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IAME International Final 2017 Ones to Watch – Mini X30

The IAME International Final provisional entry list was recently released with a whopping 460 drivers entered into what could be classified as the biggest karting event in the World! With 280 drivers entered in the Junior and Senior classes alone it’s an event that requires a huge amount of consistency and faultless driving along with a bit of luck. The ... Read More »

Circuit Guide: Kimbolton

Location Located in a heart of Cambridgeshire, between Huntington and Wellingborough, and easily accessible from the A14, Kimbolton is a firm favorite club track. With a multitude of hairpins and tight complexes, it rewards driver patience and a well setup chassis! Hines Straight The main straight for Kimbolton starts way before the start finish line and isn’t straight throughout its ... Read More »

Tech Tuesday: Weight And Seat Positioning

Even though many parameters determine the grip on each tire, everything is finally led to the vertical force acting on each wheel. The greater such downward force is and the more the grip between the tire and the asphalt. Centre of gravity The centre of gravity is the point of a system (chassis plus engine plus driver) where one can ... Read More »

Circuit Guide: Glan-Y-Gors

  The Glan-Y-Gors race circuit, situated on the A5 between Corwen and Betws-Y-Coed, is one of the UK premier karting venues that started life comparatively late to other S1 race venues as a 500m non-MSA track in 1999. The Lap The start of the lap begins with a short run to Club Corner, a flat out right hander which drops ... Read More »

Tech Tuesday: Rear axle choice

The Rear axle is one of the main elements to influence chassis setup. The stiffness of the axle determines behaviour of rear part of the chassis, making the kart oversteer or understeer, and changes strongly the balances of forces acting on the chassis. As we know in fact kart behaviour along a curve is based on the possibility for the ... Read More »

Circuit Guide: Larkhall

The Lap From the startline, the lap begins with a short straight into Turn 1, a fast and exciting left hander. This is a double bend that’s approached from the middle of the track under racing conditions before running wide to turn in for the second part. The turn in is late, running two wheels over the inside kerb before ... Read More »