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Tech Tuesday: Top 5 Setup Tools

As you probably know, set up is a crucial part to the whole driver/kart package. If it’s out then you can expect to be off the pace. This is why you want the whole job of setting up your kart to be quicker, easier and more convenient. Here are five tools which do just that. Iztech Chassis Alignment Brackets These ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »