ARKS Tests at Camberley Kart Club
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 13th 2013 at 9:38 PM
Before the MSA will issue a race licence for the first time all novice drivers must complete the Association of Racing Kart Schools (ARKS) test, either at an approved Race School or with a registered examiner. The fee for for a full ARKS test is £93.00. The test is in two parts, a multiple choice question paper followed by a driving assessment, having completed your test you can practice for the rest of the day free. The fee for the multiple choice part on its own is £43.00 and the driving part is £56.00
A.R.K.S. Test Examiners
- Apply for a “go karting” starter pack obtained from the Motor Sport Association, MSA priced £50.00 (As of January 2013. Price subject to change without notice)
- Continue practising, honing your skills until you can lap Blackbushe in approximately 110% of a race lap time. If you are a cadet, 100cc, 125 Rotax Max that is a time, on a dry circuit, of approximately 30 – 32 seconds. ( Gearbox should be approximately 23 – 25 seconds)
- You are now lapping consistently in a good time. You have watched the video supplied in your starter pack, you know your flags, and are ready to move on to attaining your novice race licence.
- Contact an ARKS examiner. At CKC ARKS tests are normally carried out on the second Saturday of each month.
- If you book the test with us the plan is you turn up as on a normal practice day. Sign on and pay nothing – tell them you are an ARKS pupil. The ARKS test starts at 11 a.m. So irrespective of the class that you are driving in you should have one session to make sure the kart is prepared and running well.
- 11 a.m. We meet in the signing on hut. The examiner will explain about the use of flags, the need for overalls, helmets etc and the general procedures applicable at kart tracks. We then watch the video yet again. The first part of the test is a multiple choice section – tick the right box. You must achieve at least 18 correct answers out of 20 questions. You will also be asked to correctly identify a selection of the flags used in karting. If you have watched the video and listened to the examiners introduction you will have no problems with this.
- You now take to the track in your relevant class where your driving standard is assessed. If you can consistently lap within the 110% time, you are aware of other drivers on the circuit, you don’t fly off into the undergrowth every other lap, then the ARKS examiner will be suitably impressed, sign and stamp your licence application form, found in your starter pack. You then send the form to the MSA with a further nominal fee for your race licence and that’s it! You are ready to race as a novice.
- You will need to successfully complete five race events and obtain signatures on your licence at each event to allow update of your novice race licence to a full race licence.
If you are under 18 years old you do not need a medical unless a medical condition exists.
18 -45 years old must have a medical examination prior to obtaining a licence.
From 45 until you have had enough you need a medical every year.
Your licence application form has a medical section on it. Take it to your doctor to complete, the main points being colour blindness test, eyesight test, urine test and blood pressure test. The doctor will usually make a charge for this.
To obtain further information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the club on 01252 413490.
Motor Sports Association: www.msauk.org
MSA Getting started in karting direct link: http://www.msauk.org/site/cms/contentviewarticle.asp?article=785