The Bermuda Karting Club will once again be taking to the streets of The Royal Naval Dockyard for the Dockyard Grand Prix this year. The event will be held on April 29th and 30th. Racers will compete in six classes: Cadet, Tag Junior, LO206, LO206 Masters, Tag Senior and Shifter.
Partnering with BKC will be BASE, the Bermuda Autism Support and Education charity. BASE and BKC have worked together in the past and are excited again join forces for this event. BASE and BKC will also once again welcome Canadian karter Austin Riley to Bermuda for the Grand Prix. Austin founded Driving With Autism and frequently tours around the world to speak on his experiences and race.
BKC Race Director and Announcer Ed Cook will be joined by EKarting News’ Rob Howden in the Announcer Seat. Rob will also be racing BKC’s best in the LO206 Masters class. Cook will also get a co-Race Director for the weekend with F-series Director Marco Oldhafer joining in the action. BKC racers are no strangers to the F-Series with drivers having competed in past events and drivers Ryan Burgess, Richard Talbot, and Blake and Ashley Horseman all scheduled to compete in F-Series events this year.
Bermuda is primed to host the America’s Cup of sailing in May and June in the Royal Naval Dockyard and the Grand Prix is poised to capitalize on that excitement for locals and visitors alike. With the last Grand Prix event attracting between 5-6000 spectators over the race weekend, the Bermuda Karting Club hopes to make this a highlight of their season and a showcase of their Bermudian talent.