In motorsport (and beyond) aerodynamic efficiency is now an absolutely not negligible factor in the search for best performance. The evolutions in this field have not, however, taken hold with the same vigour in all classes of motor racing. In fact, in karting for several years it was believed that the relatively “low” speeds typical of this sport (unlike that of the world of single-seaters, for example) did not allow chronometric gains such as to justify enormous revolutions and above all investment in this respect. However, over time, thanks to more in-depth studies (through CFD simulations, computational fluid dynamics, or tests in wind tunnels) it emerged that even in karts it was possible to exploit solutions that would improve the aerodynamic efficiency of the vehicles and this not only to achieve better top speeds, but also to better manage the temperatures of the components of a chassis. This is precisely why accessories were created with the ultimate aim of improving the aerodynamic efficiency of vehicles and their drivers. The examples selected by TKART in this “Must have” testify that the most important steps forward have been made in regard to the radiator, fairings and even in relation to drivers’ helmets. How? You just have to find out.
N.B. To complete the article, however, we await your opinion as always, if in your experience on the track you have noticed other examples, do not hesitate to leave your contribution at the end of this article.
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