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Kart GP comes to Snetterton

Superkarts preparing for British Kart GP Photo: Snetterton Circuit

The Snetterton motor racing circuit in Norfolk is preparing to host the British Kart Grand Prix for the first time on July 14th and 15th.

The event is a round of the Superkart European Championship and is one of the most prestigious races on the motorsport calendar.

The Grand Prix features superkarts, designed to race on full-length circuits and featuring gearboxes and aerodynamic bodywork.

Many F1 drivers began their careers in carting Credit: Snetterton Circuit

Three categories of Superkarts will take to the Norfolk circuit starting with Division 1 Superkarts, powered by two-cylinder 250cc engines producing around 100bhp, single-cylinder 250cc National class karts and 125cc Open karts.

Despite competitors’ budgets being at a fraction of the cost of GT sportscars, lap times are comparable and the race is expected to be one of the fastest of the year at the Norfolk venue.