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The karting manual : the complete beginner's guide to competitive karting

Author: João Diniz Sanches
Publisher: Sparkford : Haynes, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Karting has grown significantly as an accessible, affordable introduction to motorsport. This title covers the fundamentals of kart racing, catering for the complete novice yet sufficiently detailed  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: João Diniz Sanches
ISBN: 9780857330864 0857330861
OCLC Number: 743471712
Notes: Previous edition: 2007.
Description: 1 volume : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm
Contents: The karting scene - types of kart, types of event and racing classes, including the latest developments for national and international events. Getting started - kart set-up, controls and race procedures. The racing line - reading and learning the track and cornering techniques. Kart control - kart behaviour, steering, pedal input, using body weight, racing in the rain and advanced techniques. Racecraft and race strategy - overtaking, defensive lines, backmarkers, accidents, racing etiquette, race starts, sprint/endurance tactics and pit strategy. Physical and mental preparation - fitness training, diet, routines, focus and driver aids. Technical issues - maintenance, typical problem areas and diagnosing problems. Appendices providing circuit guides for all significant UK tracks and a selection of international tracks, and directory of useful contacts.
Responsibility: João Diniz Sanches ; foreword by Jenson Button.

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