New three-race series will see kids and adults alike compete in the Baby Bugatti Type 35.
The Little Car Company has announced the advent of the UK Bugatti Baby II Championship, which will see teams compete for glory in a unique racing series designed for the delightful Bugatti Baby II miniature electric car.
20 adult and child teams will partake in three racing events that will take place at three iconic UK-based motorsport locations. The first event will take place on April 23 at the Bicester Scramble, with the second race kicking off at Silverstone on May 28.
Rather fittingly, the final event will happen at Prescott Hill Climb, which is also the home base of the Bugatti Owners Club. This section will include a hill climb and prize-giving and is scheduled for July 8. This is the first time in almost 100 years that the Baby Bugatti will return to the racetrack competitively.
Back in 1926, Ettore Bugatti built his son, Roland, a half-scale version of the Bugatti Type 35.
The current model, which was developed in collaboration with Bugatti itself, is a 75% scale version of the Type 35, and, therefore, bigger than the original. The latest iteration of the Baby Bugatti runs on electric power and has multiple driving modes to suit different drivers and styles.
This new championship is meant to appeal to everyone who has the love of cars flowing through their veins. As a team event, parents and kids can find a new shared hobby that will create memories and better young drivers. These Baby Bugattis may be cheaper than a Chiron, but at $62,500, they are not exactly cheap.
Thankfully, Baby Bugatti ownership isn't a prerequisite for championship entry. The cars will be provided for each event, and competitors will receive coaching from Andy Wallace, Bugatti test driver and winner of the challenging 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Teams can enter for £4,950 (approximately $6,130), and while that sounds like a hefty sum, it does include entry to the various events and races and catering. All drivers need to bring along is a helmet and a pair of gloves, along with suitable clothing and shoes. If you're a taller individual, you may want to visit The Little Car Company headquarters first, as the firm notes adult drivers "will need to be 6 foot 2 or under to fit comfortably." Kids need to be between the ages of 10-14 to compete.
"We will be giving 20 teams a truly unforgettable experience of getting behind the wheel of our Bugatti Baby II in a competitive environment. For kids who have dreamt themselves as Lewis Hamilton or Max Verstappen, and their parents who may have grown up idolizing Ayrton Senna or Nigel Mansell, our event will give them the opportunity to emulate their racing heroes across three days of racing," said company CEO, Ben Hedley.
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