BP Australian GP Challenge
The BP Australian GP Challenge is a karting event based on the world famous championship of the similar name. We simply replicate the F1 race action (minus any crashes we hope!).
This 2* race uses RT8 karts on the full International Circuit. All drivers compete in Q1, a 10-minute session. Driver’s finishing in the bottom third will qualify in those grid slots. The remaining two-thirds of the drivers will move to Q2, an 8-minute session. Those finishing Q2 in the bottom half will qualify in those grid slots. The remaining drivers will go through to Q3 (6 minutes) and will fill the front grid slots. The race will then mimic the 58 laps of the iconic Melbourne Grand Prix.
The race will be over the number of laps stated, or by the maximum time of 65 minutes, whichever comes first.
The minimum age to take part is 16 (16 & 17 year-olds must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 plus). This event is ideal for drivers with limited karting experience. The minimum height to safely operate our karts is 5ft (152cm) and the maximum height is 6’4” (195cm).
The total time at the circuit is approximately 3 hrs from your arrival to departure.
12:30 Arrival & Registration
13:00 Drivers Briefing
13:30 Three F1-Style Qualifying Sessions
14:15 58 Lap Race
15:30 Presentation of Awards
Spectators are welcome. We have a state-of-the-art clubhouse facility featuring with a Café serving hot and cold food, and an upper tier balcony which provides a dynamic view of the whole circuit.
Please bring comfortable clothing and suitable footwear, preferably trainers or similar flat shoes. All the safety equipment necessary will be provided.
Please check the weather forecast before you travel and pack a change of clothes if rain looks likely. Only in the most extreme weather conditions (i.e. ice or snow) will there be a possibility of your session being postponed or cancelled.
All payments made are non-refundable, it may be possible to transfer your booking, but, it would be subject to an admin fee.