Open Grand Prix Championship 2018


2013 Champion Rhianna Purcocks

NEW for 2018 – optional practice session – see below.

The Open Grand Prix Championship is the ultimate hobby for karters!!  This is the best way to test and develop your karting skills!! 

The championship will consists of 6 rounds with your best 4 scores counting towards the championship table, the highest points scorer over the series will be crowned Herefordshire Raceway Champion!!

Each event consists of 2 x 8 minute heats, these are both preceded with a 5 lap qualifying session. The heats determine where you start for the 12 min final.  Championship points and trophies will be awarded on positions in the final.

There will be 3 classes, overall class, semi-expert class & a novice class.  All drivers will score points towards the overall table, drivers who have scored 1 or less podiums (and selected other drivers) will be in the semi-expert class, new and less experienced drivers will score towards the novice class.  There will be championship awards for top three overall, top 3 semi-expert & top 3 novices.  Drivers may only win one trophy per event, if you finish top 3 overall and top novice, the next best novice driver will win the trophy and so on.

There will be a minimum weight limit of 14 stone, drivers less than this will carry lead weights on their kart.

The dates for each round are as follows:

  • Sunday 15th April
  • Sunday 13th May
  • Sunday 10th June
  • Sunday 15th July
  • Sunday 12th  August
  • Sunday 2nd September

Signing on starts at 3pm, with racing to commence at 3:30pm.

The cost of each event will be £50, to book call 01544 318334 or email  Each round will be limited to 30 drivers so booking is essential to avoid disappointment, a deposit may be required.

New for 2018 is the optional practice sessions, this is a 12 min session prior to the actual Open GP event, cost £10, sign on 2:30pm.  This is limited to 30 drivers so please book 01544318334 or email