Karting: Professional Sports and Extreme Hobby in One Race Car

by SM Staff On Fri, Jan. 25, 2019

The variety of hobbies and pastimes is nowadays so diverse and exciting. For each man or woman, there is an activity which will thrill and fascinate. Lazy watching TV or browsing the web are no longer the main plans for the weekend.

Certainly, there is no way to survive without a lazy Sunday. Depending on preferences, some people may relax while gambling in an online casino or watching funny videos online. Though, after experiencing a real adventure, Monday will start with enthusiasm and motivation.

As an acknowledged hobby, karting is undoubtedly an exciting and even extreme sport for adults as well as for kids. Indeed, these races are not as dangerous as Nascar, however, lots of worldwide acknowledged pilots have been polishing their skills in high speed driving in a kart before such serious races as Indy Car и Formula One. Go Karting, as a sport, gave push to such racers as Michael Schumacher, Fernando Alonso, Lewis Carl Davidson Hamilton, etc.

The Types of Karting:

  • Leasing karting: it is a hobby for common people, there are no specific requirements. Put a helmet on and start.
  • Sports team karting: with a coach and mechanic, besides, there is a need to obtain certain qualification confirmed by the relevant certificates as well as to purchase a professional outfit.
  • Sport individual karting: it is a professional approach in which it is required to take care of kart maintenance.

In the recent decade, the carts have been considerably modified. They are manufactured of light materials and may reach the speed of 200 miles/hour which is quite fascinating for this little one. Typically, a kart consists of a chassis, engine, gear, seats, and four wheels. In comparison to common cars, there is no suspension and differential in karts. Hence, it is extremely important for chassis to be flexible in order to avoid damages while turning in the tight road bends.

Depending on weather conditions, different types of chassis are used in karts. In dry and hot weather, chassis shall be rigid. While under humid or rainy conditions, it is better to install flexible chassis to ensure better cohesion of a race car with a track. Special chassis are applied in the event of severe weather conditions like snow falls or frost.

There is no matter, in professional sports or in an amateur cart, it is necessary to remember about safety as the race car has no frame or casing which protects a racer. With a low center of gravity, a cart is not so dangerous and will not turn upside down as easily as in Nascar or alike races. For this reason, karting has also become quite popular among kids’ sports.

Hence, for adventurous people, karting is a perfect weekend plan. Besides, for leasing, they are available in many cities. A family day off or team building activity with colleagues, for any occasion, karting will satisfy all the participants with speedy driving on the track.

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