With the help of just over 13.5k guests in 2015, Formula Fast Karting’s track has seen the equivalent of seven laps around the world…that’s 174,484 miles driven by the Sodi GT-5 karts.
Formula Fast Karting in Bletchley has released a series of fun facts as part of its 2015 round up, which Formula Fast Owner, Phil Stanley, describes as “another amazing year.” He adds: “with so many miles driven by so many guests, the figure we’re proudest of is the 0.04% failure rate per drive. The safety and quality of our karts is the most important thing for us, that’s what ensures the safety and enjoyment of our visitors.”
To drive that far took 561,611 laps of the Formula Fast circuit, which is 500 metres long and features 12 technical corners designed with the help of Formula One professionals. The fastest of those that contributed to these figures also took home silverware; culminating in a grand total of 1,191 trophies awarded throughout the year.
In addition to hosting 151 junior birthday parties and cooking 1,660 pizzas, Formula Fast also hosted the British Rental Kart Championship – returning to the Milton Keynes facility for a third time this January. The championship features drivers from all over the world competing for a place in the Kart World Championships, a £1,000 cash prize, and – most importantly - the title of British Champion.
Amongst all of that racing (and cooking!) co-owners, Ollie Fox and Phil Stanley still found the time to set up BluePrint Racing, a brand new multi-drive simulator experience.
With a wraparound driving experience created by three 40-inch high-definition screens, BluePrint combines racing car steering, pedal and gear controls with rFactor2 software, allowing drivers to select from almost every racing circuit in the world and choose from a huge range of cars. Using top-end hardware, BluePrint stands above other similar centres by replicating the immersive feel of ‘real-life’ race cars to a specification usually demanded by professional race teams over five linked, feature-rich pods.
Phil continues: “2015 was a great year and we’re really excited for the year to come, both on the karting and simulator activities. We have even more up our sleeves, but for now, people can come and experience BluePrint which any racing fan will love. We have the facilities for people to enjoy a few speedy laps around the track and for them to get a feel of real-life racing cars on famous tracks such as Silverstone and the Nürburgring – add in the pizza and it’s a whole day out!”
To find out more about Formula Fast or BluePrint, visit: www.formulafast.co.uk / www.blueprintracing.co.uk, or call the team on: 01908 904111 (karting) / 904777 (simulators). Keep up with the latest news and join the chat at www.facebook.com/formulafastkarting / www.facebook.com/blueprintsimracing.