How to Start Kart Racing

This very helpful leaflet has been produced by ABkC (Association of British Kart Clubs.) It tells you most of what you need to know before you rush off to buy a kart. 

Click the picture to download a pdf copy direct from the ABkC website. 


The ARKS Test is intended for drivers with some previous karting experience who wish to apply for their MSA kart racing competition licence in order to compete in Owner/Driver MSA race meetings. The test is in two parts: theory and practical, and takes around four hours to complete. You will need to purchase an ARKS Starter Pack and complete the enclosed application. Places must be booked in advance.

The Cost of taking the test

With Buckmore supplying the kart and equipment: £128.00.

With you supplying your own kart and equipment: £98.00

Forthcoming test dates

  • 4th April 2018
  • 30th May 2018
  • 25th July 2018
  • 22nd October 2018

To Book please call 01634 201562 

The ARKS Starter Pack

You will need to purchase the MSA Starting Karting ARKS Pack in order to take your ARKS Test. The pack contains everything you will need to know for the test, as well as a licence application form and lots of useful information to get you started. The pack price includes the cost of the first licence (including the PG licence if appropriate). The pack costs £60.00 inclusive and is available from the MSA website here.