5. Always look for the opportunity
to overtake your opponent
In competitive karting, most drivers keep ahead of the game by
spotting when a competitor has approached a corner too fast or
locked the wheels. You can then make sure you use this as an opportunity
to accelerate and overtake them.
6. Don’t weigh yourself down with heavy kit
I’m not saying stay away from the hamburgers but if avoiding
heavy clothing can help reduce your weight in the kart, when everything
else is equal the tiniest thing can be a slight advantage over
some of your opponents.
7. Handling a kart in the rain
If the track is wet, don’t worry, just try to brake gently
in a straight line as you approach a bend and apply the accelerator
slightly slower than you would in normal weather conditions. If
you push too hard on the accelerator you risk losing control of
the kart or being unable to navigate a bend.
By following these tips, you can really make the most of the
experience and the thing to remember is that it’s a thrilling
sport – whether you win or not....
If you are aged between 13 and 18 Oscar recommends
trying out the British Schools Karting Championship
as a way of testing out your new found skills.
Register with your school at www.bskc.co.uk/register.