Driving

06Aug
06Aug

Okay, so kart setup is punctuated everywhere by non-linear relationships. This is a mathematical term (something I try to avoid including too much of in this blog!) which means that the phrase "if some is good, more is better!"... isn't true. It's a tough one to explain in writing, so I thought I'd do it with a video!

23Jul
23Jul

Race Line Basics - part 1

Posted in Driving By Col Fink

Today I'm going to talk about the basic handling characteristics of a kart, and the way that they affect the ideal racing line to take through a standard sort of corner. Some of this might seem a little obvious, but it's important to understand the principles as they contribute to some much more complicated decisions that we'll discuss in a future post.

09Jul
09Jul

Hey guys,

I had a smashing new idea - see making good videos out at the track is a LOT harder than you'd think - and when it's miserably wet and cold like it is in Melbourne right now... well, it's even less likely to happen! However, I do own a whiteboard, and I do dislike Wednesdays just as much as everyone else (you're never further from raceday than you are on a Wednesday), so I thought I would try to spice up hump day occasionally by starting a new tradition...

16Jun
16Jun

Do Something Different

Posted in Driving By Col Fink

I was at CIK round 3 at Pucka on the weekend helping my old mate Simo bang around in TAG Heavy. Simo had a weekend to forget, unfortunately, but a couple of his Harrington Doyle team-mates did something which struck a chord with me.

12Nov
12Nov

Here's a great piece of footage from the 2011 F1 qualifying at Suzuka, and it demonstrates just how precise you need to be to defeat your rivals. Show 99% of people this footage with no commentary and they wouldn't even notice the differences. The exact line taken through each corner, and track position and attitude of the car, all of this adds up to dictate your final laptime. The tiniest of changes can mean the difference between victory and defeat, as we see here.

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