Should you lean in a go kart?

As you approach each corner, avoid leaning your body towards the apex as doing this will place more weight over your inside wheels – exactly the opposite of what’s needed. Instead, sit square in the seat and keep the weight distributed over the centre of the kart.

How important is weight in go karting?

The kart, including driver, weighs roughly four times less than an F1 car, so each 10 kg extra weight probably slows the kart down by at least 1.6%. You are 55 kg heavier than your friend, so your weight disadvantage should increase your laptime by around 9%, or 3.5 seconds over the 39 second lap.

Is it hard to maintain a go kart?

Go karts are high maintenance. Very high maintenance! Basically, if you’re not driving it, you’re cleaning it. For every 20 minutes you drive, there’s 20 minutes or more of behind the scenes cleaning and maintenance going on.

Which way do you lean when go karting?

Don’t Lean in

As you approach each corner, avoid leaning your body towards the apex as doing this will place more weight over your inside wheels – exactly the opposite of what’s needed. Instead, sit square in the seat and keep the weight distributed over the centre of the kart.

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Is it better to be lighter or heavier for go karting?

While there is no go karting weight limit, heavier drivers definitely do need to put in a little extra to match the lap times of their lighter counterparts. Heavier drivers should: Drive as smoothly as possible.

Is there a weight limit for go-karts?

A: No, there is not a weight limit. The karts can handle anyone who fits, and we have had racers as tall as 7-foot, two-inches races at Pole Position Raceway.

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