2020 Rapikart Calendar
RapiKart Racing League allows kart racers of various abilities the chance to race in a competitive environment, at minimal cost. We are passionate about giving racers the chance to develop, or revisit their skills without the huge responsibility of being an owner driver, or the expense of some of the national racing championships. RapiKart encourages hobby karters, returning serious racers, or even rookies wanting to develop their race craft.
Drivers under 80kg will be entered into the Lightweight Championship.
Drivers 80kg and over will be entered into the Heavyweight Championship.
There will be a trophy awarded to the highest place Rookie at the end of the season.
There will be 6 teams competing for the Team Championship. Each team will be drawn at random and feature the top 6 drivers from the previous season, spread across each team. Then the 7th - 12th placed drivers will be drawn and the next 6. All new drivers or drivers that placed outside of the top 18 will be drawn or placed at random.
Each team will score collective points at every round. The team at the end of the season with the most points will win a trophy.
Karts will provided by the individual venues. These will be your standard rental Honda single engine karts. There are variants depending on the venue. Some tracks provide Twin Engine, others single, and occasionally even 2 stroke!
Equipment (Helmets, Suits, etc) will be provided, although you are welcome to use your own.
RapiKart prefers to run the following format.
Practice, Heats, and A/B Finals.
This is subject to change depending on venue
Gareth J Thomas
Founder of RapiKart Racing League
With over 24 years of karting experience, my roots are from a local indoor karting championship that helped me develop from a complete novice, to an accomplished kart racer.
Since then I have competed all over the country, in multiple championships including Club 100, DMax and the RAF Karting Championships, picking up multiple race wins and podium finishes along the way.
With a busy way of life, my karting took a back seat. It was a shame to let all my experience go to waste. I wanted a fairly local, affordable and competitive championship, which helps bridge that gap between Arrive & Drive and Owner kart racing. With that basic idea, RapiKart Racing League was born, focusing on South Wales and Border Counties.