Mike Spencer - Mike came from a racing background with his father having 20 years of experience in karting prior to the start of Mike’s own karting career in December 1990. Sponsored by Deavinsons from the start of his career due to his fathers prior involvement with Paul Deavin with other various drivers before Mike started in the sport of karting. He then went on to win his first major British title in the British Cadet Championships in 1993 whilst being run by his father. This successful partnership between father and son continued to the upper levels of junior karting when he won the British Junior Championship in 1997 whilst also taking the ‘0’ plate title and finishing 3rd in the Monaco Kart Cup in his maiden European kart race in the same year. From there Mike also won the Formula A in his debut year in the class at the mere age of 16. Having showed his talent in the sport of karting, Mike made the move into single seater car racing in 2002, winning the Zip Formula Championship in its inaugural year, which then led to a sponsored drive in Formula Renault with some help from Martin Hines. Unfortunately his single seater career was short-lived due to financial restrictions, which resulted in his car racing career coming to a halt in 2003. Mike then returned to the sport of karting in 2006 mechanicing for Chris Rogers (his now business partner) in Formula A, which lead to Mike returning to the sport full time. Mike then spent the next couple of years leading various race teams and drivers to numerous victories at club and national levels. Whilst returning to the sport itself, Mike also recommenced racing in the Senior Rotax category in which he became 2007 British Open Champion. He continued to show his consistency in the Rotax category, achieving 5th and 3rd in the Super 1 British National Championships before retiring from racing and starting Global Karting Ltd.
Robert Hanscomb - Rob started his racing career somewhat later than his two counterparts at the age of fifteen in 1995. Racing was a completely new experience for him with no family background in racing just a family love for Formula 1. His father having experience in the motor trade was something that prompted the decision to kart as there was someone with mechanical knowledge to repair and maintain the machines. Racing on limited time and budget meant a different path from Chris and Mike with just club level racing for some years with many successful wins around the country. Three seasons of super 1 racing followed in the early 2000’s from a sponsored drive with Deavinsons Sprint which kept him in racing until 2004 when he retired from racing to concentrate on running a team he had formed in 2001-Rob Hanscomb Motorsport. This race team was formed after numerous people had approached him for his advice from his successes at club level and so the work took priority over racing. Rob Hanscomb Motorsport had grown into a successful race team and had captured an ever-growing audience, which is one of the reasons Rob’s inspirations to form Global karting Ltd.
Global Karting was established in 2009 through 3 key members - Robert Hanscomb, Mike Spencer, and Chris Rogers (no longer part of Global Karting).
The team has listed much success. over the years which can be found here.
The team prides itself on getting the most out of your equipment and yourself and conducts itself in a professional manor. We like to make sure you time with Global Karting is enjoyable, fun and of good value.
This is why we always present a clean awning with seating available for guests. A tidy well stocked Van and Race truck that are maintained to the highest standards.
We do not cut corners, so what you pay for you will receive. We find many of our clients do indeed become friends and we realise while for some karting is a career path (stepping stone) for others its a weekend hobby to be enjoyed.