With more than 20 years of experience in the motor racing industry, this brand-new venture backed by Rye House Kart Raceway is dedicated to creating a fun, easy and viable route into the world of go karting, specifically for 5 and 8 year old drivers.

Labelled “the Silverstone of karting” by none other than Lewis Hamilton & David Coulthard, Rye House in Hertfordshire boasts heritage, history & a big heart.

As one of the UK’s oldest race circuits, dating back to the 1950’s, the track still hosts a variety of race events from owner driver test, race and Club event days as well as a huge amount of hire karting business that has really elevated Rye House to its now “premier venue” status.

“Whilst corporate & hire karting with slick hospitality is the mainstay of our income, our true passion is racing! We believe that our race heritage and knowledge, complimented by the great facilities that we now boast, really sets us apart from other hire venues. We are in a privileged position that allows us to offer packages for much younger drivers, in smaller (thus much more focused) groups. Rye House is famed for the drivers it has produced in the past and continues to work hard to develop the Stars of tomorrow!”

“As grass roots racing, K1 Stars is designed to enable children the opportunity to start karting with a transparent budget for Mum & Dad. The arrive & drive scheme allows little “STARS” to dress like real racing drivers, drive a real race kart & eventually participate in a real race meeting!

So many children fall in love with driving after a hire session but historically, parents have struggled to find clear information on how to pursue entering the sport, we have created “the next step”.

The cost of joining the 5 week course is £550 and once joined, parents are welcome to pop in to the K1 hospitality to view the setup and meet the team before the course gets underway.

“Do we think we will produce accomplished racing drivers within a 5-week K1 training course? Possibly… but we will have taught the children the fundamentals of driving in a safe and friendly environment, whilst having lots of fun – a fantastic platform to build on!”