Our Training Days

Our Training Days

Get Into Go-Karting With Rookie Racing!

Open to all novices and beginners. Novices with Motorsport UK license can enter for the Sunday too.

N.B All entrants on Sunday will need to take the Bambino or Arks test on Saturday. Once you pass this, you can enter Motorsport UK events at any tracks. Any novices who already hold a Motorsport UK license DO NOT need to re-take the test, it is only for people who don't currently hold a Motorsport UK license.

Without the license, you can still take part on Saturday

Grids will be made up of Bambino Advanced & Beginners and Cadets.

Average times on Saturday will determine which grid each competitor will race in, so we can try and give everyone a chance to race against people of similar experience (engines and classes will be mixed).

Cost is £120.00 for the weekend or £60 each day (£25 extra on Saturday will grant you mechanical support) this includes tuition, track, signing on fees, trophies,

Additional Costs:

  • Transponder for live timing £10.00 a day 

Rookie Racing is encouraging drivers to achieve their Motorsport UK racing license so they can then enter any Motorsport UK karting events throughout the UK. The races will be run for Beginners and Novices to give them the opportunity to race against people who are of similar experience, helping to increase their confidence and get a proper experience of racing.

Bambino and ARKS tests will be done on Saturday. Bambino's full information here https://www.motorsportuk.org/assets/bambinoguidelines.pdf - Cost £20.

Arks test packs can be ordered through the Rookie racing website or purchased direct from Motorsport UK 

https://shop.motorsportuk.org/product_details.asp?id=4030  - Cost £66.00.

Once you have purchased your pack there is a test fee of £99.00 to pay.


Arrival is around 8.30, track walk is 9.30-10.00 and we are out on track at 10.00.

Between the time of arrival and the track walk you will be greeted by our friendly staff who will sign you on, you have time to get your kart set up and the hire kart drivers will utilize this time for us to get them fitted in a suit, helmet, and their kart!

In the morning we have 4x 10-minute practice sessions where our mentors and coaches will watch the drivers and give them tips upon coming in the pits which will help them hone their skills ready for the races in the afternoon. Throughout the day there will be a couple of short classroom sessions where our coaches will speak to the drivers about mainly safety, ARKS License advice, and any other points they've picked up on that all drivers can improve on, etc.

In the afternoon we have 2 heats where the grids are decided randomly for the first one and then that is inverted for the second. Your results in these two heats will determine your starting position for the final, this is where the trophies are awarded to the top 3 finishers and medals for all!


On Sunday, our young mentor-Alfie Gallagher who is very passionate about racing and coaching others-will work with all drivers attending. The day will include 3 Heats (Random Grids) and the final but Bambinos do time trials on this day. Trophies are awarded to the top 3 at the end of this day.

To get booked on for whichever package you like, click here!