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About Buckmore

Welcome to Buckmore Park!

We’ve been at the forefront of British karting for several decades. Now, we’re pioneering the next generation of kart circuit.

When my father, John Surtees (7 time Motorcycle World Champion and Ferrari Formula 1 World Champion), bought Buckmore in 2015 we had the opportunity to invest in upgrading all the facilities, both on and off track, and we're proud to be recognised as one of the most impressive and advanced karting circuits in the world.

Sadly Dad passed away in March 2017 leaving a rich motorsport legacy and a big vision for Buckmore. Every day we strive to realise his grand plans and we continue to deliver the excitement, the thrill and the emotion that he wanted to bring to everyone who visits us.

I look forward to seeing you at Buckmore

Leonora Surtees
Managing Director

Leonora Surtees

The Circuit

  • 1,000m international circuit
  • 80mph 390cc 4 Stroke SODI Karts
  • Live lap data and leaderboard
  • Range of formats from individual driver sprints to team endurance
  • Private events for 10 to over 200 people
  • Conferencing and catering facilities on site
  • Minutes from Junction 3 of the M2, car parking for up to 400 cars
  • All equipment provided (overalls, helmet, gloves)
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History of Buckmore Park

Since the change of ownership in 2015 we've made some big changes to Buckmore and invested in the future of the circuit. Below is a timeline of the development in recent time.

Buckmore Park
April 2015

Buckmore Park saw its inception in the early 1960’s with the initial 400m circuit.

1960s
Buckmore Park development
Buckmore Park development

The circuit continued to be used during the 1970’s but by the 1980’s it had fallen into disrepair.

1970s and 1980s
Buckmore Park
Foam Barrier

After extensive restoration, the National Championships were staged at the circuit for the first time.

1992
Buckmore Park
Tarmac resurfacing

John Surtees CBE (Formula 1 World Champion and seven time Motorcycle World Champion) bought the circuit.

2015
Buckmore Park
New in house team

Major track works started to upgrade Buckmore into the safest karting circuit in the UK

Early 2016
Buckmore Park
Tarmac resurfacing

Redevelopment neared completion, these included brand new tarmac run-off areas and painted run-off strips.

Late 2016
Buckmore Park
New in house team

Sadly John passed away in March 2017, leaving a rich motorsport legacy and a big vision for Buckmore.

March 2017
Buckmore Park
Tarmac resurfacing

After two years in the business, Leonora Surtees, John’s daughter, took on the role of Managing Director at the circuit.

2018