Welcome to Motorsport Society

Welcome to Leeds University Union Motorsport!

The multi award-winning society bringing you karting, sim racing, F1 socials, and everything motorsport-related - 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, have a sim-racing hot lap challenge, host weekly socials to watch every Formula 1 race, and a whole lot more! Please read below to find out about each of our activities and join our WhatsApp, Discord and other social media 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), racing 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 beginners trying BUKC for the first time to British Formula 3 race-winners across 4 competition tiers (Rookies, Intermediates, Clubmans, 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 local indoor and outdoor karting circuits. This is the perfect place for beginners to try karting and hone their racing skills, you're guaranteed to see some fantastic racing all through the field!

TdY Enduro: Typically consisting of 3 rounds, this championship runs in the way same as Tour de Yorkshire but usually contains an hour long race that is split up amongst teammates. It creates a great social environment for you to create great friendships as well as developing your driving skills.

Women's Only Events: This event is similar to our TdY events. It is the perfect event for women to go karting whether you have experience or not. We run a women's only GiAG at the beginning of the year and numerous of events throughout the year. We have collaborated with universities across the UK to bring women in motorsports together for an amazing day of karting. If you are totally new to karting or just want to develop your skills in a women's only setting, this event is the best place to do so. 


We run a vast variety of socials including our brand new bi-weekly sim-racing and hot lap challenges, fun nights out, quiz and game nights, car shows, and Formula 1 socials every race weekend! Perfect for anyone looking to meet new people with an interest in motorsport. 


Give It A Go events, socials, and sim-racing will not require a membership. All our other events, including BUKC and TdY, will require membership for you to have access to tickets. You can find tickets to all our up-and-coming events and purchase our £25 yearly membership on LUU Engage.

Standard Membership – Available only to University of Leeds students, this membership will give 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 affiliate 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. Insurance must be bought via our product page and is required to participate in our events.


Colour's Award for Club of the Year, 2024

Colour's Award for the Most Improved Society, 2023

Highly Commended for Club of the Year, 2023

BUKC Team of the Year, 2022

Riley Award for Best Give It A Go, 2022

Riley Award for Best Transition Online, 2021

LUU Best Panel Discussion Award, 2021

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

Contact Us

If you have any further questions please get in touch via our email: leedsunimotorsport@gmail.com or join our Discord: https://discord.gg/MAyNcvD and WhatsApp group: https://chat.whatsapp.com/DkG3G1CgTHLHZj028y3KIV