From sun to rain, how to adjust your kart’s set-up

From sun to rain, how to adjust your kart’s set-up

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What if the weather suddenly turns from sunny to wet? 6 tips for the chassis and 6 tips for tires & engine. 

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[dropcap]W[/dropcap]hat if the weather suddenly turns from sunny to wet?
We asked Energy Corse specialists Marco Sigalini and Simone Sorio, who had to deal with this at the Le Mans KZ World Championship.

The basics

The main objective of all adjustments made for a wet track is to gain as much grip as possible – the rest comes later, or as a consequence.
Yet, exactly what you need to do to “get in gear” for the rain depends on whether your kart is gearbox or not.

If you drive a shifter, what you want is more wheel drive in order to use all the horsepower you can, so you’ll work mainly on the rear end; if you drive a non-shifter, you’ll be looking to get more overall grip, so set-up changes will be evenly divided between front and rear.

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