2021/22 Update

Greetings to all new students for this year and welcome back to all previous members!

We are happy to announce that events will be running as normal this year, including the BUKC. The club is planning an endurance karting event as a taster event, that will run in the start of October that will be available to all students, more information will be available shortly so keep an eye out, as places will be given out first come first served!

In order to keep up to date with announcements, feel free to join the Discord server and the Whatsapp groupchat.

What We Do

The University of Bath Motorsports Club is a diverse, fun, adrenaline packed club for students who love all things to do with racing! Our main objective is to provide our members with a range of activities that fulfil their racing needs! We use the budget allocated to us each year to subsidise events such as social karting and, for the more competitive, the British Universities Karting Championship (BUKC). We also organise simulator events and trips to spectate motorsport. Other activities include F1 screenings and socials!

If you can think of anything motorsports related you want to be involved in, please get in touch, we are always looking to expand the activities available to members.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a driving license?

No! For all of our events no driving license is required. For the BUKC only, a special competition licence can be obtained during any one of the pre-season test days.

Do I need any equipment?

Either the Club or Venue will provide you with all the kit you need - but if you have your own kit you're more than welcome to use it. Check out our gallery to see the customised race suits we have available to purchase at certain times in the year!

What if I've never been karting before?

We welcome students of all levels of experience, so don't worry! There'll always be an experienced member at an event to help guide you through the process, and assist you on and off circuit!

What is the BUKC?

The British Universities Karting Championship is a national karting competition against 54 other universities. Racing in two-stroke, 70 mph Club 100 karts, the BUKC is an opportunity to compete in some of the fastest karts in the country. We will run trips to test days to try the karts out before the season starts, during which there is a two-tier championship and a 24 hour race in June!

I'm not very experienced, can I still race in the BUKC?

Absolutely! The only requirement to race in a BUKC race is to take part in one of the pre-season test days. So if you're considering racing in BUKC, but aren't sure if you'll enjoy the karts, join us for one of the test da 

Isn't it expensive?

In 2021/22, it's just £10 to join the club if you have the SU "All-Sport Membership" (this is the same as all other sports clubs at the university). Being a Students' Union sport, we receive an annual budget which we use to subside our wide variety of events. We always aim for under £1 per minute of karting where possible, but events can vary. Transport will always be included in the purchase price, so no need to worry about that! We also run a number of free socials, such as Formula 1 screenings, although we are looking to expand our range in this area!. If you think that costs are putting you off, speak to a member of our committee.

Will I fit in?

Motorsports has traditionally been a very niche sport, and that is something we are eager to address. Our members come from all backgrounds, and absolutely everyone is welcome. That is why the club has been awarded the SU Inclusivity Award, particularly for our efforts to support women and international students in motorsport.

Still not sure? 

We're always happy to answer any questions you have and will be holding a number of social events in which you can come and meet some of the current members.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions, get in touch via email, our social media pages or by speaking to any of our committee for details on upcoming events.

Email: su-motorsports@bath.ac.uk

Facebook: UOBMotorsports

Twitter: @UoBathMsport

Instagram: @uobmotorsports

Discord Server: https://discord.gg/UAMcKKKpWw

Teams: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/team/19%3a01xZSCX7c7GHbVpbIrehpItEKKT4yq-Z6RKpzPrejvA1%40thread.tacv2/conversations?groupId=48315fb3-12a1-4499-af45-f589cda5bd83&tenantId=377e3d22-4ea1-422d-b0ad-8fcc89406b9e

WhatsApp: https://chat.whatsapp.com/DVRZQLMgc9U5nM0gZj5lnp