BRDC Stars of Tomorrow

 moves in to exciting new format

The BRDC Stars of Tomorrow is moving in to a new era with the backing of Formula 1 Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone to create a new UK-based karting series, Formula Kart Stars (FKS).

 The BRDC are delighted to see the F1 supremo lend his support to the stars of the future  as  Britain  looks  for  its  next  Lewis  Hamilton,  who  himself  recognises  the importance  his  time  in  karting  has  had  on  his  career.  Current  Formula  1  world champion  Hamilton  has  been  appointed  Patron  of  FKS  and  has  already  been meeting young drivers to offer his advice.

Apart from Hamilton, the championship has seen past stars include McLaren Formula 1  test  driver  and  DTM  driver  Gary  Paffett  and  British  GT’s  Luke  Hines  and  is  an essential path for young drivers to begin their motor sport careers.

BRDC Secretary Stuart Pringle said: “Formula Kart Stars will be taking over the permit to run the former BRDC Stars of Tomorrow championship and we are delighted to be able to see the championship move in to an exciting new era to find new talent.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for the championship to move forward. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank FKS Director Carolynn Hoy for her assistance with the  BRDC  Stars  of  Tomorrow  and  wish  the  championship  every  success  for  the future.”

FKS Director Carolynn Hoy added: “We would like to thank the British Racing Drivers’ Club  for  your  support  over  the  past  six  seasons.  We  are  extremely grateful for the endorsement of the Stars of Tomorrow Championship, the competitors were always very  proud  to carry the famous logo. We were all very much aware just how few Championships had this honour

. “Having  such  an  endorsement  made  us  look  at  our  sport  with  a  critical  eye, measuring ourselves against motor sport, always hoping to improve and impress. I believe  that  our  adoption  by  Formula  1  would  not  have  happened  without  your guidance.

 “Many of our competitors have moved up the ladder and are now BRDC members in their own right and membership of the club is still something that all drivers aspire to.

“The BRDC has helped us to grow in stature and now as Formula Kart Stars I hope that we will be able to maintain our links and continue to help young drivers make the transition to cars.”

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