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TJ Koyen
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Paul wrote:Thank you all for the replies. I’ve wondered why so many situp high drivers.

The lay down seat should in all sprint karting classes be faster. It’s because the lay down seat allows for increased use of the inside rear tire. And it is fact the same grip distributed across two rear tires will go around the track more efficiently or ‘freer’, then with increased unloading of the inside tire and more use of the outside tire. Thank you for the input to my question. I was wondering why so many sprint kart drivers still sit up so tall. In addition a seat more laid down also gives an aero advantage.

paul

Here we go…

Care to explain why using the inside rear tire is faster Paul? You’re pretty set on that idea, you brought it up quite a bit in the driving topic. And the fact that it goes against every basic principle of sprint kart tuning makes me interested in what you have to say.

Aero advantage is pretty minimal in sprint karting as well.

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