Kart racing tips from our senior Race Director, Ian Seager
Never look behind when you are racing! Everything behind you is history! By twisting to look back you are probably going to drive toward a barrier and slow yourself down. If you are thinking about the people behind you are not concentrating on what’s in front! Finally, it gives them encouragement since they know you are worried about them and distracted!
I always give three words of advise to novice racers. Concentrate, concentrate and concentrate! The race lasts from the lights to the flag, and in between you should be using every ounce of concentration to maximise the performance of the kart, get past the people in front and keep the ones behind firmly where they should be! Dont wave to your mates, never celebrate overtaking manoeuvres, don’t get angry of you get overtaken or make a mistake. These just waste concentration. Finally, never rehearse your victory speech until you have actually crossed the winning line!
Teamworks Karting Ltd
Birmingham | Reading | Letchworth
Tel: 0845 180 3020