Association of Racing Kart Schools

The home of kart racing schools recognised by MotorsportUK

Start Karting

Want to Start Karting, but don't know where to start? Check out our easy to follow guide!

Kart Examiners

There are circuits all over the UK offering ARKS Tests. This is why we have compiled a document with all the information.

ABKC Clubs

There are circuits all over the United Kingdom, find your closest to learn more about Karting.

Helping You
Start Karting

ARKS provide information about circuits and testers across the United Kingdom, along with documentation on how to start Karting.

Graham Smith



The ARKS Test includes the theory & driving test along with the examiner. You will need to arrange a Kart, the correct PPE and pay the relevant practice day fee.

If you should fail one part of the ARKS Test, you are able to retake the theory or the driving test again. This is at a reduced rate of £50 for the written test and £60 for the driving test.

You will be able to apply for a MotorsportUK Licence, which entitles you to enter MotorsportUK permitted events. You will need to collect a minimum of 6 signatures in order to remove the novice (Black Background, White Number Plates).

Straight Forward Costs!



Written Re-Test


Driving Re-Test