The Junior Open Grand Prix at Mr Karting is a cost effective stepping stone into motorsport, where all equipment is provided equal and the emphasis put on driving ability. Although the competition is serious, an emphasis on enjoyment is key to the series. 

The Junior Open Grand Prix Championship is designed to offer junior drivers aged between 8 and 16 the opportunity to develop their race craft in competition with some of the fastest junior drivers at Mr Karting.
If you regularly attend our Junior Race School or Junior Kart Club sessions, or if you have experience from Arrive and Drive sessions and can lap our track in less than 18.5 seconds then Junior Open Grand Prix could be for you!

 

Mr Karting changed ownership in October 2016, and the new management team developed a new format for the series, based on their vast experience within the motorsport industry, which provided some extremely close racing, and crowned four champions with a prize fund worth over £1000!

However, the Junior Open Grand Prix at Mr Karting is nothing new. In fact, since the championship started in 2008 graduates from Mr Karting have progressed throughout the world of motorsport, most notably Jordan King who since starting karting in 2005 at Mr Karting has won the British F3 Championship, is a race winner in GP2, was crowned FIA Young Driver of Excellence Driver of the Year and has tested a F1 car having been appointed development driver for Manor F1, he will race in America’s IndyCar series in 2018. Alessandro Ceronetti finished the 2014 championship on the Mr Karting Cadet podium, and since went on to claim the 2017 MSA English Karting Championship and finish 4th in the IAME X30 Karting World Finals! Alongside Jordan and Alessandro, as Mr Karting’s graduates are Nick Yelloly (GP3 race winner) and Alice Powell (BARC Formula Renault Champion & Rising Star) to name but a few… and you could be next!

2018 SERIES CHAMPION

Championship: ALL 9 Championship Rounds, includes all competitors

JUNIOR CLASS

Driving our Larger 200cc Biz NG1 Karts.
Aged approx 11 (152cm minimum height) – Year of 16th Birthday

Championship: Best 7 round scores to count

CADET CLASS

Driving our smaller Biz 160cc Cadet Karts.
Minimum height 132cm, Maximum height 152cm. Aged 8-approx 11

Championship: Best 7 round scores to count

ROOKIE CLASS

All drivers who are in their first season of competitive kart racing
(at the race directors discretion)

Championship: Best 7 round scores to count

Graduate Cup

Top Scoring driver who is competing their first season in a Junior Kart

Driver of the Year

A special award for a driver chosen by the series organisers

The Championship

The championship has 9 monthly rounds, held on the second Tuesday of the month between February and November (There is no round in August). 6pm arrival for 6:30pm start. Each round will have a maximum capacity of 18 entries, on a pre booked first come first served basis.
Championship points are awarded for a drivers finishing positions in heat and final races at each round.

The Junior Class will be made up of drivers competing in the larger Biz NG1 Karts, and the Cadet Class will be made up of drivers competing in the smaller Biz JK3 Karts. The Rookie Class is for drivers in either class who are in their first year of competitive kart racing.

With the series organisers keen to make as many drivers as possible competitive, in the spirit of the series, strategic joker rounds can be played once per season by each driver to double their championship score, and in July the organisers run a special format with reverse track direction to offer a different challenge for all competitors!

 

Price

The price per round is £30 per driver, with all equipment provided!
If you enter and pay for all 9 championship rounds before round 1 of the championship, then you can save 25% on entry costs. Pay just £200 (instead of £270), and get 9 championship rounds of racing!

 

Format for 2018:
Every driver will get practice, 6 point scoring heats of 8 laps with mixed and equal grid starts and a point scoring final of 15 laps.
The top 5 drivers in each class will then race in a 10 lap trophy shootout to decide the rounds trophy recipients.

If you require more information on the series please email [email protected]

We also have various Open Races for Rookie drivers with limited experience, Senior drivers and even Team races and special drivers challenges.

For more details email [email protected]

2018 Series Statistics, so far…


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Congratulations to our 2017 Champions:

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Blake Angliss
2017 Series & Junior Champion

Charlie Thompson
2017 Cadet Champion

Brea Angliss
2017 Rookie Champion

Adam Stanley
2017 Driver of the Year

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