Friday, 20 August 2010

Karting Tips - Braking

Kart racing tips from our senior Race Director, Ian Seager


Using the brakes in a kart is one of the most tricky things to perfect. The brakes on a kart are only on the back axle. This has two negative effects. Firstly, the harder you brake, the more the weight transfers onto the front of the kart, and the less there is on the rear. So the harder you brake, the less grip you have! This makes it easy to lock the back axle. Secondly, the brake force will seriously upset the handling, making the back of the kart slide wildly if you try to brake hard in a corner. So brake smoothly to avoid locking and brake in a straight line before the corner to avoid sliding!

Teamworks Karting Ltd
Birmingham | Reading | Letchworth
Tel: 0845 180 3020

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