NKC O Plate 2024


19-21 July

Entries open 10am Monday 27th May

In support of

Welcome to the 2024
NKC O Plate!

Back for 2024, the NKC O plate takes place 19-21 July at the stunning Rowrah. Open to all drivers in Junior Rotax, Senior Rotax, Rotax 177, Senior TKM, KZ and, new for this year, Junior Rotax Primo for less experienced drivers aged 12-14.

The O plate champions can choose to run their new plate for remainder of the NKC 2024 season and until the next O plate meeting in 2025.

All drivers will be limited to one set of slicks for the meeting. The format will be time attack, mixed grids, super heats and a grand-final providing a real mix of excitement and opportunity for the drivers throughout the event.

Once again we will be supporting Penny Brohn UK, a remarkable organisation dedicated to enhancing the health and wellbeing of cancer patients and their families. We hope to raise as much money as possible to aid their invaluable efforts. We’ll be hosting various fundraising activities during the event, including a raffle, mechanic race, and more, all aimed at furthering our support for this worthy cause.


For the 2024 O plate, we are running the usual NKC classes along with Junior Rotax Primo and KZ.

Junior Rotax Primo is a class designed by Darren Beavers to help with the transition from cadet karts to full size karts. It is for drivers in their first year of junior category racing, aged 12 (year of 13th birthday) – 14. Drivers also must never have finished in the top 10 of of any junior category race of a grid of 34 or more. If you’re unsure, please contact us and we will confirm eligibility.

There will be a limit on the numbers so we encourage you to enter early to avoid disappointment.

We’re once again welcoming KZ drivers to join us at the O plate which is a spectacle not to be missed.

  • Junior Rotax Primo

  • Junior Rotax

  • Senior TKM

  • Senior Rotax

  • Rotax 177

  • KZ

The format

The event will run from Friday to Sunday with racing on the Saturday and Sunday. Racing will comprise of a time attack, mixed grid heats, super heats and grand-finals meaning that drivers will need to prove they are both quick and also capable of overtaking to be crowned O plate champion.

The format of the event is TBC but an idea of what is planned for each day is below.


  • Practice for O plate competitors
  • Parents/Mechanics race in Rowrah corporate karts* (TBC)
  • Wood fired pizzas


  • Time attack and heats for NKC O plate drivers
  • Live stream all day
  • Hog roast


  • Live stream all day
  • Super heats
  • Grand-finals
  • Trophy presentations

*Not included in race entry

The track

The venue for the O plate is Rowrah. Famous for its beautiful location in the Lake District, it has always been a favourite with the drivers with multiple overtaking spots around the track.


Tyres for the O plate will be Maxxis Sport (slicks) and Maxxis SLW (wets) for all classes other than KZ who will use the standard class tyre.

Only one set of new slicks will be allowed for racing. More details on ordering tyres will be released shortly.

Live stream

Nick, Joe and the team at Karting Live TV will be covering the event both on the Saturday and Sunday.

Take a look at some of the action from the O plate last year at Whilton Mill.


The event is run over three days. Friday 19 July – Sunday 21 July.

  • Three day event entry – £225


Entries open 10am Monday 27th May