Driver Training and Motorsport UK Tests

Driver Training

Do you want to become an Owner Driver?

If you decide that you want to take karting seriously, own your own kart and become the next British Formula 1 star, then you'll need a Motorsport UK competition licence to race.

The Motorsport UK competition licence is a Motorsport UK recognised and approved licence that allows the holder to race in Motorsport UK approved race meetings. The test is undertaken by an approved Motorsport UK instructor who can also give 1-to-1 tuition prior to taking the test. The course and test is run at Three Sisters Circuit and is overseen by local Motorsport UK licensed instructors.

If you want to know more about the course or the test, check availability, or book yourself a place, please call us on 01942 719030 or use the form opposite to register your interest, and we'll discuss the type of training that we think you'll need.

We provide test sessions for owner drivers and also host Motorsport UK racing meetings organised by the MBKC (Manchester and Buxton Kart Club).

Circuits used for driver training (click to enlarge) :

ARKS Test

Three Sisters Circuit is a member of the Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) and is recognised by Motorsport UK / Karting UK. Private one-to-one tuition with a professional ARKS instructor costs £99 and is run on either the Club or Valley circuits.

The ARKS test costs £98 including VAT, if applicable, and includes both written and practical tests. If you should fail one part of the ARKS test, the written test can be re-taken for £50 and the driving test for £60. The hire fee for a suitable Three Sisters kart is £40.

There are some exemptions for drivers who have had a National A licence before, or who have enough signatures from Tyro/Clubman events, and in some cases these people only need to sit the written test. Check with Motorsport UK or ARKS to see if that might affect you and whether you also need to purchase a Start Karting Pack which costs £66 from www.motorsportuk.org (includes the cost of the first licence).

Call 01942 719030 or submit this form...