Hello, Im new to the sport and have only competed in one official race at my local track and I am getting into another one this sat. My question is if starting in the middle of the pack or towards the rear do you get right on the bumper of the guy n front for the of you for the green or do you keep half a kart or so of distance. Btw our starting line is about 50 yds before a fast corner so that might make the answear different. Also this is a kt100 class. thanks for any input.
I use both strategies depending on the first turn…
Sometimes In a large race with MANY drivers everyone is bumper to bumper and its the ONLY way to keep your RPM’s up thanks to the guy behind you who is constantly pushing you….
However, smaller fields, or tricky first turns sometimes I will leave my self some room out of the last corner before the start, this way I can get a good “jump” on the start… This is only doable mid pack however. If you are in the front you will most definitely get caught….