Honda Racing F1 Team team principal Ross Brawn was on hand today to see local children try Karting for the first time when the Motorsports Association (MSA), governing body of motor sport in the UK, launched it’s ‘Let’s Go Karting’ initiative at Buckmore Park.
The campaign, which allows children in the UK between the ages of 8 and 16 to experience karting for just £5, has received backing from the Honda Racing F1 Team and Ross Brawn, who said, “This is a fantastic scheme which will help introduce a whole new audience to the sport and allow children to get a taste for karting without their parents having to make a big financial commitment.
“Karting is the traditional entry point into motor sport and can act as the launch pad for children learning a whole range of skills other than just driving. The motor sport industry is made up of a huge diversity of jobs such as mechanics, technicians, and designers and it’s essential that we ensure that as many children as possible are given a taste of this wonderful sport.”
The Let’s Go Karting scheme, which will be spread across 16 clubs and tracks throughout Britain, will allow children between the ages of 8 and 16 to get behind the wheel of a kart for a specially subsidised rate. Organised by the sport’s governing body the MSA, the scheme will ensure all the children are provided with full safety training by qualified instructors along with special safety kit and equipment, before having the chance to take to the track and test their skills. The initiative is part of the MSA’s Go Motorsport programme, for which Jenson Button is an ambassador, and is the first centrally co-ordinated marketing campaign for UK motor sport.Source Honda