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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

Β  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 »

Circuit Guide: Capital Karts

  This circuit is the longest indoor track in the uk measuring 1050m, it has 23 challenging corners and a huge 80m straight professionally designed for the ultimate karting experience. Turns 1 to 5 If you get it right turn 1 is a flat out left but you must turn in early, after passing the apex lift slightly and quickly ... Read More »

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 »