The British Schools Karting Championship produced another blockbuster national final this past Saturday (1 July) with Brentwood School A emerging victorious and in-turn making it back-to-back title wins.
Following a host of regional finals from all corners of the United Kingdom, 26 team arrived at the infamous Whilton Mill to battle it out for a host of coveted prizes.
Returning to defend their crown, many eyes were on Brentwood School A on whether they could repeat their heroics of 2016.
The opening race of the day gave an indication of how the national final would play out with Iaroslav Kovalev flying the flag for the reigning champions as the lights went out for the first time.
Dyffryn Taf produced a clinical display out front, winning in commanding fashion. Meanwhile, Kovalev charged through from the back of the grid to take second place on the final lap.
Wins for the Belfast Royal Academy A, Sir Thomas Riches A and Williamwood High School all followed before Dyffryn Taf bagged another win, putting them in the box seat at the halfway marker.
Having had their fair share of bad luck with contact forcing them to fight back in races, Brentwood School A turned the wick up in the final five races.
Victory in race six came in dominant fashion and was backed up with a win for the school’s B team afterwards too. Woodmill High School and The Badgers Gold took the spoils in races eight and nine before another win for Brentwood School A secured their second successive title.
As part of their prize for winning, the team will enjoy a VIP day out at the BTCC’s penultimate round at Silverstone in mid-September.
Sam Cunningham from The Badgers Gold also earned a day at a BTCC event with Michelin Ginetta GT4 Supercup team Super Green Racing. Cunningham scored a superlative victory in race eight and in doing so, set the fastest time of the day.
Information on how your school or college can get involved in the 2018 British Schools Karting Championship can be found by visiting the website