ELECTRIC BLANKET KITS FOR KART ENGINES AND RADIATORS: DO THEY REALLY WORK? ALL THE ANSWERS IN A TRUTH-TEST!
We promised and we did it: after having analysed it in every constructive detail (to learn more read: "Technical Focus | Electric blanket kits for kart engines and radiators, the solution for winter (inspired by F1) by New-Line Racing"), we put the new product of the Italian company to the test, directly on the track. We took part in a real race day at the end of January, adapting to the timetable of the event as far as the entrances to the track are concerned, to verify if and what benefits the use of the electric blanket kit can bring compared to the classic engine warm-up activity carried out on a kart trolley. Ideally, the use of the electric blankets should bring the temperature of the engine to a level close to its optimal range, even before it starts and enters the track. Let's see if that's actually the case.
To verify the actual ability to raise the temperatures of the engine (off) and radiator by means of the electric blanket kit by New-Line Racing in order to "prepare" the kart to make its first laps on the track, during the coldest seasons, without having to undergo the classic thermal shock that encountered when the climate is harsh and the "engine-cooling system" complex has to reach its ideal operating temperature.
To understand if the product by New-Line Racing gives a real benefit, we carried out a comparative test on Thursday 25 January 2023 of the WSK Champions Cup, carrying out three separate tests:
The intent was then to compare and analyse the data to understand if there is a real benefit in the use of this accessory.
South Garda Karting – Lonato del Garda (Brescia) – Italy
This time, in terms of tyres, the conditions of the asphalt and the track were negligible. On the other hand, the damp asphalt during the first and second stages should be highlighted, as opposed to the third "run" with the trajectory completely dry.
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