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Welcome to Leeds University Union Motorsport!

The triple award-winning society bringing you karting, sim-racing, F1 socials, and motorsport-related quizzes - we have something for all motorsport fans.

We at LUU Motorsport compete in the British Universities Karting Championship(BUKC), run our own in-house karting championship affectionately dubbed the Tour de Yorkshire, run a bi-weekly sim-racing hot lap challenge and host weekly socials to watch the Formula 1, take part in custom-made Motorsport quizzes and many other shenanigans! Please read below to find out about each of our activities and join our Discord and social medias to find out when and where to come and join in on the fun. Please note: You do not need a driving license to take part in any of our karting activities!


BUKC: LUU Motorsport competes in the BUKC (British University Karting Championship), where we race against over 50 other UK universities in karts capable of speeds of over 75mph and 5-60 in 4.5 seconds. There are 8 rounds at 4 tracks nationwide, plus several test-days throughout the year. The level of competition ranges from people who are trying BUKC for the first time to British Formula 3 race-winners across 4 competition tiers(Rookies, Intermediates, Clubman, Premiers). Find out more on the BUKC website and get in touch if you want to get involved!

TdY: Typically consisting of 8 rounds, the Tour de Yorkshire takes members across Yorkshire to the crème de la crème of indoor and outdoor karting circuits. This is the perfect place for beginners to try karting and hone their racing skills and we usually see some fantastic racing all through the field.


We run a vast variety of socials including our brand new bi-weekly sim-racing and hot lap challenges, quiz and game nights, Formula 1 socials during qualifying and race weekends, attending car shows and even some club nights. Perfect for anyone looking to meet new people with an interest in Motorsport!


GIAG’s, socials and sim-racing will not require membership. All other events, including BUKC and TdY, will require membership for you to buy tickets. You can find tickets to all our up-and-coming events and purchase our £15 yearly membership on LUU Engage.

Standard Membership – Available only to University of Leeds students, this membership will give them full advantages of your membership.

Affiliate Membership – Available only to students that are at other institutions in Leeds (Beckett, Trinity, Leeds Conservatoire, University of Law & Leeds College of Art). This membership will allow people to attend all events and meetings, vote and run for non-core committee positions. They will not be allowed to run/vote for President, Treasurer or Secretary.

Public Membership – Available to anyone not eligible for standard or associate membership, this membership will allow people to attend your events and meetings but not able to run/vote in any elections.


Please be aware that you do not have personal accident insurance cover related to this activity. If you would like any cover, please seek this individually. Here are some providers that you can inquire with:

Sports Cover Direct


The awards that we have received are:

The Bright Network's Sports and Wellbeing Society of the Year Award, 2020

LUU Best Panel Discussion Award, 2021

Riley Award for Best Transition Online, 2021

Contact Us

If you have any further questions please get in touch via our email: or join our Discord: and WhatsApp group:

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