|Initially for a three-year term, the rights will be awarded to the promoter who can best demonstrate how they will reinvigorate one of karting`s prime events.
The British Automobile Racing Club has held the rights to the event since1998 and the event itself has been split to accommodate a `long circuit` and a `100cc` event. Low interest among potential competitors, however, has forced the cancellation of the long circuit event for the last two seasons.
"We feel that there is considerable status in the British Kart Grand Prix," confirms Bruce Goddard, Business Development Director at the MSA. "It is a highly prestigious event that conveys the use of the ‘GP` plate for the winner and we are looking for an active promoter to offer a fresh approach.
“In recent history there have been two Kart GP titles, one for ‘Gearbox` and one for ‘100cc`, but there is no reason why a new promoter cannot use their initiative and deliver a joint event. We would like to encourage some lateral thinking, perhaps creating a `Extravaganza Weekend` of karting action."
Expressions of interest need to be submitted to Bruce Goddard at the MSA by the 5th July 2004 for a decision by the end of July that will be ratified at Motor Sports Council in September.