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.”