CIK Category B Kart Circuit
Apex were commissioned in 2010 to design an improvement to the Northern Ireland circuit, in particular with a request to improve the surfacing and a requirement to extend and accommodate contemporary CIK guidelines. This redesign included re-surfacing the pit entrance lane, the creation of a new internal track extension and replacement kerbing which extends the original 1002m track to a CIK Grade B compliant 1270m.
Further re-surfacing of the ‘long track’ and paddock, was included in the upgrade work, including the installation of a new drainage system and duct work. The finalised layout, with track construction completed in 2011, increased the flexibility of the venue by allowing the concurrent operation of multiple circuit configurations including bambino karting sessions. The new layout received approval from the MSA (the motorsport governing body for the United Kingdom) and now hosts sanctioned national race meetings. Full CIK licensing forms part of the circuit’s long-term strategy.