Kennings' Outfit FOR SALE
Paul Kennings is selling his super quick Anderson/FPE Superkart. See the advert in the link. Price is £7900 or near offer. The outfit is equipped with a generous spares package which makes it a buy to race proposition. He'll be back to Superkart in the future but, for now, it's time for someone else to race this brutal machine!!
Kennings 9th In Euro's After Hockenheim
Paul Kennings returned to racing in 2012 with a fine 8th place in Hockenheim, venue for round 1 of the CIKFIA European Superkart Championships. He followed this with 12th place in Race 2 - both results were gained from place 28 on the grid. A fine recovery from a tricky qualifying session which saw Paul with points that place him 9th in the Championship so far. See the RESULTS and championship STANDINGS. Also see official press RELEASE.
Hockenheim Euro Opener
BKMS Racing will be at the first round of FIA European Superkart at Hockenheim next weekend (20-22 April). Look out for Paul in the RESULTS during the weekend.
Scrabbling For The Points
Paul finished a tough Euro season with a 15th in Race 1 and 12th in Race 2 at Assen this weekend. This gave the team 12th overall - not bad given Paul's illness during the year.
Another Top Ten
Paul broke into the top ten in Europe again at the weekend. Following his 12th place in race 1 he managed an 8th place in race 2. Another fine result for the BKMS Racing team at the toughest level of World Superkarting.
Next Stop - Česká Republiky!
BKMS Racing will be at the next FIA European Superkart round at Most in the Czech Republic in June.
See event information and Czech out LIVE results!!
Paul Kennings opened his CIK-FIA Euro Superkart series account with a fine performance against top-flight opposition this weekend at Magny Cours, France. Within the frame work of the Pits Organisation's International GT Open containing F2, F3, GT's, Lotus & Caterhams, the Superkarts showed there usual turn of speed and again the lap record was lowered. Paul managed a personal best of 1m41.67s during the first race.
His qualifying did not go according to plan however. 39th place and without a completed lap after Q1 put the pressure on - a seized motor putting paid to any chances of posting a competitive time in what turned out to be the fastest conditions of the 2 qualifying sessions. In Q2 he did recover to 18th but the damage was done and a top ten was going to prove difficult. In Race 1 though, he worked his way up to what should have been 10th place only to be betrayed by a water hose fastener failure. With the engine coolant rising to a worrying 97 degrees, he was in damage limitation mode and lost 2 places to effectively salvage 12th place.
Race 2 was better though - a more controlled start from the front row saw everyone with a better chance to progress in the opening lap and Paul seized his opportunity - from 18th to 15th by the end of lap 1 and then steadily progressing to 10th spot.
BKMS Racing now looks forward to the second round at Most in the Czech Republic in June.
Organiser's report + Results
Snett's The Way To Do It!
BKMS Racing fielded their 2 drivers at the opening round of the 2011 Division 1 British Superkart (BSK) series at the newly created Snetterton300 circuit, Great Britain. The 3-mile circuit includes a new, testing infield section, which was greeted with a mixture of responses from the drivers. The BKMS Racing drivers loved it though and were soon into their stride. Paul managed a 4th and a 3rd on his spare Rotax engine (selecting his best parts for the Euro series) whilst Neil's 7th and 8th places showed that he was still clearly enjoying himself in the category.
Organiser's report (see Division 1)
New Circuit, New Lap Record For BKMS Racing!
Both Paul Kennings and Neil Bagley arrived at the newly refurbished Donington National circuit the day before Guy Fawkes night expecting fireworks. The event did not disappoint with some fast and furious racing across 2 categories (1 race for 250 categories and another for 125 & 210's). BKMS Racing delivered the goods with Paul by completing a complete clean sweep of the timesheets - Free Practice, Qualifying and both races and, to cap it off, a new benchmark for the circuit in race 2 (1m 07.91s). Neil's weekend was a success too with his 5th and 4th places cementing a fine performance following a personal best lap time in race 2. All told, a fantastic weekend for the BKMS Racing team and a fine end to the year.
Watch lap record on-board footage
Paul confirmed his successful return to Superkart racing on the Bugatti circuit at Le Mans, France last weekend - just four days after his 37th birthday. In a category increasingly dominated by younger drivers, Paul showed that he still had the legs to come 11th in the FIA Euro Series, despite missing the first event at Silverstone earlier in the year.
Two Top Tens In The Land Of Tulips
Paul Kennings made his Euro Superkart return at Assen, Holland recently - exactly 12 months after his big crash at the corresponding event in 2009. Against increasingly stiff opposition, Paul qualified 5th with a personal best lap time proving that he was back to his best following his injury the previous season. He went on to score two tenth places showing that while he has competitive raw pace, his race craft is a little rusty!
Paul Returns To Competition In Style
BKMS Racing driver Paul Kennings made his season debut at the British Grand Prix at Cadwell Park recently. After a tentative start on an all-new Russell Anderson chassis he finished on the podium behind European Champion Gavin Bennett and Dutch ace Marcel Maasmann. 'The team did a great job' beamed Paul 'and special thanks must go to Bob who led the new chassis build'.
Neil Makes European Series Debut
BKMS Racing driver Neil Bagley made his FIA debut at Silverstone in April. The cold and changeable conditions made for a very challenging event for all the drivers with many of the top drivers failing to make the correct tyre choice in Race 1.
Neil had a weekend to forget with many problems but was still pleased to be back out racing again.
Recently injured BKMS driver Paul Kennings was on spanner duties.
Paul Crashes Out Of Assen Title Decider
BKMS Racing driver Paul Kennings suffered a broken foot after a high speed accident at Assen. here.
BKMS Racing - Equipment Sale
See list of parts available (Motor / Chassis Parts / Bodywork / Data Logging) here.
BKMS Racing - Tyre Sale
See list of tyres available here.
BKMS Racing score double top ten in Euro Series opener at Magny Cours
FIA European Superkart Round 1 at the Magny Cours F1 circuit was an encouraging result for the team. Paul Kennings earned 10th and 9th places respectively. The other BKMS driver Neil Bagley was on spanner duty, electing to focus on the British Superkart Series.
'I was pretty pleased with our pace, especially in race 2 as I could still see the likes of Mark Owens (GB) and Damien Payart (F) ahead at the finish', said Paul. Paul now lies equal 9th going into round 2 at Most in the Czech Republic.
See on-board video footage from Paul's Superkart and full race results below.
Race 1 Part 1
Race 1 Part 2
Race 1 Part 3
Race 2 Part 1
Race 2 Part 2
Race 2 Part 3
Full Race Results Booklet
BKMS Racing complete first race meeting of 2009 season
British Superkart Round 1 at Oulton Park's Island circuit was the first competitive outing of 2009 for the team. Paul Kennings and Neil Bagley both gave a good account of themselves earning 3rd and 7th positions respectively in the British series standings.
See on-board video footage from Paul's Superkart and full race results below.
Race 1 Part 1 (Wet)
Race 1 Part 2 (Still wet)
Race 2 Part 1 (Dry)
Race 2 Part 2 (Even dryer)
Full Race Results
Euro Series Calendar Confirmed
BKMS Racing will contest the FIA European Superkart Championship again this year.
BKMS driver Paul Kennings will be looking to improve on his best Championship finish of 4th (2007) following a torrid 2008 season.
Paul said; 'The venues are all very good for us as we've raced competitively at all of them before. I particularly enjoyed Most in the Czech Republic and I scored a good European Championship podium at Magny Cours in 2007.'
He added; 'Everyone has been to Assen several times now so racing is always very competitive there. I, and the rest of the team, are really looking forward to the season ahead!'
17-19/4 Magny-Cours (F)
05-07/6 Most (CZ)
07-09/8 Assen (NL)
See on-board video footage from Paul's Superkart. This is Assen (during a very wet Race 2) on 26.10.08.
Grid formation and rolling lap
Start / Race First Part
BKMS Racing Beaten Into 3rd place in British Series!
Following rounds 5 & 6 at Castle Combe and Assen, Paul and Neil took 3rd and 8th overall in the British Superkart Series. Paul still had a chance of the title at the final round at Assen but a motor seize and then gearbox problems meant he couldn't challenge. Congratulations go to Dave Harvey who wins his first Division 1 British title.
Read the interim report for Assen here. Full report to follow.
BKMS Racing take their first win of 2008 at Donington! See race report for British Superkart Series round 4.
BKMS Racing score points at European Champs at Assen. See race report from Rizla Racing Day 9 at Assen in the Netherlands.
BKMS Racing will be looking to get a good result at Assen in the Netherlands this weekend at the final round of the FIA-CIK European Superkart Championships. Paul currently lies in only 15th place after a difficult season so far.
See LIVE results.
Cadwell Park Report
See race report from British Superkart Grand Prix at Cadwell Park.
Kennings Returns To Superkart!
Paul Kennings returned to racing only 2 weeks after fracturing his collarbone to grab points for the British Superkart Championship at Bishopscourt, Northern Ireland (07/06/08). He wasn't able to push very hard because of the injury but his pace was respectable towards the end of the meeting. He scored two 3rd places in the Championship which limits the damage of missing Round 1 at Oulton Park.
Paul's recovery has been very quick and he even benefits from being 25mm narrower following the break (see below pic) - an aero advantage!! The team are now gearing up for a full assault on Round 3 at the MSA British Superkart GP next week at Cadwell Park. Order tickets online now!!
Bagley Battles On!
BKMS Racing ran Neil Bagley at opening round of British Superkart Series at Oulton Park last weekend. See report here.
Critical Clavicle Concern Curtails Kennings' Campaign!
BKMS Racing have been hit by injury this week. Having luckily avoided Superkart's worst ever pile-up at the Lausitzring last Sunday, Paul Kennings fractured his collarbone in a training accident yesterday on his mountain bike. Paul will be out of contention for Rd's 1 & 2 of the British Superkart Championship, a title he has won for the past 2 years. This leaves Neil Bagley as the team's only driver going into the Oulton Park clash on Bank Holiday Monday. Paul is aiming to return for the MSA British Superkart GP in July.
BKMS Racing attend amazing and eventful European Championship race as part of DTM round at EuroSpeedway Lausitz. See report here.
BKMS Racing make a tentative start to 2008. Read the Nogaro race report right here.
This is it! European Superkart kicks off at Nogaro this coming weekend. BKMS Racing will be there and, if you can't be, keep up with the results at the FIA website.
Latest Newsletter published - includes BKMS Racing's 2008 race dates! First upcoming race is the FIA European Superkart opener at Nogaro in Southern France next weekend.
Start Of Season Newsletter
New Superkart promo clip from the FIA. Includes footage of Paul at Sachsenring (#10).
Neil receives support from local Town Cryer Peter Taunton! Neil says he enjoyed playing with his bell! See more about Peter at his Website.
Congratulations to European Superkart Champion Gavin Bennett who takes the US Kart GP. Australian Sam Zavaglia comes home 2nd. First American home was 3rd placed Andy Kiker (Div 2) beating top US Division 1 runner J.R.Osbourne into 4th.
See race report at Mediasuperkart.com....
The 2 Brits head the field at the US Kart GP. British MSA Champion Trevor Roberts beats European Superkart Champion Gavin Bennett in the Pre-Final. Australian Sam Zavaglia was 3rd. First American home was Andy Kiker (Div 2). German Jürgen Reinke crashes out.
See more at Rob Forker's site (250Superkarts.com)....
European Superkart Champion Gavin Bennett & German Jürgen Reinke head the time sheets for Europe against the US contingent at the US Kart GP following Friday qualifying. British MSA Champion Trevor Roberts was quickest but declared underweight. Australian Sam Zavaglia lies 3rd.
Latest Newsletter published. Thanks everyone for an amazing season. Let's do it all again in 2008!
End Of Season Newsletter
BKMS Racing visit Tarporley School Karting Team. Congratulations to their NatSKA National Champions and all their drivers for 2007. Good luck in 2008!
BKMS Racing collect their British Series trophies at the British Superkart Association awards evening. Thanks all for a great season (especially Bob who is not pictured here)!
BKMS Racing complete a fantastic season at Nürburgring with Neil taking 3rd place in the British Division 1 Superkart Championship. Paul cemented his series win with a great 2nd place in race 1.
See Results Here
Nuerburgring Race Report
BKMS Racing travel to the Nürburgring (ADAC Westfalen Trophy) for the final round of the British Superkart Series. Neil bids for 3rd place in the title race whereas Paul has already secured the Championship.
Paul Kennings retains British Division 1 Superkart Championship for BKMS Racing! A conservative showing at Cadwell Park this weekend was enough. Neil still lies 3rd and will look to protect the position going to the final round at the Nuerburgring.
Read all about it in the race report below.
Cadwell Race Report
BKMS Racing travel to the penultimate round of the British Superkart Series at Cadwell. Paul leads with Neil in 3rd. Tickets
Good luck to all at the penultimate round of the European Superracekart Series at Assen this weekend. Stefan Malm (Stefan Malm Motorsport) has an impressive points lead with new Swedish Champion Michael Warn (Team JP-Racing) in 2nd and Britain's Rob Chillcott (Redspeed Racing) in the 3rd spot.
BKMS Racing claim 4th place in the final European Superkart Championship rankings at the Sachsenring with 2 x 8th places this weekend.
Thanks, for helping make this happen, must go to the BKMS Racing team (particularly Bob Kennings for engine support) and sponsors Firestopit (Proven Passive Fire Protection Solutions), Crabtree Chadwick Solicitors and GT85 (Professional Spray Maintenance). Read all about it in the below race report.
Sachsenring Race Report
The final top ten in Europe are;
1. Gavin Bennett (GB//GB Racing)
2. Malcolm Crowe (GB//CPC Motorsport/Anderson-CSK)
3. Michael Warn (S//Team JP-Racing)
4. Paul Kennings (GB//BKMS Racing)
5. Damien Payart (F//Malm-FPE Racing)
6. John Riley (GB//Redspeed Racing)
7. Lee Harpham (GB//Barker Racing)
8. Poul Petersen (DK//PVP Kart)
9. Peter Elkmann (D//EWU-TEC Racing Team)
10. Phil Featherstone (GB//PFP Services)
BKMS Racing will be looking to get a good result at the Sachsenring in Germany this weekend at the final round of the FIA-CIK European Superkart Championships. Paul currently lies in 5th place.
BKMS Racing consolidate their position in the European Superkart Championship at Assen with a 7th & 8th places in the two races this weekend. Paul remains in 5th position overall. Read all about it in the below race report.
Assen Race Report
60 drivers on the grid at Assen for the CIK-FIA European Superkart Championships. BKMS Racing will be there! Will you?
Friday Qualifying (Start 15:15 CET)
Saturday Qualifying (Start 11:00 CET)
Sunday Race 1 (Start 11:10 CET)
Sunday Race 2 (Start 16:05 CET)
The annual Rizla Racing Day event at Assen is the most spectacular gathering of International Superkarts in the world. Come and join the fun. Entry is free to all courtesy of Rizla.
BKMS Racing have difficult weekend at the MSA British Superkart Grand Prix. See below race report for more details.
Cadwell GP Race Report
Bumper British GP entry list announced. Division 1 Superkart fields 42 drivers!
Come and support the UK's only International Superkarting event of 2007 in the pictureesque surroundings of Cadwell Park racing circuit! Kids go free! Parking free!
Final Entry List
Confirmed Event Timetable
Paul Kennings and Neil Bagley look forward to giving their all at the MSA British Superkart Grand Prix at Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire on 21st-22nd July.
Come along and support them and the rest of the Brits in the UK's only International Superkarting event of 2007! Interim entry list and timetable issued, more to follow!
Interim Entry List
BKMS Racing consolodate positions in British Superkart Series at Snetterton. Paul wins the meeting with Neil in 7th.
Lee Harpham takes the UK Cup race.
Gavin Bennett (F250N), Paul Platt (F125O), Louise Colin (F210N) & John Neville (F125ICC) win the UK Cup for the other Superkart categories.
Trevor Roberts now leads the MSA British Superkart Series (F250N).
Snetterton Race Report
Malcolm Crowe dominates French Cup Superkart (French Formula 1 Grand Prix Support races at Magny-Cours). Owens and Bennett figure strongly for the Brits and Malm competitive too.
BKMS Racing finalise preparations for Rd 2 of the British Superkart Series at Snetterton, incorporating the prestigious UK Cup event. Strong entry list for Division 1 Superkart including Gavin Bennett, Lee Harpham and the return of John Riley.
BKMS Racing take all 3 wins at Rd 2 of the British Superkart Series at Knockhill! Both drivers on the podium. Paul now leads series and Neil is 3rd. Find out more from the race report below.
Knockhill Race Report
BKMS Racing prepare for Rd 2 of the British Superkart Series at Knockhill this coming weekend. Neil currently lies 4th and Paul is 2nd.
Look out for results of the 3rd round of Superracekart (Dutch / German series) at Oschersleben in Germany today.
Watch Paul Platt defend his 125cc British crown at the first round of their Championship at Mallory Park tomorrow! See link for more details.
Great start to the European Series for BKMS Racing. Paul takes first ever European podium finish. See the pdf file for full race report.
BKMS Racing at the CIK-FIA European Championships at Magny Cours in France. Check out Paul's progress, session by session, starting with Friday's first qualifying session here (starts 17:35 CET). For further event information, follow this link.
Good start to the British Series for BKMS Racing. Paul beats lap record and Neil posts personal best. See the pdf file for full race report.
Knauder stuns the German scene with sub 2 minute laps at the Nürburgring. J.R. Osbourne takes first Euro win. Albertsson very competitive. See race report.
Payart prevails and Chilcott puts in a good showing for the Brits at Hockenheim. See race results.
Condolences to the family and friends of Brian Peake, long time Clerk of the Course and Scrutineer, who passed away recently.
Excellent season opener for the BKMS Racing Team at Cadwell Park. Paul nearly takes lap record. See the pdf file for full race report and Blog.
Surprise winners in French Championships at Dijon! No Damien Payart. Good pace for Brits Lee Harpham and Rob Chilcott. See link for full details.
BKMS Racing support Oulton Park's season launch event. See Media for images and see Blog for more details.
Weblog updated.............see Blog.
New colour scheme for BKMS Racing is launched (see image). More pictures to follow, check back soon.
Damien does it again. Congratulations to Damien Payart and the Malm/FPE Racing Team for taking an early lead in the French Superkart Series at Albi. See full results here.
More blog blah's.............see Blog.
Es ist das Nürburgring für das Britische Serie!! The 2007 Division 1 British Superkart Series will be decided at the Nürburgring on 20th/21st October. This event will also be the final round of the European SuperRaceKart series so will be a real climax to the British Series. Book your flights to come and watch now!! See Calendar for full BKMS Racing events programme.
Donington Park under new ownership. Circuit acquired by Donington Ventures Leisure – let’s wait and see what this means for Superkarts on this circuit………
2006 MSA British Superkart Champion (250 National) announced following the MSA National Court ruling. Congratulations to Lee Harpham on his first National title.
Ernest Buser dies at the age of 75. CIK President for 21 years, the team recognise the contribution he made to the sport of karting and mourn his passing.
BSA announce addition to British Superkart Series calendar. Knockhill added 27th May! See Calendar for full details and watch this space for updates.
All at BKMS Racing wish everyone a Merry Christmas! See you in 2007.
BSA announce provisonal British Superkart Series calendar. See Calendar for full details and watch this space for updates.
CIK announce European Superkart Championship dates and venues. See Calendar for full details.
Paul gives talk to Tarporley School Karting Team club night. All the kids were really interested and showed great knowledge about racing at such an early age. Good luck for 2007 guys!
Go to Tarporley Karting Team.
Paul is presented with Division 1 British Superkart Championship & BSRC trophies. Thanks again to everyone for helping make it possible, especially Bob!
Neil seals 7th in British Superkart championship at Silverstone. Joy turns to grief as we learn about Richard Weavers. Rest in peace chap.
Paul seals British title at Silverstone! He also wins British Superkart Racing Club Championship.
Paul takes maximum points at Cadwell British Championship round 5 and sets personal best lap time.
A good day out for BKMS Racing - Paul scores two podiums at Snetterton British Championship round 4 but Chilcott wins both. Race for the title is now on! Neil scores a great 6th place at his first attempt at this circuit.
BKMS Racing have a disappointing weekend at the final round of the FIA/CIK European Championships at Assen in Holland. 11th and a DNF sees Paul slip from 7th to 10th overall. Better luck next year!