How to enter BRKC 2020:

Due to the extremely high demand for BRKC entries over the past few years, we have implemented a different entry procedure for BRKC2020.

Instead of opening all 100 spots on a single day, there will now be three main ‘waves’ of entry, where 30 people at a time can claim their place, followed by a final smaller wave after the first 90 entries have been processed.

The initial 30 places will be open to drivers who finished in the top 30 of BRKC 2019. These will open at 8.00PM on Sunday 18th of August, and remain open for one week.

The next 30 entries will be open Sunday 25th of August for any driver and again last for one week (or until all the places are filled).

The next 30 entries become available one week later.

More information about the final places will then be released once this process is complete.

The final change for BRKC 2020’s entry procedure is the cost of the deposit. Previously we have allowed a £50 non-refundable deposit option, but this has proven to cause some issues with a large number of drivers content to lose their deposits and cancel their entry close to the full payment deadline. To discourage this, BRKC 2020 deposits will be £100, with the option to pay in full still available.

We are massively looking forward to the best BRKC yet on our tenth anniversary – and hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

Six-cess for Boutens at BRKC 2019!

Ruben Boutens fought back from a third place starting position to take victory for the sixth time in a row in today’s BRKC 2019 Grand Final.

After the heats and semi finals had been completed, Boutens topped the points table, but it was newcomer Michal Grzyb who took an emphatic pole position in the intense super-pole session before the Grand Final. Former BRKC champion Lee Hackett slotted into second place on the grid, leaving Boutens with a difficult task if he was to retain his long held crown.

The top five drivers ran nose to tail for several laps, before British Driver Ed White chose to make two early pit stops in quick succession in order to attempt a daring alternative strategy to the race leaders.

The finalists line up before taking to the track

From left to right: Logan Sougne, Yoan Medart, Ruben Boutens, Brandon Williams, Dean Hale, Lewis Manley, Ed White, Lee Hackett, Patrick Nieroda, Michal Grzyb

Shortly afterwards, Boutens dispatched Lee Hackett with a robust overtake at the main hairpin, before quickly closing down on erstwhile leader Michal Grzyb. As Boutens neared Grzyb and the Polish driver began to defend his position, Boutens seemed to sense the danger posed by the rapid Ed White who was quietly setting a series of blisteringly fast laptimes whilst circulating at the back of the field. Boutens decided to back off from Grzyb to stop the time loss from his defence, before making a decisive overtaking manouevre at the pit entry hairpin just a few laps later.

From this point onwards, it was a battle of laptimes, with Boutens and White exchanging fastest laps, albeit on opposite sides of the circuit.

However, a series of 31.6 second laps proved just enough to give Boutens the gap he needed to make his two mandatory pitstops and emerge fractionally ahead of the chasing Englishman, with Michal Grzyb coming home in a close third position.

Boutens once again wins £1000 for his efforts, along with free entry into the KWC Kart World Championship, of which is is the reigning and double World Champion.

In the team championship, it was Blue Star Racing Team who once again took victory. The Kam Ho Memorial Masters’ trophy for drivers over 40 went to Richard Jute who had starred in several races throughout the weekend. Lee Hackett, who lead the points standings before the Semi-Finals, was awarded the Genevieve Reason Memorial ‘Commentator’s Pick’ prize for a gutsy performance during the heats and a stellar second place qualifying position in the Grand Final.

The tenth edition of BRKC takes place in January 2020 at Formula Fast. Full details can be found on the BRKC Facebook group.

Full 2019 Results To Follow…