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Understanding the Racing Line

If you are looking to beat the lap record time on any of our tracks or you simply just want to be the fastest driver out of your friends, figuring out the proper racing line is key to setting those quick lap times.

Following the proper race line through each corner is the best way to ensure you keep your momentum going and keep those lap times at record speeds! Taking a corner at high speeds can easily throw you off the next one, so it’s vital that you nail down the proper race line for each corner to keep the traction and the kart in line.

There are 4 main areas of each corner to consider when attempting to take them at high speeds;

The Braking Point: This is the point on the track which you should start to slow as you approach the bend.
The Turn-in Point: This is the point on the track that you begin to steer into/around the bend.
The Apex: This is the point at which your kart is at its closest to the inside of the corner. When aiming to nail the racing line, understanding the apex is crucial.
• The Exit Point: This is the point at which you can start thinking about the next corner, and in certain circumstances, can accelerate away.

While each of these four points are hugely important in their own right, they must be combined in order to truly nail the correct racing line.

Every corner will have the same basic principle technique to use. The idea is to approach the corner wide and begin to slow as you get closer, stick close to the apex or barrier as you pass through the bend and accelerate away. Not all corners are the same and most will require different levels of speed but the idea remains the same. Slower on approach to the bend and accelerate away. This technique is used across many types of motor sport and should give you the most traction while weaving in and out of the corners.

Check out our Get to Know Your Kart or “Karting for Beginners”  guides and use these in combination with the racing line to boost your abilities and set those record lap times!

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.

Understanding the Racing Line

If you are looking to beat the lap record time on any of our tracks or you simply just want to be the fastest driver out of your friends, figuring out the proper racing line is key to setting those quick lap times.

Following the proper race line through each corner is the best way to ensure you keep your momentum going and keep those lap times at record speeds! Taking a corner at high speeds can easily throw you off the next one, so it’s vital that you nail down the proper race line for each corner to keep the traction and the kart in line.

There are 4 main areas of each corner to consider when attempting to take them at high speeds;

The Braking Point: This is the point on the track which you should start to slow as you approach the bend.
The Turn-in Point: This is the point on the track that you begin to steer into/around the bend.
The Apex: This is the point at which your kart is at its closest to the inside of the corner. When aiming to nail the racing line, understanding the apex is crucial.
• The Exit Point: This is the point at which you can start thinking about the next corner, and in certain circumstances, can accelerate away.

While each of these four points are hugely important in their own right, they must be combined in order to truly nail the correct racing line.

Every corner will have the same basic principle technique to use. The idea is to approach the corner wide and begin to slow as you get closer, stick close to the apex or barrier as you pass through the bend and accelerate away. Not all corners are the same and most will require different levels of speed but the idea remains the same. Slower on approach to the bend and accelerate away. This technique is used across many types of motor sport and should give you the most traction while weaving in and out of the corners.

Check out our Get to Know Your Kart or “Karting for Beginners”  guides and use these in combination with the racing line to boost your abilities and set those record lap times!

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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