Age: From 6 years to the day of 8th
Kart: Specific Bambino kart chassis.
Engine: Comer 50cc
Licence: MSA Clubman – available
on the day of the event.
Equipment: To MSA Blue book and
helmet to Snell FIA as per book.
The Bambino class was new for 2010 following the pioneering work done by Buckmore Park.
The Bambino format does not permit any form of racing between competitors and only a set number of karts will be allowed on the circuit at any one time. It is therefore an individual time trial event, with drivers classified and rewarded according to their performance against the track’s ‘target time’ that will have been set by an experienced Cadet driver.
Bambino karting will provide an MSA-sanctioned competitive environment for young karters from their sixth birthday to the day of their eighth birthday. Competitors must hold an MSA kart clubman licence available either on the day or from the MSA; this normally costs £35, but thanks to the MSA’s recent initiative, first time applications for an MSA licence are free to those under 16 years of age.
The Bambino karts must conform to Blue Book regulations, adapted where required to be compatible with the smaller chassis. All competitors must wear Blue Book approved clothing and equipment and the latest Snell-FIA specification helmets that have been produced specifically for young people will be mandatory for all participants.
It is compulsory that prospective Bambinos receive instruction via the Bambino section of the Sisley Kart School (or similar) before entering a race meeting.