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True or False | 6 quizzes on the correct balancing of kart weights

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BODY MOVEMENT
POSITIONING WEIGHT BOXES
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION
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TIRE COMPOUNDS
CENTER OF GRAVITY
WET TRACK
Can there be positive effects on the balance of a kart by learning to move your body and head according to the direction taken?
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Roberto Toninelli
2006 KZ1 European Champion and Parolin Racing Kart Engineer
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WELL DONE!

Learning to move your torso and head, the parts of the body that are heavier and highest off the ground, while driving can positively affect performance. Directing the head and body towards the load tire increases the surface area of the tire on the asphalt, improving grip and accentuating the pivot effect around the rotation axis. Doing so is more useful on slow bends, when braking, as it helps the kart to enter the bend and in wet track conditions, where the general level of grip is very low. On fast bends, on the other hand, the effects of this driving technique are much less evident and can even negatively affect the overall balance of the kart.

WRONG!

Learning to move your torso and head, the parts of the body that are heavier and highest off the ground, while driving can positively affect performance. Directing the head and body towards the load tire increases the surface area of the tire on the asphalt, improving grip and accentuating the pivot effect around the rotation axis. Doing so is more useful on slow bends, when braking, as it helps the kart to enter the bend and in wet track conditions, where the general level of grip is very low. On fast bends, on the other hand, the effects of this driving technique are much less evident and can even negatively affect the overall balance of the kart.

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