Protyre Formula Renault BARC Championship regulars SWB Motorsport have announced an exciting opportunity for young karters to win the chance to test a Formula Renault car with their new Shootout Day on 10th December.
Based at Whilton Mill kart track in Northamptonshire, the shootout day will see young karters given the chance to battle it out in Pro karts, Rotax karts and then on a race simulator, with the winner winning a free Formula Renault test or a free weekend in Rotax karts.
Stage one of the day will see drivers battle it out in GX160 Pro Karts, with the top twelve drivers going through to stage two, where they be split into two teams of six and compete in Senior Rotax karts in a 100 minute endurance race. The top six drivers will then head over to Silverstone and compete on the new GPR Simulator in a Formula Renault car, while also making a short presentation of their plans for 2012 and why they should be picked for the prize.
The shootout day is being used to introduce the team's new SWB Motorsport Academy kart team, which is being developed in 2012. Initially running in Super One and the Whilton Mill Club Championship, SWB are aiming to form a link between karting and car racing, giving the academy team's top drivers the chance to test and race their Formula Renault's in the future.
Team co-ordinator and Formula Renault driver Jack Dex said: “It's a great opportunity for young karters to move into single seaters and to see what it's like and see what it's about. I think it's massively important to establish a link between karting and racing. At the moment, karting teams want to keep their drivers in karting, as they sell chassis' off the back of them. Karting is a sport within its own right and it produces a lot of great young drivers that don't actually know anything about car racing, so I think this link into racing will bring some great talent into Renault, to show them what it's about.”