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BP Italian F1 GP Challenge

The BP Italian 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!).

Key Information

COVID-19 Precautions

In light of the latest government guidance, we have implemented strict new precautions to ensure the safety of you and the team. Before you book your session, it is important that you read through and understand the following information.

You can only attend on your own. No unnecessary public will be allowed on-site, this includes spectators. The only exception will be if you are under the age of 18, in which case one parent or guardian can attend with you.

Social distancing measures will be mandatory during your visit. The precautions we have taken will impact the way you move around Buckmore Park and there will be signage to help guide you. It is imperative that you follow social distancing measures at all times. We expect customers / drivers (to stick to government guidelines) to bring a mask to be worn when inside any of the buildings.

If you have or have had any symptoms of COVID-19 (high temperature, a new continuous cough, loss or change to your sense of smell or taste) within the last 14 days, please do not complete your booking. Follow NHS guidance

We encourage you to bring your own racewear, including: Race Suit, Helmet & Gloves. If you do wish to use your own, the helmet must comply to British Standard or EU equivalent. Suits must be one piece overalls or bike leathers. Gloves must be full fingers. If you do not have your own equipment then you can use our equipment and there are also options to purchase your own balaclavas and gloves on the day if you would like to.

If you would like to find out more about the new measures in place please click here

Format

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 53 laps of the iconic Grand Prix.

The race will be over the number of laps stated, or by the maximum time of 60 minutes, whichever comes first.

Participant Restrictions

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).

Duration

The total time at the circuit is approximately 3 hrs from your arrival to departure.

Itinerary:

13:00 Arrival & Registration

13:30 Drivers Briefing

14:00 Three F1-Style Qualifying Sessions

14:40 53 Lap Race

16:15 Presentation of Awards

Spectators

As part of our COVID-19 precautions, spectators will not be allowed to attend.

Cafeteria

The cafe will not be open during the session. Canned soft drinks and bottled water are available for purchase from the sign in desk. We suggest you bring your own snacks.

Dress Code

Please bring comfortable clothing and suitable footwear, preferably trainers or similar flat shoes. All the safety equipment necessary will be provided.

Weather

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.

T&C's

All payments made are non-refundable, it may be possible to transfer your booking, but, it would be subject to an admin fee.

Buckmore Park

Date: Sunday 6th September 2020 2:00pm
RT8 Adult Price: £119.00
Arrival Time: 1:00pm

Experience Required