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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 »

Tech Tuesday: 7 things to check on your kart

Kart prep is an ongoing thing but to get your season off to the best start you can’t beat a pre-season garage session. We’ve spoken to industry experts to get the last word in kart preparation after a winter lay-up. 1 Check for regulation changes Every year drivers get caught out by what seem like petty rule changes and the ... 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: 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 »

Tech Tuesday: Chassis Straightening

Of all the components that go together to make a kart, if you had to choose a single thing that was deemed most important what would you go for? It would be hard to pick anything other than the chassis, as all the other components rely on it in order to do their job properly. It fulfils multiple roles, everything ... Read More »

Tech Tuesday: The Crankcase

Combustion in the combustion chamber acts on the piston with a pressure (force when multiplied by the piston head area) which generates a linear movement of the piston. This movement is then transformed into a rotating one since the piston is mounted on a reciprocating mechanism consisting of the crankshaft and conrod. The crankshaft rotates with the support of spherical ... Read More »

Tyres: Budget versus Top-End

Competiton tyre versus budget tyre How does a kart feel when it runs on budget tyres and then competition tyres? We find out. Let’s roll! You can easily spend £150 on a set of tyres for your kart or you could take the budget option and get a set for £50. But what’s the difference? We pitched a set of ... Read More »