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Driver Testimonials

I took my team here for a fun day out, and that's exactly what we had! The booking procedure was very straight forward and my emails were replied to quickly and professionally. We booked the go kart racing and clay pigeon shooting, both were fantastic fun & great value for money. The equipment/machines etc were all great quality. Big thanks to Ross, Hannah & Howard who were all brilliant and made us feel very welcome on the day.

Sarah C

I brought my teenagers to race on a wet November morning. We had a lot of fun and decided to return in January.

Marshals are well drilled and the atmosphere is always one of competitive fun. Overall, I highly recommend this place. It is far better than any indoor karting with better staff, a better atmosphere and a much faster track.

Ralph

We had a small group of friends racing the go-karts on a great track, really technical and challenging, we had the whole track to ourselves, it was damp so it was extra fun trying to keep the karts on tarmac, also had a nice beer afterwards. Brilliant!

What a track it is. It is fast, flowing, and so much more interesting and fun to drive than any kart track I have ever been to. The nature of the track allows you to run at a far higher speed than at indoor track.

This made for a great structure only enhanced further with the best karting track we have experienced. We've done several over the years but this challenging circuit has the right balance of fast corners, tight bends and superb straights which are long enough for decent overtaking.

Dean C

Went here as part of a birthday session. The track was fantastic. Just the right amount of corners and straights. At 800 meters it is well worth the money. The staff know what they are doing and let you race.

Simon

Amazing, great location, challenging track. Very helpful staff. Will be going back. Take my advice and do it in the wet if you get chance, a great challenge

James Harris

The staff are very professional, polite and the track is set in great surroundings. Great place guys.

Everything from the minute you arrive exceeds your expectations staff were great ensured we all had a great day well worth the visit will be going again

Jamie H

Couldn't recommend Brighton Karting any more if i tried... I've been 3 times now. once we got out on the track it was like real life Mario Kart (without the bananas and shells...) I didn't win but that didn't matter as it was just fun to push yourself with each passing lap... I got a sheet telling me my fastest laps which i thought was great!

A very memorable day. Well organised, great fun and very professional

John Treharne: CEO, The Gym Group

I've had loads of people stop me to say how great the programme was and how much they got out of it!

Toyota

Amazing location, excellent and challenging circuit. Very helpful and friendly staff. They have a fantastic Kids karting club where they can start at age 8! They have a junior league and a senior league - brilliant!! Highly recommended!

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FAQs

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Q Is Brighton Karting open 7 days a week?

The circuit is open seven days a week throughout the year but sessions must be booked in advance. Open GP’s & ‘Arrive and Drive’ sessions will be advertised on our Karting calendar. The track will be closed on public Holidays (Christmas, New Year etc.) unless sessions are pre-booked or advertised on our web site or Karting Calendar.

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Q What should I wear?

Please wear trainers or similar. Do not wear high heels, sandals or flip-flops. We advise comfortable clothes that may be worn under the overals.

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Q Do events run at night?

Yes. Our track is floodlit and we run sessions up to 10pm or later if necessary, for pre-booked events. Check our Karting Calendar for available ‘open’ events.

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Q Is there a restaurant or bar?

Yes, Brighton Karting has both a restaurant and a licenced bar on site. We also offer conference facilities.

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Q Do I need a driving licence?

No. You do not need a driving licence to race at Brighton Karting. Every driver receives a full safety briefing and instruction on how to operate the karts.

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Q Can I drink alcohol before I drive?

No, any person under the influence of alcohol or illicit substances will not be allowed to drive.

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Q Are spectators allowed?

Yes, although children must be supervised at all times. Please note that dogs are not permitted at the circuit at any time.

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Q Are there minimum ages and heights for racing?

Yes - There are 2 age categories. Junior – 8 to 16 years of age / Adult – 17 years and above. Different age categories cannot race together although we do offer 'Arrive & Drive' sessions where parents are allowed to drive with their children in a non-competitive environment.

Basic height guidelines: Junior Drivers must be a minimum of 125cms tall (4 feet 1 inch), and Adult Drivers a minimum of 142cms tall (4 feet 8 inches).

Children attending the venue must be accompanied by a parent or other responsible adult at all times. Please contact us if you are unsure about any height or age restrictions.

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Q Can I arrive late for a race event?

No, all events commence with a safety briefing and practice laps. If you miss the briefing or practice, you cannot race. We do not refund race fees for late arrivals.

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Q Can I decorate the circuit with my own branding?

Yes. Please discuss this when booking your event.

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Q Is safety equipment provided?

Yes, we provide all safety equipment that is required for Hire Drivers. All drivers should wear trainers or similar flat soled shoes and comfortable clothing.

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Q Can I wear my own safety equipment?

Yes. Drivers may supply their own safety equipment but it must be approved by the Race Director. Full face helmets with a visor and appropriate approvals must be used. Tinted visors are not allowed for any of our evening events. Racesuits must cover the driver from neck to wrist to ankle and be of appropriate construction for racing. Brighton Karting does not accept any liability for any loss of such equipment or any injury caused where the driver's own safety equipment may have contributed to the injury.

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Q Am I allowed to wear fancy dress?

No. Every driver must be in suitable safety equipment.

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Q Can I just turn up and race?

Yes. We run ‘Arrive & Drive’ sessions which means you don’t need to book in advance but you need to make sure the session is running. Availability cannot be guaranteed, so it is advisable to book in advance or at least call the office to check before arrival.

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Q Does the circuit operate in all weather conditions?

Brighton Karting is an outdoor go kart track and we operate in 99% of all weather conditions. If the track is unavailable due to freak weather conditions then we will re-schedule your event.

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Q Are car parking facilities available?

Yes, car parking facilities are free of charge to customers.

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Q Can I bring my own Go-Kart to Brighton Karting?

No, we only allow our karts on the track.

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Some footage from today’s race, sadly didn’t get to record all the bends as I crashed the drone into a tree 🌲#gokart #kart #outdoortrack #brighton #brightonkarting #kartinglife #kartlife #karts #gokarting #gokartracing #gokarting #sussex #westsussex #qleisure #albourne #letsrace #grid #outdoorkarting #flyover #racing #race #tarmac #rubbingisracing #racingline #apex White lines went down today and the red and white kurbs will be added at a later date. #kartlife #karting #brightonkarting #brighton #sussex #westsussex #outdoortrack #gokart #track #race #qleisure #gokart #gokarting #gokartracing #petrolheads #whitelines #letsrace Fresh new tarmac, 2 new bends, bigger exits on all the bends, more Kurbs, bigger pit lane, longer straight! It’s basically a brand new track! Ready for racing soon!!!! #outdoortrack #karting #gokarting #gokart #race #gokartrace #qleisure #brighton #brightonkarting Who wants to be the first person to drive this awesome new bend...? #karting #newtrack #brighton #brightonkarting #sussex #letsrace #outdoortrack #gokart #gokartracing #gokarting #kartinguk #qleisure Just 2 weeks left until we re-surface the track! Make sure you get your bumpy ride fix in before then!!! #brighton #rubbingisracing #karting #brightonkarting #qleisure #racing #karts #gokarts #sussex #outdoortrack #brighton #karting #brightonkarting #racing #rubbingisracing #sun #karts #qleisure #sodi #letsrace Another day, another hair pin! Not sure if we were in Albourne or Dubai Today! This new bend is a game changer, super fast exit and  smooth as hell! #brighton #brightonkarting #karting #racetrack #newtrack #tarmac #newbend #newline Meet the team! Some of our beautiful track staff! #staff #team #karting #brightonkarting #qleisure This left handed  is going to be something special! #karting #brighton #brightonkarting #outdoorkarting #rubbingisracing Track extension: phase 1 has started and should be completed next week. Cannot wait to lay down 900m of new tarmac when it’s finished!! #newtrack #raceday #brighton #brightonkarting #karting #letsrace #outdoorkarting #qleisure #sodi #sws #biz #bizkarts #sussex Stag in stag #karting #stagdo #stagdoideas #stagdobrighton #brightonstag #stag It’s all about the track talk when it’s wet! #wettrack #karting #brighton #brightonkarting #snowkarting #icekarting #brighton #brightonkarting #qleisure #qleisurebrighton We’re open Today for Arrive and Drive, 10am - 1pm #brighton #thingstodo #thingstodobrighton #karting #kartingnearme #karttrack #brightonkarting #qleisure #sussex #westsussex #bn6 #race #drive #outdoorkarting #kartgoals #burnrubber #letsrace #gokart We’re putting a team together! Watch this space! #prokart #prokartracing #sussex #westsussex #brighton #gokarting #outdoortrack #race #teamtalk #no.69 #raceface #twinengine #qleisure #gokarting #gokartracing #brightonkarting Greasy day in the track Today! #karting #racing #brighton #letsrace #grid #sodi #drive #race #sussex #albourne #qleisure #brightonkarting #karting The Kartmaster championship champions! Incredible consistent driving throughout the whole season, even made space for old boy @joshbacon2016 first place to @_jonodalton and 3rd place to @alexx__jay #podium #drive #race #gokarts #karting #brightonkarting #qleisure #championship #winners #letsrace It's Christmas Eve! This was Santa speeding around bend no.5 (Mansell) #karting #gokarting #racing #driving #motorsport #letsrace #qleisure #grid #foodlights #nightrace #podium #sodi #speed #lightrail #gokarts #race #drive #podium The last race is done! Now for Christmas! Our last session for 2016 will be Thursday 29th December 10am #karting #brighton #raceday #race #letsrace #sodi #qleisure #kartmaster #kart #gokart #gokarting Merry Christmas!!!!!! #Brighton #karting #kartinglife #letsrace #podium #wettrack #kart 3 and a half men! #teamracing #letsrace #endurance #rivervalecup #qleisure #brighton #kartinglife #kartingtime #podium #champions #brightonkarting #qleisure #letsrace #brightonkarting #44 #karting #brighton #wettrack #sodi #letsrace #race #gokart #grid #lap #qleisure Racing today with #brightlocal #karting #letsrace #grid #qleisure #brighton #karting #brightonkarting #gokarting #sodi #wettrack #gokarting #letsrace #karting #grid #qleisure #kidskarting #championship #f1 Tonight's podium finishers! #winners #champions #championship #brighton #gokarting #karting #grid #qleisure #letsrace #joshthegiant #sodi #rt8 #podium #nocontact