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How fast can those little things go? :crazy:

(Maybe those "rounder" looking drivers are wearing body armour? :D)
 

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It was not my intention to look like the Stig. I just love the helmets design and fit and best of all its VERY light so in long races my neck can withstand the cornering forces.

Karts have an unbelieveable amount of grip. I broke 4 ribs in the summer just due to the cornering forces, no accidents.
you broke 4 ribs with cornering forces,thats serious s**t
 
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How fast can those little things go? :crazy:

(Maybe those "rounder" looking drivers are wearing body armour? :D)
Up to about 100mph. At my local track we average 78MPH.

In that video thaet are doing 160-180MPH

We all wear rib protectors. I had mine custom made and it is the same as Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton's. I had it made in the same room as they did by the same bloke.
 

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What is the far left peddle for?
 

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Olly , are you sure thats 177 kg? that makes you lot 27 stone and over ! you wont be getting that cart moving!
 

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In the vid?

Thats the clutch.
yes in the vid, strange, it must be a vid sound thing as I can't see much foot movement when the engine changes pitch, I'E gear change?

The things ya notice hey?
 

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I'd be scared s**tless!
 
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I have my first race this weekend this season.

I get very nervous before a race and always have done.

What is the best way to deal with it?
 

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Jesus that looks like FUN. I have to try karting someday.
 

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What engine is in the carts in the video?

Yours looks a bit like a 100cc National? (I've tried a few of them and they are silly quick for such a small engine)
 
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What engine is in the carts in the video?

Yours looks a bit like a 100cc National? (I've tried a few of them and they are silly quick for such a small engine)
Karts please. Not carts!:ban:

125cc Rotax. Producing 36BHP which makes them very quick. I weigh in at 178-180KG with chassis.

Its not the speed that is the amazing bit. The grip is quite frankly stunning.

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Karting at forest edge 7th of march 2009 :: kartingforestedgemarch6th-7th201002.jpg picture by BlackC55 - Photobucket
 

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