Why did we book a karting birthday party?

Well, everything we had read suggested James couldn’t start karting till he was about 7 or 8 years old and over 25kg.

Dad had even spoken to people at the Autosport show. As it turns out, he had spoken to people that only knew about cadet karting and they were not forthcoming with bambino details as they didn’t run them in their team.

We had found however, York Motorsport Village where children can kart from the age of just 4 years. It is only available as a block booked session- so parties, and prices start at £95 for 30 mins with 6 children. Little electric go karts and we booked them for James’s 5th birthday in 2014!

The boys had such a great time karting, and James lapped them all, showing us – even then – that he had a natural ability for the sport.

Fast forward to 2019, and he had another karting birthday party for his 10th too! [Read that blog here] Seems likely we’ll be booking his 15th on a kart track somewhere too 😂

As you can see in this picture, hes always been one of the smallest in his class and this year he’s finally made weight for the cadet class which has a minimum driver weight of 27kg!

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