Here you’ll find all the techniques, tricks and tips to help you achieve just that – to help you develop your skills, to sharpen your competitive edge, to help you to drive like a pro.
Go Kart Racing Strategy
Before the race starts, you may want to consider a racing strategy. This is something that fans of Formula 1 will be familiar with, but for those that aren’t in the know: a racing strategy is a carefully detailed plan used to achieve a specific goal. In most cases, this ‘specific goal’ is winning a race (unless you’re Sauber, in which case your ‘specific goal’ might be finishing a race).
Go Karting Tactics
The trick is to think long term. Don’t just focus on the next lap, but the next ten. If you’re planning to overtake, monitor the driver in front for any weaknesses you could take advantage of. Consider your engine and tire temperature too. It makes more sense to allow your kart to build up to full power during the first few laps as opposed to going full-throttle right from the start. Lastly, keep an eye out for the kart behind you. If the driver is catching up around certain corners or straights, adjust your strategy to focus on those areas.
Eyes on the Prize
Our last tip is by far the simplest. All you need is a decent set of eyeballs. Rather than focusing all your attention on the bumper of the kart in front, fix your eyes on the direction you want the kart to travel instead. If you’re trying to navigate the apex, look at the apex. If you’re powering away from a bend but want to stay on the racing line, look at the racing line. It’s that simple.