Have You Updated Your License on Alpha?

Good Afternoon,

Please can you ensure you have updated your license on your Alpha Timing Profile. This allows the Competition Secretary to know who has a 2022 license therefore they are allowed on track.

If there is a problem with uploading your license please go to Race Control in the morning whether Today (Saturday) or Tomorrow (Sunday), so the record can be confirmed. Otherwise, you may be called to the Clerks Office to discuss your license.

Henry Joslyn selected to represent Motorsport UK in FIA Karting Academy Trophy

Motorsport UK is pleased to announce Henry Joslyn has been chosen to represent the United Kingdom in the FIA Karting Academy Trophy. 

Joslyn was one of five drivers shortlisted alongside Scott Marsh, Archie Clark, Alfie Garford and Joshua Graham to take part in an Assessment Day at iZone Driver Performance in February. 

The finalists were tested on a range of skills, including fitness, simulator sessions on both the karting and Formula 1 setups and a formal interview with the judging panel, comprised of Motorsport UK’s Karting Manager Dan Parker, Academy graduate and factory kart racer Joe Turney and iZone’s Neil Riddiford. 

After one of the most competitive selection processes in recent years, Joslyn was eventually declared the UK representative, and with it not only earns the right to represent his country in the competition and support with costs from Motorsport UK, but also marks his card as ‘one to watch’ for the future. 

Joslyn will also be given support in his preparations for the competition by the Motorsport UK Academy, giving him access to the governing body’s elite performance pathway, coaching support, and infrastructure. 

Henry Joslyn said: “I’m honoured to be selected to represent the UK in the FIA Karting Academy Trophy and follow in the footsteps of some great drivers who competed previously.  

“I’ll give the championship my all and look forward to working with Motorsport UK on both my development as a driver, and to join a rich heritage of British success in the competition.” 

Katie Baldwin, Motorsport UK’s Competitors Pathway Manager said: “This was undoubtedly one of the closest selection processes we have ever had for the FIA Karting Academy Trophy, and Henry is a fitting winner. 

“He particularly impressed the judging panel with his performance on the simulators and in the fitness tests. With support from our coaches and resources at the Motorsport UK Academy, we now look forward to working with Henry to ensure he has the best chance at success when the season gets underway in May. 

“I’d also like to place on record my congratulations to all five drivers who were selected for the final at iZone. The event has certainly highlighted the strength of the karting landscape in the UK, and the future is looking very bright for British talent.” 

Founded in 2010 and designed to help forge meaningful pathways for progression through the karting ranks, the three-event FIA Karting Academy Trophy boasts a star-studded list of former entries, including Formula 1 drivers George Russell, Esteban Ocon and Charles Leclerc. 

Offering value-for-money international competition, the series equalises the chassis, engines, and tyres for each competitor to ensure a level playing field and put driver talent front and centre, supported by the CIK-FIA team on FIA Karting Championship events. 

Genk, Belgium hosts the opening round on 12-15 May, with further events at Adria, Italy (16-19 June) and Le Mans, France (1-4 September) to conclude the season. 

Motorsport UK launches DBS and PVG checks

Dear Motorsport UK Clubs,
Motorsport UK has launched a DBS application service for its participants and volunteers, which is now available on our website HERE.
Those who participate in motorsport should be able to do so in an enjoyable and safe environment, protected from abuse and Motorsport UK recognises its responsibility to safeguard all participants and supports the assertion that safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.
An integral process of the implementation of Motorsport UK’s safeguarding measures is ensuring correct satisfactory suitability checks are completed for those working or volunteering in roles that are defined as ‘regulated’ activity.
Within Motorsport UK Associations, Committees, Clubs and Event / Championship organisers, it is a requirement for individuals in identified roles that meet government legislation criteria to be DBS checked.
This list is available HERE. This is a non-exhaustive list and if you are unsure what roles meet the relevant criteria, please contact safeguarding@motorsportuk.org for further support.
Motorsport UK is conducting a phased rollout of the DBS and PVG checks to its community the week commencing 24 January 2022. Depending on the number of roles you or your officials undertake within motorsport, you may receive this communication more than once.  A list is available HERE outlining dates Motorsport UK will communicate with specific groups.
Over the next couple of months, we will provide all Motorsport UK registered clubs with further information on safeguarding and requirements. If you’re interested in finding out more in advance, further information about safeguarding in sports clubs is available HERE.
The following flow chart (click HERE for a larger PDF view) will aid you in assessing your own or your teams’ requirements to undertake a DBS check:   Image removed by sender.   To hold a Motorsport UK license, it is mandatory that all Motorsport UK volunteers, whose roles have been identified as meeting the relevant criteria, undertake a DBS / PVG check.
All licensed/registered Motorsport UK volunteers will be fully funded by Motorsport UK. Non-Motorsport UK volunteers will be charged a fee of £21 GBP.  Those who earn from their role will be required to cover the cost directly and this is charged at £65 GBP.
For those who reside in England, the British Isles and Wales, check HERE to apply for your DBS. Those who reside in Scotland, please email safeguarding@motorsportuk.org to complete your application.
A question and answer document on the Motorsport UK DBS / PVG check process is available HERE.
For further information on Motorsport UK’s Safeguarding policies and procedures please visit our website HERE.     Motorsport UK Safeguarding Contact
Email: safeguarding@motorsportuk.org  

ABKC February Newsletter

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November Press Release

Many thanks to all who responded to the email vote on whether they preferred one day meetings for the Winter 100 series.  A majority of competitors voted they liked the one day meetings, but the teams and traders unanimously voted against. 

So as a compromise the committee has decided to go ahead with the one day split weekends in January and February and revert to the normal Saturday practice and Sunday race day from March.  This will allow us to take extra classes like Rotax Mini Max when the daylight is short and run with three heats. 

We thank everyone for their support and especially the teams.  The 2022 calendar is on the website as well as the 2022 Pit Bay request form.  Awards details and trophy winners will be emailed to all members along with an order form for the Awards Dinner on Saturday 8th January.  A very happy Christmas and Festive season to all.