Three students have shown tremendous skill on the race track and made it through to the southern regional final of the coveted British Schools Karting Championship (BSKC) 2013. Will Palmer (UV, North), Mark Czajkowski (UV, East) and Mylo Boyd (UV, North) captured their place in the BSKC Regional Final by beating local teams at Autosport Crawley on 27th February.

Will noted that “the competition is fierce and the driving equally so. Staying calm and focused was the key to our team getting through. We all drove really well”. David Ardley, Designkarting teacher and team manager, adds “our three drivers did exceedingly well in securing second place overall in the local finals racing against schools with two or three teams. They drove with skill and significant mental strength to gain a place in the regional finals”

The BSKC is a nationwide team-based karting championship and students do not need any previous karting experience or any special equipment to participate in this exciting team sport.

Mark Turner, Championship Manager at the BSKC said: “We would like to thank all the young drivers who competed in this year’s championship and extend our congratulations to the Cranleigh School team on their success.

“The BSKC has grown in popularity since its launch in 2006 and enabled thousands of talented young people to take part in the exciting world of motorsports. Karting is a great way for young people to gain confidence and learn many of the skills that will help them both in school and in other areas of their life. We wish all of the qualifying teams the best of luck as they prepare for the Regional Finals.”

For details of the Regional Finals or more information on the BSKC, visit www.bskc.co.uk.