INTERMEDIATE CLASS

For teams building on their experience

 

INTERMEDIATE CLASS Championship

The Intermediate Class is the championship for teams and drivers who are still building up their experience in the the BUKC or karting in general. It is for those teams who did not manage to qualify for the Premier Class. The championship is contested by teams of 4 drivers over 5 race days between early November and early April the following year.

 

The Championship

The Intermediate Class Championship takes place over the course of a qualifiers weekend and 4 subsequent race days between November 2021 and early April 2022. Please note the dates below may change.

  • Sat 20th & Sun 21st Nov - Qualifiers - Whilton Mill, Northamptonshire
  • Wed 9th Feb - Buckmore Park, Kent
  • Thurs 17th Feb - PFI, Lincolnshire
  • Fri 11th March - Shenington, Oxfordshire
  • Sat 2nd April - Llandow, South Wales

The qualifiers count as the first round of the 5 round championship, with the best 4 results counting toward the team's overall championship position at the end of the season.

The top 54 teams from the qualifiers will be entered into the Prems (and Clubman) classes, with the next 45 teams being invited to race in the Inters. Any teams that do not qualify will be added to the reserve list of the Inters.

Each team must consist of 4 drivers exactly for each round. Exceptions to this rule are detailed in the BUKC Rules & Regulations.

Every driver racing in the Intermediate Class must obtain BOTH a Motorsport UK K-X Licence AND a BUKC Race Licence

The price of the qualifiers is £510 per team. Each subsequent Inters round is £460 inc VAT per team.

 

Rules & Regulations

Please download and read the BUKC Rules & Regulations.

THE FORMAT

 

The format of the Intermdiate Class has been designed to cater for drivers of varying abilities. It consists of qualifying in the morning and racing in the afternoon. Each team will enter into 4 x 20 minute practice / qualifying sessions (last 10 minutes is qualifying only) and 4 x 25 minute races. The grid for the races are determined by the result of the qualifying sessions.

Each driver may only enter into one qualifying session and one race and the best 3 race results count towards the teams' final scores for the day.

The Intermediate Class is strictly limited to a maximum of 45 teams.

A TYPICAL RACE DAY

A typical race day starts arrving at the track at 7.30am when around 200 student drivers turn up for signing on. Teams travelling a fair distance tend to stay at nearby hotels or campsites the night before. The briefing is generally an hour later at 8.30. Racing usually gets underway at 9.30ish.

The 4 x 20 minute practice / qualifying sessions continue until around 1pm after which we have a short break for the team of mechanics to do a once over on the karts and to do the presentations for the morning's racing. Once the lunch break is out of the way, we start the 4 x 25 minute races. After the racing is finished (usually around around 5pm), we do the final presentations for the day and everyone heads home knackered and buzzing.

Unlike in the Premier Class, we do not hand out special BUKC gold medals for the winners of each race. Those race medals are reserved especially for the drivers of the Premier Class in recognition of the immense challenge of winning one.

THE PARTY

 

At the end of the season, we host a huge party and awards ceremony the night before the Intermediate Class finale. It's a huge party and everyone in the Premier and Intermediate classes are welcome.

THE TEAMS

 
 
Aber
Anglia Ruskin
Aston
Backstage Academy
Bath
Bedfordshire
Birmingham
Birmingham City
Bolton
Bournemouth
Bradford
Brighton
Bristol
Brunel
Buckingham
Bucks New
Cambridge
Cardiff
Chester
Chi
City
Coventry
Cranfield
De Montfort
Derby
Dublin Institute of Technology
Dundee
Durham
Edge Hill
Edinburgh
ENU
Essex
Exeter
Falmouth
Glasgow
Gloucestershire
Greenwich
Harper Adams
Heriot Watt
Hertfordshire
Huddersfield
Hull
Hull York Medical
Hult International
Imperial
Keele
Kent
King's College
Kingston
Lancaster
Leeds
Leeds Beckett
Leicester
Lincoln
Liverpool
London South Bank
Loughborough
LSE
Manchester
Manchester Met
Marjon
Medway
Myerscough
Newcastle
Northampton
Northumbria
Nottingham
Nottingham Trent
Oxford
Oxford Brookes
Plymouth
Portsmouth
Queen Mary
Queen's Belfast
Reading
Regent’s
Rose Bruford
RAU
Royal Holloway
Salford
Sheffield
Sheffield Hallam
SOAS
Southampton
Southampton Solent
Staffordshire
Strathclyde
Sunderland
Surrey
Sussex
Swansea
UCL
Uni of Life
Aberdeen
UCLan
UEA
South Wales
USA
UWTSD Swansea
UWS
UWE
Warwick
Westminster
Wolverhampton
York
York St John
 

HOW TO ENTER

To take part in the BUKC you need to get in touch with your university's karting team captain.

If your university is not listed above then get in touch with the organisers of the BUKC

join your uni's team

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