with the driver. The leading brands of engines are the Italian DEA, Danish PVP, Czech VM and French FPE