The Junior Open Grand Prix Championship is designed to offer junior drivers 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!

 

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. Good luck!

 

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!

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 24 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. It is the race directors discretion to allocate a driver a suitable kart and therefore determine their class for the championship.
Cadet drivers who graduate to the junior class during the championship will be able to transfer their points scored to date ONLY for their outright championship score, and not the specific class score or honours (unless they compete a full 7 scoring rounds in the class and can achieve a full class scoring campaign).

A drivers’ best 7 round scores will count towards their CLASS championship position for 2017, the top scoring Junior kart driver, and top scoring cadet kart driver will be noted as their respective CLASS champions. (round scores where a driver has received a race exclusion or black flag cannot be used as a dropped score).
The overall 2017 Mr Karting Annual Junior Open Grand Prix Champion will be the driver with the highest point score after ALL 9 championship rounds, and includes drivers from BOTH classes combined.
There will also be a Rookie Championship run over all 9 rounds and includes drivers from BOTH classes combined, eligible drivers are those who have not competed in the Mr Karting series before (If you have other racing experience outside of Mr Karting you may still be eligible for the rookie class, however this will be at the championships discretion on suitability for this rookie class in the interest of fairness).

 

Price

The price per round is £30 per driver. You can save money and book three rounds in advance for just £80 (instead of £90). 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 heats of 8 laps and a final of 15 laps. The top 5 drivers in each class will then race in a 10 lap trophy shootout.

Congratulations to our 2017 Champions:

Blake Angliss – 2017 Series Champion

Charlie Thompson – Cadets

Blake Angliss – Juniors

Brea Angliss – Rookies

Adam Stanley – Driver of the Year

Previous Championship Downloads

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