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!”
The FIVE week K1 course is set out to combat the saying; “is it a five minute wonder?” which can sometimes deter parents from purchasing their own equipment.
Unveiling a BRAND NEW fleet of race spec Bambino karts in June 2018, the model is simple; Under the full supervision of our professional race coaches, children are able to experience the real deal in a fully equipped racing machine!
Priced at £550, the team will customise the kart to ensure every Star is fitted suitably and comfortably prior to the start of each course and teach them step by step, how to race properly!
The spectrum of ability at such a young age is vast. However, we are confident that our training techniques and methods will build a strong foundation to kick start our members path into the world of motor sport!
How the course unfolds…
Week 1: The excitement of getting behind the wheel for the very first time can often become an overwhelming situation for anyone to deal with, especially at such a young age! The main focus on week 1 will be to ensure each driver is confident with the simple (but vital) elements of controlling the vehicle. Foot work and technique will be the primary focus to enable drivers to lap in a safe & controlled manner by themselves without the aid of his/her instructor.
Week 2: Having recapped what was learnt in week 1, it is important to understand the challenges of spatial awareness. The ability to steer around obstacles and stop within dedicated zones will educate drivers whilst keeping it fun and entertaining!!
Week 3: Drivers will be passenger to the coach in a side by side kart to demonstrate each drill at pace in order for Stars to imitate! The emphasis on accelerating to full speed but also hard braking will install confidence in the capabilities of the vehicle. Remember, the karts we’ll be using are geared up to compete!
Week 4: After a short but formative summary of what we’ve learnt so far, a group test session will commence. Coaches will be on hand to assist (by way of following) and advance each drivers capabilities! The team will also cover kart and track rules!
Week 5: Race Day!! The team will imitate a time trial race event for all K1 members! Light hearted and most of all FUN, each driver will be presented with a K1 awards presentation… We are all winners!!
To conclude the course, not only will our members be certificated novice drivers but the K1 team will continue to offer official test sessions (usually twice per week) to enable all K1 Stars the opportunity to advance their skills!
Anything else?: Of course there is… the fun never stops!!!
Feel free to call us for more info. on 01992 460895