Top Ten Tips for Go Karting and Other Racing Activities

IronSabbathPriest
Coming from a Go-Karter of two years. And an F1 watcher of three years.

The Top Ten

1 Learn How to Enter and Exit the Kart

Step onto the seat first, put one foot on the break and the other resting on the accelerator. - IronSabbathPriest

2 Get a Good Grip on the Wheel

If your hands are mirrored and symmetrical, it gives you more control when you turn and maneuvre. - IronSabbathPriest

3 Learn the Flags

Chequered flag - the race is officially finished.
Black flag - used to summon a driver to the pits
Per bend Black and white flag - penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.

These are the main ones. There are others that will be explained before the race. - IronSabbathPriest

4 Learn Racing Lines

Drive on the outside of the lane. When you approach a corner, start to come in. This will make the corner less sharp and decrease the chances of skidding. - IronSabbathPriest

5 Don't Lean Forward

This actually slows you down. - IronSabbathPriest

6 Avoid Braking While Turning

The tires could loose traction, causing you to spin. - IronSabbathPriest

7 Don't Apply the Brake and Accelerator Pedal Simultaneously

This was one of my main problems to start with. Got me my first black flag. - IronSabbathPriest

8 Focus on Completing the Lap Smoothly Rather Than Passing Other Drivers

The winner is judged based on the average fastest lap time. - IronSabbathPriest

9 Don't Lose Momentum

Look and anticipate what obstacles are coming next, such as a chicane. - IronSabbathPriest

10 Don't Exit the Kart If You Crash

Most of them don't have a reverse gear. Someone will help push you back on the track. - IronSabbathPriest

The Contenders

11 Don't Consume Drugs While Riding On Kart

Always keep this in mind - TwilightKitsune

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