The British Schools Karting Championship announced today that entries are open for 2013.

Any institution can register teams of three drivers. If they pay before 31 October, they can receive a discount that keeps the entry cost down to ?45 per student.

Since the end of this year's championship, demand has grown. If a school or college wants to register three teams or more, the championship will organise an exclusive practice session and local final for the school/college. The top three teams from the institution will be guaranteed direct qualification to either the local final or the regional final.

Ten new kart circuits have been added to the 2013 calendar. The organisers hope that number could rise to fifteen before the series begins.

As in previous years, ten regional champions will also be crowned for teams competing in London & South East, South West, East of England, Midlands, North East, North West, Yorkshire & Humber, South, Scotland and Northern Ireland. The national final is scheduled to be held at Whilton Mill in June 2013.

This year's championship had a record 617 teams represent 235 schools. The national final at Daytona Milton Keynes was won by Caterham School. The prize was a tour of the McLaren Technology Centre in Woking and a session in the simulator of GP2 team Arden.

Mark Turner, BSKC manager said: "The competition was created to make competitive karting more accessible to schools. The BSKC appeals to students from different backgrounds and allows all abilities to take part. Since its launch in 2006, the BSKC has enabled students who are not interested in traditional sports to experience a highly engaging team sport and unleash a new talent. It has also allowed those who are already involved in karting to share their love of the sport with others at their school.

Schools support the BSKC because it enables them to offer an alternative PE activity or include it as part of the curriculum to support a science, maths, engineering or physics course. Teachers have told us that getting involved has had benefits for students that reach far beyond the track and many schools use the competition as a way of engaging with disaffected students."

To register for the 2013 championship, visit


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