Performance Karting

Take the first step to becoming a professional motor racing driver with our Performance Karting experience. This experience is the perfect gift for any boy racer fanatic.
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The Experience

Karting has long been the schooling ground of many of the worlds famous motor racing drivers. These sessions maximise your fun and will give you a real chance to burn rubber! All of the locations guarantee to challenge any wannabe boy racer, some have long high-speed straights, others twisting chicanes to make you screech, one circuit even has the longest track flyover in the UK. Once on the track you'll need to think about cornering, clipping the apex and knowing when to brake. As you complete your laps your confidence will grow and you'll soon be thinking you could be the next Schumacher.

Itinerary

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Briefing on kart and track

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Practice laps

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Timed laps

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Final race and presentation of prizes

Vital Information

Minimum age varies from 14 to 18 years, but most centres require a minimum of 16. A driving licence is not required. Certain medical conditions (e.g. pregnancy, epilepsy, fainting, neck or back injuries) may prohibit participation. You must sign a danger to health disclaimer.

The Weather

The weather should not affect this experience, unless the venue chosen is an outdoor track. If so, please call before setting out, as heavy rain or icy conditions may impact the session.

Session Length

Sessions vary from location to location, but as a guide this experience lasts two to three hours and generally include a safety briefing, tuition as required and five to fifteen minutes of practice before heats and finals.

Numbers

The number of people competing will vary from around 15 to 80.

Spectators

Spectators are welcome at these centres. There are areas where spectators can purchase refreshments at most locations.

Dress Code

Dress comfortably and wear sensible leisure clothes and flat closed shoes. Helmet and race suits provided.

Locations 

Several locations UK-wide.

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Performance Karting: Availability

Most centres hold an open session a few times a month all year round.

Performance Karting: Fascinating Facts

Karting was invented in California in 1956. Art Ingels, a serious driver of hot rods and a designer and builder of racing cars mounted an engine on a frame with a set of semi pneumatic tyres. A bicycle chain drove one rear wheel and it looked flimsy but it was stable and very, very fast. The concept appealed to other speed freaks and a group of them started meeting in the car park of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. They then went looking for a place to set up a road racing circuit where they could enjoy their new sport and promote its growth. It didn't take long for karting to spread around the world and it rapidly developed into a training ground for future Formula One champions. Grand Prix legend Ayrton Senna was a runner up in the World 100cc Sprint Kart Championships in 1979 and 1980. World Champions Alain Prost, Nelson Piquet and Nigel Mansell learnt their early racing moves in karts. And the front of today's Grand Prix grid, Michael and Ralf Schumacher, Juan Pablo Montoya, Rubens Barichello and David Coultard all started their racing careers in these incredibly manoeuvrable vehicles. And between races you'll often find them on karting tracks refining their driving techniques.

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Restrictions
This experience is available year round. Wear sensible leisure clothes and flat shoes. The number of people competing will vary from around 15 to 80.