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|Race lap record||0:49.95 (Stephen Armstrong-Watkins, Kart 13, 2013)|
Thruxton Karting Circuit is a kart racing circuit situated at Thruxton Circuit in Hampshire. At 1,100 metres long, the full circuit has a variety of fast, slow and technical corners.[ citation needed ]
Thruxton Motorsport Centre is a motor-racing circuit located near the village of Thruxton in Hampshire, England which hosts motorsport events including British Touring Cars and Formula 3 racing. It is often referred to as the "Fastest Circuit in the UK" where drivers can reach speeds of over 300kph and has earnt the reputation of being a true driver's track. To illustrate this, Damon Hill drove his Williams Formula One car around the circuit at an average speed of 147mph in 1993.
Hampshire is a county on the southern coast of England. The county town is the city of Winchester. Its two largest cities, Southampton and Portsmouth, are administered separately as unitary authorities; the rest of the county is governed by Hampshire County Council.
The centre has a hospitality building and often hosts the British Schools Karting Championship and various endurance races and championships.
The British Schools Karting Championship was set up in late 2003 as a means to promote karting to teenage school children in the United Kingdom. The main principle of the championship is to enable as many young people as possible to enjoy karting without having to spend thousands of pounds buying and maintaining karts. The championship achieves this by providing all the karts for the young drivers to race on in what is known as 'arrive-and-drive' kart racing. This reduces the cost of competing in a sport that otherwise expensive and inaccessible. In this sense the championship differs significantly from the National Schools Karting Association (NatSKA) because schools competing in NatSKA are required to purchase and maintain their karts in order to race them.
There are a total of five track layouts:
Club Circuit (365m, 146m, 130m variations)
National Circuit (1100m, 900m variations)
There are 3 different types of Karts:
4.0hp Cadet Karts for drivers of 8+
5.5hp Stratos Karts for drivers of 12+
13hp Thunderkarts for drivers of 15+
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