PDC Go Kart Design CompetitionFollow article
Aged between 7-16 years and based in the UK and Ireland?
Have an eye for detail?
Interested in engineering and design?
Want to see your design on national and international racing tracks for a whole year?
Want your family, friends, and school to see your winning design and to meet the motorsport teams?
Be sure to enter our amazing competition to design the Go-Kart for PDC Racing and win a STEM Day at your school!
A Go-Kart is an open-wheel car or quadra-cycle.Go-karts can come in all shapes, sizes, and forms, from motor-less models to high-powered racing machines used in motorsport.
Karting is the first step on the Motorsport ladder, from Indoor Pro Karts and Electric Engines to outdoor 2 stroke karts and is a great way to learn more about STEM skills and how they support Motorsport.
Check out the video below to see some cool Karts racing with drivers aged between 6-40, in the SuperOne Bambino Kart Racing event from July 2020.
Motorsport is the perfect place to learn and put into practice skills and knowledge from STEM (science, technology, engineering, and maths)
There is so much Science in the design and performance of the car from materials to friction to fluids. Technology plays a key part in advancing the sport, understanding performance, and making cars more reliable and fast. Engineering is everywhere from the build, design to maintenance. Mathematics factors as much in the car as it does with the drivers and the lines taken around the circuit for that perfect lap.
The newest and most exciting competition will allow you to make a mark on PDC Racing's season by designing the bodywork (livery) for their new Go-Kart for the 2021/22 season.
The kart will be developed and tested by the PDC Juniors Team, aged between 9 to 14, who will compete in various championships across the UK throughout 2021/22.
PDC Racing is a race team formed in 2016 who complete in the UK and Europe. They have won 4 National Championships in the last 3 years, achieved over 40 race wins, and currently race 7 cars in multiple club and national championships.
Colin Turkington, 4 times British Touring Car Championship, with 53 wins and 149 podiums from 434 starts as of today, recognises how important STEM skills are for the future generation of Motorsport and Automotive stars, from drivers to engineers, to designers.
On this basis, he donated his own training kart to PDC Racing to ensure that more young people can be inspired and engaged with via Motorsport.
Colin trains pre-season in a kart, going back to basics to keep his strength, knowledge, and reflexes sharp.
The winner from this competition will have their design printed onto the PDC Go-Kart for the 21/22 season and hosted on the RS Components STEM Hub.
They will also receive:
- A school visit from RS Components Titan II and PDC Race Team Car (pending school visit to check site suitability)
- Go Kart unveiling at the school with the winning design
- A mini merchandise kit
- Tickets for Race or Test Day for the Go-Kart
Four Runner Ups will have their designs displayed on the RS Components STEM Hub, along with receiving a Future Motorsport Engineer Kit, Tickets for a Race or Test Day, and a mini merchandise kit.
We have Go-Kart design PDFs that you can print out, or download ready to add your design, in the Attachments area below. Check out the full Terms & Conditions document for information on submitting your entry via DesignSpark.
All entries must be submitted by 11.59pm (GMT) on Saturday 7th November 2020.
To enter you must register on DesignSpark and submit your design in the “Contribute + “tab under “Add An Article”. No purchase necessary.
If you are feeling adventurous then why not build a 3D model of your design on your computer? You could even record a video of you explaining your printed /digital design.
Make sure you give a description of your design in your entry and highlight all the unique design features and placement of the logos required.
Be sure to add and place the attached RS and PDC Logos on your Go-Kart's Design.
Remember to get permission from your parent/guardian/teacher to enter on your behalf.
Please add your name, age, and school name with your entry, along with contact details for your parent or guardian or teacher in the box below, highlighted, Add Applicant Details + Permission Contact Details.
Closing Date: 23:59 GMT on Saturday 7th November 2020.
Permission is required before entering, with full contact details provided for one of these included in the entry. Permission should be from either a parent, teacher or guardian.
Application is open to young people aged between 7 and 16 years.
Entry is open to residents in the UK, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland.
Titan II visiting the school is dependant on school site suitability; If Titan II cannot be hosted at the school, the RS STEM team will host a STEM workshop day instead.
PDC Racing and RS Components have full commercial and personal printing rights for the winning artwork.