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Whether you’re just about to settle into your studies at UWE or being welcomed back; it’s important to start the new academic year with a fresh mind and try new experiences.

Are you looking for a club to fuel your adrenaline needs?

UWE Motorsports is a great way to interact with a new community, being full of people who want to assist you in gaining new experiences and travelling around England in pursuit of speed. Whether you’re a long-term supporter of sports such as F1; or have no previous understanding of the sport, you’re welcome to join us.

The club is established on a variety of Motorsport related trips and social activities to fuel/create a new hobby. But mainly, Motorsports is all about the racing and the feeling of standing at the top of the podium.

Pursuing speed in the form of Karting allows us to gain bumper-to-bumper action the way that legends such as: Lewis Hamilton, Ayrton Senna, Fernando Alonso and many more… started out. 

The Karting community is stretched far and wide with the competitive BUKC (British University Karting Championship) offering a fast pace, outdoor thrill that tests your abilities against Universities from all over the UK. With karts delivering a 0-60mph time of only 4.5 seconds, whilst delivering nimble and rapid action that requires commitment (and power!) from the drivers. These have a strong F1 heritage and many great names have raced on them. 

However, If the idea of BUKC sounds daunting, we also offer UWEKC. This is the social karting event we offer based on an internal championship with tracks dotted around the South-West. Many of our members had never stepped in karts before joining the club, therefore, UWEKC is a great place to start and get support from other drivers. Our UWEKC has put 9 drivers in the top times at our home track Absolutely Karting, where we host weekly training sessions.


If you’re interested in trying/joining Motorsports, we offer taster events, so you can get the sense of the action you can experience from being part of the team. You can also find us at the Freshers Fair in the ECC on Friday 21st September.  

Our Facebook page is a great way to contact us for any Motorsport related needs and contains up to date information for ways to get involved. See you on the track!

‘I started racing go-karts. And I love karts. It’s the most breath-taking sport in the world. More than F1, I used to like it most’ – Ayrton Senna