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Driving Tips

For the karter who is just starting out, the experienced karter looking for that extra edge, or even the casual karter wanting to add more to their experience, we have the following advice from professional driver Troy Hunt.

Always brake in a straight line

When applying brakes, make sure your foot is off the throttle

Make your turns smooth – do not be too aggressive with the steering wheel

Accelerate at the apex of the turn

It is important to think about corners ahead

When passing, do not forget about your braking zone

Try to use the whole width of the track to maintain speed (see racing lines below)

It is important to be fast on the exit of a corner to take full advantage of your kart

It is much quicker and safer not to have any contact with other karts whilst passing

When raining, it is impotant not to lock the rear wheels whilst braking

About Troy Hunt

Troy Hunt is a 4 times Australian Karting Champion, 13 times State Karting Champion, came 8th in the World Championship 2000 and is a European Factory Driver.

Troy also runs Top Gun Kart Racing Team and Top Gun Competition Karting Academy where you can draw on his extensive knowledge and experiences in competition and professional kart racing.

The Top Gun Academy holds private lessons as well as small groups, and can be found online here.

Racing Lines