The championships explained

About the 2019 TKM/Honda 2019

Formula TKM was created to provide close and competitive racing. Thousands of drivers have competed in TKM, including FIA World Champions Jenson Button and Anthony Davidson, and double BTCC champion Colin Turkington.

The Junior and Senior classes are unique in creating a high-performance pathway that drivers can follow from age 11 upwards, without spending mega bucks.

The classes are powered by the TKM BT82 engine made by Tal-Ko, the only kart race engine manufacturer in the UK. The engines are strictly controlled to ensure minimum tuning, most using the latest TAG (touch and go) technology. Maxxis slick and wet tyres provide the grip.

As the UK’s longest running class, TKM is proud to be part of the new British Kart Championships and looks forward to the added prestige given to the TKM championship titles.

So, who are the ones to watch? It’s tricky with such a wealth of talented drivers. In the Juniors, Connor Kearney and Louis Harvey are likely frontrunners but there are a host of rookies who might pull a surprise. In the Seniors, Abbi Pulling will be looking to build on back-to-back Junior titles and she is up against a wealth of experience in the likes of Joe Fowler and Adam Sparrow.

Honda Cadet is the ideal starter class, but which can also be used as a pathway up to championship standard. For the 8-12 year age group, this utilises the popular Honda GX160 engine and the competitive nature of the class has ensured that Honda is by far and away the most popular choice with Cadet drivers.

It successfully bridges the gap between low-cost clubman racing at the local circuit and a path that might lead to the top of the motor racing ladder. It has been the starting point for many top racers, George Russell, Alex Albon, Lando Norris, Tom Ingram, Jack Mitchell and Billy monger all spent time learning their craft in Honda Cadet.

The engine is suitable for “home-brewing” but there are also a range of engine preparers willing to provide the Honda motors at competitive prices.

Control tyres, pooled components and strict scrutineering make this a very level, but highly competitive field for the driver to show his craft. Who will claim this year’s Honda Cadet Cup? Look out for the likes of Kean Nakamura-Berta, Sonny Smith, Connor Duncan and Jack Hobson, to name just a few.

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TKM/Honda 2019 Calendar

Competitors will race head-to-head against each other at a variety of well-known circuits across the UK.

TKM/Honda 2019 Classes

Championships feature a number of different classes based on driver age and kart specification. Each class has its own races within the meeting.

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