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Tech Tuesday: Choosing the right Karting seat

The seat and its supports are often underestimated by chassis tuners and drivers, but on the contrary such elements are a fundamental part of the chassis and determine a lot of the stiffness characteristics of karts. Various seats and supports The structure of the seat and its connections to the chassis generate a system which varies sensibly the chassis stiffness. ... Read More »

Circuit Guide: Fulbeck

It’s a few hundred metres from PF International but Fulbeck doesn’t deserve to be overshadowed. Turn 1 A long run to the first bend usually sorts out most drivers after the start but, if needed, the first turn does allow side by side racing on the first lap. The normal racing line is full left, braking before a conventional turn ... Read More »

Circuit Guide: Daytona Tamworth

Turn 1: On entry you must be careful not to hit the barrier, which is the border of the track on the left. It is important to carry momentum onto the straight as it is flat in dmax and sodi karts. Turn in smoothly and clip, but don’t run over, the kerb at the apex. Make sure to run out ... Read More »

Tech Tuesday: Carbs

The purpose of a carburettor is to mix the fuel with air which it does by metering fuel through adjustable “jets” and drawing the fuel into a venturi using a vacuum effect caused by air rushing through the venturi. We race in X30 and so use the Tillotson HW-27A but these principles apply to other diaphragm carbs – please check ... Read More »

Tech Tuesday: Seat mounting and adjustment

The first step when using a new chassis is definitely seat choice. In terms of shape, stiffness, and positioning it is the most important set up choice you can make to a new kart, affecting both performance and comfort of the driver. With the help of one of the most experienced companies specialising in kart and car seats, Tillett, we ... Read More »

Circuit Guide: Whilton Mill

Turn 1 and 2 – Oblivion Oblivion is a corner in which the braver, stronger driver can pull an advantage out on their competitors. With the fast nature of the last corner the run into oblivion is a quick one, the driver must therefore be both patient and strong with the steering. Using the entire track on the right hand ... Read More »

Tech Tuesday: Axles

It all starts with the right preparation – checking your kart is safe and that nothing is going to impede your rapid progress to the front of the pack. Starting with the axle assembly we’ll go through each element of a well-maintained kart. This is a key stage of kart preparation done by professional teams between races and test days, ... Read More »