The ARKS Test is intended for drivers with some previous karting experience who wish to apply for their Motorsport UK kart racing competition licence in order to compete in Owner/Driver Motorsport UK race meetings. The test is in two parts: theory and practical, and takes around two hours to complete.
Before drivers can progress into Motorsport UK competition races, they must obtain a Motorsport UK licence by taking the ARKS Test at an approved school. Lasting for approximately two hours, the test consists of both a written multiple-choice examination and a practical driving test. It covers all aspects of the sport, emphasising safety and good driving technique. More details are supplied in the official Motorsport UK Starter Pack, including a video containing all the information required to take and pass the test;
The ARKS Starter Pack
You will need to purchase the Motorsport UK Starter Pack in order to take your ARKS Test. The pack contains everything you will need to know for the test, as well as a licence application form and lots of useful information to get you started. The pack costs £59.00 and can be purchased on www.motorsportuk.org and includes the cost of the first licence(s).
Using our karts the cost is £98.00 + Kart Hire fee of £25. Our tests are held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month. One to one is available on weekdays with a special arrangement fee that is an additional £100.00 (subject to availability).
Pre ARKS Test Checklist
Please ensure the following before your ARKS test;
- Apply to Motorsport UK for ARKS starter pack
- Complete application form & attach passport sized photo
- Arrange medical with doctor (Drivers over 18)
- Practice regularly to achieve target lap time (within 10%)
- Test yourself on flag signals & information in training DVD
- Approved crash helmet to meet current regulations
- CIK approved race suit
- Attach passport sized photo to licence upgrade card