GO-KARTING (Rentals – Rs 25,000 per Kart per day exclusive of GST)
What is G0-Karting ?
Karting is probably the world’s most popular form of motor sport. It is practiced around the world by hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts.
For many, it is simply a wonderful way of enjoying competitive racing, meeting friends at the track on the weekend and just having a lot of fun.
What Is A Go-Kart?
Go-Karting involves driving open-wheeled vehicles, usually around a circuit. It is a great way to get into motor sports, as Go-Karts tend to be easy to drive. There are just two pedals to drive – the accelerator (to speed up) and the brake (to slow down and stop).
If you have never actually seen a Go-Kart before, they are open-wheeled vehicles (with four wheels) that sit very close to the ground. This means that unlike a normal car, you have to sit very close to the ground. This can feel strange at first, but it is something that you quickly get used to.
As well as the base being closer to the ground, Go-Karts are also open to the elements, as there is no front, back, sides or roof to protect you in bad weather, or if you are involved in an accident.
Go-Karts have a low centre of gravity (due to being so close to the ground), which makes it much more likely that you will merely spin, rather than flip over, so the dangers are actually minimal.
You are given a full safety briefing before you are allowed to get into the Go-Kart.
Karting can be a lot of fun for youngsters and families over an evening where drivers can let loose their racing aspirations in a safe and controlled environment. The time is not far when serious competition at tightly organized events will promote the sport and offers the talented driver an opportunity to test himself and find out whether he has the potential to progress into the proper single seater classes like Formula Ford abroad.
Karting in India
Motor sport in India has remained cocooned to mainly national participation till recent times and karting was probably regarded as the games for the richie rich kids to kill their time with when they are bored by something else their parents gave them to keep out of harms way. The tracks were laid out in the sprawling farmhouse grounds and it was strictly a private activity.
Nevertheless, karting in the country is witnessing a sea change. The impetus seems to have poured in from the entrepreneurs who spotted the vast potential of public karting tracks as an extremely lucrative proposition.
Karting specific tracks offer a medley of levels of participation. Kids can have a fun outing on holidays with a basic kart equipped with a governed speed limit to enable them to get used to steering, throttle and break controls. From there on, being on the wheels becomes addictive and as skills get bettered, the urge to compare and competition develops. Even adults who are experienced drivers can stumble upon unexpected surprises. And to appreciate why this can happen, a somewhat detailed examination of how a kart is built and what it is capable of and what not, is an absolute necessity.