The new GPK Series, which is aimed at drivers aged eight years and over, provides each competitor with an identical TonyKart chassis. This feat of design engineering has won an impressive seven World Championships and many more international titles. Daytona has chosen the race-proven Vortex DVS engine for each driver in the Junior and Senior GPK Series’ categories, which is undoubtedly the very latest in kart racing technology. This push-start 125cc engine offers unbelievable performance and the thrill of direct drive racing. GPK Series Cadet drivers will race with the Vortex Mini MR3 Engine. After extensive research and testing, all classes will use Bridgestone ROK tyres – guaranteeing longevity and performance.
The new GPK Series, which makes its debut on July 28 at Rowrah Circuit in Cumbria, will run as three double-header, three-day meetings, including testing on a Friday. The entire six-rounds are priced at £12.5k (+ VAT) for Cadets through to £14.5k (+ VAT) for Juniors and Seniors, representing superb value for money compared to owner/driver competition.
Susie Wolff, founder of UK motorsport initiative, Dare To Be Different and former Williams F1 test driver, says “Daytona is a key partner in our Dare to Be Different campaign and true professionals within the kart racing world. I believe they can make the GPK Series a big success.”
2016 Le Mans Endurance Series Champion, Alex Brundle, says, “Daytona Motorsport has shown it has the experience and ability to run a series that negates financial performance advantage and to create a level playing field. I believe this puts Daytona in the unique position to be able to provide a high-performance springboard for the youngest drivers to begin and enhance their journey to professional motorsport.”
FIA World Touring Car and MSA British Touring Car ace, Tom Chilton, further endorses Daytona’s new series, “I think Daytona Motorsport has come up with great intiative by creating the GPK Series Championship, which could hold the next generation of Formula One drivers. GPK Series offers amazing value. It’s fair, its fast. Why wouldn’t you?”
GPK Series is designed to be a significant springboard for youngsters heading towards professional racing careers – and to reflect this, Daytona has chosen superb winners’ prizes for these talented and ambitious drivers:
The 2017 GPK Series Senior Champion will win entry into the Bridgestone ROK World Finals in Garda, Italy as well as a fully funded drive in the 2018 Formula Academy Championship.
The 2017 GPK Series Junior Champion will win entry into the Bridgestone ROK World Finals in Garda, Italy as well as a fuly funded drive in the Ginetta Junior Winter Series.
The 2017 GPK Series Cadet Champion will win entry into the Bridgestone ROK World Finals in Garda, Italy as well as free entry to the 2018 GPK Series Cadet (or Junior) Championship.
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