Briars Racing drivers: Anwar Beroual-Smith, Ed White and Sean Brierley

Briars Racing

National and international kart racing has been a passion here at Briars Group for a long time.  For over 7 years we have sponsored a Briars Racing team and you may recall our medal-filled report from the Kart World Championship in 2019.  As 2020 dawns, qualification begins for this year’s competition heats up and every event is a battle and a spectacle.

Photo credit: BRKC

About the BRKC

BRKC is British Rental Kart Championship, the only British qualifying series for the Kart World Championship (KWC). BRKC Drivers showcase their talent amongst a truly international grid, and in front of an audience of thousands via live broadcast.

“The BRKC’s philosophy is equal equipment, equal weight, great racing, and superb value”

Rental Karting involves competitors driving karts drawn from the host circuit’s fleet, to ensure parity, fairness and excitement.  The BRKC host circuit, Formula Fast, is “renowned for its kart parity, with regular fleet testing to meet a strict target tolerance of 0.2 seconds from the fastest to the slowest karts.”

BRKC 2020 Championship

Briars Racing at MK

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100 drivers competed in 2020, collectively holding no less than 35 National and World titles, including 6-time British Champion & 2 time World Champion Ruben Boutens from Holland and current World Champion Michael Schottler from Germany. Only 58 of the entries were British, with drivers pouring in from all over Europe and the USA.

“The BRKC is regarded as the highest level of Rental Karting in the UK, due to an extremely competitive field of drivers, a professionally managed championship – as well as the unrivalled prizes provided by the series”

The British Championship, with its livestream footage bringing in around 4,000 views per day on Youtube, and now available on radio via, is widely regarded as one of the best National events in the Kart World Championship series: but even by its own prolific standards the quality of drivers presented here surpassed even the World Championship in Charlotte, USA.

Briars Racing Team

Briars Racing

Photo credit: BRKC

The Briars Racing team comprises BRKC 10-year stalwart Sean Brierley, Club100 and Team World Champion 2017; highly experienced at World level Anwar Beroual-Smith; and two-time BRKC overall podium finisher Ed White.

With only the top 10 of 100 drivers making it to the final our drivers found themselves in 8th (Sean), 11th (Ed) and 12th (Anwar). This was a hugely creditable performance and occupied the top 3 positions for the 58 British drivers competing, a fantastic effort!

Sadly there was no fairy-tale ending here as Sean came home in 9th in the final, but Briars Racing finished a very creditable 2nd place in the team championship which runs concurrently.

A fantastic result for Briars Racing and something to build on for the rest of the 2020 season!

Kate co-founded Briars in 1991 with Andrew Brierley. She specialised in tax law and today continues to advise clients on international operations, particularly land, expand and exit! In her spare time Kate is a Past Master of the City of London Guild of Entrepreneurs and a Director of CCARHT (Cambridge Centre for Applied Research into Human Trafficking).