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Tips to Win Your Next Race

If you are looking to cross the finishing line ahead of your family, friends or colleagues the next time you hit the track, following our team’s tips listed below will certainly give you an edge over your competitors.

Stay Comfy

Once you have been assigned your kart, sit into the kart correctly and the marshal will adjust the seat and pedals to ensure you are fully comfortable and ready to race. Comfortable seating position will help you relax and give your best effort.

Sitting Position

Make sure you sit straight, square and centred in the seat to keep the weight distributed evenly when maneuvering through corners and down the straights. This will allow equal amounts of force to be applied to the tyres which will give you the best traction.

The Race Line

The quickest way to get around the track is by following the correct racing line. Have a look at our Understanding the Race Line guide to figure out the best way to tackle each corner like a pro.

Stay Moving

Keeping the kart under smooth control and in motion is crucial to good performance and when trying to imitate the legend such as Eddie Irvine and Damon Hill. Avoid pitfalls like; skidding and spinning by decelerating before the corner and accelerating away from the corner. Remember the trick to most corners is: “slow in and fast out”.

One Pedal at a Time

Pressing both pedals at the same time can cause the driver to lose control and spin out. This ultimately leads to slower lap times. Use one foot at a time and remember to be gentle when pressing the pedals as they can sometimes be very sensitive.

Lighten Up

Remember that a lighter kart = a faster kart. Avoid unnecessary weight by keeping this in mind when choosing the clothing and footwear you will wear when racing.

Smooth and Consistent

Following the racing line smoothly and at consistent speeds is a sure way to get the edge over your competition. Don’t leave braking until the last second as this can cause you to brake harshly and lose speed. Be as smooth as possible around the corners, you’ll be surprised at how much of a difference this makes to your performance and lap times.

Relax

Getting tired will force you to make mistakes and slow down. Tensing up will cause you to use more energy when fighting the bends at high speeds. Use the longer straights as “rest” time to relax your body, conserve your energy and especially relax your wrists. The last thing you want is for your wrists to be hurting as you quickly maneuver through the corners.

Enjoy yourself

You stand a much better chance of winning if you’re enjoying yourself out on the track. Try to avoid feeling frustrated and stressed and try to keep a clear head. The last thing you want is for your emotions to ruin the fun so, relax and have fun!

 

So, there you have it. Those are our tips to help you finish first the next time you and your pals decide to battle it out at Kylemore Karting.

Pre-booking is essential to reserve your preferred time on the track. Bookings can be made on our website, by emailing info@kylemorekarting.ie or by phoning our booking line on (01) 6261444 where a member of the team will be happy to help.

Tips to Win Your Next Race

If you are looking to cross the finishing line ahead of your family, friends or colleagues the next time you hit the track, following our team’s tips listed below will certainly give you an edge over your competitors.

Stay Comfy

Once you have been assigned your kart, sit into the kart correctly and the marshal will adjust the seat and pedals to ensure you are fully comfortable and ready to race. Comfortable seating position will help you relax and give your best effort.

Sitting Position

Make sure you sit straight, square and centred in the seat to keep the weight distributed evenly when maneuvering through corners and down the straights. This will allow equal amounts of force to be applied to the tyres which will give you the best traction.

The Race Line

The quickest way to get around the track is by following the correct racing line. Have a look at our Understanding the Race Line guide to figure out the best way to tackle each corner like a pro.

Stay Moving

Keeping the kart under smooth control and in motion is crucial to good performance and when trying to imitate the legend such as Eddie Irvine and Damon Hill. Avoid pitfalls like; skidding and spinning by decelerating before the corner and accelerating away from the corner. Remember the trick to most corners is: “slow in and fast out”.

One Pedal at a Time

Pressing both pedals at the same time can cause the driver to lose control and spin out. This ultimately leads to slower lap times. Use one foot at a time and remember to be gentle when pressing the pedals as they can sometimes be very sensitive.

Lighten Up

Remember that a lighter kart = a faster kart. Avoid unnecessary weight by keeping this in mind when choosing the clothing and footwear you will wear when racing.

Smooth and Consistent

Following the racing line smoothly and at consistent speeds is a sure way to get the edge over your competition. Don’t leave braking until the last second as this can cause you to brake harshly and lose speed. Be as smooth as possible around the corners, you’ll be surprised at how much of a difference this makes to your performance and lap times.

Relax

Getting tired will force you to make mistakes and slow down. Tensing up will cause you to use more energy when fighting the bends at high speeds. Use the longer straights as “rest” time to relax your body, conserve your energy and especially relax your wrists. The last thing you want is for your wrists to be hurting as you quickly maneuver through the corners.

Enjoy yourself

You stand a much better chance of winning if you’re enjoying yourself out on the track. Try to avoid feeling frustrated and stressed and try to keep a clear head. The last thing you want is for your emotions to ruin the fun so, relax and have fun!

 

So, there you have it. Those are our tips to help you finish first the next time you and your pals decide to battle it out at Kylemore Karting.

Pre-booking is essential to reserve your preferred time on the track. Bookings can be made on our website, by emailing info@kylemorekarting.ie or by phoning our booking line on (01) 6261444 where a member of the team will be happy to help.

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