As we get closer to the first round of the 2021 Motorsport UK British Superkart Championship, let’s take a look at some of the competitors heading into the new season.
First up… it’s ladies first of course…
Ami Jerger from Southam will be stepping into the 250cc class in 2021 in a Kennedy Motors prepared Anderson. Ami competed in short circuit karting from the age of nine and started owner driver karting aged 13 In Easykart Junior.
She progressed into Senior Lights aged 15 with numerous podiums, a final win and 4th in the championship and she participated in some Senior X30 club meets with JDR.
Jerger is current captain of the University of Sheffield Motorsport who race in the BUKC (British University Karting Championship).
Ami’s first taste of superkarting came at the age of 18 after a birthday present ‘Race School’ day with her Dad at Darley Moor run by Superkarting UK.
She was hooked, and bought a 125cc shortly after and began her first season in Superkarts in 2019. It was a good season with a class 3rd place at Cadwell Park and best newcomer award for the season.
Young-gun Ardern joins the series
2021 will be the first full season racing in long circuit karting for Ben Ardern. Ben only started racing five years ago with Coningsby Kart Club in their grass kart championship. From the loose to some of the most famous circuits in the country, Ardern will not only contest the Motorsport UK British Superkart Championship, but also the Superkarting UK Championship and BSKC Super Series at the wheel of his 250cc Anderson.
Ward commits to new-look championship
Garry Ward from York will be wrestling the big 450cc Kart in the 2021 Motorsport UK British Superkart Championship, as he hopes to fight for the spoils in the 450 National class aboard his Anderson 450 KTM machine.
Potkins poised for Superkart season
Gary Potkins came into karting relatively late in life, having been involved in scooter racing way back in the 1970’s .
Gary had the opportunity to drive in corporate karting and after a season, he then decided to buy and run his own race kart. Having passed his ARKS test, Potkins joined a local Karting Club (HKRC) in 2012 until 2018 competing in the Rotax 177 and IAME classes.
Up until 2018, the Peterborough-based driver had only done short circuit karting, but after picking up a leaflet to try a Superkart at Darley Moor he was hooked.
From that introduction, 2021 will be the third season in Superkarting as Gary commits to the 125 Open class. He looks forward to racing his 125cc Anderson Maverick at iconic circuits such as Cadwell Park and Mallory Park.