HARD. X-Kart Scholarship 2023

Team HARD. Racing have partnered with X-Kart for a new exciting scholarship for the 2023 race season.

HARD. X-Kart is offering you the opportunity to win a fully-funded drive in the 2023 Junior Kart Championship (JKC) series in the newest X-Kart chassis worth £25,000.

Having run our track racing scholarship for a number of years we are delighted to be able to offer something for the younger racer (aged 12-15) who is at the start of their career.

The venue for stage 1 of this programme is Team Karting in Rochdale, the UK’s highest rated and longest all tarmac, indoor track.

Stage 1 is simple. Visit Team Karting in Rochdale and head out onto the track and set a lap time, the top 50% of drivers will qualify for stage 2 of the programme. Entrants have until 30th August 2022 to set their lap times.

Stage 2 will be held at an outdoor karting venue which is TBC.

The top 10 entrants will then be invited to Team HARD. Racing HQ at a later date that suits all.

The HARD. X-Kart Scholarship award will operate on an arrive and drive basis across all race weekends and test program, including the following:

• Championship and race entries

• Race fuel and tyres

• Test day entries, fuel, and tyres

• Latest X-Kart chassis hire

• Mechanics and driver support

• In-house management & representation

The HARD. X-Kart Scholarship is open to anyone between the ages of 12-15.


The top 3 scholars will be awarded for their performance;

• 1st place will receive a fully funded season in the Junior Kart Championship (JKC) for the 2023 season.

• 2nd place will receive free entry into the Junior Kart Championship (JKC) and take part in a test day in a current X-Kart chassis.

• 3rd place will receive free entry into the Junior Kart Championship (JKC) and receive 10% off a brand new X-kart chassis.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch at [email protected] or on 01622 739 900 if you have any questions or queries.

  Championship Info

    – Junior Kart Championship 2023

– 8 Rounds (March – October)

– All races streamed live on Facebook and/or YouTube

– Controlled tyres, even playing field












Frequently Asked Questions

How Am I Assessed?
Stage 1 is simple. The fastest 50% of entrants will qualify for stage 2.

Stage 2 will see entrants assessed not only on laptime but also kart control, mechanical sympathy and race craft.

Stage 3 is designed to get to know the finalists better. Easy going chats and interviews are what to expect here.

When Does it Go Ahead?
Enteries are open now. To participate simply go to Team Karting in Rochdale anytime before 30th August 2022 to set your laptime.
Note: Before attending you must have paid your registration fee of £99.
My Child has no Karting Experience, does this Matter?
In short, no. Whilst stage 1 is about laptimes, if the entrant makes it into stage 2 we will be looking for more then just speed.
What is the Age Range?

Anyone between the ages of 12-15 are eligible to enter .

Where does Stage 1 Take Place?
Ensor Mill
OL11 2NU
How Much is it to Enter?

There is a registration fee of £99 followed by a £50 charge for each stage 1 session.

Please note: Entrants are not limited to just one attempt at setting a lap time.

How Many Days Am I Needed?
If you make it through to the final stage you will be required for a total of three days.

Stage 1 can be completed when it suits the entrant and anyone who gets through to stage 2 or stage 3 will be notified well in advance of the day.

When Do I Need To Sign Up By?
This is a first come first serve scholarship with limited places.

What Our Staff Have To Say

This is a great initiative and i’m delighted to team up with Team HARD. for this offering. We have run the JKC for a number of years now and it’s a great platform for young racers to get amongst some really fierce competition.
Matty Street

Owner , X-Kart

Motorsport means so much to myself and the team. Over the years several drivers we have scouted through our track racing scholarship programme have benefitted from the exposure it brings them and are still significant figures in the racing community today. I’m delighted to bring the same programme to the karting world.
Tony Gilham

Managing Director, Team HARD. Racing