We're hosting a never-done-before trip in Kart-City this evening! It's looking to be a fantastic line-up for the event, take a look!
3x DIT Karting Club
3x DCU Karting Society
1x IT Carlow Karting Society
1x Vodafone Karting Club
1x Mixed ex-intervarsity drivers
Live updates will be posted here throughout the evening so stay tuned!
18:35 Teams are starting to arrive here in Kart-City! Can't wait to get qualys underway!
19:50 After some technical issues (bus problems!) we're finally starting qualifying! It's gonna be a long, wet night!
20:25 Racing has begun! Only 150 laps on this cold wet track!
21:05 The rain is torrential - but that's not stopping the drivers from getting back out there for their next stints!
21:50 Hot food from The Fryery Traditional Fish & Chips has arrived just in time to boost morale!
22:15 The majority of teams have had kart issues with the rain - leaving the finishing positions completely shaken up! Coming into the final stretch now!
11:10 And we've reached the end - just! We're all getting inside to dry off and wait for results!
11:30 Vodafone Karting Club were the winners today - showing the colleges how it's done! They were followed by IT Carlow and DCU respectively! Well done to everyone who took part, and hopefully we won't have monsoon conditions for next year's spectacle!
Sincere thanks to all the teams who competed, kart-city for hosting us, OTSIM Photography for covering the event and The fryery for keeping us filled!
Dublin Institute of Technology Karting Club demolished the competition in this year's SSI Intervarsities to take victory in both the team and driver championships!
As the dust settled, their racers had a lot to reflect on: Not only dominating the championship, but also breaking and setting new records. These records include most points scored by both an individual driver and team in a single season, first college to place 1st and 2nd in the team standings, first time the top 4 in the driver's championship were from one college, first team to have a clean sweep of victories in a season, most drivers from a college to finish in the top 10 of the driver's championship (9), and first team to outscore the competition on every round. It was quite a year for the club!
Next up is the DIT Karting Club's biggest challenge to date. Last year the Club lodged a last minute entry to the British University Karting Championship's flagship 24hr race, and finished 5th on their first try! They are aiming to go 4 better and try to take victory against the best kart racers the UK has to offer and even send a second team if possible. If you want to get onboard with Irish third level karting's most successful club, we will be looking for sponsors for the event!
Check out our video of the final round of the championship, recorded and edited by jTurn Media!