Henry Jarrett, Pedro Gomez, Blaise Wheeler, and Dominic Rodrigues who are all Engineering students, earned their place in the National Final by achieving 4th place in the Midlands and East Regional Final of the UK’s largest school Karting competition in April. Before achieving this, they won the local semi-final race where we had 2 teams trying to qualify for the regional final, it was a very close competition with Brooklands B team, just missing out on a regional place by 2 points.
Pedro said “We are very happy and excited to have won a place at the National Final in June. By taking the victory in our local round it gave us a chance to look at our competition and time to work on our weak areas before the regional final. Conditions at the regional final were very wet and challenging, and we also had to deal with a last minute change to the team as Dominic had a broken clavicle. Blaise stepped in and drove superbly considering his lack of training prior to the race. It’s been an amazing year so far and Brooklands College have been supporting us all the way and we believe that we will achieve an even better result in the National Final!”
Brooklands College has a great heritage in Motorsport engineering and is located next to the historic circuit of Brooklands, which was the first purpose-built banked motor race circuit in the world. Pedro and the team have really highlighted this through their passion, knowledge and racing experience and we hope they can come out top in the final.
The British Schools Karting Championship (BSKC) is designed to introduce young people to competitive Karting. As well as offering a sport that is not always available at school level, the BSKC provides a cost effective platform for students from any background to take part in the exciting world of motor sport. Participating in the event can help to increase students’ motivation and confidence and enable them to develop skills that they need both at College and in the workplace. The championship has been running for eleven years and already over 12,000 students have raced in the BSKC and competed for the title of British School Karting Champions.