Go-karting is really fun. But merely riding around won’t give you the satisfaction of winning the race right? So here are a few tips and tricks which you should take heed of if you want to cross that finishing line first!
Take the right position:
It may seem to be a basic tip, but your seating position matters a lot. Make sure you sit comfortably, with your back up against the seat. Leaning forward during the race will only end up slowing you down!
Adjust your seat:
After you get to seat yourself, make sure you adjust the seat with the help of the lever in front of you. If you’re not at the right distance from the steering, that will act as a deterrent to you winning the race.
Get a firm grip over the steering:
The 10 and 2 position or whatever position you are comfortable with, make sure it’s symmetrical so that you have hold even when you’re turning or speeding.
Don’t bulk yourself up:
The lighter you are, the agiler you will be! So avoid any kind of heavy clothing that will add up weight and slow you down.
Don’t simply speed up and then lose momentum with unnecessary halting and braking. Unnecessary acceleration is a big no.
Don’t accelerate and brake simultaneously:
Rookie mistake – This will cause the engine to stop!
Braking while turning :
Don’t brake while you’re turning; this will hinder your momentum. It’s best to brake when you’re on the straight path.
Learn to overtake:
Because many times, there will be slow drivers who will obstruct you from going ahead. Mastering the art of overtaking will prove helpful to you in such situations.
Follow faster drivers:
Make sure you follow the drivers who are at a good pace. This will make sure that you don’t get stuck because of any slow drivers. And as you are near the faster drivers, make sure you use every opportunity to zip past them and inch towards the finishing line!
Have fun Go-karting!!