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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

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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