Your chance to race against BTCC star Árón Taylor-Smith!

31st May 2024

As the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship roars into Thruxton next weekend, the pre-event fun will begin with a truly epic karting event on Friday, all in aid of the incredible Air Ambulance UK.

Thanks to the long-term partnership between Árón Taylor-Smith and Briggs Equipment, the duo will be hosting a number of charity events throughout the season to raise those all-important funds for AAUK, which is also the partner charity of official BTCC Title Sponsor Kwik Fit.

The first event of the year will take place at Thruxton Kart Centre on Friday 7 June, with teams bidding to take part in this unmissable event.

Staff and customers will get the opportunity to race against multiple BTCC race winner Taylor-Smith in a fun packed day, and now we’re offering one lucky winner and a friend FREE ENTRY into the event.

In conjunction with Kwik Fit, Briggs Equipment and the BTCC, the lucky winners will get the opportunity to join Árón throughout the day, starting with taking part in the bumper-to-bumper charity karting event, followed by lunch at PMR VIP hospitality and a private garage tour.

All you have to do to enter is simply follow the links below to the competition post on either Facebook or X, reply to the post tagging your friend that you would like to enter the race with, and tell us your team name!



You need to make sure you’re available to attend Thruxton next Friday, whilst the winners and five runners-up will also receive a pair of tickets to the BTCC event on Saturday and Sunday, making this a full weekend of fun!

Árón will be picking a winner after the competition closes at 4pm on Tuesday 4 June with all winners and runners-up being notified no later than 10am the following day.

“I can’t wait for next Friday,” said Taylor-Smith. “Of course, we have the BTCC race weekend to follow, but I’m really looking forward to meeting friends, partners, staff and fans at our karting event – I am sure there will be some serious racing going on too! “I’d like to thank the BTCC, Kwik Fit and of course Briggs Equipment for their support as we look to raise funds for the wonderful people at Air Ambulance UK.”

Air Ambulances UK is the national organisation championing and supporting the lifesaving work of the UK’s 21 air ambulance charities, ensuring the best possible chance of survival and patient outcome for everyone in need of lifesaving pre-hospital care.

It’s an organisation of paramount importance in the UK and is only achieved through its collaboration with members, generous individual, corporate and grant donors as well as strategic partnerships.

Timings for the day:

0930: Arrival (inc. karting registration and induction)

1000: Race start

1300: Lunch/Awards

1330: BTCC Garage tour, Q&A session with Árón

1500: Departure or stay and soak up the pre BTCC weekend preparations


Thruxton Circuit, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8PN


Thruxton is readily accessible from both the M3 and M4. Once on the A303 follow the signs for Thruxton Circuit ONLY; ignore signs for Thruxton village. Upon leaving the A303 follow signs for Thruxton Circuit. The karting and 4x4 centre have their own entrance signposted 100 meters before the main circuit entrance.

Dress code:

Helmets, race suits, gloves and balaclavas are provided, these can be applied over comfortable clothing. Trainers are ideal shoes for karting. Shoes must cover the whole foot, no open toes/sandals /crocs. No heels or wedges. © 2024
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