After a race, it’s perfectly normal to look back and think of those split seconds where you know you could’ve done better. The moments where races are won and lost, where pits become podiums.
Taking your karting to the next level is the best way to ensure that when the chequered flag comes down, you’re the one leading the pack – the one that’s too busy punching the air in celebration to worry about where it all went wrong.
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.
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).
The key to racing away from the line is a combination of composure and concentration.
Start by trying to shut out any engine noise, taking a deep breath and focussing on the lights. Place your foot over the accelerator, relax your muscles and control your breathing. Once you see the green lights, press the accelerator to the floor and move your kart towards the racing line.
By mastering the points listed above, you’ll soon be able to charge away from the line, putting yourself and your kart in a winning position from the very first lap.
Our last tip is by far the simplest. All you need is a decent set of eye balls.
Rather than focussing 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.
Keen to showcase your new skills or practice your technique? Get in touch today and book a session at your local TeamSport track by calling us on 01252 732300.
Let’s have it!