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Buckmore Park, Chatham

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Buckmore Park Kart Circuit is an MSA approved outdoor kart racing circuit located just off junction 3 of the M2 in Chatham, Kent, England. Until his death on 10 March 2017, it was owned by John Surtees, the only person to have won world Grand Prix championships in both Formula One car racing and Grand Prix motorcycle racing.
Situated in a woodland setting between the M2 and M20 motorways directly above High Speed 1, its proximity to London makes it Britain's busiest circuit. With seven different fleets of kart the circuit offers karting experiences for all ages and experience levels. The circuit also hosts monthly MSA race meetings for owner/drivers and hosts National series annually.
Buckmore Park is a circuit where many current and past Formula One drivers learned their trade, including Johnny Herbert and Formula 1 champions Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, who was originally discovered by Ron Dennis in the 1996 Champions of the Future Event held at Buckmore Park.
Although Buckmore Park is primarily a race circuit, it also has on-site conference and catering facilities.
The Buckmore Kart School has been preparing drivers for success in Motorsport since 1972 and has trained more than 20 European and British kart champions. There are both introductory and more in-depth training options for ages 8+. As well as a Bambino School & club for ages 6–7.
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  • You would think that living near the track at Buckmore Park I would have been there before. After all we've lived in Kent for 30 years. You'd be wrong. Until last weekend the nearest we had got to...  more »
  • Good value for money. The instructors are attentive and friendly. Make sure you book in advance as very rarely there are last-minute places available. There is a bar on-site for the waiting, it...  more »
  • Great for a work night out with a group of people. Race circuit was great fun. Also have refreshments and food available. Fully recommended.
  • Very good track and very nice staff at all times, they make you feel like in a real race all the times. Also good system of warning lights witch I never seen in any other amateur karting tracks. Loved it.

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