General Driving style question

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Hi all, I'm pretty new to this, (I've done a few test days etc). I've got a prokart and I'm just wondering if there's a general though on the quickest way through a corner, I guess it may vary corner by corner but are the fast drivers generally keeping everything in line and taking a wide, arcing line or is it generally better to slide the kart a bit to get it rotated and then get on the power early? I've heard conflicting ideas of the best way to go about getting quicker.

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Hi all, I'm pretty new to this, (I've done a few test days etc). I've got a prokart and I'm just wondering if there's a general though on the quickest way through a corner, I guess it may vary corner by corner but are the fast drivers generally keeping everything in line and taking a wide, arcing line or is it generally better to slide the kart a bit to get it rotated and then get on the power early? I've heard conflicting ideas of the best way to go about getting quicker.

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Hi mate,
Welcome to the forum, depend on what tyre and conditions your driving in really
 
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Hard to explain here... but the basics are that you learn the correct line for each corner... its not always so obvious.
As far as how you drive the kart through a corner...you need to understand the physics.
A kart is designed to rotate on 3 wheels (inside rear in the air or jacked)
This would normally happen entry to apex.
The moment you power the kart sits down all 4 wheels flat and exit...
Most car drivers who start karting power to early drive through a corner like a car... kart stays flat drifts..which is slow.
This isn't a technique you just learn it's very hard to get right and requires alot of physical strength in the arms.
There's alot of lap time to be had by just getting correct lines down.
Hope this helps alittle... the best answer is seat time.
 
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Cheers for the replies guys, I guess a bit of experimentation and watching the fast lads do when I get to a race meeting then!
 
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If its sliding mid or corner exit it's not going forward as fast as it could.......
 
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